As stated on the ASVAB-AFQT page the Armed Forces Qualifying Test (AFQT) is not a test by itself but a collection of tests within the ASVAB. The benefits of getting a higher AFQT score include:
Here is the tier chart for the AFQT scores:
|AFQT Category||Score Range|
|AFQT Tier Table|
The verbal expression (VE) part of the ASVAB is really important. It factors in to not only your AFQT score, but your Line Score. Line Scores are what determine your job qualifications. Your VE score is computed using adding your Word Knowledge (WK) raw score to the Paragraph Comprehension (PC) raw score. It is then converted to a scaled score ranging from 20 to 62.
I know this is confusing, try to keep up.
Your AFQT raw score is computed by doubling your VE Score and then adding your AR and MK scores... and then putting that score into a percentile.
so 2VE+AR+MK= AFQT Raw Score
Your scores are swapped over into a percentile. The score is derived from the probability score on the nations 18-23 year old youth.
So if you score a 44, then you scored slightly below average. If you scored a 88... then you scored higher than 88% of all the nation 18-23 year olds probably score.
To find out what scores you need to enlist click here: Minimum ASVAB Scores Needed To Enlist
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