Before you join the National Guard, you’ll need to take a standardized test called the ASVAB—Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery.
Every applicant has to take the ASVAB, so don't let it intimidate you (it’s not supposed to). It’s designed to help us determine your strengths, so we can find where you’ll fit best and be most likely to succeed.
The test measures your knowledge in eight areas:
The ASVAB is timed and takes about 3½ hours to complete. It’s a good idea to practice in advance, to get familiar with the process and to find any areas you might need to improve before you take the real exam.
The PiCAT is identical to the ASVAB, with the exception that it is not proctored or timed. You take this test at home without supervision. *Video Credit: @TeamSwartz
*APPLICANT: YOU MUST USE MS EXPLORER OR GOOGLE CHROME TO TAKE THE TEST ONLY, NO OTHER BROWSERS ARE AUTHORIZED.
**YOU WILL NEED TO ENTER YOUR LAST NAME, THE LAST 4 OF YOUR SSN AND THE ACCESS CODE PROVIDED BY YOUR RECRUITER. IF YOU ARE UNSURE, CONTACT SFC Rob Diehl 775-350-9590.