ASVAB Scores Required For Navy Ratings (Jobs)

ASVAB Sub-tests for Navy Jobs

Recruits at MEPS

If you are going to join the Navy, or any branch of service, you will have to take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB Test). However, 

The Navy uses the individual ASVAB subtest score areas to determine whether or not a person qualifies for a job (rating). The ASVAB subtests are comprised of the following sections, number of questions, and time limit:

General Science (GS) - General principles of biological and physical sciences - includes 25 items that are to be completed in 11 minutes.

Arithmetic Reasoning (AR) - Simple word problems that require simple calculations - includes 30 items that are to be completed in 36 minutes.

Word Knowledge (WK) - Correct meaning of a word (synonyms); occasionally antonyms (opposite meaning of a word) - includes 35 items that are to be completed in 11 minutes.

Paragraph Comprehension (PC) - Questions based on the information of several paragraphs that you read - includes 15 items, which are to be completed in 13 minutes.

Assembling Objects (AO) - Assembling objects questions  test your ability with spatial relationships between objects that typically work together. There are 16 questions on this section and you will be given 16 minutes to complete them all.

Auto and Shop Information (AS) - Knowledge of automobiles, shop terminology, and tool use - includes 25 items that are to be completed in 11 minutes.

Mathematics Knowledge (MK) - High school level math, including geometry, trigonometry, and algebra - includes 25 items that are to be completed in 24 minutes.

Mechanical Comprehension (MC) - Basic mechanical and physical principles - includes 25 items to be completed in 19 minutes.

Electronics Information (EI) - Electronic principles, basic electronic circuitry, and electronic terminology - includes 20 items that are to be completed in 9 min and measure knowledge of electric principles and electronic terminology..

The VE and the AFQT Scores

The VE Score is comprised of two of the above sub-tests:  

Paragraph Comprehension (PC) and Word Knowledge (WK) make up the Verbal Expression Score of the ASVAB.  You can say that the AFQT is comprised of the VE score plus the math sections. 

Specifically, the sub-tests used to make the AFQT are Paragraph Comprehension (PC), Word Knowledge (WK), Mathematics Knowledge (MK), and Arithmetic Reasoning (AR).

Combining related subtests that match the requirements of the Navy ratings is how the recruiters will determine if you have the ability / aptitude for certain jobs.

Individual ASVAB score requirements for Navy enlisted jobs are:

Rating (Job)ASVAB Scores Required
ABE - Aviation Boatswain's Mate - EquipmentVE+AR+MK+AS=184
ABF - Aviation Boatswain's Mate - FuelsVE+AR+MK+AS=184
ABH - Aviation Boatswain's Mate - HandlingVE+AR+MK+AS=184
AC - Air Traffic ControlmanVE+AR+MK+MC=210 -OR- VE+MK+MC+CS=210
AD - Aviation Machinist MateVE+AR+MK+AS=210 or VE+AR+MK+MC=210
AE - Aviation Electronics MateAR+MK+EI+GS=222 or VE+AR+MK+MC=222
AG - Aviation Aerographer's MateVE+MK+GS=162
AIRC/AIRR - Aircrew ProgramAR+2MK+GS=194
AM - Aviation Structural MechanicVE+AR+MK+AS=210 or VE+AR+MK+MC=210
AME - Aviation Structural Mechanic - EquipmentVE+AR+MK+AS=210 or VE+AR+MK+MC=210
AMH - Aviation Structural Mechanic - HydraulicsVE+AR+MK+AS=210 or VE+AR+MK+MC=210
AMS - Aviation Structural Mechanic - StructuresVE+AR+MK+AS=210 or VE+AR+MK+MC=210
AO - Aviation OrdnancemanVE+AR+MK+AS=185 or MK+AS+AO=140
AS - Aviation Support Equipment TechnicianVE+AR+MK+AS=210 or VE+AR+MK+MC=210
AT - Aviation Electronics TechnicianAR+MK+EI+GS=222 or VE+AR+MK+MC=222
AV - Avionics TechnicianAR + MK + EI + GS = 218
AW - Aviation Warfare Systems OperatorVE+MK+GS=152
AZ - Aviation Maintenance AdministrationmanVE+AR=102
BM - Boatswain's MateNone Established
BU - BuilderAR+MC+AS=145
CE - Construction ElectricianAR+MK+EI+GS=201
CM - Construction MechanicAR+MC+AS=162
CS - Culinary SpecialistVE+AR=88
CS (SS) - Culinary Specialist (Submarine)AR+MK+EI+GS=200 or VE+AR+MK+MC=200
CTA - Cryptologic Technician - AdministrationVE+MK=102
CTI - Cryptologic Technician - InterperativeVE+MK+GS=162
CTM - Cryptologic Technician - MaintenanceAR+MK+EI+GS=223
CTO - Cryptologic Technician - CommunicationsVE+AR=102
CTR - Cryptologic Technician - CollectionVE+AR=109
CTT - Cryptologic Technician - TechnicalVE+MK+GS=162 (CCT AEF Program: AR+MK+EI+GS=223)
DC - Damage ControlmanVE+AR+MK+AS=200 or MK+AS+AO=150
ND - DIVER - Navy Diver ProgramAR+VE=103 -AND- MC=51
EA - Engineering AidAR + 2MK + GS = 210
EM - Electricians MateVE+AR+MK+MC=209
EN - EnginemanVE+AR+MK+AS=195 or VE+AR+MK+AO=200
EO - Equipment OperatorAR+MC+AS=145
EOD - Explosive Ordinance DisposalAR+VE=109 and MC=51 or GS+MC+EI=169
ET - Electronics TechnicianAAR+MK+EI+GS=223
ETN - Electronics Technician (Submarine)AR+MK+EI+GS=222 or VE+AR+MK+MC=222
FC - Fire ControlmanAR+MK+EI+GS=223
FT - Fire Control Technician (Submarine)AR+MK+EI+GS=222
GM - Gunner's MateAR+MK+EI+GS=205
GSE - Gas Turbine Systems Technician - ElectricalVE+AR+MK+MC=209
GSM - Gas Turbine Systems Technician - MechanicalVE+AR+MK+AS=195 or VE+AR+MK+AO=200
HM - Hospital CorpsmanVE+MK+GS=146
HT - Hull TechnicianVE+AR+MK+AS=200 or MK+AS+AO=150
IC - Interior CommunicationmanVE+AR+MK+MC=209
IS - Intelligence SpecialistVE+AR=107
IT - Information System TechnicianAR+2MK+GS=222 or AR+MK+EI+GS=222
LN - LegalmanVE+MK=102
LS Logistics Support VE + AR = 108
MA - Master at ArmsAR+WK=98 and WK=43
MC - Mass Comminication Specialist VE + AR = 110
MM - Machinist MateVE+AR+MK+AS=195 or VE+AR+MK+AO=200
MM - Machinist Mate (Submarine)VE+AR+MK+MC=210
MN - MinemanVE+MC+AS=161
MR - Machinary RepairmanVE+AR+MK+AS=200 or MK+AS+AO=150
MT - Missile TechnicianAR+MK+EI+GS=222 or VE+AR+MK+MC=222
MU - MusicianNone established
ND Navy DiverAR+VE= 103 and MC=51
NF - Nuclear FieldVE+AR+MK+NAPT = 290 (with minimum 50 NAPT score) or AR+MK+EI+GS+NAPT = 290 (with minimum 50 NAPT score) or VE+AR+MK+MC = 252 (No NAPT required) or AR+MK+EI+GS = 252 (No NAPT required).
OS - Operations SpecialistVE+MK+CS=157 or AR+2MK+GS=210
PS - Personnel SpecialistVE+MK=105 or VE+MK+CS=157
PR - Aircrew Survival EquipmentmanVE+AR+MK+AS=185 or MK+AS+AO=140
QM - QuartermasterVE+AR=97
RP - Religious Program Specialist

  VE + MK = 105 OR VE + MK + CS = 157

SECF - Submarine ElectronicsAR+MK+EI+GS=222 or VE+AR+MK+MC=222
SH - Ship's ServicemanVE+AR=95
SB - Special Boat OperatorAR+VE= 103 and MC=51
SO - Special OperatorGS+MC+EI=170 or VE+MK+MC+CS=220 or VE+AR=110 MC=50
STG - Sonar Technician - SurfaceAR+MK+EI+GS=223
STS - Sonar Technician (Submarine)AR+MK+EI+GS=222 or VE+AR+MK+MC=222
SW - SteelworkerAR+MC+AS=145
UT - UtilitiesmanAR+MK+EI+GS=201
YN - YeomanVE+MK=105 or VE+MK+CS=157
YN - Yeoman (Submarine)AR+MK+EI+GS=200 or VE+AR+MK+MC=200