What is the ASVAB electronics information test?
Essential for almost all military roles, your knowledge of electrical principles and systems will be put to the test on the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) electronics information test.
Getting to grips with basic electronic principles such as currents, devices, systems and circuits is a really good idea if you want to give yourself the best possible chance of success on the day and open up your career options.
We recommend working through some practise tests, before reviewing how you did so you can concentrate on any areas you find more challenging.
The format of the ASVAB electronics information test
For the ASVAB electronics information test you'll have just eight minutes to answer 15 questions, which means finding a good balance of speed and accuracy is really important.
All of the questions are multiple choice and will either require you to look at visual representations of circuits, or will be word-based problems.
How is the ASVAB electronics information test scored?
Once you've completed every section of the ASVAB test, you'll be given your score.
You'll get a standard score which will be somewhere on the scale of 1-100 and is based on how well you've done in comparison with your peers. The median score is 50, so any score above that shows you've done better than average.
As well as this, you'll receive your Armed Forces Qualification Test score, which shows you which branch of the military you'd be eligible to join based on your results. And finally, you'll receive your composite score, which will help you to see which roles within the armed forces could be open to you according to your results.
Top tips to pass the ASVAB electronics information test
1. Practise — work through as many past tests as you can so you become really comfortable and familiar with the questions you're likely to be asked and the speed in which you need to make your way through them.
2. Make preparation fun — staring at the computer for too long can get boring. So why not take your revision offline? Try making a simple electric circuit to better understand how everything connects, or get a friend to test you on areas you find particularly challenging.
3. Remember why you're taking the test — a high score across the board on the ASVAB means you'll have lots more options open to you when it comes to deciding what you want to do with your life.
4. Keep calm — take a deep breath, read the questions carefully and try to make your way through the problems as quickly as you can. Remember that if you're finding it hard it's likely your peers are too, so just do your best.
5. Don't forget to check the time — it's easy to get carried away on one challenging problem. But try and stick to a time limit for each question so you give yourself the best possible chance of answering every question on the test.
Check out our full ASVAB assessment page here that include free tests.