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Old 03-17-2009, 10:04 PM   #1
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I am getting ready to take the apt test, but i am not sure what to study can anyone assist me on what to study

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Old 03-18-2009, 01:08 PM   #2
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When you applied they should of told you, and given you a book that talks about the aptitude test... at least when I applied to 292 yesterday they did.

http://mplsjatc.org/pdf/applications...titudetest.pdf
http://www.njatc.org/training/appren...mple_test.html

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No all I got was a certified letter telling the date of the exam.. No guide or anything...
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No all I got was a certified letter telling the date of the exam.. No guide or anything...

If we knew where "us" was someone might be able to help you. Then again if you read though the post here or did a search, most of your questions have already been answered.
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I dont appreciate that at all, i didnt look and what are you talking about "us"
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I dont appreciate that at all, i didnt look and what are you talking about "us"
If your talking about an IBEW apt test different locals have simlar but different designed test. We don't what are you are from by stating location as "us". At least give a State if "us" is the USA. If you search the board for testing, study guide ect. you will get a lot of results for applying for an apprentricship through the IBEW/IEC/ABC/WEC ect.
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Charleston, WV local 466 is where the local is
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The aptitude test I took had algebra and functions for the math portion.

The algebra that was on it was roughly equal to what you would see in an intermediate algebra course at a local community college. Some of it was as easy as plugging in a given number for x and then solve. Compass tests are required before you take the test. If you take the compass and your math score is below intermediate algebra id take a class or two or study on your own.
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Did you ever get information which was usable???
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No not really but I did take the test about 2-3 wks ago. and just got the results in and i have to take it again 6mths. there was a alot of simplyfying equations.. following the sequence of numbers and finishing it with the next correct answers.. I didnt find a webiste online class for tech math for 110.00 that i believe the jatc provide.. I also was going thru mathtv.com all its subjects just to try and be at least somewhat ready for the test but they didnt go thru some of the items I seen on the test...

I also found out they do not provide a guide for the test at the charleston,wv local ibew, but i believe i seen on here that some locations to provide a prep guide for the test
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If you want to smoke the test,

you better know algebra all the way through college 100 level like the back of your hand.

That's knowing all the 90 level stuff, and being able to do it fast.
The test goes very very fast. No need to take the class down at the local community college, just go check out an old college algebra textbook at the library, buckle down, and do all the lessons. Geometry, and trigonometry is a must too, without any doubt, you will use it all very often on the job.

Reading is the same thing, you've got to know all the way up to 100 level stuff.

I'm no academic, but what the union wants is people who are solid middle class kids who did well in high school. Now, the best of the best are all hillbilly einsteins, but that's another story altogether.
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Now, the best of the best are all hillbilly einsteins, but that's another story altogether.
? care to elaborate on that? that soudns like an interesting different story altogether.

Like they said man, study an old algebra textbook, that's what i did. It was worth it. You forget so much stuff if you don't use it. and you will need it once you start school. There is so much math in the apprenticeship school, you'll get good at things you may have sucked at in the past.
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If your talking about an IBEW apt test different locals have simlar but different designed test. We don't what are you are from by stating location as "us". At least give a State if "us" is the USA. If you search the board for testing, study guide ect. you will get a lot of results for applying for an apprentricship through the IBEW/IEC/ABC/WEC ect.
I'm taking the test in 9 days here in Philly, and i needed the sudy guides.
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This test was composed of two parts, math and reading comprehension.

The first part is straight algebra problems. They consisted of 36 algebriac equation wich consisted of number sequence, variable solution problems, simplifying, simplyfing, simplifying, graphs, roots, and ratio problems too. Plus you only had a time limit of about 56 minute for the first part of this exam following the second.

Next, the second part of the exam was reading comprehension. It had four stories. These stories range anything from earth, science, history, and/or astrology. Each story was about 4-6 paragraphs long and you only had about another 56 minute to complete this section. After each story, you had 8 to 13 question to complete. Some where easy, and some questions where complex, others needed critical thinking.

Word of advice for all, bring a clock with out a calculator on it, so you can pase yourself. No calculators are aloud to be used. Good luck and study your math thoroughly. Its not easy if you didn't study algebra for a while.

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I give up.
Getting into this apprentice trade is nuts.
The math portion was entirely too difficult.

Screw giving the union $40 every year just to fail that **** like so many others...
makes me wonder how much money Local 98 is banking off of this scam.
And i call it a scam because they know there's barely any jobs, yet they keep accepting apprentices.

I wouldnt be surprised if the testing fee gets raised to $100 soon.
No doubt people will still pay it.
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If the math is so very difficult, and you have taken the test twice, did you give any honest effort at study the year in between tests?

How about a tutor is math is really not your thing. Or, just give up.
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I used this website for algebra
http://www.algebrahelp.com/
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cant give up...I was on that route too but i said you know what..what place pays you too learn and be a union member..come on. cant get better than that..its a long road but you gotta get over the speed bumps.
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I am not worried about the math,I really worried about the reading because I am a Chinese -- !
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cant give up...I was on that route too but i said you know what..what place pays you too learn and be a union member..come on. cant get better than that..its a long road but you gotta get over the speed bumps.
but what specifically do we study to pass. I need some kind of guideline. please help. I am a single mother struggling to survive thanks. I used to be good at math years ago. but still can relearn.

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