The ASVAB Testing Program does not endorse any particular method of test preparation beyond recommending that examinees take a solid core of courses in mathematics, English, and science in high school and/or college.
Such academic preparation will help with performance on the Arithmetic Reasoning, Mathematics Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, Word Knowledge, and General Science subtests. Taking technical courses will also help with performance on the Auto Information, Shop Information, Electronics Information, and Mechanical Comprehension subtests.
By law, DoD and Service personnel may not actively engage in ASVAB coaching. Coaching includes the use of ASVAB tests, locally developed test questions, test aids, or commercial study guides to familiarize applicants or potential applicants with the ASVAB. DoD and Service personnel are prohibited from buying, maintaining, or recommending any specific test preparation product, as that would imply endorsement of a commercial product. Further, recruiters and other personnel involved in the accession testing programs are prohibited from participating in (e.g., moonlighting) or otherwise associating themselves with programs that offer tutoring or ASVAB preparatory programs, as this would, by DoD policy, constitute coaching.
DoD and Service personnel may suggest to applicants that commercially available products are available at local book stores and in public libraries. Basic adult education programs are also available through state employment services offices. Additionally, USD(P&R) has approved an Army-developed online program for basic skills enhancement, called March2Success, which applicants may find helpful.
The following are general tips to help you to perform your best on the ASVAB.