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ASVAB/AFCT Test

Navy Armed Forces Qualification Test Requirements

The minimum Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT) score for Navy enlistment of non-prior service (NPS) applicants is a 35QT; however, a higher score may be required depending on local goaling requirements.

The AFQTs are the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) and Armed Forces Classification Test (AFCT) test. The ASVAB is either a paper or computer-based exam that is administered by a Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) test administrator before you would enlist in a branch of the armed forces. The Armed Forces Classification Test (AFCT) is a paper-based test that is administered to Servicemembers by a test administrator in the command's Educational Services Office for those who desire to increase their score in order to reclassify to a different rating/program. The AFCT is a version of the ASVAB, and it is administered in the same manner as the ASVAB's paper-version.

NPS applicants with AFQT scores less than 50 must have a Tier I education status (i.e.. Traditional high school diploma graduate, 15 semester hours of accredited college credit or other approved avenues - check with your Navy Recruiter for your education Tier status). If you are Prior Service, you may enlist with ASVAB scores obtained from your previous enlistment, regardless of your AFQT score, provided you are enlisting in the equivalent Navy job, or meet line score eligibility for the rating you are enlisting. Prior Service applicants not line score eligible shall be re-administered the ASVAB and processed with the new line scores, regardless of the AFQT score obtained. Other Service Veterans (OSVETS) with military training/skills directly convertible to a Navy rating may enlist in the directly convertible rating, regardless of your previous AFQT or line scores.

The AFQT standard (raw) score is computed with the formula 2VE + AR + MK. That standard score is then compared to a chart for the version of the ASVAB/AFCT you took to produce your true AFQT.

The ASVAB/AFCT tests are made up of nine sections in the following order:

Verbal (VE) is not a separate section of the ASVAB. VE is your raw WK+PC scores compared to the table associated with your test version.

Navy Jobs (Rating) ASVAB Line Score Requirements

ASVAB line score requirement for each Navy rating and program.
Navy RatingLine ScoreNavy RatingLine Score

Aviation Boatswain's Mate (ABE, ABF, ABH)

VE+AR+ MK+AS= 184

YN Submarine (SS)

AR+MK+ EI+GS= 200
-OR-
VE+AR+ MK+MC= 200

Yeoman (YN)

VE+MK=105
-OR-
VE+MK+ CS=157

Air Traffic Controller (AC)

VE+AR+ MK+MC= 220
-OR-
VE+MK+ MC+CS= 220

Aviation Machinist's Mate (AD)

VE+AR+ MK+AS=210
-OR-
VE+AR+ MK+MC= 210

Aviation Electronics & Electrician's (AE, AT)

AR+MK+ EI+GS= 222
-OR-
VE+AR+ MK+MC= 222

Advanced Electronics Computer Field (AECF)

AR+MK+ EI+GS= 222

Aerographer's Mate (AG)

VE+MK+ GS=162

Aircrew Rescue Swimmer (AIRCREW AIRR)

VE+AR+ MK+MC=210
-OR-
VE+AR+ MK+AS= 210

Aviation Structural Mechanic (AM, AME)

VE+AR+ MK+AS= 210
-OR-
VE+AR+ MK+MC= 210

Aviation Support Equipment Technician (AS)

VE+AR+ MK+AS= 210
-OR-
VE+AR+ MK+MC= 210

Aviation Ordnanceman (AO)

VE+AR+ MK+AS= 185
-OR-
MK+AS+ AO=140

Naval Aircrewmen (AW)

VE+AR+ MK+MC= 210
-OR-
VE+AR+ MK+AS= 210

Aviation Maintenance Administration (AZ)

VE+AR= 102

Builder (BU)

AR+MC +AS=145

Boatswain's Mate (BM)

VE+AR+ MK+AS= 175
-OR-
MK+AS+ AO=135

Construction Electrician (CE)

AR+MK+ EI+GS= 201

Construction Mechanic (CM)

AR+MC+ AS=162

Culinary Specialist (CS)

VE+AR=88

CS Submarine (SS)

AR+MK+ EI+GS= 200
-OR-
VE+AR+ MK+MC= 200

Aviation Avionics (AV)

AR+MK+ EI+GS=222
-OR-
VE+AR+MK +MC=222

Cryptologic Technician Interpretive (CTI)

VE+MK+ GS=162

Cryptologic Technician Maintenance (CTM)

AR+MK+ EI+GS=223

Cryptologic Technician Networks (CTN)

AR+2MK+ GS=235
OR
VE+AR+ MK+MC= 235

Cryptologic Technician Collection (CTR)

VE+AR= 109

Cryptologic Technician Technical (CTT)

VE+MK+ GS=162

Cryptologic Technician Technical CTT (AEF)

AR+MK+ EI+GS= 223

Damage Controlman (DC)

VE+AR+ MK+AS= 205
-OR-
VE+AR+ MK+MC= 205

Engineering Aid (EA)

AR+2MK +GS=207

Electrician's Mate (EM)

VE+AR+ MK+MC= 210
-OR-
AR+MK+ EI+GS= 210

Engineman (EN)

VE+AR+ MK+AS= 200
-OR-
VE+AR+ MK+AO= 205

EN Advanced Technical Field (ATF)

AR+MK+ EI+GS= 211

Equipment Operator (EO)

AR+MC+ AS=145

Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)

AR+VE= 109
-AND-
MC=51
-OR-
GS+MC+ EI= 169

Electronics Technician (ET)

AR+MK+ EI+GS= 222

ET Submarine(SS)

AR+MK+ EI+GS= 222
-OR-
VE+AR+ MK+MC= 222

Fire Controlman (FC)

AR+MK+ EI+GS= 222

FT(SS)

AR+MK+ EI+GS= 222
-OR-
VE+AR+ MK+MC= 222

Gunner's Mate (GM)

AR+MK+ EI+GS= 205

Gas Turbine System Technician (Electrical) GSE

VE+AR+ MK+MC= 210
-OR-
AR+MK+ EI+GS= 210

Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) GSM

VE+AR+ MK+AS= 200
-OR-
VE+AR+ MK+AO= 205

Hospital Corpsman (HM)

VE+MK+ GS=156

Hull Maintenance Technician (HT)

VE+AR+ MK+AS= 205
-OR-
VE+AR+ MK+MC= 205

HT Advanced Technical Field(ATF)

AR+MK+ EI+GS= 213

Interior Communications Electrician (IC)

VE+AR+ MK+MC= 209

IC Advanced Technical Field (ATF)

AR+MK+ EI+GS= 213

Intelligence Specialist (IS)

VE+AR= 107

Information Systems Technician (IT)

AR+2MK+ GS=222
-OR-
AR+MK+ EI+GS= 222

Legalman (LN)

VE+MK= 105
-OR-
VE+MK+ CS=157

Master-at-Arms (MA)

AR+WK= 95
-AND-
WK=43

Mass Communication Specialist (MC)

VE+AR= 115

Machinist's Mate (MM)

VE+AR+ MK+AS= 200
-OR-
VE+AR+ MK+AO= 205

MM Submarine(SS)

VE+AR+ MK+MC= 210

Mineman (MN)

VE+AR+ MK+MC= 210
-OR-
VE+AR+ MK+AS= 210

Machinery Repairman (MR)

VE+AR+ MK+AS= 205
-OR-
VE+AR+ MK+MC= 205

Missile Technician Submarine (MT)

AR+MK+ EI+GS= 222
-OR-
VE+AR+ MK+MC= 222

Navy Counselor (NC)

VE+AR= 104
-AND-
AR=51

Navy Diver (ND)

AR+VE= 103
-AND-
MC=51

Nuclear Power Program
(MM, EM, ET)

Nuke Test Scores

Operations Specialist (OS)

VE+MK+ CS= 157
-OR-
AR+2MK+ GS=210

Logistics Specialist (LS)

VE+AR= 104

Aircrew Survival Equipmentman (PR)

VE+AR+ MK+AS= 185
-OR-
MK+AS+ AO=140

Personnel Specialist (PS)

VE+MK= 105
-OR-
VE+MK+ CS=157

Quartermaster (QM)

VE+AR= 96

Religious Program Specialist (RP)

VE+MK= 105
-OR-
VE+MK+ CS=157

Special Warfare Boat Operator (SB)

AR+VE= 103
-AND-
MC=51

Submarine Electronics
Computer Field
(SECF)

AR+MK+ EI+GS= 222
-OR-
VE+AR+ MK+MC= 222

Ship's Serviceman (SH)

VE+AR= 95

LS Submarine(SS)

AR+MK+ EI+GS= 200
-OR-
VE+AR+ MK+MC= 200

Musician (MU)

Must score 35 AFQT
(no line score criteria)

Sonar Technician (Surface) STG

AR+MK+ EI+GS= 223

STG Advanced Electronics Field (AEF)

AR+MK+ EI+GS= 223

Sonar Technician Submarine ST(SS)

AR+MK+ EI+GS= 222
-OR-
VE+AR+ MK+MC= 222

Special Warfare Operator (SO)

GS+MC+ EI=170
-OR-
VE+MK+ MC+CS= 220
--OR--
VE+AR= 110 AND MC=50

Steelworker (SW)

AR+MC+ AS=145

Underwater Construction Team (UCT)

VE+AR= 103 and MC=51

Utilitiesman (UT)

AR+MK+ EI+GS= 201

   

Standard ASVAB Retest Policy

The retest policy applies to both enlistment and student testing programs without distinction. A mandatory test session in a high school does not waive this policy.

Note 1: When you answer at least one ASVAB question you are considered to have tested, retest date would be computed from that date.

Note 2: AS OF OCTOBER 15, 2012, RETAKING THE ASVAB WHILE IN DEP IS NO LONGER AUTHORIZED.

Authorized ASVAB Test Administration

Non-prior service applicants must be at least 17 years of age. If not 17 years of age or older, you cannot test. If tested by mistake before the age of 17, the test will be suspended for the 17 birthday, scanned and added to your record as invalid for enlistment purposes, and your retest eligibility starts from the date of test.

Whenever possible, military personnel (active duty, National Guard, and reserve) will arrange to take the in-service ASVAB from your service’s Test Control Officer at a military installation; however, on a case-by-case basis, Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) commanders may authorize administration of an ASVAB for in-service purposes at their MEPS. You must submit a memorandum from your unit commander requesting the MEPS to administer an ASVAB. The memorandum must include;

  1. Reason for retest.
  2. State the member’s personnel records indicate eligibility to take the ASVAB test.
  3. Include the address to which the results will be sent.

Note: Active duty Marines must get permission in writing from the Commandant of the Marine Corps before taking the ASVAB (ATTN: HQ Marine Corps, Marsh Center, Manpower and Reserve Affairs (MPP), 3280 Russell Road, Quantico, VA 22134-5103). Marine Corps Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) members and Marine Corps reservists do not need the Commandant’s permission before ASVAB testing at a MEPS. If any military personnel, not including those in the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR), tests at a MET site and not a MEPS, the test will be invalidated.

ASVAB Test requirements for Navy ratings and programs are subject to change without notice. Check with your local Navy Recruiter for updates. Navy Cyberspace is not an official United States Military Web site.
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