Electrical Exam Prep Tip #146 – Dealing With Electrical Questions

  Helpful Tip #146 When you’re dealing with an electrical question, the easiest way to find the answer is to: 1. Find the subject of the question. 2. In the NEC book Index, find the word or words that best describe the subject of the question. 3. Finally, list the reference(s) following that word in […]

Electrical Exam Prep Tip #147 – General Electrical Standards

Helpful Tip #147 These four chapters from the National Electrical Code Book ®  NFPA include general electrical standards that apply to ALL installations. Chapter 1: General Chapter 2: Wiring and Protection  Chapter 3: Wiring Methods and Materials Chapter 4: Equipment for General Use This will be helpful to know when you are taking your master […]

Electrical Exam Prep Tip #148 – Minimum Allowable Installations

  Helpful Tip #148 When reading an electrical exam question which describes minimum allowable installations, you will find key words and phrases such as: at least, no less than, and smallest allowable.  These types of questions frequently appear in the master electrical exam and the journeyman electrical exam. Don’t be fooled.   Recent Posts 3 […]

Electrical Exam Prep Tip #127- Approved Reference Book

  The Texas PSI examination questions are based on the 2014 bound edition. The NEC HANDBOOK is not allowed in the examination room.       If you are taking the master electrical exam or the journeyman electrical exam in the state of Texas you are allowed to take the National Electrical Code ® inside the testing […]

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Electrical Exam Prep Tip #143- Information Bulletin

  The exam proctor has an “Examiner or Candidate Bulletin”.  In this bulletin you will find information such as what is allowed into the exam room, what reference materials to bring, the length and time limit of the exam and finally the subject areas which tells you exactly what needs to be studied. As soon […]

Easy Way to Put Together Your Study Plan

Your Study Plan Putting it all together.  Set goals and objectives then rank them in order from weakest areas to strongest areas then make a time plan based on them.  Spend more time on your weak subject areas.  Make yourself a ‘base sheet’ for your daily study plan with time allocated to each subject or […]

The Time Trap: Time Management

Half the battle is answering correctly and the other half is completing the electrical test within the allotted time. The electrical exam is an important step to becoming licensed. Even with ample preparation, you may feel stressed and anxious. A bit of stress might be helpful; it keeps you alert. However, if you feel too […]

Electrical Exam Prep Tip #135: Exam Prep Programs

  Helpful Tip #135: Exam Prep Programs When looking for an exam prep program ask yourself the following:  Is the program long enough or the correct speed for me to cover the topics what I’ll be tested on?  Does the program cover all the areas on my specific electrical exam?  Is the […]

Answering Multiple Choice Questions

http://texas.electricalexcel.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Multiple-Choice-questions.mp4     Practice Exams The purpose of each practice Texas electrical exam is to provide exercise of how to navigate through the electrical NEC book.  If you know the answers in the practice exams, verify the answer and use the code book to locate the source and highlight it.   Practice exams for the journeyman […]