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ASVAB TEST REQUIRED *
* Sandpoint High School offers ASVAB testing twice a year (end of 1st and 3rd quarter) at the high school. ASVAB testing is also conducted at MEPS (Military Entrance Processing Stations).

In order to enlist in the Military, you must take the ASVAB. The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) is a multiple-aptitude test. The scores are used to determine if you are qualified to enlist in the military and to assign you an appropriate job. The test is designed to measure verbal, math, science, technical and spacial domains. It has 10 sections.

  1. Word knowledge
  2. Paragraph comprehension
  3. Arithmetic reasoning
  4. Mathematics knowledge
  5. General science
  6. Electronics information
  7. Auto information
  8. Shop information
  9. Mechanical comprehension
  10. Assembling objects
The scores are combined and referred to as the AFQT (Armed Forces Qualification Test).  The test can be administered by either computer or pen and paper. The computer version adapts to your ability level as you answer the questions. The test usually takes about 1.5 hours to complete. 


MEPS LOCATIONS
If you can't take the ASVAB offered at SHS, you can contact these locations to set up your ASVAB testing and other military entrance requirements. Contact your counselor for more information and to register to take the test.

ASVAB testing is also conducted at MEPS (Military Entrance Processing Stations).There are 65 MEPS across the U.S. and Puerto Rico. If you don't live near a MEPS, the test can be administered via a satellite location called a MET(Military Entrance Test site). These are often located in federal buildings, National Guard armories or Reserve centers.


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