ASVAB Automotive and Shop Information Exam Format.

Depending on whether you are taking the CAT-ASVAB or the P&P ASVAB, there are different numbers of questions and time allotted.


10 Questions

7 Minutes


25 Questions

11 Minutes

What gets tested?

Many candidates do not study much for the automotive and shop information exam because they are already familiar with engines and DIY tools in the years gone by – often due to an innate interest.

Test Taking Tips!

To score high at the ASVAB automotive and shop information test, candidates must studyin the weeks and months leading up to the exam – taking as many ASVAB test questionsas possible.

  • Get hands-on experience.The best way to learn about engines is to receive practical experience on how they work. Ask a family member or a friend to assist, if possible and – if not – go to your local mechanic and ask them if you can spend a day, free of charge, on their site to learn more about not just engines but also about the tools used daily to resolve the common complaints that crop up.
  • Watch videos. The next-best thing to practical experience is video footage. True, studying tutorials and books has its own set of advantages but it cannot compare to seeing objects and engines work – whether this is in the real-life setting or watching those settings on free online videos. Often, these videos can become a far easier method of studying for the automotive and shop information exam than studying books and guides.
  • Take ASVAB test exams. Practice questions are always the best way to prepare for the exam because they let you know whether you have the knowledge needed to take on the real thing. And if you are hoping to score high on this part of the ASVAB exam, then practice questions become that much more important. By learning from detailed, explained answers, you plug any gaps in your knowledge and bring your understanding of a topic to the next level.
  • Make ASVAB flashcards. At ASVAB Test Practice, we are a great advocate of flashcards, so much so that we have created hundreds of flashcards to help you pass the exam. That said, you can always make your own. Creating flashcards is free, simple, and – when done properly – can maximize the learning experience with a minimum of learning time. This is no different for the automotive/shop information exam.


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