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Electrical Exam Prep Tip #142 – Index of the NEC

Highlight your index at the back of the NEC book and add page numbers as you study for the electrical exam.   There are no page numbers on the index now, save time during the electrical test and prepare ahead of time.  Download the PSI Information bulletin, this tells you exactly what will be in the […]

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Electrical Exam Prep Tip #144 – Understand the NEC

  Understanding the NEC is your challenge in preparing for the master electrical exam or the journeyman electrical exam.  During the open book electrical exam you will need to know how to quickly spot the articles and tables in the NEC that you will need to answer the questions correctly. Study the table of contents in […]

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Electrical Exam Prep Tip #145 – Parts of the Articles

  Personalize your NEC book It is helpful to circle in red or highlight in pink each Part heading (marked with Roman numerals: I, II, III, etc.) of every Article, and write that numeral at the top of the page. That way, when you look for a particular Part of that Article during your electrical […]

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Electrical Exam Prep Tip #146 – Dealing With Electrical Questions

  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 the index on […]

Electrical Exam Prep Tip #147 – General Electrical Standards

These four chapters from the National Electrical Code Book ®  NFPA include general electrical standards that apply to ALL installations. Chapter 1: GeneralChapter 2: Wiring and Protection Chapter 3: Wiring Methods and MaterialsChapter 4: Equipment for General UseThis will be helpful to know when you are taking your master electrical exam or the journeyman electrical exam. […]

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Electrical Exam Prep Tip #148 – Minimum Allowable Installations

  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. 

Electrical Exam Prep Tip #127- Approved Reference Book

  The Texas PSI examination questions are based on the 2014 bound edition as of the writing of this blog. 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 […]

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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 as […]