Things to Know about Different Scenarios of the ASVAB Retest | ASVAB New York
Following the initial ASVAB test, the retest policy necessitates that a candidate should wait for at least a month before taking the latter. While there is a waiting period of a month between the first two retests, those who wish to appear for a third retest are required to wait for another six months after the second one.
Whether it is an enlistment test or a student test, the rules associated with both remain the same. Different kinds of possible scenarios related to ASVAB retest, which a student is likely to encounter, are given below.
- When An Applicant is Desirous of Taking The Second Retest: If an applicant has already taken a retest and wants to take the second retest, they can only do so after a month from the day on which the first retest was conducted. Any second retest administered prior to the completion of a month following the date of the first retest will be invalidated. For instance, if a candidate has taken the first retest on March 10, 2018, they cannot sit for the next retest before April 10, 2018.
- When an Applicant is Desirous of Taking The Third Retest: If an applicant has already been administered two retests, the third one can be administered only after 6 months from the original date of the second retest. In fact, this rule is applicable to all retests subsequent to the second retest.
- When an Applicant Obtains a Critical AFQT Gain: When an applicant shows an improvement of 20 or more points on AFQT, they are required to take a C-Test. There is no waiting period for taking this test. In case a candidate fails to turn up for the test, the rules necessitate that they should take a standard retest six months post the regional date of critical gain retest.
In case the initial test or first/second retest of an applicant is invalidated for administrative reasons, such as for fire drills, they may take an additional retest depending on MEPS scheduling in the former scenario and they can take a retest one month after the previous retest in the second scenario.
Also, the rules necessitate that a candidate should wait for six months prior to retesting in the event their initial test or first/second retest is invalidated due to cheating.
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