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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 […]

Easy Way to Put Together Your Study Plan

Your Study PlanPutting 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 article […]

The Time Trap: Time Management

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 anxious before or during your electrical exam, you may make some avoidable mistakes.  Half the battle is answering correctly […]

Electrical Exam Prep Tip #135: Choosing the Right 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 program taught by an actual instructor? Will I […]

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Answering Multiple Choice Questions

    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 test […]

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Which 2014 NEC Articles To Highlight For the Electrical Exam?

Have questions about this guide?  If you are on a budget and already own your code book, this guide is for you.  This guide tells you exactly what to highlight in the 2014 NEC.   Highlight only those areas you will need for the license exam.  Simply follow the guide that shows you what articles and tables are essential […]

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Electrical Exam Prep Tip #113 – Ohm’s Law

OHM’s law and our pie chart are the only calculations and formula that the test taker should focus on. P divided by Current (I) times the Voltage (E) is used for calculating demand loads, calculating transformers, calculating services, calculating the minimum number of circuits required for a particular dwelling/occupancy, and in calculating a wire size […]