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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
4 RECENT EXAMS, 200 QUESTIONS
#991 4 RECENT EXAMS by Tom Henry