The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) is a multiple choice test, administered by MEPS, used to determine qualification for enlistment in the United States Army, and other military branches. It is often offered to American high school students when they are in the 10th, 11th and 12th grade, though anyone eligible for enlistment may take it.

Now for the people who have test anxiety, you have nothing to worry about. The test is given in two forms, either on paper (by coloring in multiple-choice circles), or on a computer. Depending on where you take the test will determine which test you take. Both tests are pretty much the same, so if you get one or the other, it’s ok. The questions start out real easy and gradually get harder. The ASVAB simply wants to see what subjects you’re strongest and weakest at.

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Real ASVAB questions, timed tests, studying materials, and more. You can get your best ASVAB score with a little hard work and dedication!

Best books for studying for the ASVAB

Obviously, you want to get the best ASVAB score possible (which is a 99). ALL Army Jobs (MOS) have an ASVAB score requirement which varies depending on the MOS you’re wanting to enlist for. So to be safe, you’ll want to study as much as you can. Below are two books that have been suggested by our readers in order to help you pass with flying colors. These books are aimed at helping you pass the ASVAB while at the same time attaining the best score you can.

ASVAB for Dummies

The thing I love about ASVAB for Dummies is the way it is laid out. It is very thought out and brings you through the entire ASVAB with ease. There are also sample tests in the of actual ASVAB questions which will help you when test day comes.

Master the ASVAB

This book by far has taught me the most. The interactive CD that comes with the book is priceless. If you want to make studying fun, get the knowledge you need to pass, this book is exactly what you’re looking for.

Other ASVAB Books

Obviously, everyone learns differently, so I’ve compiled a list of (user recommended) top study guides. When a reader of USArmyBasic tries a new book, and it works for them, they usually like to tell us about it. We want to turn around, put it on our site, and let you see what other great ASVAB books are out there and available. Also, check out our list of top ASVAB Study Guides and start learning.