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The focus of the IBEW aptitude test is on finding applicants whose abilities match apprenticeship requirements. In order to be able to impress your employer with your knowledge, it is best to prepare. You have the affordable opportunity to fully prepare for the IBEW test with JobTestPrep.


IBEW Electrical Apprenticeship Application

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) partnered with the NJATC to create an aptitude test for its apprenticeship selection process.

When you apply to IBEW with the aim of becoming an electrical apprentice, you will need to undertake the following hiring process:

Application – Fill an application at a Joint Apprenticeship and Training Center (JATC). That completed form is then evaluated in terms of the minimum requirements of the local IBEW apprenticeship program. If your application information meets basic requirements, an IBEW aptitude test will be scheduled.

IBEW Electrical Apprenticeship Test – The IBEW apprenticeship test consists of two separate sections:

Algebra & Functions

Reading Comprehension

The test scoring is done by an independent facility, which sends the results to your local JATC. You will then be notified as to whether or not you passed the IBEW apprentice test.

In the event you do not receive a passing score, the application process comes to an end. In contrast, passing the IBEW test results in the scheduling of an in-person interview.

Interview – You can expect to be interviewed by at least one IBEW representative as well as one representative from the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). After the interview, you will receive an overall ranking and be placed on an eligibility list for a period of two years.

As openings occur, in accordance with the ranking order, candidates will be notified to begin their apprenticeship. If an applicant does not become an apprentice within the two-year period, a reapplication is necessary.


IBEW Apprenticeship Test Format

The total exam time is 2.5 hours including instructions, actual testing time, and the break period between the two sections of the test battery. Expect to be present at the test facility for three hours. Most candidates find the time frame for each section adequate and feel no need to rush through the questions. However, we do recommend working through the exam at a steady pace. Avoid spending an inordinate amount of time on any question. Manage your time by calculating how many minutes you can devote to each answer. There is no penalty for wrong answers, so try to answer every question. Guess if necessary.


IBEW Math

The Algebra & Functions section of the IBEW electrician apprenticeship test contains 33 questions and has a time limit of 46 minutes. The math questions involve algebra and its many functions.

When you work on IBEW practice tests, you gain familiarity with the format and content of the types of questions found on the real IBEW apprentice test. This type of preparation is geared to a more relaxed, comfortable, and successful testing experience.


Reading Comprehension

This portion of the test battery is comprised of fairly long passages. The questions concerning each passage are meant to assess your ability to discern details and conclusions from the information presented.

The test contains 36 questions. The time frame for the Reading Comprehension section is 51 minutes.


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