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Hey everyone, I am trying to prepare for the IBEW Electrical Apprenticeship test at the end of this month. I'm kind of confused on what the test is made of. IBEW.org says its mainly reading comprehension and algebra. Some people have told me that it has Mechanical Aptitude and other things. I'm just trying to figure out what to study to pass this test. PLEASE HELP!!
 

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It would help if we knew what type of apprenticeship you were looking to enter:
Lineman, Inside/outside, residential, or communications


Try some of these - inside/outside:



http://www.eiaa.asn.au/upl_images/Aptitude Test_July 06.pdf
 

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Congratulations on your ability to even take the IBEW test. When I started out in the IBEW (34 years ago) you did not have to pass an entrance exam, you had to have a family member in good standing as a member of the local you were to work for. Times have changed for the better.
Can you talk to anyone associated with the testing program? Are you a recent high school grad? And what type of local is this? Sometimes test's are related to the type of work your particular local does. Industrial, Commercial etc...
Expect math for sure and possibly some mechanical applications like gearing and pulleys. Maybe some assembly questions like making flat shapes into pictures shown. If you have recently graduated from school and are good at math you should be fine. I am glad I did not have to take Algebra, I still do not know it. Good luck and let us know how you do.
Anyone else out there that can help this guy? I was not much help.
 

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If you did relatively well in High School algebra 1, you should ace the math portion. The rest of the test is reading comprehension (do you understand what you're reading?) and mechanical aptitude. Studying for mechanical aptitude is darn near impossible, either you "get" the aspects of the physical nature of things or you do not. If anyone you respect ever mentioned that you're "mechanically inclined" I wouldn't worry about passing mechanical aptitude.
 

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Thanks so much for all the help! I actually am graduating with a degree in Electrical Eng. I have taken soo much math. I'm just worried about the Mechanical Aptitude. I am going for Inside Wireman in Cleveland, Ohio. On the site NJATC is only says Math and Reading, I was just worried about the Mechanical Aptitutde I was hearing about, I'm not quite sure if I am very familair with it?
 

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Mechanical aptitude:

Which direction was this bed pushed?


(left, right, foward, back)

If you folded this flat cardboard, what shape would you end up with?


(ball, coffin, hexagon, cube)
 

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Yeah those are the types of problems I thought were going to be a problem. I just got that exact book on Spatial Relations, I think if I brush up on old math and study this stuff I should be just fine. Also thanks very much for that practice test, I was looking for stuff like that but couldn't find it. You guys are sooooo helpful....Can't thank you enough!
 

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Our spacial relation test included a lot of "paper folding" questions. They'll show you a square, show two or three stages of folding and then punch a hole in it. Question is what does it look like when you unfold the paper. Don't have an example, but Celtics are similar to some of the ones I experienced as well. Good Luck!:thumbsup:
 

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okay, i have been studying my old algebra book and also I got that spacial relations book with the unfolding stuff. How was the timing part of the test. Some people said that the test time limit was pretty quick during the reading comprehension. I am going to be rushed during this test?
 

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okay, i have been studying my old algebra book and also I got that spacial relations book with the unfolding stuff. How was the timing part of the test. Some people said that the test time limit was pretty quick during the reading comprehension. I am going to be rushed during this test?

It's a test....you are given x amount of problems to answer in y amount of time...you are to answer as many as possible(correctly, will help :thumbsup:) in the allotted time...any questions?
 

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Hey everyone, I am trying to prepare for the IBEW Electrical Apprenticeship test at the end of this month. I'm kind of confused on what the test is made of. IBEW.org says its mainly reading comprehension and algebra. Some people have told me that it has Mechanical Aptitude and other things. I'm just trying to figure out what to study to pass this test. PLEASE HELP!!
When I took the test for Local 910, it was strictly math and reading comprehension. I thought it was pretty easy, even the math section and I never did well with it in school. Honestly, I thought it was going to be much harder than it was. Best of luck to you!
 
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