Its said that scoring high on the ASVAB is a good thing but what about scoring too high? My recruiter said that it is good to get a high score but he knew someone that got the highest you could get on the ASVAB(99?) and didnt qualify for any MOS.
Anyways I was wondering because back when I was in 10th grade I took the ASVAB that some recruiters gave at my school and scored an 80. I took the practice one over last summer vacation and scored a 96 on it because I ran out of time on some questions. So I was just wondering if I should "let up" on some of the questions if it'll disqualify me for any jobs in the Marines. Thanks in advance.
damn is that even a possible score? i scored a 69(not sure hat out of) and they recruiter just said "ppfffff they're gonna have you working on planes or trucks or something"....i told him i wanted to go infantry and he said that is still possible but if i wasnt sure, i prob wouldve ended up working on some machines or vehicles. But in the end i think its up to you, if you score high and want to do a specific job they cant sya no
haha, well I know what I scored was true and I know the highest is either 99 or 100... but I know a 69 would also get you to just about any MOS in the Marines... when I got the 96 on the practice, I was over at the navy side of the station because all of the Marine recruiters were out for a bit, and none of them believed it but it's too bad I just cant use my ASVAB from two years ago (the 80) because then I'd wouldn't have to take it and be worried about scoring too high... I know it does sound weird but scoring high may be just as bad as scoring low, especially if you want to do something like infantry where the MARINE saying comes in...
There is no such thing as "scoring too high". If this were so, would the test not be developed to where, say, 75 was the "highest" or "optimal" score? No. 99 is the highest score you can get. The higher the score, the more options available (providing one meets all other criteria for an "unrestricted" enlistment).
The only way in which a high score can possibly be construed as working to one's disadvantage is that you may be pushed to select an MOS that requires a higher score due to the limited number of qualified applicants, or, in another scenario, you enlist "open general" and are placed into a highly technical MOS you may not want due to the high scores.
If you had a 39 on the ASVAB, you may need to worry about being disqualified from certain MOS's. But a 99? That's the envied score...you're qualified (ASVAB-wise) for virtually everything. Good God. I had a 76 and still couldnt get what I wanted.
If you are choosing marines, then I don't believe a high ASVAB would hurt you. It is actually more likely for you to get a guaranteed job with a higher asvab or college degree. I am sure if you want infantry it wouldn't be hard to get infantry, but it the MOS will usually be designated in basic, I believe. My friend scored a 99 on the ASVAB and while at MEPS for the Army the Navy came in and asked him if he wanted to do Nuclear as enlisted or go BDCP for an officer. He turned it down though because he is an aeronautical engineer student (AKA Rocket Scientist) and wanted to fly helicopters. My thought would be that a high score can only help not hurt.
heh well I just took it last night... it wasn't all too bad and I know that I suck at mechanical/shop information but my initial was 86 and I'm just waiting for the full test score... but job wise, I'm not all too sure what I want to do... but mainly its Recon to Infantry Unit leader to F/A-18 Pilot... in which case I'd probably still need to work on it a little bit more
I got a 92 I took it with the marines... The recruiter just threw the book at me and said you tell me what you want...
My friend scored a 99 and then went infantry in the Army.
I got a 96 on the ASVAB last night and the recruiter said it was the highest he had ever seen in 13 years.
I'm going to go through the Navy Nuclear Power program because of the great benefits/oppurtunities it offers. However, I'm pretty sure there's no score that's considered "too high" which will harm you, only help you.
As someone stated above, because of the higher score I got on the ASVAB, they really pushed the nuclear power program at me because of the limited applicants who meet the required scores.
~my 2 cents
God bless him.
I scored a 69 and had quite a bit offered to me in the Air Force. I have a good friend of mine who scored a 99 on the ASVAB. He joined the Navy and now works on nuclear propulsion systems for submarines.
Scoring a 99 could still mean Jack Crap. That score is the AFQT score, which only means you scored over a 35 which is allowable entry into the Service. (35 for Navy at least). The sections they look at on the ASVAB test are: Arithmetic Reasoning, Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, and Mathematics Comprehension. The Air Force might look at EI and GS... But for the most part, everything else is not calculated into your Line Scores for job placement. So..... An, 80, or a 96, or even a 99 on an ASVAB test, doesn't mean you can have any job you want.
Do not allow a recruiter to promise you this and that over an AFQT score. Or even a RAW score. They have no control over what job you end up with.
Agreed, you cant count your eggs until they are laid. Wait until you get your line scores to determine anything. Case in point i scored a 75 on the afqt, but both my electrical and mechanical scores were high 80's which basically sealed the deal on what fields the air force would offer jobs to me. Line scores are whats important.
I'm a little perturbed that my last name is considered a bad word... and hence "starred out" as if the use of it is against forum regulations. Just a little discriminating....
want to exchange... mine means to kill.
I got a 96 as well on the ASVAB with 135 in GE where I needed 110. I'm aiming to go through the WOFT program so I need the highest scores I can get. Anyone got any advice? Also, I have to take my AFAST on the 2nd, but that shouldn't be a problem(I do 3D design and programming on the side )
My other line scores were 135 across the board except for mechanics which was 125
Could someone clarify something for me please.
Let's say that after the test I add all the scores from each test (140), is this the raw score, is this the asvab scores ??
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