Free ASBOG Test
Individuals who seek to become licensed as a professional geologist will need to take the Association of State Boards of Geology (ASBOG) examination. The ASBOG examination is administered by the National Association of State Boards of Geology. It consists of two parts: fundamentals of geology (FG) and the practice of geology (PG).
The questions on the ASBOT test come from the following content domains: general geology, including field geology, geophysics, imagery, modeling, and graphical methods; mineralogy, petrology, and petrography; sedimentology, stratigraphy, and paleontology; quaternary geology, geomorphology, and surficial processes; structure, tectonics, and seismology; hydrogeology and environmental geochemistry; engineering geology; and economic geology and energy resources. The FG exam consists of 130 questions, and must be completed within four hours. The PG exam consists of a hundred questions, and must be completed within four hours. Each candidate's score report will include both raw and scaled scores. The raw score is the number of questions answered correctly.
The ASBOG exam bases scoring on questions answered correctly, with no penalty for wrong answers. For this reason, individuals are encouraged to make their best guess when unsure. The scaled score is derived from the raw score, taking into account the relative difficulty of the ASBOG test version. The highest possible scaled score is a 100, while the minimum passing score is a 70. The ASBOG examination is offered during the spring and fall of each year; interested individuals should contact their state board examination administrator.
Last Updated: 04/21/2017