The Marines utilize three line score standards, as follows:
|Line Score||Standard Scores Included||Formula|
|Mechanical Maintenance (MM)||General Science (GS) Auto & Shop Information (AS) Mathematics Knowledge (MK) Mechanical Comprehension (MC)||GS + AS + MK + MC|
|General Technical (GT)||General Science (GS) Arithmetic Reasoning (AR) Verbal Expression (VE)||VE + AR|
|Electronics (EL)||General Science (GS) Auto & Shop Information (AS) Mathematics Knowledge (MK) Mechanical Comprehension (MC)||GS + AR + MK + EI|
The Marine Corps typically guarantees one of a few job areas for each enlistee. More specific job classifications referred to as Military Occupation Specialties (MOS) are determined in training and assigned around the midpoint of the job training period.
Marine Corps. Retake Policy
Similar to other military branches, the Marine Corps allows retesting of applicants whose ASVAB results have expired. When an applicant’s test is not yet expired, he or she can request for a retest through the recruiter if the previous results do not seem to reflect his or her true abilities. This will be based on the applicant’s experience, training and educational background. However, the Marines will not entertain a retake request for the lone purpose of improving scores if initial results do not meet enlistment or specific military career standards