Electrical Exam Prep Tip #135: Choosing the Right 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 […]

Electrical Exam Prep Tip #113

Helpful Tip # 113 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 […]

Electrical Exam Prep Tip #112: Transformer Questions

Helpful Tip # 112 : Transformer Questions Transformer questions are actually quite simple, however the state exam writers intentionally include a lot of distracting information. The unprepared test taker will read too much into a transformer question and then draw a complete blank. However, if it asks to size the maximum or minimum short circuit, […]

Electrical Exam Prep Tip #111 – Transformer Questions

Helpful Tip # 111 When dealing with a transformer question the test taker must determine whether or not the question is a calculation question that involves the sizing of over current protection devices, or is simply just a question using Ohms Law to size the transformer.   www.TexasElectricalExam.com Recent Posts 3 Tips for Highlighting your […]

Electrical Exam Prep Tip #110 – Condurctor Mistakes

Helpful Tip # 110 BE CAREFUL HOW THEY WORD THE NUMBER OF CONDUCTORS. They note that “A 250 kcmil …. Conductor … WITH (3) other similar conductors…” therefore we are actually dealing with a total of 4 conductors. This is a common wording used by the state exam writers and it causes many test takers […]

Electrical Exam Prep Tip #109

Helpful Tip # 109 It is attention to minute, specific details that can make a 5-to-10 point difference on a test examiners score. It is highly imperative to reread a test question after you think you’ve formulated your answer just to ensure that you have in fact actually picked the answer that matches exactly word […]

Electrical Exam Prep Tip #108 – Inches

Helpful Tip # 108 Usually in the field, we express answers or express measurements as square inches or square feet or cubic feet such as 39.37 sq. in. The code; however, states the inches in parentheses and then has the word square on the outside. Example: (39.37 in.) square   www.TexasElectricalExam.com Recent Posts 3 Tips […]

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 calculation […]

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.     […]