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Armed Forces Qualification Test Requirements -- Navy

The ASVAB/AFCT Test

The minimum Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT) score 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 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 RatingScore

Aviation Boatswain Mate
(ABE, ABF, ABH)

VE+AR+MK+AS= 184

Aviation Machinist's Mate
AD

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

Naval Aircrewman
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
AC

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

Aerographer's Mate
AG

VE+MK+GS= 162

Aviation Structural Mechanic
AM, AME

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

Aviation Ordnanceman
AO

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

Aviation Avionics
AT, AE (AV)

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

Aircrew Survival Equipmentman
PR

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

Aviation Maintenance Administration
AZ

VE+AR= 102

Boatswain's Mate
BM

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

Builder
BU

AR+MC+AS= 145

Construction Electrician
CE

AR+MK+EI+GS= 201

Culinary Specialist
CS

VE+AR= 88

Construction Mechanic
CM

AR+MC+AS= 162

CS Submarine
CS(SS)

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

Cryptologic Technician Interpretive
CTI

VE+MK+GS=162

Cryptologic Technician Networks
CTN

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

Cryptologic Technician Technical
CTT

VE+MK+GS= 162

Cryptologic Technician Technical Advanced
CTT (AEF)

AR+MK+ EI+GS= 223

Cryptologic Technician Maintenance
CTM

AR+MK+EI+GS= 223

Cryptologic Technician Collection
CTR

VE+AR= 109

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

Engineman
EN (ATF)

AR+MK+EI+GS= 211

Explosive Ordnance Disposal
EOD

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

Electronics Technician
ET (AECF)

AR+MK+EI+GS= 222

ET Submarine
ET(SS)

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

Equipment Operator
EO

AR+MC+AS= 145

Fire Controlman
FC (AECF)

AR+MK+EI+GS= 222

Fire Control Technician Submarine
FT (SS)

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

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

Gunner's Mate
GM

AR+MK+EI+GS= 205

Hospital Corpsman
HM

VE+MK+GS=156

Hull Maintenance Technician
HT

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

Hull Maintenance Technician
HT (ATF)

AR+MK+EI+GS= 213

Interior Communications Electrician
IC

VE+AR+MK+MC= 209

Interior Communications Electrician Advanced
IC (ATF)

AR+MK+EI+GS= 213

Information Systems Technician
IT

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

Intelligence Specialist
IS

VE+AR= 107

Logistics Specialist
LS

VE+AR= 104

LS Submarine
LS (SS)

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

Legalman
LN

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

Master-at-Arms
MA

AR+WK= 98
-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
MM (SS)

VE+AR+MK+MC= 210

Mineman
MN

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

Missile Technician Submarine
MT

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

Musician
MU

Must score 35 AFQT
(no line score criteria)

Machinery Repairman
MR

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

Navy Counselor
NC

VE+AR= 104
-AND-
AR=51

Nuclear Power Program
MM, EM, ET

Nuke Test Scores

Navy Diver
ND

AR+VE= 103
-AND-
MC=51

Operations Specialist
OS

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

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

Ship's Serviceman
SH

VE+AR= 95

Sonar Technicians, Surface
STG (AEF)

AR+MK+EI+GS= 223

Sonar Technician Submarine
STS (SS)

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

Steelworker
SW

AR+MC+AS=145

Special Warfare Operator
SO

GS+MC+EI=170
-OR-
VE+MK+MC+CS= 220
--OR--
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
UT

AR+MK+EI+GS= 201

Yeoman
(YN)

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

YN Submarine
(SS)

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



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. ASVAB line score data current as of June 1, 2015 according to COMNAVCRUITCOMINST 1130.8J latest change, Change 8.

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