ASVAB  Preparation with eTAP Lessons
(Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery)

The ASVAB is a multiple aptitude test battery originally designed to predict training and job performance in military occupations. Since its introduction in 1948, the enlistment test norms have been updated three times.
 
Applicants can take the ASVAB at their high school or at the nearest Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS). Please contact the nearest recruiter (Air Force, Army, NavyMarines, Coast Guard) for further information.

 

Subject areas in ASVAB:

Mathematics Knowledge
Arithmetic Reasoning
General Science
Word Knowledge
Paragraph Comprehension
Auto and Shop Information
Mechanical Comprehension
Electronics Information

Math

This table provides a list of each topic exam with sample questions and answers.

ASVAB Topic

eTAP Lesson

Mathematics Knowledge (top)

Algebra 1.

Measures the knowledge of high school Math principles Definitions and Properties
Rational Numbers
Equations
Using Rational Numbers
Inequalities
Monomials and Polynomials
Paired Data and Scatter Plots
Working with Rational Expressions I.
 Working with Rational Expressions II.
Number Relations
Functions and Graphs
Graphing Linear Equations I.
Graphing Linear Equations II.
Systems of Equations
Radicals
Quadratics

Geometry

Measures the knowledge of high school Math principles Introduction to Geometry
Construction
Lines and Angles
Triangles
Congruencies
Polygons and Their Properties
Circles
Transformations
Tessellations
Area
Pythagorean Theorem
Volume
Similarity
Deductive Reasoning
 Inductive Reasoning
 Geometric Proof

Arithmetic Reasoning (top)

Measures how applicants can solve arithmetic word problems 

General Science (top)

Biology

Measures the applicants knowledge of biology and physics. Cell Biology
Mutations and Sexual Reproduction
Development of Multicellular Organisms
Genes and DNA
Alteration of Genetic Composition
Balance in the Ecosystem
Evolution
Genetic Changes During Evolution
Major Body Systems
Communication Systems in the Body
Diseases

Physics

Measures the applicants knowledge of biology and physics. Motion and Forces
Problems Involving Motion and Forces
Conservation of Energy
Conservation of Momentum
Heat and Thermodynamics
Waves
Electric Phenomena
Magnetic Effects
Electric Field's Magnetic Affects

Word Knowledge (top)

Measures the ability of using the correct words, and find synonyms. Word Analysis, Fluency and Vocabulary Development
Text Analysis
Writing Strategies: Organization and Focus

Paragraph Comprehension (top)

Measures the applicant ability to gather information from written materials. Structure of Informational Materials
Text Analysis
Listening and Speaking: Comprehension
Text Analysis

Auto and Shop Information (top)

Measures the applicant's knowledge  of automobiles, tools, shop terminology and practices  

Mechanical Comprehension (top)

Measures the applicant's knowledge of mechanical and physical principles, and ability to visualize how illustrated objects work Motion and Forces
Problems Involving Motion and Forces
Conservation of Energy
Conservation of Momentum
Heat and Thermodynamics
Waves
Magnetic Effects
Electric Field's Magnetic Affects

Electronics Information (top)

Tests the applicants knowledge of electricity. Electric Phenomena

eTAP provides instructional materials, practice exercises, practice tests for ASVAB. the nearest Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS). Please contact the nearest recruiter (air force, army, navymarines) for further information.

Additional Information for ASVAB Test Preparation

ASVAB Career Exploration Program

Peterson's Test Prep

Test Prep Review : ASVAB Practice Test Review

ASVAB Study Guide

 

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