Preparing for an Electrical
IT's ABOUT THE CODE BOOK and TIME!
Most exam applicants agree the
is the most difficult part of an electrical exam. Time becomes such an
important factor. 100 open book questions are to be answered in 4 hours on the exam.
Today exams state "open book" questions,
BUT, the only reference book allowed in
the exam room is the Code
Your score on the open
book exam depends on how familiar you are with the Code book. Most
exams applicants run out of time and are not able to find all the
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 this 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.
In general there are usually 8 to 10
really difficult questions on the exam. The remaining questions after proper preparation
you will be able to find within the allotted 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 opne book exam. I teach by being properly
prepared withhow 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
What one must note is your
hi-lited Ultimate Code book and Key Word Index book
must be continually updated
as new exam questions appear monthly.
Key Word Index is such a valuable tool! This book is NOT
in some testing centers. The KEY is to use it at home to
these troublesome answers so on the day of the exam you can recall them.
of a recent question:
Motors and other rotating electrical machinery shall be totally
or designed so as to minimize the entrance of ______.
(a) moisture (b) dust
(c) corrosive particles (d) all of these
finding this without the KEY WORD INDEX in 2.4 minutes. It may take
contains 61 NEW
KEY WORDS to add to your 2014 and 2017
KEY WORD INDEX containing code section and page number. The UPDATE
also contains 100 recent exam ANSWERS
to check and make sure they are
in your Ultimate Code book.
contains 100 recent open book code questions in four
25 question exams so you can monitor your improvement in the code
one hour at a time.
three keys in preparing and passing an electrical exam are:
(2) general math (3) retention (retaining what you read)
I had a lady student years ago who worked for an electrical contractor
payroll and clerical work. She had never connected a wire in her life,
but had the three
key assets, she
loved to read, used math in her work, and was very good at
what she was properly taught in class. She passed the master exam on
attempt with a 76% score.
The difficulty occurs when you say Code book. Most applicants
taking an exam are not familiar enough with the Code book and it's easy
to understand why only 25 out of 100 pass an electrical exam on the
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