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Title: TECH (Technician Occupations Selection System) Test
Post by: TECH on Jul 07, 2008, 01:30
Technician Occupations Selection System (TECH): Used to help select employees for technician jobs that typically require a college degree. Examples of jobs covered by TECH are laboratory, environmental or chemistry technician; distribution planning technician; communications or telecommunications technician; drafter; and estimator.

Technician Occupations Selection System (TECH)

TECH is a battery of aptitude tests designed and validated to aid in the selection of candidates for electric utility industry technical occupations for which an associate degree is normally required. The generic job titles covered by the validation study are:

•    Chemistry/Laboratory/Environmental Technician
•    Communication/Telecommunication Technician
•    Design/Engineering Technician
•    Distribution/Planning Technician/Estimator
•    Drafter
•    Health Physics/Radiation Control Technician
•    Quality Assurance Technician
•    Testing/Relay Technician

HR Strategies (formerly Personnel Designs, Incorporated) conducted the research study. This large scale effort involved the cooperation of 23 investor-owned electric utility companies from all geographic regions of the United States and reflected a wide range of company sizes to ensure that the results of the study would apply to the broad range of technician positions and company environments.

The contractor conducted a detailed job analysis to gain information regarding the key activities and skill requirements of technician jobs and to identify selection procedures that would effectively measure the skills and abilities important to successful performance of these jobs.

The study also included the development of job performance measures to obtain supervisor ratings of job incumbents and to use in developing the experimental battery. The experimental battery was administered to over 2,100 technician job incumbents, followed by execution of a validation study to identify a professionally sound and practically useful selection system.

The final product consisted of two versions of the Tech battery containing four paper-and-pencil tests, with an administration time of approximately two hours.

A description of the four aptitude tests comprising the Tech battery is provided below:

Graphic Problem Solving. This test measures the ability to use numerical information presented in illustrations to solve practical arithmetic problems.

Interpreting Diagrams. This test measures the ability to use symbols and codes to locate objects on a map or diagram and to determine the object's status.

Mechanical Concepts. This test measures the ability to understand mechanical principles. There are 44 multiple-choice items. Each item contains a pictorial description of a mechanical situation, a question, and three possible answers. This test has a 20-minute time limit.

Reasoning from Rules. This test measures the ability to read and apply rules to make decisions and to troubleshoot a logic network.

Scoring and Interpretation: The TECH battery may be machine- or hand-scored. Scores on each test in the battery are combined to obtain an Overall Score, which predicts the candidate's likelihood of success in job performance.


Federal regulations mandate that employment tests must be job-related. EEI’s employment test batteries are designed and validated for specific energy industry job families, including power plant operators, maintenance and craft positions, power dispatching positions, customer service representatives, and more.

EEI does not administer any of its employment tests directly to applicants. If you are interested in a position with an electric utility, please contact the utility directly for job and pre-employment testing information.

If you have previously taken an EEI employment test and are looking for your results, please understand that EEI does not provide results directly to applicants. If you have applied for a position with a utility company that requires an EEI test that you have already taken elsewhere, please be sure to notify the company to which you are applying.

Good study guides:

Master The Mechanical Aptitude and Spatial Relations Test (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/076892863X/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=076892863X&linkCode=as2&tag=nukeworkercom-20)
ARCO Mechanical Aptitude and Spatial Relations Tests (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0768916992/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0768916992&linkCode=as2&tag=nukeworkercom-20)
Arco Mechanical Aptitude and Spatial Relations Tests, Fifth Edition (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0768907098/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0768907098&linkCode=as2&tag=nukeworkercom-20)
Barron's Mechanical Aptitude and Spatial Relations Test (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0764141082/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0764141082&linkCode=as2&tag=nukeworkercom-20)

You can find EEI Practice Tests for CAST, POSS/MASS, SASS, TECH, SO/PD here. (http://www2.eei.org/practicetests/)
User Name : southern Password: testing
User Name : exelon Password: operator
User Name : entergy Password: practice test
User Name : aep Password: aep
User Name: Reno Password: Tahoe



Duke applicants may retest every 90 days.
Southern Company applicants may retest every 45 days.
Entergy applicants may retest every 30 days, but not more than twice in 12 months.
Title: Re: EEI Tech Test
Post by: retired nuke on Jul 07, 2008, 01:54
Has anyone taken the EEI tech test?  How similar is it to the EEI practice test?  How is the test graded and do you know what the passing grade is?  I get nervous when things are timed.  Is the test set up where you can't answer all the questions in a given time frame? Are there any other practice test out there besides the one you see on most of the websites?

Hi, welcome to Nukeworker. Take a deep breath. Take the title of your question, and paste it into the search function at the top of the home page. There is a wealth of information here. Read through it. After looking it over, feel free to post specific questions. The shotgun method generally draws return fire.....
Peace  ;)
Title: Re: EEI Tech Test
Post by: ncon315 on Mar 08, 2009, 01:13
Hi I am currently applying for a chem tech position at fitzpatrick. I have to take the eei tech test I recently went over the study guide and had problem with graphic problem solving section. How similar is this to the real test and what is else is there to help me study.
I tried a search on this didn't come up with much. Anything will help
Thank you
Nick
Title: Re: EEI Tech Test
Post by: ncon315 on Mar 08, 2009, 01:19
Hello I have a upcoming tech test and had some questions. I just took the practice exam and did fine on everything except the graphic problem solving. Is this similar to the real thing and is there anything that can help me better prepare. Any help would be greatly appreciated thank you
Nick
Title: Re: EEI Tech Test
Post by: Heavymetal Atom on Mar 08, 2009, 10:08
Welcome to nukeworker.

Doors has a good post in this thread about the TECH exam:  http://www.nukeworker.com/forum/index.php?topic=14247.0

If you're looking for anything much more specific than that I doubt you will find it.  Search around though and see what else you can dig up about preparing for it as there are several other threads which discuss it.  Best of luck.

-Tim   
Title: Re: EEI Tech Test
Post by: Fermi2 on Mar 09, 2009, 11:39
There's no information anywhere on this anywhere on the web including here. I used the SEARCH function on this website and found nothing.
You're doomed dude.

Mike
Title: Re: EEI Tech Test
Post by: Heavymetal Atom on Mar 09, 2009, 02:31
There's no information anywhere on this anywhere on the web including here. I used the SEARCH function on this website and found nothing.
You're doomed dude.

Mike

Haha, I got a good laugh.  Love the sarcasm.  I was trying to get the SEARCH function message across as well, just in a different manner.  To use the words of another poster:
"Just stop being so hateful"  :P 

-Tim 
Title: Re: EEI Tech Test
Post by: HydroDave63 on Mar 09, 2009, 03:52
"You have the spirit to fight back but the good sense to control it. Your eyes are full of hate, Forty-One. That's good. Hate keeps a man alive. It gives him strength. "

Quintus Arrius to Judah Ben-Hur
http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Ben-Hur_(1959_film) (http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Ben-Hur_(1959_film))
Title: Re: EEI Tech Test
Post by: Heavymetal Atom on Mar 09, 2009, 10:31
"You have the spirit to fight back but the good sense to control it. Your eyes are full of hate, Forty-One. That's good. Hate keeps a man alive. It gives him strength. "

Quintus Arrius to Judah Ben-Hur
http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Ben-Hur_(1959_film) (http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Ben-Hur_(1959_film))


Quite apropos. 
Title: Re: EEI Tech Test
Post by: captain insano on Apr 13, 2009, 01:17
I just recently took the EEI Tech exam and passed.  The study guide is almost exactly like the real thing.  The tower example is very similar to the real thing.  Practice, practice, practice.  Time yourself (you get like 15 minutes) and get used to finding the "hidden" points on the test.  Some you add up, some are add and divide, etc.  Use the practice test, and time yourself!
Title: relay test EEI Tech
Post by: bob firth on Sep 22, 2009, 12:25
How do you study for this? it is not in the practice tests. I have never seen this version of drawings and symbols . I do not know what they are asking about on the test. I took this test before. I know relays. I do not know this version, though. Where do I find this stuff? Is there a book or study material that can prepare me for this test? I do well in all other test areas. Just this one test.
Thanks, Bob
Title: Re: relay test EEI Tech
Post by: UncaBuffalo on Sep 22, 2009, 05:01
How do you study for this? it is not in the practice tests. I have never seen this version of drawings and symbols . I do not know what they are asking about on the test. I took this test before. I know relays. I do not know this version, though. Where do I find this stuff? Is there a book or study material that can prepare me for this test? I do well in all other test areas. Just this one test.
Thanks, Bob

Can you give us a link that shows the type of question you are having difficulties with?

(What I think you are saying is that they used unfamiliar schematic symbols.  There are 3 or 4 different sets of 'standard' symbols...and I got nailed by a test that used a set I wasn't familiar with, but...   If that is what you are saying, the only advice I can give you is to google (image) the symbols you had issues with & become familiar with them.  If I am completely off-base in my interpretation of the question, the link you provide will help us communicate.)
Title: Re: relay test EEI Tech
Post by: Paul on Sep 23, 2009, 09:47
They are probably the old Edison symbols.
DC Cook uses them, many of the symbols are different from modern symbols.
Title: Re: EEI Tech Test
Post by: wicker28 on Jun 04, 2010, 09:25
Took the test it was much harder than the practice test.  Had trouble with the first two sections.  The mechanical and reading were ok.   Any suggestions?
Title: Re: EEI Tech Test
Post by: New York on Aug 26, 2010, 08:41
I am taking the EEI tech test next week and had a few questions to ask the people who have taken it in the past. First is how is the test taken on the computer or paper, is the test the same length as the practice test, how do they grade the test, and is it a pass fail or do you get a grade. I hope someone can help me out with this I am going nuts trying to find this out.


Thanks
Title: Re: EEI Tech Test
Post by: orangeman1 on Aug 28, 2010, 05:10
I too am taking the tech test next week and have a question on the "reasoning from rules" portion of the test.I have previously taken the test before and found it to be fairly simple minus the time constraints, however on the part where they had an electrical schematic diagram with a set of rules, I completely froze on this part and by the time i began to figure it out my time was up. Any help explaining section would be greatly appreciated.
Title: Re: EEI Tech Test
Post by: jpbass81 on Nov 18, 2010, 09:38
Hi guys,

Im a experienced chemical tech in fossil fuels. I recently took the EEI Tech test for a Nuclear Plant. But I failed!! what made it so difficult was the fact that when I was taking the test it seemed easy. After I took the test the Chem Manager told me if I passed the test the job is mine. Well i got the bad news I failed. I was actually shocked and embarrased. It was tough because the job was right there and I failed the test. Good news I was told he is still interested in me and im allowed to retake the test in 30 days. i guess im asking if there any advice or similar experience someone has. Any study info specifically for the TECH test? The Poss seems different than the Tech test. Also any test taking advice? what you think might of been wrong and something that is easily oversighted with this test? Like I said alot of question I was comfortable with answering....so that is why it was a shock.  Thanks all....ill be prepared for my 2nd chance
Title: Re: EEI Tech Test
Post by: Llama on Nov 22, 2010, 02:04
If you google EEI Tech Test you will get:

http://www2.eei.org/practicetests/displayPage  (Practice tests use Tech Section)

http://www.edison.com/files/Tech_(5107).pdf   (Study Guide for the tests)

When searching this site you can get:

http://www.nukeworker.com/forum/index.php?topic=16835.0

http://www.nukeworker.com/forum/index.php?topic=17837.0

http://www.nukeworker.com/forum/index.php?topic=14247.0

And probably a few more

Hope this helps
Title: Re: EEI Tech Test
Post by: jpbass81 on Nov 30, 2010, 12:38
Thanks llama,

Is it true that you should not answer questions you are not sure of. I have heard that it is based questions that you answered correctly. For example say the first section is 11 questions, if i only answer 6 and all of them correct....will i pass the test section? Im retaking the test on dec. 16 so hopefully I will have better results. Also is the test graded on the 4 individual sections? If i fail 1 section do I fail the whole test? or is it based on the whole test and just broken into sections? Just frustrating because it seems like alot of factors are left unknown with the test.
Title: Re: EEI Tech Test
Post by: Fermi2 on Nov 30, 2010, 05:35
It is true that punctuating, capitalizing, and spelling correctly impresses employers.
Title: Re: EEI Tech Test
Post by: Cycoticpenguin on Nov 30, 2010, 07:19
I took the TECH test a month or so ago. It was cake, ESPECIALLY compared to the POSS. Im not going to compare myself to you, but if you can answer multiple choice questions and arent a simpleton, you should pass it just fine. The poss was in a whole different league, dont sweat this test tbh.
Title: Re: EEI Tech Test
Post by: techtoolong on Dec 01, 2010, 08:49
I read these bboks and passed first try and I have not been to school in over 20 years.
These books are references used to write the test available on Amazon.com

1. Mitchell, R., & Prickel, D. (1983). Graphs, Tables, Schedules, and Maps: The Real World of Adult Math, Number Power Ser. #5. New York: McGraw-Hill.

2.  Lawler, J., & Powers, R. (2003). ASVAB for Dummies. New York, NY: Wiley Publishing, Inc.

3. Chesla, E. (2002). Reasoning Skills Success in 20 Minutes a Day. New York, NY: Learning Express.
Title: Re: EEI Tech Test
Post by: chamberd on Dec 15, 2010, 07:49
GOOD LUCK on your test tomorrow jpbass
I am soon losing my semiconductor equipment job of 12 years and am gonna jump ship into this field.  BIG THANKS to those of you that are making suggestions in training aides.  It definitely helps reassure me and the others I 've seen post on this site to calm down.  It has been a while since doing any placement tests the big pucker tries to set in,  THANKS again for helping quell those fears!  Now to amazon... I got some books to order ;)
Title: Re: EEI Tech Test
Post by: Cycoticpenguin on Dec 16, 2010, 01:57
GOOD LUCK on your test tomorrow jpbass
I am soon losing my semiconductor equipment job of 12 years and am gonna jump ship into this field.  BIG THANKS to those of you that are making suggestions in training aides.  It definitely helps reassure me and the others I 've seen post on this site to calm down.  It has been a while since doing any placement tests the big pucker tries to set in,  THANKS again for helping quell those fears!  Now to amazon... I got some books to order ;)
Honestly, judging by the tests I've taken. The tech, mass, and poss are more tests of speed vs time, instead of intelligence. NO QUESTIONS ARE HARD on any of these test. If you can't tell if a longer handle will take less effort then a shorter handle, or that  2x + 2
= 0 => x=-1; then you probably don't need to be in this field.  Take the practice tests. Over and over. Until you can develop a strategy to take it and get accurate while maintaining a brisk pace. Thats where you will get the best improvement imho. These books are just methods of profiteering at best. Again, no single question on those tests is difficult. Literally speaking, an 8th grader can ace that test if given enough time.

Good luck to you sir, regardless of your path. Hopefully you can swap fields easily!  Good choice too... nuclear power "aint goin no where".

post 1 affirms my point as well.
http://www.nukeworker.com/forum/index.php/topic,26281.0.html

links for practice test are at top of this page.
Title: Re: EEI Tech Test
Post by: HydroDave63 on Dec 16, 2010, 08:57
NO QUESTIONS ARE HARD on any of these test. If you can't tell if a longer handle will take less effort then a shorter handle, or that  2x + 2= 0 => x=-1; then you probably don't need to be in this field.

Quintessential!

I may or may not "borrow" the use of that quote in the future! ;)
Title: Re: EEI Tech Test
Post by: Cycoticpenguin on Dec 16, 2010, 02:24
Quintessential!

I may or may not "borrow" the use of that quote in the future! ;)

Upon re-reading that, I kinda came off as a douche bag, not my intention. Sorry :(

Title: Re: EEI Tech Test
Post by: jpbass81 on Jan 04, 2011, 03:00
I just want to thank everyone on this forum who gave me advice. I failed the Tech Test the first time. I was lucky enough to have a second chance to take it. I came to this forum and received alot of good test taking advice and materials. I passed the second time!! Thanks to you guys. I was given the job as well. Hopefully I can return the favor and help the next person who comes along.....thank you
Title: Re: EEI Tech Test
Post by: UncaBuffalo on Jan 04, 2011, 05:32
I just want to thank everyone on this forum who gave me advice. I failed the Tech Test the first time. I was lucky enough to have a second chance to take it. I came to this forum and received alot of good test taking advice and materials. I passed the second time!! Thanks to you guys. I was given the job as well. Hopefully I can return the favor and help the next person who comes along.....thank you

Congrats!  :)
Title: Re: EEI Tech Test
Post by: chamberd on Jan 05, 2011, 03:32
congrats...  I put in for a job and am now in a holding pattern to get a test.   have been re-teaching myself algebra ( amazong what you forget).  This forum is AWESOME in helping knuckle draggers like me to study!  Thanks to ALL.
Title: Re: EEI Tech Test
Post by: techtoolong on Jan 05, 2011, 03:51
More congrats
Title: Re: EEI Tech Test
Post by: sombine on Aug 01, 2011, 10:07
Hello guys, I should be taking the EEI Tech test soon. It seems like I have everything handled with the exception of the graphic problem solving section. I really am just having an issue with the time limit.
If the real test is anything like the practice you get about 30 seconds to answer each question right? I am currently taking about 40-50 seconds or more on some questions.

So does anyone have any tips or hints on how I can speed my time up for that section so I can actually finish this thing?

Title: Re: EEI Tech Test
Post by: Starkist on Aug 01, 2011, 06:39
Search please. this has been answered NUMEROUS times.

start here.

http://www.nukeworker.com/forum/index.php/board,250.0.html

poss/tech/mass are all pretty similar. Tech test was by FAR the easiest.

Title: Re: EEI Tech Test
Post by: sombine on Aug 01, 2011, 10:29
thank you for the link, found some useful information. for some reason the search function was only pulling up one post and it wasn't what i was looking for.
Title: Re: EEI Tech Test
Post by: Starkist on Aug 02, 2011, 07:17
thank you for the link, found some useful information. for some reason the search function was only pulling up one post and it wasn't what i was looking for.

right. I've brought that up to, but apparently some work, some dont. maybe its a browser issue. doing an "advanced search" usually works for me.
Title: Re: EEI Tech Test
Post by: PhillyOne on Dec 09, 2011, 05:47
I just want to thank everyone on this forum who gave me advice. I failed the Tech Test the first time. I was lucky enough to have a second chance to take it. I came to this forum and received alot of good test taking advice and materials. I passed the second time!! Thanks to you guys. I was given the job as well. Hopefully I can return the favor and help the next person who comes along.....thank you

What position did you take the Tech Test for? I'm a recent graduate from the Philadelphia area who just received an Associate's Degree in Energy Technology from Delaware County Community College (Also known as the Exelon Corporation program). I've passed the EEI Tech Test however I'm having trouble finding a job that requires the Tech Test. Any input is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Title: Re: EEI Tech Test
Post by: Starkist on Dec 10, 2011, 11:23
What position did you take the Tech Test for? I'm a recent graduate from the Philadelphia area who just received an Associate's Degree in Energy Technology from Delaware County Community College (Also known as the Exelon Corporation program). I've passed the EEI Tech Test however I'm having trouble finding a job that requires the Tech Test. Any input is greatly appreciated. Thank you.


Not to insult your intelligence, but pretty much anything with "Tech" in the title. RP, HP, etc will have the tech test. some may require MASS as well.
Title: Re: EEI Tech Test
Post by: PhillyOne on Dec 12, 2011, 12:05

Not to insult your intelligence, but pretty much anything with "Tech" in the title. RP, HP, etc will have the tech test. some may require MASS as well.

None taken, I meant which type of technician. Thanks for the reply.
Title: Re: EEI Tech Test
Post by: Starkist on Dec 12, 2011, 12:18
None taken, I meant which type of technician. Thanks for the reply.

Yes, just keep in mind, EEI testing isnt just for nuclear prospects.
Title: (TECH) Test... Please HELP
Post by: Connormike on Jun 23, 2012, 10:26
I am taking the TECH test for an RP position up north and would like to know if there is a  practice test out there with more practice questions avialable (besides the material from EEI's website). I am a horrible test taker and any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
Title: Re: (TECH) Test... Please HELP
Post by: UncaBuffalo on Jun 23, 2012, 11:18
All of EEI's tests are similar, so read the advice that has been given previously about POSS, etc.

http://www.nukeworker.com/forum/index.php/board,250.0.html

Please let us know if you have any further questions after looking at those threads.

And...Good Luck on the test and job!  :)
Title: Tech Test Questions?
Post by: kingman33 on Nov 24, 2012, 03:14
Hi I am taking a Tech test in December,this will be my third time taking it. I have been taking the practice tests over and over,but I find them to be at a lower skill level than the actual test. Does anybody have any past experience with these tests. Are there any goods sights to get better practice tests? Thanks.
Title: Re: Tech Test Questions?
Post by: Rennhack on Nov 24, 2012, 07:16
Did you try these:

http://www.nukeworker.com/forum/index.php/topic,7188.0.html
http://www.nukeworker.com/forum/index.php/topic,34944.0.html
http://www.nukeworker.com/forum/index.php/topic,26489.0.html
http://www.nukeworker.com/forum/index.php/topic,27742.0.html
http://www.nukeworker.com/forum/index.php/topic,33009.0.html
http://www.nukeworker.com/forum/index.php/topic,26088.0.html
http://www.nukeworker.com/forum/index.php/topic,17837.0.html
http://www.nukeworker.com/forum/index.php/topic,24442.0.html
http://www.nukeworker.com/forum/index.php/topic,17838.0.html
http://www.nukeworker.com/forum/index.php/topic,14699.0.html
Title: TECH test.*LI-LB1 ever heard of it?
Post by: weatherby460 on Feb 09, 2013, 05:39
I tried searching but came up short.  In the job description for a I&C Tech job, it says you are required to pass this test.  Can anyone tell me what this test is about?  Thanks
Title: Re: TECH test.*LI-LB1 ever heard of it?
Post by: UncaBuffalo on Feb 09, 2013, 05:53
My guess (and it's only a guess) is that it's EEI's TECH test.  No clue what the *LI-LB1 means...

Read the threads about EEI tests for study hints:
http://www.nukeworker.com/forum/index.php/board,250.0.html

Good luck.  :)
Title: Re: EEI Tech Test
Post by: johnnyhqle on Mar 19, 2013, 02:13
I just took the Tech test for an entry level position at Exelon. Like many first time test takers my major concern was not finishing the test on time. To be honest you will have plenty of time during the test. For one section, I had 15 questions and 16 minutes to answer them which is more than you need. I finished with enough time to review all of my work and answer each question.

Good luck to anyone that finds this thread.
Title: Re: EEI Tech Test
Post by: johnboy101 on Mar 19, 2013, 09:06
Just curious what position you applied for and which Exelon plant? I applied for an entry level position awhile back and have yet to hear back.
Title: Re: EEI Tech Test
Post by: ddickey on Mar 20, 2013, 07:19
Me too.
Title: TECH Test to be taken....
Post by: malo11 on Apr 02, 2013, 09:42
Hi,
My transcripts were just accepted for me to be able to test for Communications Tech for my utility company.  I know there are many other topics on this which I took time to read and analyze.  I don't have a testing date as of yet but I am already preparing.  I have printed out a couple copies of the EEI practice tests to study.

I find the graphic problem section difficult to tackle.  Can anyone share some experiences or ways to get this done the right way?  I found nothing advising  on that specific part of the test in detail...THANKS!
Title: Re: TECH Test to be taken....
Post by: HydroDave63 on Apr 02, 2013, 10:06
Hi,
My transcripts were just accepted for me to be able to test for Communications Tech for my utility company.  I know there are many other topics on this which I took time to read and analyze.  I don't have a testing date as of yet but I am already preparing.  I have printed out a couple copies of the EEI practice tests to study.

I find the graphic problem section difficult to tackle.  Can anyone share some experiences or ways to get this done the right way?  I found nothing advising peeps on that specific part of the test in detail...THANKS!

Title: Re: TECH Test to be taken....
Post by: malo11 on Apr 02, 2013, 10:21
The picture posted helps plenty..
Title: Re: Tech Test Questions?
Post by: malo11 on Apr 02, 2013, 10:27
did you pass the test the 3rd time around?
Title: Re: TECH Test to be taken....
Post by: HydroDave63 on Apr 02, 2013, 02:28
The picture posted helps plenty..

On-topic:  http://www2.eei.org/eeitests/onlineproducts/PracticeTests/Descriptions/Tech.aspx (http://www2.eei.org/eeitests/onlineproducts/PracticeTests/Descriptions/Tech.aspx) has the practice graphic exam. With the answers below the question, EEI gives you the technique. As they advise, practice over and over, and time yourself.
Title: Re: TECH Test to be taken....
Post by: malo11 on Apr 03, 2013, 10:05
I appreciate it!!!
Title: Re: TECH Test to be taken....
Post by: malo11 on Apr 11, 2013, 10:05
Can anyone explain the electrical schematic diagram that is on the test?  Looks like this is not covered by the practice test...Any help is appreciated, THANKS!
Title: Re: TECH Test to be taken....
Post by: malo11 on Apr 11, 2013, 04:02
The test invite came and I take this test next Tuesday 4/16.  ANY ADDITIONAL HELP!?!?!?



Modified to keep the peace
Title: Re: TECH (Technician Occupations Selection System) Test
Post by: SleepyNuke on Apr 22, 2014, 04:57
Hey everyone just wanted to post a quick review on the TECH test. I recently took the TECH test for Exelon for the position of Rad Pro Tech. I had taken the POSS and BMST this past year and passed both of the tests I felt the TECH test was as difficult as the POSS. Many people in other positions told me that the TECH test was the most difficult of the EEI tests but I would have to disagree. I took the practice test from EEI's website and thought the practice test was a little difficult so I was little nervous going into the test.

The test itself was a little different than the practice tests, for one you had more time in the real test than the practice test. The real test was something like 15 min for the first 3 tests with around 16 questions each. The mech concept test was I believe 20 minutes for 23 questions. The questions themselves were all very similar to that of the practice test in some cases a little easier in terms of less math to solve the problems. I would highly recommend printing off the practice test and studying how to answer the questions on that in order to do well on the real test. The real test took around an hour and a half to complete all 4 sections. I took the test on a Tuesday and was given the results the following Monday. Like the other EEI tests there is not a pass and fail or a pass percentage it is a recommended or not recommended. I was recommended for the interview so that will be my next step.
Title: Re: TECH (Technician Occupations Selection System) Test
Post by: 199q on Jun 11, 2014, 10:15
Just took the TECH last week.

It was much easier than the online EEI practice tests.  You have quite a bit more time through each section.

It really is simple.  If you can do basic math, read a drawing, read a map, and pass a basic college physics class you can pass this test.

I'm in a holding pattern for an interview now.  Good luck to all.  I know I was a bit worried, until I read the reviewer's post above mine.

Good luck to all!!
Title: Re: TECH (Technician Occupations Selection System) Test
Post by: tripex10 on Jul 25, 2014, 06:12
Hey Guys,

So I am fairly new to this site and I am taking my EEI TECH test in a few days.  I have been searching around this site in and out of forums gathering all the information I can so that I am not as nervous come testing day.  One question still remains.  Does it hurt you if you do not finish or is it better to get the ones you do right?  I have been doing the practice test over and over and with the first part, the Graphic Problem Solving, I can only get 9 out of the 12 done, but they are correct, in the 6 minutes.
Title: Re: TECH (Technician Occupations Selection System) Test
Post by: Naysayer1203 on Jul 31, 2014, 03:05
It is more important that what you answer is correct instead of finishing each section in its entirety.  You get points for answering correct and you get points taken away for giving an incorrect answer.  Best bet is go through and answer the simpler ones that you know are correct and then go back through and try to figure out the other answers if you still have time but under no circumstances should you ever "guess".  When I took the test about 6 years ago, I only answered about 2/3 of the questions for each section but I knew what I answered was correct, and I passed.  Good luck.
Title: Re: TECH (Technician Occupations Selection System) Test
Post by: indoprime on Aug 04, 2014, 11:56
When I took my test, the proctor told us from the jump that we would NOT be able to finish all the questions in the allotted time.  So, don't let time pressure be a factor.  Do as many as you can...and do them well.  You'll be just fine.
Title: Re: TECH (Technician Occupations Selection System) Test
Post by: RDTroja on Aug 04, 2014, 11:59
Proctors should never be so negative. While it may be unlikely that you will finish, it is certainly possible you will. Even if it relieves pressure it is not the right thing to say.
Title: Re: TECH (Technician Occupations Selection System) Test
Post by: sam61 on Oct 26, 2014, 01:07
Hi

Guys

EEI Tech Test score came as not recommended for 2 time. I am having difficulty in Graphic problem solving Tower diagram. Time is very less. Is it a simple math or any other formula needs to apply to solve the diagram.Any idea or special advise. Second test is Interpreting Diagram Electrical diagram that was surprise not on practice test and no where to be find . I want to practice this two test any book.Need help in this two tests all other tests are very good.

It is good idea to guess  the answer that you do not know or leave unanswered. Any idea that point will be taken away for wrong answer. How much write we need to pass. Need help guys. I have read all the post but no solid answer anywhere.
Title: Re: TECH (Technician Occupations Selection System) Test
Post by: Bears85 on Nov 11, 2014, 12:55
For the graphic problem solving try breaking down the tower in sections, brush up on simple algebra, for the electrical diagram read the description on how the boxes are labeled.
Title: Re: TECH (Technician Occupations Selection System) Test
Post by: sam61 on Oct 14, 2015, 09:40
Hi

Going for tech test 2nd attempt. Having difficulty in interpreting diagram electrical diagram symbols used not found any where. Graphic problem Tower diagram difficult to solve time constraint. How do they grade can we guess the answer is there any penalty for guessing like if it is wrong point will be taken away. Appreciate any help
Title: Re: TECH (Technician Occupations Selection System) Test
Post by: randi13 on Feb 22, 2017, 06:32
Tech Test... NEED HELP!!!!
Title: Re: TECH (Technician Occupations Selection System) Test
Post by: Glowing Green on Feb 22, 2017, 07:59
what is it that you nee help with? Is this your first time taking it?
Title: Re: TECH (Technician Occupations Selection System) Test
Post by: randi13 on Feb 24, 2017, 02:56
No this isn't my first time taking the test. The sections that I am having issues with are: Graphic Problem Solving and Mechanical Concepts.
Title: Re: TECH (Technician Occupations Selection System) Test
Post by: Coolestower on Nov 18, 2019, 01:16
I took this test and failed. I felt like I was doing alright until I hit the reasoning from rules part, then my brain just locked up. I find myself skimming over the passage a ton and second guessing myself, is there anything to do to improve or do you just accept you can't do it?  I did struggle a couple times on three graphic test as well but I think I managed it, they don't tell you anything so it's hard to say.
Title: Re: TECH (Technician Occupations Selection System) Test
Post by: nukeorbust on May 11, 2020, 05:43
I haven't been able to find out if a calculator is allowed on the EEI Tech Test? Would anyone verify that?
Title: Re: TECH (Technician Occupations Selection System) Test
Post by: nukeorbust on May 13, 2020, 09:01
I took the EEI TECH exam yesterday a few reflections.

A calculator is permitted.  I think it depends on the site you go to because my site gave me a 10 function calculator to use and some sites have the tester use the calculator on screen, either way one is permitted.

I felt like the graphic problem solving, mechanical concepts, and reasoning from rules were all very easy.  The hardest section for me was interpreting diagrams.  I couldn't finish all the questions. 

Anyway my one take away is to practice the practice tests and learn tricks to help yourself to be able to do those problems as efficiently as possible.