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Posted: 10/24/2001 2:21:39 PM EDT
To enter Army OCS you must score at least 110 GT on the ASVAB test. Which parts of the ASVAB are totalled to get the GT score? IS it just math and vocab/comprehension or does mechanical/science weigh in there too? Thanks....
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 2:50:11 PM EDT
If I remember correctly, it is for "General Trainability". I could be mistaken. I never did figure out how it was calculated. A 110 should not be too difficult to attain. I don't consider myself to be all that smart, and had a 117 GT. I think the GT basically covers general knowledge and the ability to learn and understand. Again, I could be full of crap, because I can't exactly remember.
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 3:12:37 PM EDT
Thanks... Does anyone know how to convert the raw score from those tests to find the GT score? I've taken some practice ASVABs at home, but I have no clue how my scores would fit into the GT scale.
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 4:07:28 PM EDT
The Army, whether right or not, seems(to me) to use the GT score in the same general manner as civilian schools use IQ tests. But IF I remember right, the GT "average" score is 90 and not 100 as in most IQ exams. Maybe someone knows for sure, it was 1970 when I think I learned this info and I can't guarantee accuracy now! And I don't know if that means that you can convert GT to IQ by simple 9=10 math ie my 126 GT = 140 IQ? I'd like to think so but the odds are that the two aren't THAT compatable. Don in Ohio
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 5:27:17 PM EDT
Top GT score is 150. Just for reference, I scored a 148 and STILL joined the USMC! Muscles Are Required Intelligence Not Essential
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 5:37:03 PM EDT
148, also.
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 5:41:31 PM EDT
131 in 82. Those cammies the recruiters wore sold me...
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 5:48:36 PM EDT
In the mid-'60s, the GT was roughly taken as a close match for IQ. Since then, I don't know.
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 6:05:10 PM EDT
It's how well you do on the slalom course in a Mustang GT! [;)] Bradd
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 6:46:06 PM EDT
Quantico, 150 cannot be the top. I know a few Marines, enlisted and officer, with GTs higher than that. Slipknot, I think you only need to have the ASVAB score if you don't have a 4-year degree. From my time as an OBC instructor I remember being told by my branch chief that the Army took a college degree in itself as qualifying regardless of GT score. With a 2 year a degree and a 110 you can go to OCS, get a commission and serve your Lt years, after that you have to have a 4 year degree to make Cpt.
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 7:03:54 PM EDT
I seem to remember my score being something like 171 or 181. Am I delusional. I am gonna have to have the recuter check my records.
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 7:33:47 PM EDT
The raw score directly equates to the amount of questions that you answer correctly. I believe they split the total number of questions answered correctly in half. When I took the test the recruiter said that the marines required a score of 50, the army and navy 55 and the airforce 60. I think that there are 200 questions on the test. So in case you answer 100 out of 200 you would have a score of 50. If you answer a 130 out of 200 you would have a score of 65. Alex
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 7:44:24 PM EDT
Don't they give the "officer selection battery" any more? I had to take it back in 88 when I went to OCS.
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 7:44:53 PM EDT
Is this a new test? Seems the one I took in the late 70's only measured 4 areas: general, mechanical, electrical and administrative.
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 9:22:51 PM EDT
I can't find any info on how the ASVAB is scored.
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 9:27:34 AM EDT
Originally Posted By TRW: Is this a new test? Seems the one I took in the late 70's only measured 4 areas: general, mechanical, electrical and administrative.
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That's USAF. Even though they all use the same test they all interpret the scores differently. In the Chair Force we had the four areas you listed scored 1-100 based on the precentage of correctly answered questions, and they also listed the overall percent correct.
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 10:05:38 AM EDT
My ASVAB score is 87 and my GT is some where over 110. All I know about the scores is that the highest "raw" score I guess you call it is 100.
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 10:09:45 AM EDT
when I was in 150 was the top end for GT. Don't know if they've changed it or not. If people are giving you outlandish numbers it may just be BS.
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 2:54:59 PM EDT
In my last billet, we use to pull all the GT scores of the officers in training to see which ones would be the problem children and which ones would not have any problems with the material, generally the AR score is the best predictor for an Artillery Officer. So I have pulled a lot of scores and I have seen them over 150. Also for those on active duty your chain of command and about anyone with an interest in you can also, I once had to for a BN CO who wanted to know how smart his officers were.
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 3:27:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/25/2001 3:25:36 PM EDT by DaMan]
Top GT score is either 150 or 160. The GT/IQ score scales are said to be roughly equivalent. DaMan
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 3:30:14 PM EDT
131 is top for standard gt scores
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