EPA 608 Universal Practice Scores not too bad!
Shooting for 100% across the board (I know, I know, no one is perfect), but I want to get it right! Some more studying and I should pass them all!
1st pic: Type I
2nd pic: Type Core
3rd pic: Type III
4th pic: Type II
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Thank you. Few more practice runs and I'll take the real deal.
Originally Posted by pecmsg
Shooting to get 100% is a good approach to getting the best score since you are aiming for the best possible score and thereby making sure you know your stuff.
I always approach things that way as well.
I did my 608 universal and 609 through Esco and checked to make sure I got 100% on the practice test before I went for the actual exams. In the actual exam on the 608 I got 100% only on one section and 96% on the others.
I'm better at solving problems than retaining factual information about dates etc so that type of question is a challenge for me.
szw, Good For You, I aced the Core and got an overall Universal score of 92%.
when i took the test, it was "pass/fail" and (you) weren't told what was missed. you're lucky to get to know where you need to brush up.
Experience - knowing when to get the hell out of the way and plug your ears. "Don't be a sissy. Turn it on!"
When I took the test, it was several hours long. And if you went and took a leak, you were not allowed back into the test room.
Not allowing a leak seems a bit harsh. I don't recall that being the case when I took the test. From what I recall the time allowed was 3 hours. I was done in 40 mins though.
When I actually got the results I simply got a score per section. There was no overall score. That just simply came with the EPA card. Unlike the practice test shown there was no indication about which areas needed improvement etc.
If it was me, I'd probably just take the test, get the certification, and be done with it.
Back when I did take the test, I think I missed a total of two or three questions. And I certainly don't remember it taking several hours. But I had already been out in the field for several years. You handed your test to the proctor and he graded it right there in front of you. So you knew exactly how many you missed.
Looks like the tests are done differently now, hard to tell from the graphics in the original post. When they first came out, there was a 'general' test, then tests for types I, II, & III to get your universal. Then I think there was another test for working on centrifugals which I didn't take.
Funny thing, about the only thing I remember having to really study or memorize were the chemical names and the dates of the phase outs. I mean seriously, who the freak cares what the chemical names for 12 and 22 are/were. After all, there were numbers 8" tall on the box; and the jugs were different colors, what did I care what label or name some chemical engineer called the stuff, LOL.
Those graphics in the OP are from the doing the practice test online - their website will grade the test and give you the results right away including the breakdown within the subject areas.
The actual test can be online or a paper test depending on what the testing center supports. I had to do the paper test. I prefer the computer test - less chance of marking the box on the wrong row since only one questions comes up at a time and also I believe you get the results immediately. With the paper test it has to be sent away to be graded.