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 #107 – Exam Questions

  Helpful Tip # 107 One of the key items about the PSI exam in Texas is that the test writers are very specific with the phraseology and wording of both a test question and the answer. One critical component that you have to pay attention to; is literally, how does your answer matchup word […]

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.    […]

Article 690.47: Grounding Electrode System

  This Article is extracted from Mike Holt’s Illustrated Guide to Understanding NEC® Requirements for Solar Photovoltaic Systems.   Understanding NEC Requirements for Solar Photovoltaic Systems, Based on the 2011 NEC   Click here to buy a copy or read more about it.         *Please note in the follwing extraction that blue underlined text indicates a […]

Top 8 Test Taking Tips for the PSI Exam Prep

Exam Prep Tips Regardless of what you’ve been studying and how you’ve been studying, here are some basic exam prep tips to keep in mind when getting ready for the big one. 1. Give yourself enough time to study Don’t leave it until the last minute to cram.  Make sure to download and use the […]