This subtest presents facts about general science topics. Health, Earth Science, Chemistry and Biology questions to name a few will be on this particular part of the ASVAB. The General Science section will ask questions about scientific methods and how they relate to one another. You will also be tested on grasping scientific measurements, scientific disciplines and scientific strategies. This subtest has a time limit of eleven minutes which to answer twenty-five General Science questions. This section measures your adaptive skills with scientific information.
The “General Science” sub test has absolutely no bearing on your overall Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT) score. The test score from this test is combined with other scores in determining your eligibility to particular military jobs. Just because this subtest does not determine your eligibility for military service, it proves wise to score as well as you can in order to qualify for great military jobs with possible enlistment bonuses.
In order to prove successful with the “General Science” section of the ASVAB, you should familiarize yourself with the following “Earth” and “Space” sciences:
The following are a few examples of military jobs that require good General Science scores on the ASVAB:
- Medical field
- Air Traffic Control
- Military Intelligence
- Veterinarians and assistants
The jobs listed above are only a few examples of great military jobs. The military offers lucrative job titles for anyone scoring well not only on the “General Science” subtest but the ASVAB overall.
The “General Science” subtest can also aid high school students in pursuing civilian careers in the following:
- Medical field
- Emergency Medical Technicians
- Lab Technicians
- Veterinary Techs
- Social Workers
- Biology Teacher
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