As we know, the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery or ASVAB is a test based on multiple-choice questions. This test in turn helps you figure out or identify Military Occupational Specialties or Army jobs that would suit you the absolute best as per your merit.

Your recruiter is the one who essentially sets you up to take the ASVAB test. It usually takes place at a particular satellite teat site commonly referred to as a MET site. You could also be taken to a local Military Entrance Processing Station. This ASVAB test consists of nine sections of which, ASVAB paragraph comprehension continues to be one of the most important sections.

The ASVAB Paragraph Comprehension Subtest usually tends to measure your comprehensive ability in reading a paragraph and understanding the meaning of the same. The paragraph comprehension requires you to read multiple passages as given and then give answers to the asked questions about the given passage.

However, one must want to keep these tips in mind while solving the subtest.

  • Say no to ambiguous answers to the questions
  • Keep on tracking your time
  • First, read the given questions before moving to the passage.
  • Solve one question at one time
  • If you are unsure about an answer, you might fetch out the process of elimination by taking an educated guess
  • Read each of your answers carefully

The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) Paragraph Comprehension test usually contains a set of 11 questions which is intended to identify and test your ability to carefully read and derive meaning from the passage which is presented to you.

Essentially being a reading comprehension test, you might want to make use of the  following reading strategies to improve your chances of being correct at the ASVAB Paragraph Comprehension:

  • Be on the lookout for a proper understanding of the main idea.
  • Get better with your vocabulary
  • Try to come up with your questions while you read a passage
  • Pick up clues from the context
  • Break up the text and read in smaller sections
  • Learn to pace yourself
  • Summarize the passage you have read

After mentioning all of the above, we hope one understands how the paragraph comprehension section test looks out to measure your comprehensive abilities and your logical skillset. However tough the test might be, the seven strategies of effective reading – visualizing-organizing, activating, inferring, questioning, searching-selecting, summarizing, and monitoring-clarifying might prove to be very helpful and help you ace the ASVAB Paragraph Comprehension section test.