ASVAB - General Science (GS)

The General Science (GS) sub-test is common to both the CAT ASVAB and the pencil and paper version of the examination. It is designed to evaluate your high school knowledge of Science.


  • Students appearing for the computerized version of the ASVAB have to solve 16 General Science (GS) questions in 8 minutes.
  • A point to remember here is that for the CAT ASVAB, the difficulty level of the questions will increase, based on the answers that you have provided.
  • Although, the difficulty level of the questions will not change in the pencil and paper version, yet the number of questions that you will have to solve here will be more than the CAT ASVAB.
  • Candidates taking the pencil and paper version will have to solve 25 General Science (GS) questions in 11 minutes.

ExamFocus' Practice Support

The information mentioned above provides an insight into the nature of the sub-test. However, if you want to ace the examination, you must know the topics covered under the General Science (GS) sub-test. Ensure that you have practiced this section well before you decide to take the test. A perfect score can be achieved only if you practice and prepare well. Use ExamFocus' sample practice questions to get your skills sharpened.

Testing & Scoring Scheme

  • The General Science (GS) sub-test of the ASVAB covers the subjects of Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
  • The score you receive for the General Science (GS) sub-test is reported separately as a Standard Score.
  • Moreover, this score is also taken into account while calculating your percentile rank.