Electrical Exam Prep Tip #152 – None of the Above

  Helpful Tip #152 Don’t be fooled into picking “None of the above” answers just because you are not certain of the correct answer.   “None of the above” answer choice is usually a distractor used by test writers as an effective option for factual information in our case math questions to make this question […]

Electrical Exam Prep Tip #150- Code Exceptions

  Helpful Tip #150 Unless an exam question in the master electrical exam or the journeyman electrical exam specifically states that it includes a code exception, do not base your answer on any exceptions. The most correct answer is one which does not take exceptions into account, unless you are instructed to do so.    […]

Electrical Exam Prep Tip #149- Maximum Allowable Requirements

  Helpful Tip #149 When reading electrical exam questions which are describing maximum allowable requirements, look for key words or phrases that include: no greater than, most, greatest, highest, and shall not exceed.  The master electrical exam and the journeyman electrical exam will have several questions in this similar format.  Pay close attention.   Recent […]

Electrical Exam Prep Tip #142 – Index of the NEC

Helpful Tip #142 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 […]

Electrical Exam Prep Tip #144 – Understand the NEC

  Helpful Tip #144 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 […]

Electrical Exam Prep Tip #145 – Parts of the Articles

  Helpful Tip #145 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 […]

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 Electrical […]

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 […]