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Armed Forces Qualification Test Requirements -- Navy


The minimum Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT) score on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) required for enlistment to the active duty Navy or the Navy Reserve for non-prior service (NPS) applicants is a 35QT; however, a higher score may be required depending on local goaling requirements.

The Armed Forces Qualification Tests, the AFQTs, are the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) and Armed Forces Classification Test (AFCT). 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.

Non-Prior Service 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.

Auto Information (AI) and Shop Information (SI) are administered as separate tests on the Computerized-ASVAB (CAT-ASVAB), but combined into one single score (labeled AS). AI and SI are combined into one test (AS) in the Paper and Pencil ASVAB (P&P-ASVAB). Scores on the combined test (AS) are reported for both the CAT-ASVAB and P&P-ASVAB.

The ASVAB line scores defined on this page are for ASVAB tests taken after 2004. The ASVAB was normalized in 2004 based on the results of the Profile of American Youth study conducted in 1997 (PAY97) by the Department of Defense and the Department of Labor.

Navy Jobs ASVAB Line Score Requirements [1]

PAY97 ASVAB line score requirement for each Navy job and program.
Navy RatingsRequired ASVAB Score

Aviation Boatswain Mate -- A100 ABE, ABF, ABH

VE+AR+MK+AS= 184

Aviation Machinist's Mate -- A110AD

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

Aviation Support Equipment Technician -- A430 AS

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

Naval Aircrewman -- A500 AW

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

Aircrew Rescue Swimmer (AIRCREW AIRR)

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

Air Traffic Controller -- A400 AC

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

Aerographer's Mate -- A410 AG

VE+MK+GS= 162

Aviation Structural Mechanic -- A130 AM, AME

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

Aviation Ordnanceman -- A420 AO


Aviation Avionics AT -- A210, AE -- A200

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

Aircrew Survival Equipmentman -- A450 PR

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

Aviation Maintenance Administration -- A440 AZ

VE+AR= 102

Boatswain's Mate -- B400 BM

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

Builder -- H100 BU

AR+MC+AS= 145

Construction Electrician -- H110 CE

AR+MK+EI+GS= 201

Culinary Specialist -- B650 CS

VE+AR= 88

Construction Mechanic -- H120 CM

AR+MC+AS= 162

CS Submarine CSS

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

Cryptologic Technician Interpretive CTI -- B51X


Cryptologic Technician Networks CTN -- B525

AR+2MK+GS= 255
VE+AR+MK+MC= 235
AR+2MK+GS= 235 and CT=65*

Cryptologic Technician Technical CTT -- B550

VE+MK+GS= 162

Cryptologic Technician Technical Advanced CTT (AEF)

AR+MK+ EI+GS= 223

Cryptologic Technician Maintenance CTM -- B520

AR+MK+EI+GS= 223

Cryptologic Technician Collection CTR -- B540

VE+AR= 109

Damage Controlman -- B200 DC

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

Engineering Aid -- H140 EA

AR+2MK+GS= 207

Electrician's Mate -- B210 EM

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

Engineman -- B110 EN

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

Explosive Ordnance Disposal -- E200EOD

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

Electronics Technician -- B420 ET (AECF)

AR+MK+EI+GS= 222

ET Submarine ETS

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

Equipment Operator -- H150 EO

AR+MC+AS= 145

Fire Controlman -- B310 FC (AECF)

AR+MK+EI+GS= 222

Fire Control Technician Submarine -- C130 FT

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

Gas Turbine System Technician Electrical GSE -- B121

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

Gas Turbine System Technician Mechanical GSM -- B122

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

Gunner's Mate -- B320 GM

AR+MK+EI+GS= 205

Hospital Corpsman -- G000 HM


Hull Maintenance Technician -- B220 HT

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

Interior Communications Electrician -- B230 IC

AR+MK+EI+GS= 213

Information Systems Technician -- B460 IT

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

Intelligence Specialist -- B600 IS

VE+AR= 107

Logistics Specialist -- B740 LS

VE+AR= 102

LS Submarine LSS

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

Legalman -- B630 LN

VE+MK= 105-OR-VE+MK+CS= 157 Minimum VE=52

Master-at-Arms -- B640 MA

AR+WK= 98 AND WK=43

Mass Communication Specialist -- B610 MC

VE+AR= 115ANDVE=55

Machinist's Mate -- B130 MM

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

MM Submarine MMS

VE+AR+MK+MC= 210

Mineman -- C160 MN

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

Missile Technician Submarine -- C180 MT

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

Musician -- B660 MU

Minimum 35 AFQT (no line score criteria)

Machinery Repairman -- B250 MR

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

Navy Counselor
NC -- B670; CRF -- B675

VE+AR= 104 AND AR=51

Nuclear Power Program MM, EM, ET

Nuke Test Scores

Navy Diver -- E100 ND

AR+VE= 103 AND MC=51

Operations Specialist -- B440 OS

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

Personnel Specialist -- B710 PS

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

Quartermaster -- B450 QM

VE+AR= 96

Religious Program Specialist -- B720 RP

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

Special Warfare Boat Operator -- E350 SB

AR+VE= 103 AND MC=51

Ship's Serviceman -- B730 SH

VE+AR= 95

Sonar Technicians, Surface -- B340 STG (AEF)

AR+MK+EI+GS= 223

Sonar Technician Submarine -- C230 STS

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

Steelworker -- H170 SW


Special Warfare Operator -- E300 SO

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

Submarine Electronics Computer Field (SECF)

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

Underwater Construction Team (UCT)

VE+AR= 103 and MC=51

Utilitiesman -- H190 UT

AR+MK+EI+GS= 201

Yeoman -- C250 (YN)

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

YN Submarine (YNS)

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

*Cyber Test requirement is for new accession Sailors entering service after September 30, 2016 for the CTN rating. It is the result of the Cyber Test that determines one's "CT" line score for the CTN rating.

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.


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.

Date Page Updated: 08 December 2017.

[1] ASVAB line score data according to COMNAVCRUITCOMINST 1130.8K (Change 1), dated May 2017.

ASVAB Test requirements for Navy jobs and programs are subject to change without notice.

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