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Preparing for an Electrical License Exam?


For use with the
2014 & 2017 NEC

   Most applicants agree this is the most difficult part of an electrical exam. Time becomes such an important factor. 100 open book questions are to be answered in either 4 or 5 hours on the exam.
    Today exams state "open book" questions, but if you note they ask questions that are NOT from the Code book but on theory, general knowledge, AC-DC fundamentals, controls, etc. BUT, the only reference book allowed in the exam room is the Code book.
    Your score on the open book exam depends on how familiar you are with the Code book. Most exam applicants run out of time and are not able to find all the answers to the questions within the limited time.
    The key to an open book exam is not to spend too much time on one question. If the question does not contain a key word that you can find in the index, skip the question, and continue to the next question. If you spend 3 minutes, 5 minutes, 6 minutes on a question and never find the answer, you are eating into the time that should be used for the answers you can find.
    In general there are usually 8 to 10 really difficult questions on am exam. The remaining questions after proper preparation you will be able to find within the alotted time. Skip these 8 or 10 as you recognize them and move on finding the other answers. If you answer 75 questions correctly out of a total of 100 questions, your score would be 75%! That's better than in some cases where the applicant hasn't even answered 20 questions and time has run out. You can't spend 5 or 6 minutes on a question. Never leave a question unanswered, unanswered is counted wrong. Always select a multiple choice answer before time runs out.
    Proper preparation is so important in passing an open book exam. I teach by being properly prepared with how to find your way around in the Code book, you'll be able to look up all the answers within the time limit.
                4 hour exam = 240 minutes/100 questions = 2.4 minutes per question.

    The three keys in preparing and passing an electrical exam are:
    (1) reading  (2) general math  (3) retention (retaining what you have read) •Some questions in Exams 1 & 2 are repeated in Exams 3 & 4 to check your rentention.
    By working these exams you can see your strenghts and the categories in which you need to improve. The old saying is "practice makes perfect," I teach, "perfect practice makes perfect." These exams will show you what to practice.
    Study-aids are available; when used, makes the exam much more passable. It takes work, if it were easy, everyone would pass.

    With test taking, it's not what we don't know that hurts, it's what we know that ain't so!


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