The Air Force, meanwhile, makes use of the MAGE scores, which stand for Mechanical, Administrative, General and Electronics.

Line ScoreStandard Scores IncludedFormula
Mechanical General Science (GS) Mechanical Comprehension (MC) Auto & Shop Information (AS) GS + MC + (2 x AS)
Administrative Numerical Operations (NO) Coding Speed (CS) Verbal Expression (VE) NO + CS + VE
General >Arithmetic Reasoning (AR) Verbal Expression (VE) AR + VEI
Electronics General Science (GS) Arithmetic Reasoning (AR) Mathematics Knowledge (MK) Electronics Information (EI) GS + AR + MK + EI

The Air Force offers a guaranteed job to about forty percent of their new active duty recruits. Most enlistees are asked to choose one of four aptitude areas from the beginning, and later assigned to a particular job within that category.

Air Force Retake Policy

The Air Force allows retesting for the purpose of improving an applicant’s ASVAB scores to enhance enlistment options. You may be allowed to take the test again if your present line scores in Mechanical, Administrative, Electronic and General areas make it difficult to find an air force skill match, given your qualifications.

In addition, you may be eligible for a retest even if you already have qualifying examination scores. Before taking a retest, you must first submit yourself to a face-to-face or telephone interview with the recruiting flight officer, who will then give the approval for a test retake.

Meanwhile, this branch of the military does not allow retesting when the applicant has previously enlisted under the DEP, or is holding an aptitude area reservation.

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