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Offline dheaney

Re: Question about MASS test
« Reply #75 on: Feb 07, 2012, 12:28 »
Thanks Starkist.  I bought the study guide from http://www.mo-media.com/mass/ and was able to all the sections in the allotted time while only missing 1 - 3 a section.  Also have Barron's Mechanical Aptitude and Spatial Relations Test book that I've been studying but from what I see the only thing this book helped with was giving some more spacial relations assembly questions.  Also from what I see on the practice tests I've done the Mechanical Aptitude section of the test will be pretty easy and basic.  Does it change at all in the real test? Or is it the same format like ask a simple question about pulleys with a picture and answer A, B, Or C?  I'm feeling decently confident about time and overall knowledge..... just memorizing conversions now.

Thanks again.

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Re: Question about MASS test
« Reply #76 on: Feb 07, 2012, 03:27 »
Most of the questions are the same from what I remember. I took the MASS, POSS, and TECH in a two week span. The MASS and POSS were incredibly similar. Tech was stupid easy. (Not what you asked, just sayin I may be "Cross threading"). I just used standard online practice tests. The questions were about the same, perhaps slightly more difficult, but not ridiculous (just MORE of them obviously).  Conversions are a VERY small part of the test, dont freak out about it.

These arent tests to determine your knowledge, these are tests to determine your grace under pressure. Ive said it several times, its 7th grade math, 5th grade assembly, 3rd grade graphing. Its all about the time crunch.

Offline Papa Nuc

Re: Question about MASS test
« Reply #77 on: Feb 07, 2012, 03:30 »
Its very easy, and just like the example test.  I would practice doing long division by hand, since you likely haven't done that lately.  There is a good tip somewhere on this forum for the table reading section.  Make a straight edge by folding a sheet of scrap paper over in half twice.  Use that to speedily read across a row on the table without losing your place.  You can also use it to read the graphs although I found that to be distracting.

Offline Starkist

Re: Question about MASS test
« Reply #78 on: Feb 07, 2012, 05:11 »
p.s. regarding the math, if you get stuck, all the answers are on the multiple choice answers. If you get stuck, move on, and if you have time, go back and plug and chug. Works well for the algebra sections if you can work fast.

Offline drewcrew

Re: MASS TEst Scores and HAZWOPER Info
« Reply #79 on: Jun 30, 2012, 07:43 »
Can you give me some samples of what questions is on it because i take it next week

Offline dheaney

Re: Question about MASS test
« Reply #80 on: Jul 28, 2012, 11:25 »
I know this is a little old but I passed my MASS test and got accepted into my local college's nuclear program following the mechanical track.  My orientation is on Tuesday and I AM PUMPED!  Thanks for the all of the help, the test was very easy as most said.
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Re: Question about MASS test
« Reply #81 on: Jul 28, 2012, 11:39 »
I know this is a little old but I passed my MASS test and got excepted into my local college's nuclear program following the mechanical track.  My orientation is on Tuesday and I AM PUMPED!  Thanks for the all of the help, the test was very easy as most said.

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Re: Question about MASS test
« Reply #82 on: Jul 30, 2012, 11:44 »
Congratulations and thanks for the update, old or not.  +K
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Mass/Poss Testing
« Reply #83 on: Aug 08, 2012, 04:03 »
I am preparing to take the poss/mass test, but I need some study notes. Any help

Offline HydroDave63

Re: Mass/Poss Testing
« Reply #84 on: Aug 08, 2012, 04:07 »
I am preparing to take the poss/mass test, but I need some study notes. Any help

http://www.nukeworker.com/forum/index.php/topic,14894.msg101893.html#msg101893

Offline eaton1981

Re: Mass/Poss Testing
« Reply #85 on: Aug 08, 2012, 08:03 »
I got my Poss results back today. I passed!

I used EEI's practice exam on their website to practice, as well as a book on Amazon's Kindle store.

For the most part, anything you read on these forums are legit pieces of advice. Follow them.

Note: I only finished 2 of the sections, but still passed.

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Re: Mass/Poss Testing
« Reply #86 on: Aug 09, 2012, 02:35 »
I got my Poss results back today. I passed!

Congrats!  :)
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Offline Wade17

How to recover massposs scores?
« Reply #87 on: Nov 27, 2012, 07:42 »
Hey guys, Iv been a long time creeper of the site learning and studying little odds and ends. But at the moment I am in a dilemma, Iv managed to lose my massposs scores due to a very foolish email accident (phone in pocket, deleted entire inbox) I passed both mass and poss sections on the 1st try and am very eager to get a job in the nuke world, so my question to you is, how do i retrieve the scores to this test? any help would be appreciated!

Offline zumieboy

has anyone used the power plant maintenance study guide?
« Reply #88 on: Nov 30, 2012, 09:00 »
i need all the help i can get for taking the MASS test is the power plant maintenance selection system secrets study guide any good?  thanks in advance
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Offline ddickey

POSS/MASS
« Reply #90 on: Dec 30, 2012, 12:17 »
Taking the POSS/MASS soon. Is this one test or two seperate ones. In other words, will there be one of each section or two? I think 4 hours have been set aside to take the test. The time of each section doesn't match up for that amount of time.

Offline HydroDave63

Re: POSS/MASS
« Reply #91 on: Dec 30, 2012, 04:08 »
Taking the POSS/MASS soon. Is this one test or two seperate ones. In other words, will there be one of each section or two? I think 4 hours have been set aside to take the test. The time of each section doesn't match up for that amount of time.

Why worry about the time, I'd worry about passing the test. Are you in a hurry or a race or something?

http://www.nukeworker.com/forum/index.php/topic,34980.0.html

http://www.nukeworker.com/forum/index.php/topic,35298.msg165724.html#msg165724

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Re: POSS/MASS
« Reply #92 on: Dec 30, 2012, 07:23 »
Taking the POSS/MASS soon. Is this one test or two seperate ones. In other words, will there be one of each section or two? I think 4 hours have been set aside to take the test. The time of each section doesn't match up for that amount of time.

POSS and MASS are separate tests. So, if you are taking both, you would duplicate similar sections.

My guess (from the 4 hour time limit) is that they'll actually only have you take one or the other.  They might have just sent you a form letter that lists both so the HR people don't have to figure out which one you are actually scheduled for...?

Good luck with the test!  :)







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Offline ddickey

POSS/MASS conversion question
« Reply #93 on: Jan 03, 2013, 09:54 »
I'm making some flashcards for unit conversions. Any suggestions on learning odd measurements I should learn. Besides the basics I have rod, fathoms, furlong, hand, shackle, gill, barrel, chain and a few more. Am I overdoing it or no.

Offline HydroDave63

Re: POSS/MASS conversion question
« Reply #94 on: Jan 03, 2013, 10:07 »
How many barleycorns in an Angstrom? ;)

Offline ddickey

Re: POSS/MASS conversion question
« Reply #95 on: Jan 04, 2013, 11:27 »
Ah ok, I will make a few more cards.

Offline ddickey

MAPP/POSS line tracing
« Reply #96 on: Jan 07, 2013, 10:09 »
DO either one of these consist of any line tracing tests?

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Re: MAPP/POSS line tracing
« Reply #97 on: Jan 07, 2013, 08:02 »
DO either one of these consist of any line tracing tests?

Are you asking about the MAPP?  ...or the MASS? 

If the former, I don't know.

If the latter, no, it and the POSS do not have any lines to trace.


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Offline ddickey

Re: MAPP/POSS line tracing
« Reply #98 on: Jan 08, 2013, 10:30 »
Yes I meant the MASS. Thanks

Offline mnorton1228

POSS/MASS and TECH results retrieval
« Reply #99 on: Mar 01, 2013, 10:50 »
Hello all. I took the POSSMASS and TECH tests for the Southern Company last semester as I am currently going to school to be an I&C Tech. I am currently trying to get a hold of my test results to use for application with other employers. I know that I passed both of the tests. Although I would absolutely love getting on with the Southern Company I realize that things dont always work out perfectly and I have noticed that several other employers such as the TVA require that you also pass these tests.

Thanks in advance if anyone has any answers. I talked with the HR guy that has been in contact with us and he informed me that he couldn't get me my results because they are only given results as either Pass or Fail.

 


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