MIL Good Bad and Ugly ASVAB Scores

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  1. TokenBlackGuy

    TokenBlackGuy New Member

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    What scores are considered good bad or fairly decent? My brother just took it and he said he scored a 70 on it and can get any job he wants but i thought u had to have like an 80 somthing or 90 something to do that. Im thinking about joining but i wanna go NROTC.
     
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    No, he can't get any job he wants with a 70...

    The scores get broken down into different categories, GT being the most important generally. Within the Army, anything over a 100 GT gets you the majority of the jobs, and anything over 120 opens up all doors.
     
  3. J

    J Active Member

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    If your brother was a member of this forum, his score would've been at least a 96 easy
     
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    took me 22 minutes to get a 66 with some decent high line scores....that was good enough to get me anything i wanted
     
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    70's not horrible....and it's believable with a 70, that his line scores, particularly his GT score is high enough for the majority of jobs...i've had people take the asvab, cut a 65 and get the nuke program in the Navy. I would say 65 is the pretty much the low score for bordering line scores though.
     
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    I got an 80 something when I took it to bad I cant join the military
     
  7. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    The only thing that the score you listed for your brother determines is whether he will be able to join the military or not. It doesn't have anything to do with the job he will get.

    The composite scores are what is used to determine what jobs he will be eligible for. For example, my MOS (21B - Combat Engineer) has a requirement that you score a minimum of 90 in the CO aptitude area. CO = combat level aptitude in Arithmetic Reasoning (AR), Coding Speed (CS), Auto and Shop Information (AS), and Mechanical Comprehension (MC).

    For more info, go here: http://usmilitary.about.com/od/enlistedjobs/a/arjobs.htm
     
  8. dura

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    :rofl: yeah, seriously
     
  9. widds2v

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    Ya you need like a minimum of 30 or 35 on that score to get in the military I believe, the other scores is what says what job you can do. Obviously though you won't have high composite scores with a 30, and with a 99 you can pretty much be sure of any job since your composites will be high.
     
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    some of us did get that high :squint: :mamoru:
     
  11. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    When I joined the Air Force after High School I scored a 74. But when I joined the Army National Guard a couple of years ago I scored a 97. I think the main reason for the difference is just simple life experience.
     
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    the more i get into the process, the less im seeing the significance of the asvab/afast score above a the required passing number anyways. all this stressing for nothing. i think a huge load will be off my shoulders once i get through the afast on thursday. :hs:
     
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    LOL, funny thing is, I do have an AFQT of 96... :hs:
     
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    we all do, bro :bowdown:
     
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    potam que pasa?

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    i can has a 98 :p
     
  17. EYOB

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    I didn't know how important it was, so I rushed through it and got a 74. :sad2:

    That, and I don't have any mechanical/engineering knowledge.
     
  18. armond

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    i was being kinda serious there bro :hsd:

    scored a 98 back in 2000, scored a 96 just in March of this year...
     
  19. The Method

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    so you're slowly getting stupider?


    (sorry, I couldn't resist..)
     
  20. TokenBlackGuy

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    Does a combat engineer fix shit on the battlefield or is it another fancy word for soldier??
     
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    It depends on where you live I guess. I took mine in Raleigh so I'm guessing an 89 is average for someone who still remembered algebra I.
     
  22. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    There are different missions the Combat Engineer can fill. Combat Engineers can do Route Clearance, where you find and defeat explosive threats in/around specified routes in your area of operations. That's what I'm doing on this deployment. My son is also a Combat Engineer. His first deployment was spent looking for weapons caches and working on a MiTT team (embedded with an Iraqi SF unit). His second deployment was spent building checkpoints and working on civil engineering projects on the FOB.

    There are a lot of different types of things that Combat Engineers can do, but no matter what you do you will always be a soldier. I have gone on several missions where all I was doing was clearing houses with an infantry troop ahead of bomb and cadaver dog teams.
     
  23. armond

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    I bet you couldn't!

    But the test I took in 2000 was on paper and was not one that progressively got harder as you got mroe answers right. They say the old one on paper was easier, so I could look at it like I am not as stupid as I was or just as stupid as I was. If that makes sense to you! ;)
     

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