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 […]

Retake your PSI electrical exam- It’s easy!

Electricians who fail the Texas electrical exam are able to retake the test as many times as they need until they pass.  This may not be the most economical way to get your license, but it can be done.  PSI exams will allow you to sign up for your re-test as soon as you need to. […]

3 Tips for Highlighting your NEC Book for the Electrical Exam

Electricians preparing for the electrical exam have a lot on their minds.  To simplify a portion of your exam taking anxieties we have listed 3 tips for highlighting your electrical code book.  We have written longer blogs on highlighting your electrical code book for the electrical exam, but here are the top 3 tips.   […]

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 #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 […]

2014 NEC Book Style and Layout

When it comes to the 2014 NEC book it is an understatement when we say the Index at the back of the book can send people into vicious circles during an exam.  Electricians that aren’t too familiar with the books will waste precious limited minutes looking up a keyword.  When you apply for your license exam it is […]

Freebie of the Month: Mike Holt’s 2014 NEC Index

Freebie of the Month: Mike Holt’s 2014 NEC Index This free resource is from Mike Holt Enterprises.  This index was designed by Mike Holt to help electricians find what they are looking for in the 2014 NEC book in seconds.  All the difficult key words are listed and also includes the sections where these words […]

Exam Prep Question for the Electrical Exam

This question is from Mike Holt’s  2014 Electrical Exam Preparation, By Mike Holt for EC&M Magazine   Try your best to answer these questions without looking at the answers.   Q. What are the rules in sizing a supply side bonding jumper sized for parallel raceways? A. If the ungrounded supply conductors are paralleled in two […]