The following charts show the needed ASVAB scores for jobs in the armed forces. Different jobs in the military require different skills and talents. Thus, for every job you will need a certain minimum ASVAB score in different ASVAB subtests.
To calculate the ASVAB scores for jobs in the military there are so-called Army Line Scores that are the sum of ASVAB subtest scores:
For example, if you sum up your score in the Word Knowledge and Paragraph Comprehension (VE), your score in Arithmetic Reasoning (AR) and your score in Mathematics Knowledge (MK), you’ll get your “Clerical” Army Line Score.
Connection between Army Line Scores and ASVAB scores for jobs
You may wonder what the connection between Army Line Scores and ASVAB scores for certain jobs in the army is. This becomes clear if you take a look at the following charts:
For example, if you want to become a Diver, you’ll need a “General Maintenance” line score of at least 100 and “General Technical” or “Skilled Technical” score of at least 110. This means you will need appropriate scores in the following ASVAB subtests:
From “General Maintenance” line score:
Additionally from “General Technical” and “Skilled Technical” line score:
As you can see, if you want to become a Diver, you should put all your energy in learning for the 8 subtests you really need instead of learning for all 11 ASVAB subtests.
Knowing the ASVAB scores for jobs you are interested in is extremely important and there are a more of these tips in our free ASVAB study guide.