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Is getting a 110GT hard on the ASVAB? How hard is ASVAB?


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Realize that your GT score is made up of several of the test sections. Research what those sections are. Then focus on those sections as your primary focus when studying. The information is out there. Dedicate time to it.

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There are online tests you can take or you can get the book. Either way if you're concerned about scoring high enough you should take the tests as they will only help you and you have nothing to lose but a little study time. If this is something you really want go for it and do whatever it takes.

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so the study books are like the test? because i heard that the study books were not like the test and the asvab is like the ACT/SAT questions is this true?

 

The GT portion is comprised of 4 sections. Applied math (If train A leaves station.....) , Volcabulary, english comprehension/sentance structure, and numbers math (forget what this is actually called) The test (ASVAB) is now an adaptive test, meaning that it will give you harder/easier questions based off of what you've answered correctly. The math is usually what kills people. In order to score at least a 110 GT, you'll need to be comfortable with highschool level algebra (provided you score well in the other 3 subjects). Now because the Army is cutting back soo many people, you're going to want to stand out a lot more as a better choice. Getting a 120 on the GT score is more of a goal you should be shooting for. I just finished taking a class trying to raise my GT score. It currently sits at 102... also... study the hell out of the AFAST books... ARCO has a great one for like $15 on amazon... I'd give you mine, but I'm still deployed... PM me if you want to know more about the military side of it

 

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I took it a year out of high school, and got a 128 GT. I had not seen some of the stuff before (raising buckets with pullies, for example....) but was able to reason my way through it.

 

As I recall, the math was "hard" not because the problems were actually difficult, but because the computers that the ASVAB was taken on were of horrible screen resolution and I guess some people had a hard time distinguishing between + and <the symbol for divide>. (I don't know if that was a local MEPS problem, or all around, and I assume they've been upgraded. It's been almost 10 years....but you never know.)

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i've been studying but was just wondering if the asvab books really do help significantly improve your score

 

http://www.military.com/ASVAB

 

Take a practice test prior to studying and see how you do, then study everything anyways. Like mentioned above the ARCO book has a solid ASVAB study guide in it. But the current edition is probably going to become useless in June. According to this - http://www.quad-a.org/images/pdf/Magazine/Dec2011/Reese_1211p12.pdf the Army is employing the SIFT to replace the AFAST. My 7th edition ARCO book has nothing on the SIFT (somebody correct me if I'm wrong), which is a new test.

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http://www.military.com/ASVAB

 

Take a practice test prior to studying and see how you do, then study everything anyways. Like mentioned above the ARCO book has a solid ASVAB study guide in it. But the current edition is probably going to become useless in June. According to this - http://www.quad-a.or...ese_1211p12.pdf the Army is employing the SIFT to replace the AFAST. My 7th edition ARCO book has nothing on the SIFT (somebody correct me if I'm wrong), which is a new test.

 

To avoid confusion, the ARCO book on the ASVAB will still be as valid as ever. It's the military flight aptitude test ARCO book that will be...less valid, shall we say, when the SIFT does finally replace the AFAST (*not* the ASVAB).

 

i've been studying but was just wondering if the asvab books really do help significantly improve your score

 

I studied, and earned a 99 AFQT and 139 GT score. Who knows what I would have scored if I didn't study--except I know that it would have been less, because I studied what I had forgotten or didn't know. Clearly it paid off. Just do it.

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