What is the Highest ASVAB Score?
The highest ASVAB score that you can receive is an AFQT score of 99 which means that you have done better than 99% of other test-takers. However, because of the difficulty on the ASVAB exam, it’s nearly impossible to ace the exam, so it is always important to strive to do your best.
How the ASVAB is Scored
Your ASVAB scores are broken into multiple scores: Standard Score and AFQT score.
The Standard Score that you’ll receive is a score for each section of the exam. Each subtest uses a score range from 1 to 100, making 50 the average score. Your Standard Scores are calculated into two separate scores: AFQT Scores and Composite Scores.
The AFQT Scores is the Armed Forces Qualification Test scores. The AFQT scores determine your eligibility for enlistment into the military. Each branch of the military has a different minimum AFQT score requirement. These scores are a critical component of your ASVAB scores and are based on four sections of the exam:
- ASVAB Arithmetic Reasoning (AR)
- ASVAB Word Knowledge (WK)
- ASVAB Paragraph Comprehension (PC)
- ASVAB Mathematics Knowledge (MK)
The AFQT scores are shown as percentiles that range from 1 to 99. This percentile score shows how your score is compared to a group of test-takers. The score that you receive for the AFQT score is based on the number of questions you answered correctly compared to other test-takers. For example, if you receive an AFQT score of 65, this means that you have scored higher than 65% of test-takers.
Your Composite Score is also called line scores. These scores help to determine which military job is right for you. Each job and branch requires certain composite scores. These scores help to match recruits to specific jobs that they may perform well in.
ASVAB Score Chart
These are the minimum scores needed to join the military.