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The National Joint Apprenticeship Training Center (NJATC) Aptitude Test is taken by prospective apprentices to Inside Electrician and Limited Energy Technician positions. It is administered by the 300 training programs established by NECA/IBEW throughout the U.S.
You will find two sections on the pre-apprenticeship test:
The mathematical section of the test covers four types of algebraic equations:
There is no penalty for guessing. Since your score is dependent on correct answers only, it is best to answer all of the questions.
Your test is then scored by an independent facility that sends your results to your training center 2-4 weeks after you took the exam. The training center will mail these results to you.
You have a Qualifying Aptitude Test if you score at least 4 out of a possible 9. In the event that your test does not qualify, a re-application can be filed six months after you took the test.
If your exam does qualify, an interview will be scheduled to take place during the month following the test.
This post-test interview is of major importance. This interview will last a mere 10 minutes. Interviewers are primarily concerned that you possess upstanding behavioral traits. The focus is on three key areas:
In terms of work experience and skills, interviewers are looking for short descriptions of the results of your prior work. Ten minutes will fly by, so only take a minute to describe a prior situation, your actions taken, and the results.
Your interview score is relative to your rank compared to the entire group of test-takers and interviewees. If your result is non-qualifying, you must wait two-years before re-applying. However, if you succeed, you will go forward into your Apprenticeship.
Many people believe that electrical work experience is required prior to applying for an apprenticeship. However, the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) in conjunction with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) has established a simple application procedure that opens doors to everyone. A qualifying application requires only two factors:
Upon receipt of a qualifying application, the training center will supply you a test date and time, along with a booklet containing a sample test. You can expect to take the test during the month after the application is filed.
To the test, bring a photo ID and $10 fee. Calculators are not allowed. Be sure to arrive 5 to 10 minutes early, as late arrivals will be considered a “no-show.”
You can thoroughly prepare for the behavioral questions and your entire interview process here with video tutorials, tips, and more.
Depending on your location, you may have to take a different exam. Below is a list of other exams you may encounter when applying to an electrician pre-apprenticeship.
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