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What Is the Electrical Aptitude Test?

Unlike the name suggests, the test has nothing to do with electricity. It is designed to assess your ability to learn the required skills to become an electrician through an apprenticeship. Therefore, it is often referred to as the IBEW Aptitude Test, after the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

That assessment is done by multiple-choice questions on 2 main topics:

  • Basic Math (Trades Math)
    • Algebra (functions, equations, etc.)
    • Number series
  • Reading comprehension

How Does the Electrical Aptitude Test Look Like?

The following table summarizes the Electrical Aptitude Test:

Section Topics Questions Time
Trades Math

Algebra and number series

33 (multiple-choice) 46 minutes
Reading Comprehension Reading comprehension 36 (multiple-choice) 50 minutes
Total   69 96 minutes

Why Do You Need to Take an Electrical Aptitude Test?

Becoming an electrician apprentice is no easy task. You will go through around 900 hours of classes and 8,00 hours of on-the-job training to complete your apprenticeship.

That is why the institutes and labor unions of electrical workers want to make sure you have the ABILITY to learn the required skills.

Who Needs to Take an Electrical Aptitude Test?

Anyone who looks to works as an electrician through an apprenticeship program you will be required to pass the Electrical Aptitude test. These include:

  • Inside wireman
  • Outside wireman
  • Residential wireman
  • Sound/communication technician

Who Conducts the Electrical Aptitude Test?

The main bodies in charge of the Electrical Aptitude Test are the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA).

The test itself is administered by the training institute formed by these two organizations: the Electric Training Alliance (formerly: NJATC).

All the following names are equivalent names of the Electrical Aptitude Test:

  • NJATC Aptitude Test / JATC Aptitude Test
  • IBEW Aptitude Test
  • Electrical Training Alliance Aptitude Test
  • Electrician Apprentice Test / Electrician Pre-Apprenticeship Test

How to Pass Your Electrical Aptitude Test?

Most people cannot afford the time and money to spend on complete knowledge courses of algebra and reading comprehension. However, through Electrical Aptitude-geared-focused practice, you can definitely make a change.

For much more content about the test, how to prepare, sample questions and a free sample test, visit the IBEW Aptitude Test page.

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