Give anyone exploring a career in the military pretesting support

Those aspiring to be part of the military may not be aware that subjects like math knowledge, word knowledge, electronics information, shop information, or mechanical comprehension can play such as important role. Gale Presents: Peterson's Test and Career Prep is more than a study guide. This online resource includes one diagnostic Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) practice test and three additional practice tests, each with sections focused on the topics covered on the exam. An Air Force Qualifying Test (AFQT) study course includes in-depth content modules and one practice test. Additional digital rights management (DRM)–free eBooks are included, covering the ASVAB and Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT) prep.

The ASVAB test is a multiple-choice qualification test that covers subject matter like general science, arithmetic reasoning, word knowledge, paragraph comprehension, mathematics knowledge, electronics information, auto and shop information, mechanical comprehension, and assembling objects. Individuals must score at least a 31 on the ASVAB to enlist in the U.S. Army. The AFQT is part of the ASVAB test. The AFQT score is based on the scores of the ASVAB arithmetic reasoning, mathematics knowledge, paragraph comprehension, and word knowledge subtests. High school seniors or graduates must achieve a 36 AFQT overall score as the minimum qualifying score. Individuals with a General Education Development (GED®) and fewer than 15 hours of college credit must score a 65 on the AFQT for the Air Force or a 50 for other areas of the military.

The ASVAB test isn’t required to join as an Air Force officer; however, officer candidates must take the AFOQT. The AFOQT is a standardized exam that contains approximately 550 multiple-choice questions on 12 subsets: verbal analogies, arithmetic reasoning, word and mathematics knowledge, reading comprehension, situational judgment, self-description inventory, physical science, table reading, instrument comprehension, block counting, and aviation information. To pass, applicants must score a minimum of 15 in verbal and 10 in quantitative. For aspiring pilot applicants, they must score a minimum of 25 in pilot, 10 in navigator, and possess a combined pilot-navigator score of 50.

Peterson’s works with test providers to obtain testing specs each time a major revision is announced. Peterson’s also hires subject matter experts to create content for the practice tests. Content covers the same material that individuals will find on the formal exam, but isn’t intended to replicate the exam itself. The goal is to help test-takers gain knowledge and expertise within the subject areas covered, while adhering to specific time limits.

The practice tests are interactive and provide users with immediate scores and feedback. Users can retake exams to check their progress over time. Tests in the database are timed, so individuals can practice for the actual exam. The database also includes helpful articles and tips on test-taking strategies.