All potential Navy SEALs are requested to take and pass what is known as the Armed Service Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test. In order to be accepted as a Navy SEAL recruit you must be able to meet a specific rating when taking this test. All applicants are encouraged to take what is known as a pre-ASVAB. This is a pre-screening test that will inform you in which areas you need to study and receive more training before you take your official Armed Service Vocational Aptitude Battery test.
The Armed Service Vocational Aptitude Battery Test will include the following sections: Word knowledge, paragraph comprehension, mathematics knowledge, arithmetic reasoning, General Science, auto and shop information, mechanical comprehension, electronics information, numerical operations, and coding speed.
To be accepted in the BUD/S Training program which all Navy SEAL recruits must take, you must receive the following scores based on multiple categories:
You must receive a combined total of 165 between General Science, mechanical comprehension, and electronics information, or you must receive a 220 between mathematics knowledge, mechanical compression, coding speed and VE.
If you fail to score these grades you will not be accepted into the BUD/S Training program. Therefore, it is vitally important for anyone considering becoming a Navy SEAL to study hard and to focus on their studies in order to receive an acceptable rating. Many Navy SEAL hopefuls don’t take this test seriously, and end up failing their test and never get the opportunity to realize their dream of becoming a Navy SEAL.