Test Format & Content

Electrical aptitude test questions are designed to assess a candidate's knowledge in electrical aptitude and mathematics. In order to succeed on an electrical aptitude test, some level of prior knowledge and familiarity of electrical equipment, systems, and controls. Due to advances in technology, computer aptitude is now included in several electrical aptitude tests.

Areas assessed:

  • Algebra
  • Electrical concepts
  • Process flow
  • Signal flow
  • Electrical schematics
  • Electrical sequences

Candidates are required to answer simple algebra problems. Though it is not necessary to memorize any specific formulas, one must be able to calculate the problems mentally. This section is sometimes known as the algebra aptitude test. In addition to algebra, there is also a reading section. The applicant will be required to read a paragraph with instructions about electrical equipment and will then be asked questions regarding the passage. This section is used to determine the candidate’s level of understanding and ability to follow instructions when handling complex equipment.

Relevant occupations:

  • Electrical/electrical engineers
  • Electrician (technician, industrial, journeyman, control, maintenance)
  • Protective-signal repairer/installer
  • Wireman (residential, inside, journeyman)
  • Outside power lineman

Prepare for Electrical Aptitude Tests

Electrical aptitude tests have become essential for many electrical-related jobs. The equipment related to such positions is costly, and employers don’t want to put expensive machinery into the hands of those who are incapable of handling them. Because employers are so cautious during the hiring process, the results of your electrical aptitude test are very important. To ensure a high score, you must prepare and study in advance. Just being exposed to the types of questions that appear on the test will help you to be prepared for the exam. JobTestPrep will soon be offering a PrepPack™ so you can ace your test and get the job. Check back soon for more info.