The types of questions are the same, so studying should be the same, but as it is adaptive it finds the ceiling of your knowledge and then that is where you are at. On a paper test if you make a mistake and put say the wrong answer for 2+2 as 3, it is wrong, but with the adaptive test if you get that wrong it will go to say 2+1, then if you get that right it will continue to get harder so that one mistake can be overcome.Yeah the ASVAB is adaptive too, but I don't know that the results are that much different than with a non-adaptive test. Maybe at the mid ranges there might be a notable change, but at either edge of the spectrum I imagine it'd be about the same. No idea. But at least with the paper version you could study and prepare for the ASTB portion; with this new version you really can't.
the thing that is different is using the joystick vice looking on the paper and picking a direction.