FOR YOUR INFORMATION:
These tests are validated for use by sponsors of IBEW/NECA electrical apprenticeship programs. They have been developed to assist in the selection of apprentices for the respective apprenticeship programs.
The fact that an applicant is not scheduled for an oral interview, as a result of this test battery, does not speak for the applicant’s ability, or lack thereof, to be most successful in many other occupations. This test was specifically developed to assist our program sponsors, helping them to select those who are most likely to succeed in our apprenticeship programs.
Many apprenticeship programs receive large numbers of applicants - four, five, six or more times the number of new apprenticeship openings (as defined by the limited number of job and training opportunities being available at a given time). The validated testing instrument is a tool to assist in the selection of the very best applicants that have an aptitude matching the specified job performance requirements. In this way, the number of applicants brought to the interview table is based upon objective, equitable, job-related criteria.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE SAMPLE TEST
As part of the selection process, you may be required to take an aptitude test battery designed to determine whether you possess the abilities that will help you succeed within the electrical construction industry. The following pages provide a description of each of the tests and some sample test questions. These questions are similar to those on the actual tests, allowing you to know what to expect on the day of your test session.
You may use these items as a sample test and then check your answers with the key that appears on the bottom of this page.
You should read the sample questions on each test carefully and then examine each of the responses. Only one answer is correct for each question.
If you find some of the sample items to be difficult for you, you may want to review material that is similar to the sample items.