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ASVAB Scores For Army Jobs

There is basically a Military Occupation Specialty (MOS) for everyone considering the Army as it currently offers over 150 specialties.

The Army uses the aforementioned nine sub-test categories to create line categories relevant to the type of MOS.

For each category of jobs, you’ll combine various components 

  • Combat (CO) MOS Jobs: You’re test scores are combined from the subtests of AR, AS, CS, and MC.
  • Electronics (EL) MOS Jobs: You’re test scores are combined from the subtests of AR, EI, GS, and MK.
  • Field Artillery (FA) MOS Jobs: You’re test scores are combined from the subtests of AR, CS, MC, and MK.
  • General Maintenance (GM) MOS Jobs: You’re test scores are combined from the subtests of AS, EI, GS, and MK.
  • General Technical (GT) MOS Jobs: You’re test scores are combined from the subtests of AR and VE.
  • Mechanical Maintenance (MM) MOS Jobs: You’re test scores are combined from the subtests of AS, EI, MC, and NO.
  • Operators & Food (OF) MOS Jobs: You’re test scores are combined from the subtests of AS, MC, NO, and VE.
  • Surveillance & Communications (SC) MOS Jobs: You’re test scores are combined from the subtests of AR, AS, MC, and VE.
  • Skilled Technical (ST) MOS Jobs: You’re test scores are combined from the subtests of GS, MC, MK, and VE.

When you combine an Army line score with an Army MOS you can determine what the minimum qualification score is to work the MOS.

For example, an Infantryman (MOS 11B) would want to perform well in the subtests of Combat (CO), which are Arithmetic Reasoning, Auto & Shop Information, Coding Speed, and Mechanical Comprehension.

ASVAB Scores For Army

MOSArmy Job TitleASVAB Line Scores
09LInterpreter/TranslatorECLT: 50
11BInfantrymanCO: 87
11CIndirect Fire InfantrymanCO: 87
12B
Combat EngineerCO: 87
12C
Bridge CrewmemberCO: 87
12D
DiverGM: 98, GT: 107, ST: 106
12K
Plumber/UtilitiesmanGM: 88
12MFirefighterGM: 88
12NHorizontal Construction EngineerGM: 90
12PPrime Power Production SpecialistGT: 110, EL: 107, ST: 107
12QTransmission and Distribution SpecialistEL: 93
12RInterior ElectricianEL: 93
12TTechnical Engineer SpecialistST: 101
12VConcrete & Asphalt Equipment OperatorGM: 88
12WCarpentry & Masonry SpecialistGM: 88
12YGeospatial EngineerGT: 100, ST: 100
13BCannon CrewmemberFA: 93
13DField Artillery Tactical Data Systems SpecialistFA: 93
13FFire Support SpecialistFA: 96
13JFire Control SpecialistFA: 93
13MHigh Mobility Arty Rocket System (HIMAR) CrewmemberOF: 95
13PMultiple Launch Rocket System Operations/Fire Direction SpecialistFA: 96
13RField Artillery Firefinder Radar OperatorSC: 98
13SField Artillery SurveyorST: 95
13WField Artillery Meteorological CrewmemberEL: 95
13ZField Artillery Senior SergeantN/A
14EPatriot Fire Control ENH Oper/MaintMM: 104
14GBattle Management System OperatorMM: 99, GT: 98
14HAir Defense Enhanced Early Warning System OperatorMM: 99, GT: 99
14PAir & Missile Defense (AMD) CrewmemberOF: 95
14TPATRIOT Launching Station Enhanced Operator/MaintainerOF: 95
14ZAir Defense Artillery Senior SergeantN/A
15BAircraft Powerplant RepairerMM: 104
15DAircraft Powertrain RepairerMM: 104
15EUnmanned Aircraft Systems Repairer (UAS SYS REP)EL: 93, MM: 104
15FAircraft ElectricianMM: 104
15GAircraft Structural RepairerMM: 104
15HAircraft Pneudraulics RepairerMM: 104
15NAvionic MechanicEL: 93
15PAviation Operations SpecialistST: 91
15QAir Traffic Control OperatorST: 101
15RAH-64 Attack Helicopter RepairerMM: 99
15TUH-60 Helicopter RepairerMM: 104
15UCH-47 Helicopter RepairerMM: 104
15WUnmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) OperatorSC: 102
15YAH-64D Armament / Electrical /Avionics RepairerMM: 105, EL: 100
17CCyber Operations SpecialistGT: 110, ST: 112
19DCavalry ScoutCO: 87
19KM1 Armor CrewmanCO: 87
25B
Information Technology SpecialistST: 95
25CRadio OperatorEL: 98, SC: 98
25DCyber Network DefenderGT: 105, ST: 105
25LCable System Installer/MainEL: 89, SC: 89
25MMultimedia IllustratorST: 95, EL: 95
25NNODAL Network System OperatorEL: 102, SC: 105
25PMicrowave System Operator/MaintainerEL: 107
25QMultichannel Transmission Systems Operator – MaintainerEL: 98, SC: 98
25RVisual Information Equipment Operator – MaintainerEL: 107
25SSatellite Commo System Operator/MaintainerEL: 117
25USignal Support System SpecialistEL: 93, SC: 92
25VCombat Documentation / Production SpecialistST: 91, EL: 93
25DParalegal SpecialistCL: 105
31BMilitary PoliceST: 91
31DCriminal Investigation Special AgentST: 107, GT: 110
31EInterment / Resettlement SpecialistST: 95
31KMilitary Working Dog HandlerST: 91
35FIntel AnalystST: 101
35GGeospatial Intelligence Imagery AnalystST: 101
35LCounter-Intelligence AgentST: 101
35MHuman Intelligence CollectorDLAB: 107
35NSignal Intel AnalystST: 112
35PCryptologic LinguistST: 91, DLAB: 107
35QCryptologic Network Warfare SpecialistST: 112, ICLT: 60
35SSignal Collector/AnalystST: 101
35TMilitary Intelligence Systems Maintainer / IntegratorST: 112
36BFinance Management TechnicianCL: 101
37FPsychological Operations SpecialistGT: 107
38BCivil Affairs SpecialistGT: 107
42AHuman Resource SpecialistGT: 100, CL: 90
46QPublic Affairs Specialist / JournalistGT: 107
46RBroadcast JournalistGT: 107
51CAcquisition, Logistics & Technology Contracting NCOGT: 110
56MReligious Affairs SpecialistCL: 90
68ABiomedical Equipment SpecialistEL: 107
68BOrthopedic SpecialistST: 101, GT: 107
68CPractical Nursing SpecialistST: 101, GT: 107
68DOperating Room SpecialistST: 91
68EDental SpecialistST: 91
68FPhysical Therapy SpecialistST: 101, GT: 107
68GPatient Administration SpecialistCL: 90
68HOptical Laboratory SpecialistGM: 98
68JMedical Logistics SpecialistCL: 90
68KMedical Laboratory SpecialistST: 106
68LOccupational Therapy SpecialistST: 101, GT: 107
68MNutrition Care SpecialistOF: 95
68NCardiovascular SpecialistST:101, GT: 107
68PRadiologist SpecialistST: 106
68QPharmacy SpecialistST: 95
68RVeterinary Food Inspection SpecialistST: 95
68SPreventive Medicine SpecialistST: 101
68TAnimal Care SpecialistST: 91
68UEar, Nose, and Throat SpecialistST: 101, GT: 107
68VRespiratory SpecialistST: 102
68WCombat Medic SpecialistST: 101, GT: 107
68XMental Health SpecialistST: 101
68YEye SpecialistST: 101, GT: 107
74DChemical Operations SpecialistST: 100
88HCargo SpecialistGM: 88
88KWatercraft OperatorMM: 99
88LWatercraft EngineerMM: 99
88MMotor Transport OperatorOF: 85
88NTransportation Management CoordinatorCL: 95
88PLocomotive RepMM: 97
88TRailway Section Repairer (R)MM: 87
88URailway Operations Crewmember (R)MM: 92
89AAmmunitions Stock ControlST: 91
89BAmmunitions SpecialistST: 91
89DExplosive Ordinance Disposal Specialist (EOD)GM: 105
91AM1 Abrams Tank System MaintainerMM: 88 & GT: 85 or MM: 99
91BLight Wheel Vehicle MechanicMM: 87 & GT: 85 or MM: 92
91CUtilities Equipment Repair/Heating & AirGM: 98 or GM: 88 & GT: 83
91DPower Generation Equipment RepairGM: 98 & GM: 88 & GT: 88
91EAllied Trade SpecialistGM: 88 & GT: 95 or GM: 98
91FSmall Arms/ Towed Artillery RepairGM: 93 or GM: 88 & GT: 85
91GFire Control RepairEL: 93 & GM: 88 or EL: 98
91HTrack Vehicle MechanicMM: 87 & GT: 85 or MM: 92
91JQuartermaster & Chemical Equipment RepairMM: 87 & GT: 85 or MM: 92
91LConstruction Equipment RepairMM: 87 & GT: 85 or MM: 92
91MBradley Fighting Vehicle System MaintainerMM: 88 & GT: 92 or MM: 99
91PArtillery MechanicMM: 88 & GT: 88 or MM: 99
91SStryker Systems MaintainerMM: 87 & GT: 85 or MM: 92
92AAutomated Logistical SpecialistCL: 90
92LPetroleum Laboratory SpecialistCL: 86 & OF: 85
92MMortuary Affairs SpecialistGM: 90
92RParachute RiggerGM: 90 & CO: 90
92SShower, Laundry & Clothing Repair SpecialistGM: 84
92WWater Treatment SpecialistGM: 88
92YUnit Supply SpecialistCL: 90
94ALand Combat Electronic Missile System RepairerEL: 102
94DAir Traffic Control Equipment RepairEL: 102
94ERadio & Communication Security RepairEL: 102
94FComputer Detection Systems RepairEL: 102
94HTest, Measurement, and Diagnostic Equipment (TDME) Maintenance Sup SpecEL: 107
94MRadar RepairerEL: 107
94PMLRS RepairerEL: 93
94RAvionic & Survivability Equipment RepairerEL: 98
94SPatriot System RepairerEL: 107
94TAvenger System RepairEL: 98
94YIntegrated Family of Test Equipment OperatorEL: 107
96DImagery AnalystST: 95
96HCommon Ground Station OperatorSC: 95 & ST: 105
96RGround Surveillance Systems OperatorEL: 85 & SC: 95
96UTactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle OperatorSC: 105
96ZIntelligence Senior SergeantN/A
97ZCounterintelligence / Human Intelligence Senior SergeantN/A
98HCommunications Locator / InterceptorST: 95
98JElectronic Intelligence Interceptor / AnalystST: 105
98KSignals Collection / Identification AnalystST: 95
98ZSignals Intelligence Senior SergeantN/A

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the minimum ASVAB score for the Army?

The minimum ASVAB score you need to join the US Army is as follows:

  • With a H.S. Diploma: 31
  • With a GED: 50

In order to qualify for certain enlistment bonuses, such as the Quick Ship bonus, you would need to have an AFQT score of 50 or better.

What’s a good score for the Army?

Relatively speaking, a good score on the ASVAB for the Army would be an AFQT score of 60 or better.

This would put you in the 60th percentile, and qualify you for nearly every job the US Army has to offer.

What’s the highest ASVAB score for the Army?

The highest score you can get on the ASVAB is an AFQT score of 99.

This would qualify you for every MOS in the Army, and place you in the 99th percentile.

Which job in the Army requires the highest score?

Generally speaking, jobs in the Human and Signals Intelligence, Cyber, and Medicl fields require the highest ASVAB scores.

You’re typically looking at a AFQT score of 85 or better for those fields. 

What is a GT score in the Army?

GT stands for General Technical, and is a combination of the following portions of the ASVAB test:

  • Word Knowledge (WK)
  • Paragraph Comprehension (PC)
  • Arithmetic Reasoning (AR)
  • Mechanical Comprehension (MC)

If I don’t get a good score, can I retake the ASVAB?

Certainly! The only caveat is that you must wait 1 month to retake the ASVAB test.

If you aren’t happy with your score after taking it a second time, you must wait another calendar month and you can retake it again.

After taking it for a 3rd time, however, you have to wait a minimum of 6 months before you can retake it.

Scores are valid for 2 years after the last time you took it, and there is no limit as to how many times you can take the ASVAB.

Summary

As mentioned previously, there are over 150 jobs in the Army that are ripe for the taking.

All you need to do is score decent enough on the ASVAB, and the Army job is yours. 

Be sure to study hard, take your time, and most importantly, find a job that suites you the most!

ASVAB Score Requirements For Other Branches:

Navy

Air Force

Marine Corps

Coast Guard

References

Army official website

Army recruiting

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