Some IBEW apprenticeship test questions from sample tests include common algebraic comprehension such as identifying number patterns in a sequence, evaluating equations, reading tables and graphs, and mathematical word problems. The IBEW apprenticeship tests are not the only requirement for becoming an IBEW apprentice. To qualify, one must show that he possesses an affinity as well as the ability to perform electrical work and meet application requirements.
As an example, the aptitude battery tests for the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee of the IBEW Local 7 in Springfield, Massachusetts consists of two sections, and each are timed. The first section contains 33 questions regarding algebra and algebraic functions, and the applicant has 46 minutes to complete it. The second section contains 36 questions regarding reading comprehension with 51 minutes to complete it.
Along with taking an apprenticeship aptitude test battery, applicants must meet age and education requirements. Education requirements include successful completion of at least one year of high school algebra and a high school diploma, GED or a two-year associate degree or higher. Transcripts from high school as well as any post-high school training or education must be submitted to be considered. However, those requirements can be waived provided the applicant has been working in the electrical industry and meets or exceeds the number of required hours in the field.