Uniontown Area High School hosted the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) tests today- Wednesday, March 13, 2013. On the test there are 9 sub-sections, although high schools only take 8. The ASVABs are known for military usage. You can take them here at school or at your recruitment office. Although, this is not the only use of the ASVAB, it is also used in high schools as a career exploration test to help students decide what they want to do in their future.
The 8 Sections
General Science (GS) – 25 questions concerning general high school-level science (biology, chemistry, physics, environmental science, astronomy, etc.) with an 11 minute time-limit.
Arithmetic Reasoning (AR) – 30 math word problems with a 36 minute time-limit.
Word Knowledge (WK) – 35 question vocabulary test, with an 11 minute time-limit.
Paragraph Comprehension (PC) – 15 reading comprehension questions with a 13 minute time-limit.
Mathematics Knowledge (MK) – 25 math questions with a 24 minute time-limit.
Auto & Shop (AS) – 25 questions about principles of automobiles and recognition of common tools, with an 11 minute time-limit.
Mechanical Comprehension (MC) – 25 questions concerning mechanical principles, with a 19 minute time-limit.
Electronics Information (EI) – 20 questions about basic electronics, with a 9 minute time-limit.