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Only four areas of the ASVAB test are used to compute the overall ASVAB score, also known as the AFQT (Armed Forces Qualification Test) score.

The four areas of the ASVAB used to compute the AFQT score are: Word Knowledge (WK), Paragraph Comprehension (PC), Arithmatic Reasoning (AR), and Mathmatics Knowledge (MK).

To determine the AFQT "raw score," first you have to compute your Verbal Expression (VE) score:

VE (Verbal Expression) = Scaled Score of WK+PC. To get the VE scaled score, add your Word Knowledge (WK) & Paragraph Comprehension (PC) score together, then use the below chart:

 

WK+PC VE Score WK+PC VE Score
0-3 20 28-29 42
4-5 21 30-31 44
6-7 22 32-33 45
8-9 22 34-35 47
10-11 25 36-37 49
12-13 27 38-39 50
14-15 29 40-41 52
16-17 31 42-43 54
18-19 32 44-45 56
20-21 34 46-47 58
22-23 36 48-49 60
24-25 38 50 62
26-27 40    

The Overall ASVAB Score (AFQT Score) is a "percentile score."

The AFQT Raw Score is computed with the formula AFQT = 2VE + AR + MK.

You can't use the AR and MK score shown on your ASVAB Score Sheet. The Score Sheet shows "number correct" for your AR and MK Scores, because "number correct" is what is used for job qualifications. However, the military does not use this same score when computing the AFQT. They use the "weighted scores" of the ASVAB sub-tests for AR and MK. Harder questions in these areas get more points than easier questions. The "weighted scores" for AR and WK are not listed on the ASVAB score sheet given to you after the test, and I know of no way to retrieve that information from DOD.

The "raw score" is then compared to the below chart to determine overall ASVAB percentile score.

Standard Score Percentile (AFQT) Standard Score Percentile (AFQT)
80-120 1 204 50
121-124 2 205 51
125-127 3 206 52
128-131 4 207-208 53
132-134 5 209 54
135-137 6 210 55
138-139 7 211 56
140-142 8 212 57
143-144 9 213 58
145-146 10 214 59
147-148 11 215 61
149-150 12 216 62
151-153 13 217 63
154 14 218 64
155-156 15 219 65
157-158 16 220 66
159-160 17 221 67
161-162 18 222 68
163-164 19 223 69
165 20 224 70
166-167 21 225 71
168-169 22 226 72
170-171 23 227 73
172 24 228 74
173-174 25 229 75
175 26 230 76
176-177 27 231 77
178 28 232 78
179-180 29 233 79
181 30 234 80
182 31 235 81
183-184 32 236 82
185 33 237 83
186 34 238-239 84
187-188 35 240 85
189 36 241 86
190 37 242 87
191 38 243 88
192 39 244 89
193 40 245 90
194 41 246 91
195-196 42 247 92
197 43 248 93
198 44 249 94
199 45 250 95
200 46 251 96
201 47 252 97
202 48 253 98
203 49 254-320 99

 

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