Electrical Exam Prep Tip #104 – Timed Exams

  Helpful Tip # 104 Finding the code section as quickly as possible during an exam is truly the key to passing. If you buy yourself a moment or so with 20 to 40 code questions, that time will add up and give you a much better chance to spend quality review time on the […]

Electrical Exam Prep Tip #102- NEC Layout

Helpful Tip # 102 There is simply no substitution for not knowing and understanding the LAYOUT of the basic framework of the National Electrical Code® book. Knowing the breakdown of Chapter Two, for example, will help you quickly find an answer that deals with minimum layout and receptacle placements, or load calculation questions. www.TexasElectricalExam.com Texas […]

Electrical Exam Prep Tip #101- Read Answers

  Always read not only the question itself, but also read ALL four of the ANSWERS. Often times the question itself does not contain enough information to be able to ascertain the correct article or location in the Code book, but the answers will be a good clue to where the correct answer can be […]

Electrical Exam Prep Tip #149- Maximum Allowable Requirements

  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. 

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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.