ASVAB – Mathematics Knowledge (MK) Test

Did you pay attention in high school math class? If so, you’ll have a jumpstart on this section of the ASVAB.

The Mathematics Knowledge subtest measures your understanding of basic high school math concepts and principles. On the paper-and-pencil version of the ASVAB, you’ll have 24 minutes to answer 25 questions and on the computer-version of the ASVAB you will have 20 minutes to answer 16 questions.

Here are a few samples of the types of questions you’ll face:

  • Solve for x: 5x – 2x = 7x + 2x – 24
  • x3(x3) =
  • If a circle has a radius of 10 feet, what is its circumference most nearly?

The Mathematics Knowledge subtest is one of the components used to determine your Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT), which determines your eligibility for military service. So a good score is important here.  Plus, a good score on this subtest will help you qualify for a number of military jobs.

Mathematics Knowledge Practice Tests

To learn more about the math concepts that are tested in this section and what you need to know to improve your score, take our Mathematics Knowledge Test today.  Our experts have created a series of questions that are similar to those on the real test so you can improve your knowledge and increase your chances of doing well on the ASVAB.

Our test is free to take and you can retake it as many times as you like. Each time you do retake it we will reorder the questions and provide you with a new testing experience.  In this subtest in particular you may need to show understanding of a number of different concepts, the best way to prepare for the experience of jumping from concept to concept is to take our practice tests!  You may also want to consult our study guide and other resources on this site to learn more about what you can do to improve your Mathematics Knowledge score.