I am not sure that requirements for the minimum scores on the ASVAB has changed recently.However, since multitude of peoples are attempting to enlist during these hard economic times, spaces for enlistment became more competitive. For example 6 years ago one could get a decent job in the Navy with an ASVAB score of 35 (the minimum score), while now a recruiter wont even waste his time if an applicant does not score a 50 or above. It also depends on what branch of the military you are looking at, the more applicants for the branch obviously the more competitive getting in will become. I believe the minimum score for most branches are 30-35 on the ASVAB ( I would ask a recruiter to verify that), however if you want to qualify for certain jobs and bonuses and remain a competitive applicant you would need to score a 50 or greater. Hope that helped in some way.