I took the asvab and my recruiter emailed me the following results:
M44 A80 G68 E61 QT74
I want to be a linguist and to qualify you need atleast a 72 (isnt the 72 needed in one of the 4 sections (M,A,G,E ) ????)
I really dont know how to read my scores but i have a feeling i didnt qualify.. can someone please help me understand my scores?
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You need a 72 in your General catagory of your ASVAB which is the G. You have 68 which unfortunaly means you are not qualified for said job. Talk with your recruiter, see what your options are, hell even retake the test if need be. Dont settle for any job unless you really want it. Keep in mind you also have a test called the DLAB to take which I believe you need a minimum of 100 in order to do the job unless your fluent in whatever language your trying to go for
I'm afraid PowerProRanger01 is correct. You scored a 68 in the general section and don't qualify for the job you want with that score. You do have the option to retake. I believe you can take the ASVAB up to three times. You're close. Here's what each section equates to:
I'm not sure what "QT 74" is . I initially thought it was your average score, but the numbers don't calculate to an average of 74. Don't give up if you really want to be a linguist. There are plenty of asvab study guides online at in the book stores. Once you've improved your general area, you're still going to need to score high enough on the DLAB test (Defense Language Aptitude Battery). I took that at the MEPS station. Good to you.
QT 74 means that overall the o.p. scored in the 74th percentile, it's a weighted average. I don't know exactly how it's calculated, but as long as it's above the required score to get in, you're good to go.
In regards to retesting, be advised that if you take the test again and you go lower, you could close the door on some jobs that would not be a bad second choice.
The Military does not make it a policy to allow people to take the ASVAB at a whim. The test costs about $250 each time its given to a person, the habit of giving the test again to someone who has already passed is not looked upon kindly. They may allow you to take it again, but with the knowledge that if you score lower, then you must give them your word that you are going to still join. If you can't see the light there , you might as well cut the cord now and don't waste anyones time.
With a G68 you are qualified for some great jobs.
Same goes for having a E61.
Like it has been said if you go in to take the test again and score lower now your SOL. They keep the most recent test not the highest.
My daughter had thought she wanted to be a linguist and didn't make the score either. She got a G69. She ended up with an intel job which was one of her choices and she is satisfied with that. Since joining and learning a lot more about the linguist career field, she is happy with what she is doing.
I, myself took the test today and scored a 68 can any1 tell me what jobs i am qualified for in the national guard?
I've been in linguist tech school for 13 months now, not including the 2 months I spent at basic. I still have about 8 months of tech school left. By the time I'm done with all of the training I will be about 2-3 weeks shy of my 2 year anniversary. Sooo if you don't get it, just be glad you won't have to go through 2 years of being in training status. There are a lot of other cool jobs for sure. I kind of wanted to be a loadmaster. They travel a ton! A girl from my basic flight is a loadmaster and she has all kinds of cool pics from all over the world. But if you really want the linguist job then you can always study up a little bit and retake the ASVAB.
I also had a few questions about the ASVAB. I am was interested in the Aerospace maintaince, Flight engineer, loadmaster positions. I wanted to know how accurate the ASVAB practice tests were. I have no idea how to caluclate my score and the other thing is that they have more sections so not sure wat the G and M really stand for.
Here is what I scored:
General Science 52
Arithmetic Reasoning 46
Word Knowledge 60
Paragraph Comp 73
Math Knowledge 40
Electronics Info 45
Auto & Shop information 44
Mechanical Comprehension 60
Assembling Objects 43
Any help is appreciated.
What is this DLAB you speak of ?
US Air Force
Defense Language Aptitude Battery...not for the faint of heart.
It's discussed a bit more in this thread:
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I rather let my wife wax my body hairs off than take the DLAB. At least with my wife I might get lucky.
and this test is also required to take just like the ASVAB ?
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If you have aspirations to take a language course, yeah, the DLAB is required. Assuming you get a passing score on the DLAB (and, the higher your score, the more languages you'll be eligible for), you can express a language preference, but the language you wind up with is still AF's choice.
Happy to be here, proud to serve.
I am hoping that I don't have to take it.
I 2nd this notion. It would be a battle for you to retest. You WOULD have to take th DLAB though, and score at least 100 out of 150. If you do take it you'll be all but guaranteed a linguist job (depending on your recruiters squadron policies).
It's a very challenging job/school but with many benefits. I have a guy there now that did very well on the DLAB, is a really smart guy, and he's struggling hard with Russian about 4 months in.
AFQT:84 i was happy my recriuter said way better than the projected score from the practice test i didnt study either
You can't be a linguist without taking the DLAB...no way around that. I know the official policy is that you can not retake the ASVAB unless you are minimally qualified (meaning we can't book you any jobs cuz your scores suck). Not sure if there is a way around that- seems there is as other recruiters are suggesting a retest... but keep in mind that retesting is not a right!
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