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 #103 – Table of Contents

Helpful Tip # 103 We strongly encourage you to learn to utilize the Table of Contents in the FRONT OF THE CODE BOOK. On the Journeyman’s exam for example, 19 questions, a full 25% of your exam will come from Chapter Three items. The table of contents is a MUCH FASTER tool to find these […]

6 Test Taking Habits to Break

It’s no secret that the electrical exam is a difficult exam, and preparing for it will require a good deal of your time and effort.   This is a great opportunity to shake off any anxiety you’re feeling about the electrical exam.  Stop beating yourself up, trust your abilities and dive right in!   Here are […]

Electrical Exam Prep Tip #101- Read Answers

  Helpful Tip #101 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 […]

The Time Trap: Time Management

Half the battle is answering correctly and the other half is completing the electrical test within the allotted time. 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 […]

Must-Have Formulas for Your Exam

Write these formulas in your code book, you’ll be glad you did. The following images are from Mike Holt’s Illustrated Guide To Electrical Exam Preparation 2011 Edition, and you can learn more about these formulas here.  You will also find questions to help you understand how to use these formulas.  If you are preparing for […]

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 […]