Aptitude Test-Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is the Electrical Industry Aptitude Test?
It is a test instrument that measures an applicant’s ability in Algebra and
Functions and Reading Comprehension which are essential to perform
well as an electrician. Extensive research and actual Apprentice and
Journeyman experience and data was employed into the development and
on going validation of this test which is sanctioned by the U.S. Dept. of
Labor ETA, OATELS. The Algebra & Functions portion is a test of your
ability to solve problems using algebra, the test has 33 questions and you
get 46 minutes to complete them. The Reading Comprehension portion is
a test to measure your ability to obtain information from written passages.
It contains four different passages, the test has 36 questions and you get 51
minutes to complete them.
If I do not score well on the tests, can I take them again?
Yes, you may take the aptitude the again after a minimum period of six (6)
months (180 days) has elapsed form your most recent test date as
scheduled by the JATC. Upon submitting a new application after receiving
notification that you did not pass the aptitude test with a qualifying score.
Are there any penalties for guessing on the tests?
No, there are not penalties for guessing. Your score will be based on the
number of items you answer correctly.
Should I work as fast as I can when taking the test?
Most applicants will find they have time to complete each of the tests
without rushing. You should work steadily and carefully. Do not spend too
much time on any one question.
Should I study to do better on the test?
You should review the sample questions in this information sheet. If you
find that certain types of questions are difficult for you, you can review
material that is similar to those questions. However, there is no need to
memorize certain formulas or factual material in order to do well on the
tests. The JATC does not provide study material for