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The ASVAB, or Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, is the exam given to military applicants to determine their fitness for military service. These test scores are also used to determine which types of jobs the individual is qualified to perform in the military. The ASVAB is currently offered at over 14,000 schools and miltary locations across the United States. The written exam takes three to four hours and consists of nine different subsections, while the computer-based exam consists of ten different subsections. Once the exam is complete, an AFQT score is computed - this score determines fitness for military service, and a score that is too low can disqualify an individual. Each branch of the military computes and utilizes the scores differently, but scores are used to determine occupational aptitude.
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