Electrician aptitude test guide

Updated February 21, 2017

Electrical aptitude tests can be taken for various reasons, but the most common is for employment.

Educate Yourself

Education is the key to do well. Electrician aptitude tests vary among locations and institutes, but you can find out from the offices or their websites what the tests consists of and what topics will be covered.

Once you know all the facts about the test, you can create a schedule on how to spend your time studying. It is important to follow this schedule to cover all of the aspects needed. Don't procrastinate with preparation and if any questions arise, always ask the institute or someone familiar with the topics.


Take the correct amount of time needed to prepare. Have a test study guide available to help you. The study guide will assist you in setting up your time table as well as explaining the key concepts and emphasising various topics that you will need to know.

Aside from the study guide, take advantage of sample questions or practice tests that are available in various textbooks or websites. These items are free and placed there by others who have either created them or taken them.

The Test

When you go to take the test, bring an official piece of identification with you which must be checked. Arrive at least five or 10 minutes early, otherwise you may not be allowed in. You are not permitted to use a calculator. Scrap pieces of paper are given you to in the exam room.

If you do not receive a score of 4 or higher (out of 9), you will not be able to take the test again for another six months. If you do in fact take the test before the six months has passed, results will not be submitted and you will not be permitted to take another test for another six months after that retest.

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