On average, the full test (general, airframe, powerplant) takes about 8-10 hours, general airframe or general powerplant takes about 3-6 hours and powerplant or aiframe added rating takes about 2-4 hours.
There is not a specific time limit to answer a question or finish a project. The projects and questions are randomly generated by FAA and some may be more lengthy to complete than the the others, therefore testing time varies.
The test usually continues even if one or more sections are failed. The applicant can schedule a retest and only the sections missed will be retested. If applicant desires to retest within the next 30 days of the initial test, a letter proving additional instruction for the sections failed by an appropriately rated mechanic is required.
The applicant can retest even on the same day provided that the applicant obtained additional instruction on the material failed by an appropriately rated mechanic.
If applicant desires to retest within the next 30 days of the initial test, a letter proving additional instruction for the section failed by an appropriately rated mechanic is required. After the 30 days, no letter is needed, however, it is expected the applicant reviewed failed sections.
Each subject area has maximum of 7 questions and applicant has to answer at least 70% correctly, i.e 3 out of 4 or 5 out of 7.
No. All tools, test equipment, safety materials and manuals will be provided for you by the testing center.
No materials or textbooks are allowed for the oral questions. For the practical projects, the testing center will provide appropriate reference material needed for each the specific project.
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