ASVAB NAVY's linear output plays an important role in the assessment (or job) a sailor can have in the Navy. Linear results are the results reported for each of the nine ASVAB (Armed Forces Professional Capability Battery) subtests.
The test consists of nine parts:
* Arithmetic reasoning (AR)
* Mathematical knowledge (MK)
* Knowledge of words (WK)
* General Sciences (GS)
* Electronic Information (EI)
* Understanding paragraphs (PC)
* Assembly objects (AO)
* Auto shopping (US)
* Mechanical understanding (MC)
The results for each of these subtests are called linear results. The work in the fleet is known as rank, and eligibility for rank is largely determined by ASVAB military test results.
It is important to note that ASVAB's fleet line results are not the only requirement for assessment. There are other considerations such as citizenship, vision, and the ability to get a security clearance.
ASVAB line results are often confused with AFQT, the result of a specific line. The results of Mathematics Knowledge (MK), Arithmetic Reasoning (AR), Paragraph Understanding (PC), and Word Knowledge (WK) are used to calculate AFQT as follows:
Results of PC and CA are summed and used to determine Verbal (VE) using an expression of the results. The VE result is then duplicated and the sum is added to AR and MK. The sum of 2VE + AR + MK is the raw result.
The score from the AFQT percentile shows how well one result compares with all other submitted results. 59 means that the test taker achieved better results than 59% of those tested.