On the TVA hiring process you are likely to face one of these assessments:
AIR Test - Given to:
EEI Tests (POSS & MASS) - Given to:
The AIR (American Institute of Research) Test is a multiple-choice test given to candidates for electricity-related positions at TVA. The test covers Algebra, Reading comprehension, and Mathematical usage. The test takes 96 minutes to complete and is considered difficult to pass.
Check these sample questions:
Sample Question #1
Consider the following table:
X | Y |
9 | 1 |
18 | 2 |
27 | 3 |
36 | 4 |
45 | 5 |
Which of the following choices represents the same relationship as demonstrated in this table?
X | Y |
2 | 0.222 |
3 | 0.333 |
6 | 0.666 |
10 | 1.111 |
As can be seen from the table, the relationship is Y = X / 9:
1 = 9 / 9
2 = 18 / 9
3 = 27 / 9
4 = 36 / 9
5 = 45 / 9
Answer (A) is incorrect because if Y = 2X + 1, then when X = 9, Y = 19 instead of 1.
Answer (B) is incorrect because if Y = X + 3, then when X = 9, Y = 12 instead of 1.
Answer (D) is incorrect because in the given table, X is always greater than Y, and in the graph, Y is always greater than X.
Only answer (C) represents the same relationship:
2/9 = 0.222
3/9 = 0.333
6/9 = 0.666
10/9 = 1.111
Therefore, the correct answer is C.
Sample Question #2
Find the missing number on the right:
144 | 73 | 18 | 10 | 520 | ?
Every two terms are a pair. The first number is divided by two and then increased by 1 in order to produce the second term.
144/2+1 = 73
18/2+1 = 10
250/2+1 = 261
Therefore, the correct answer is D.
Sample Question #3
Read the passage below and answer the question:
Last year, road fatalities decreased by 9%. According to the latest figures published by the Department of Transportation today, this year has seen the lowest number of deaths in road traffic since records began. However, road deaths are only the tip of the iceberg, because for every death on US roads there are 10 serious injuries such as damage to the brain or spinal cord. Country by country statistics shows that the number of road deaths per year still varies greatly across the US with the countries reporting the lowest number of fatalities being California, Oregon, Washington, Vermont, and Maine, with only 30 deaths per million inhabitants. Vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists, and users in certain age groups, notably the elderly, are particularly affected by serious road injuries.
Which of the following statements is correct?
Option D is correct. This is what the text states: "for every death... there are 10 serious injuries".
If you're going to take one of the two EEI tests (POSS/MASS), prepare yourself to encounter a variety of different question types.
Here are the types of questions you'll get on each test:
Test | POSS | MASS |
Reading Comprehension | v | v |
Mechanical Concepts | v | v |
Mathematical Usage Version 1 | v | |
Mathematical Usage Version 2 | v | |
Figural Reasoning | v | v |
You can read more about each test on our dedicated EEI pages for the POSS Test and the MASS test.
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