Aptitude test narrows career preferences

Other Staff

The Department of Defense was on campus to administer the ASVAB, the Armed Service Vocational Aptitude Battery test on May 7.

“The ASVAB is given to show students which careers they are best suited for,” Ginger Niemeyer, vice principal, said. “The questions asked may seem unusual, but they are used to determine the student’s interests and abilities, which then shows what career areas they should look into.”

The ASVAB consists of 10 individual tests in word knowledge, paragraph comprehension, mathematics knowledge, arithmetic reasoning, general science, auto and shop information, mechanical comprehension, electronics information, numerical operations and coding speed. The tests are timed and the whole test takes around three hours to take.

Some students felt that taking the test will be helpful in the future.

“I am taking the ASVAB because I am planning on being a US Army ranger,” Caleb Janca, ’02, said. “I want to take the test to see how my skills can be used in the army.”

The test was free and open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Interested students only needed to sign up in the office the day before the test.

For more information on the ASVAB, go to www.todaysmilitary.com/explore_asvab.shtml.