An apprenticeship test (or preapprenticeship test) is designed to assess candidates applying for an apprenticeship in one of the labor unions across the U.S. and Canada. Common examples are the IBEW Test (electricians), the EIAT (elevator mechanics), and the Sheet Metal Apprenticeship Test.
Some employers in the private and public sectors also use preapprenticeship screening tests for their apprenticeship programs, the most notable of which is the Amazon RME Apprenticeship Test.
These tests vary depending on the trade, but they usually contain a combination of math, reading comprehension, mechanical aptitude, measurement reading, and other topics.
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The following trades require a preapprenticeship test:
All applicants for an electrical apprenticeship take the electrical apprentice test, more commonly referred to as the IBEW Aptitude Test, named after the labor union conducting it, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW).
The test contains rather advanced math and reading comprehension questions.
Passing a uniform aptitude test known as the Elevator Industry Aptitude Test (EIAT) is a preliminary condition for an apprenticeship in the elevator industry. The test is conducted by the NEIEP (National Elevator Industry Education Program), so it is also called the NEIEP Apprenticeship Test.
The EIAT test contains 3 sections  math, verbal reasoning, and mechanical aptitude.
The Ironworker Aptitude Test is conducted by major union locals for applicants wishing to apply for an apprenticeship. It combines basic math, advanced math (number series, algebra, word problems, and geometry) alongside reading comprehension.
The Millwright Aptitude Test is used as a selection tool by various locals across the U.S. and Canada. While the exact structure may vary depending on the local, the test covers math, verbal reasoning, mechanical aptitude, and spatial reasoning.
Sheet Metal Worker
Aptitude tests for becoming a sheet metal worker are not always required (that depends on the state), but many of the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, and Transportation Workers (SMART) JATC apprenticeship programs require it, such as the Southern California JATC and the Western Washington JATC, among many others.
The Sheet Metal Apprenticeship Test contains 4 sections  math, spatial aptitude, mechanical aptitude, and abstract reasoning (the math test is conducted separately).
Heavy Equipment Operator
Plumber
Machinist
Welder
Carpenter
Other Employers  Many employers have their own apprenticeship programs, requiring
Math Word Problem At the pencil factory, 7% of all the pencils produced come out cracked. If 56 cracked pencils were produced on a given day, how many pencils were produced in total that day? 
Explanation:
7% of the pencils produced are cracked. 
Spatial Reasoning Problem Which of the four options, shown from a different perspective, it this cube? 
Explanation:

Mechanical Reasoning Problem How far does the mass rise when the rope is pulled for 6 cm? 
Explanation:
The correct answer is 2. In a multiple pulley system, the force required to lift the load is calculated by dividing the weight of the load by the number of rope sections supporting it. The load in this question is supported by 2 sections of rope. Note that the rope sections of the last two pulleys do not support the load and do not provide any mechanical advantage. Therefore, the force required to lift the mass is divided by two compared to the force required to lift the mass without the pulley system. A multiple pulley system may allow one to use less force to lift a load, but the rope is pulled a longer distance than the load moves. The smaller force needed to lift a load with a pulley system is used over a longer distance. The ratio between the force required to lift the mass with the pulley system to the force required without it is inversely proportional to the distance the rope is pulled compared to the distance the load rises. Therefore, if the rope is pulled for 6 cm then the mass rises 6 cm / 2 =3 cm. 
Mechanical Reasoning Problem Which of the following tools can be used on wood? 
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Explanation:
The tool presented in image 2 in an electric saber saw, which uses blades of various sizes to cut through material such as wood. 
Electric Circuits Question In the circuit below at which point will the current be the greatest? 
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Explanation
This is a connection in parallel of two resistors, and we are asked through which resistor does more current pass (note that the fact that A is located after the resistor and B is located before the resistor has no effect on the current measured at these points). These are two ways to find the same voltage, and therefore the quantities we found are equal. Then IuRu = IlRl, or after substituting the resistance values, 2Iu = 1.5Il. We conclude that Iu < Il. 
Physics Question A force of 10 N compresses two identical springs in parallel for 8 cm. What will be the total distance that four identical springs in series are compressed? 
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Explanation
An external force exerted on a spring causes it to compress or extend. Each of the two springs connected in parallel is subjected to a force of 5 N that compresses each spring by 8 cm (1). On the other hand, had only one spring been subjected to a 10N force, it would compress by 16 cm (2). When identical springs are connected in series, the entire force is applied to each spring separately. Each of the four springs in series is subjected to a force of 10 N, and therefore compressing 16 cm. Thus, the total compression is the combined compression of all four springs: → The correct answer is 4.

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Apprenticeship Exam Preparation
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Elevator Industry Aptitude Test
The Elevator Industry Aptitude Test will test on you on reading and mechanical comprehension, along with Arithmetic computation. When you have passed this test, you will prove that you are ready to take on this lucrative industry.
The National Elevator Industry Educational Program (NEIEP) Aptitude Test Preparation
Created by the National Elevator Industry, the NEIEP is for the management and implementation of curriculum design, probationary training, and program evaluation for all apprentices entering the trade.
The test offered by the IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) and the NECA (National Electrical Association) has two sections: The Algebra & Functions has 33 questions with a 46minute time limit, while the reading comprehension section contains 36 questions in a 51minute time slot.
Iron Workers Apprentice Exam Practice
From reinforcing, structural, and ornamental ironwork, this test will help you get fully prepared for certification.
The test is divided into two primary categories, including a total of 96 questions and about an hour and a half time limit.
This test is divided into two separate sections, Algebra & Functions  33 questions/46 minutes, and the Reading Comprehension – 36 questions/51 minutes.
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