ASVAB Scores and Navy Jobs

Sailors on the USS Essex

To join the Navy as an enlisted member you must usually take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test and get a good score. The maximum ASVAB score is 99. For enlistment into the Navy you must get a minimum ASVAB score of 35.

Each Navy job is given a code known as a Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC). Every NEC has different ASVAB score requirements.

The ASVAB test actually consists of several different subject areas or subtests, these subtests are: General Science (GS); Arithmetic Reasoning (AR); Word Knowledge (WK); Paragraph Comprehension (PC); Mathematics Knowledge (MK); Electronics Information (EI); Auto and Shop Information (AS); Mechanical Comprehension (MC); and Assembling Objects (AO).

Note: The data listed here is subject to change and is only an example of how ASVAB Scores are related to job selection for the Navy.

RATING NAVY RATING TITLE MINIMUM ASVAB SUBTEST SCORES
ABE Aviation Boatswain's Mate - Equipment VE+AR+MK+AS= 184
ABF Aviation Boatswain's Mate - Fuels VE+AR+MK+AS= 184
ABH Aviation Boatswain's Mate - Handling VE+AR+MK+AS= 184
AC Air Traffic Controlman VE+AR+MK+MC=220 or VE+MK+MC+CS=220
AD Aviation Machinist Mate VE+AR+MK+AS=210 or VE+AR+MK+MC=210
AE Aviation Electronics Mate AR+MK+EI+GS=222 or VE+AR+MK+MC=222
AG Aviation Aerographer's Mate VE+MK+GS=162
AIRC Aircrewman VE+AR+MK+MC=210 or VE+AR+MK+AS=210
AM Aviation Structural Mechanic VE+AR+MK+AS=210 or VE+AR+MK+MC=210
AME Aviation Structural Mechanic - Equipment VE+AR+MK+AS=210 or VE+AR+MK+MC=210
AN Airman AR+AS+MK+VE=185
AO Aviation Ordnanceman VE+AR+MK+AS=185 or MK+AS+AO=140
AS Aviation Support Equipment Technician VE+AR+MK+AS=210 or VE+AR+MK+MC=210
AT Aviation Electronics Technician MK+EI+GS+AR=222 or VE+AR+MK+MC=222
AWF Aircrewman VE+AR+MK+MC=210 or VE+AR+MK+AS=210
AWO Aircrewman VE+AR+MK+MC=210 or VE+AR+MK+AS=210
AWR Aircrewman VE+AR+MK+MC=210 or VE+AR+MK+AS=210
AWS Aircrewman VE+AR+MK+MC=210 or VE+AR+MK+AS=210
AWV Aircrewman VE+AR+MK+MC=210 or VE+AR+MK+AS=210
AZ Aviation Maintenance Administrationman VE+AR=102
BM Boatswain's Mate VE+AR+MK+AS=175 or MK+AS+AO=135
BU Builder AR+MC+AS=145
CE Construction Electrician AR+MK+EI+GS=201
CM Construction Mechanic AR+MC+AS=162
CS Culinary Specialist VE+AR=88
CS (SS) Culinary Specialist (Submarine) AR+MK+EI+GS=200 or VE+AR+MK+MC=200
CTI Cryptologic Technician Interpretive VE+MK+GS=162 and DLAB = 100
CTI/ATF Cryptologic Technician - Interpretive VE+MK+GS=162 and DLAB CAT 4 = 110 CAT 3 = 105 CAT 1 = 100
CTM Cryptologic Technician - Maintenance MK+EI+GS+AR=223
CTN/ATF Cryptologic Technician Interpretive AR+2MK+GS=235 or VE+AR+MK+MC=235
CTR Cryptologic Technician - Collection VE+AR=109
CTT/AEF Cryptologic Technician - Technical AR+MK+EI+GS=223
CTT/SG Cryptologic Technician Technical VE+MK+GS=162
DC Damage Controlman VE+AR+MK+AS=205 or VE+AR+MK+MC=205
EA Engineering Aid AR+2MK+GS=207
EM Electricians Mate VE+AR+MK+MC=210 or AR+MK+EI+GS=210
EM (NUC) Electricians Mate (Nuclear Field) VE+AR+MK+MC+NAPT=290 and NAPT=55 or AR+MK+EI+GS+NAPT=290 and NAPT=55 or AR+MK+EI+GS=252 or VE+AR+MK+MC=252
EN Engineman VE+AR+MK+AS=200 or VE+AR+MK+AO=205
EO Equipment Operator AR+MC+AS=145
EOD Explosive Ordinance Disposal (a) VE + AR = 109 and MC = 51 or GS + MC + EI = 169, (b) AR + VE = 110 and MC = 50 or GS + MC + EI = 165
ET Electronics Technician AR+MK+EI+GS=223
ET Electronics Technician (Submarine) AR+MK+EI+GS= 222 or VE+AR+MK+MC=222
ET (NUC) Electronics Technician (Nuclear) VE+AR+MK+MC+NAPT=290 and NAPT=55 or AR+MK+EI+GS+NAPT=290 and NAPT=55 or AR+MK+EI+GS=252 or VE+AR+MK+MC=252 or AR+MK+EI+GS=252 or VE+AR+MK+MC=252
ETV/ETR Electronics Technician (Submarine) AR+MK+EI+GS= 222 or VE+AR+MK+MC=222
FC Fire Controlman AR+MK+EI+GS=223
FN Fireman AR+MK+MC+VE=205 or AR+AS+MK+VE=200
FT (SS) Fire Control Technician (Submarine) AR+MK+EI+GS=222 or VE+AR+MK+MC=222
GM Gunner's Mate AR+MK+EI+GS=205
GSE Gas Turbine Systems Technician - Electrical VE+AR+MK+MC=210 or AR+MK+EI+GS=210
GSM Gas Turbine Systems Technician - Mechanical VE+AR+MK+AS=200 or VE+AR+MK+AO=205
HM/5YO Hospital Corpsman VE+MK+GS=156
HM/SG Hospital Corpsman VE+MK+GS=156
HT Hull Maintenance Technician VE+AR+MK+AS=205 or VE+AR+MK+MC=205
IC Interior Communications Electrician AR+MK+EI+GS=213
IS Intelligence Specialist VE+AR=107
IS/ATF Intelligence Specialist VE+AR=107
IT Information System Technician AR+2MK+GS=222 or AR+MK+EI+GS=222
IT/ATF Information System Technician AR+2MK+GS=222 or AR+MK+EI+GS=222
IT/SG Information System Technician AR+2MK+GS=222 or AR+MK+EI+GS=222
ITS Information System Technician AR+2MK+GS=222 or AR+MK+EI+GS=222
LN Legalman VE+MK=105 Minimum VE=52 or VE+MK+CS=157 Minimum VE=52
LS Logistics Specialist VE+AR=102
LS (SS) Logistics Specialist - Submarines AR+MK+EI+GS=200 or VE+AR+MK+MC=200
MA Master at Arms WK+AR=98, Minimum WK = 43
MC Mass Communications Specialist VE+AR=115 (Effective Jun 1, 2016 VE+AR=115 and VE=55)
MM Machinist Mate VE+AR+MK+AS=200 or VE+AR+MK+AO=205
MM (NUC) Machinist Mate (Nuclear Field) VE+AR+MK+MC+NAPT=290 and NAPT=55 or AR+MK+EI+GS+NAPT=290 and NAPT=55 or AR+MK+EI+GS=252 or VE+AR+MK+MC=252
MMA/MMW Machinist Mate (Submarine) VE+AR+MK+MC=210
MN Mineman VE+AR+MK+MC=210 or AR+MK+EI+GS=210
MR Machinery Repairman VE+AR+MK+AS=205 or VE+AR+MK+MC=205
MT Missile Technician (Submarine) AR+MK+EI+GS=222 or VE+AR+MK+MC=222
NC Navy Counselor Fleet Career Counselor NC© VE+AR=104 and AR=51
NC Navy Counselor Career Recruiting Force NC(CRF) VE+AR=104 and AR=51
ND Navy Diver VE+AR=103 and MC=51
OS Operations Specialist AR+2MK+GS=210 or VE+MK+CS=157
PR Aircrew Survival Equipmentman VE+AR+MK+AS=185 or MK+AS+AO=140
PS Personnel Specialist VE+MK=105 or VE+MK+CS=157
QM Quartermaster VE+AR=96
RP Religious Program Specialist VE+MK=105 or VE+MK+CS=157
SB Special Warfare Boat Operator VE+AR=103 and MC=51
SECF Submarine Electronics/Computer Field AR+MK+EI+GS=222 or VE+AR+MK+MC=222
SH Ship's Serviceman VE+AR=95
SN Seaman AR+VE=96
SN Seaman (Submarine) NFa:VE+AR+MK+MC≥252 or AR+MK+EI+GS≥252 or NFb: VE+AR+MK+MC≥235 or AR+MK+EI+GS≥235 and VE+AR+MK+MC+NAPT≥290 or AR+MK+EI+GS+NAPT≥290. NAPT not required if qualified using NFA scores. Minimum NAPT 55 if qualified using NFB scores.
SO Special Warfare Operator GS+MC+EI=170 or VE+MK+MC+CS=220 or AR+VE=110 with minimum MC=50
STG Sonar Technician - Surface AR+MK+EI+GS=223
STG/SG Sonar Technician - Surface AR+MK+EI+GS=223
STS Sonar Technician (Submarine) AR+MK+EI+GS=222 or VE+AR+MK+MC=222
SW Steelworker AR+MC+AS=145
UCT Underwater Construction Team VE+AR=103 and MC=51
UT Utilitiesman AR+MK+EI+GS=201
YN (SS) Yeoman (Submarine) AR+MK+EI+GS=200 or VE+AR+MK+MC=200

 

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