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Pass Armed Services Aptitude tests

Q. I'm planning to leave high school and join the service because I want to get married and that's the only job I can think of to support us. The recruiters make it sound like a good life but I have to take some kind of Vocational Aptitude tests. I never heard of that. Are they hard?

Ans. So many people are joining the service for the same reason that Military Entrance Processing Stations across the country are inundated with service men and women. They must pass the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVA, a series of 8 to 10 timed tests, that show your qualification for general entrance into the military and your individual aptitude/eligibility for different career choices in the service. One book that will help you is "The Complete Idiot's Guide to the ASVAB" by Laura Stradley and Robin Kavanaugh (Alpha $18.95).

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