The revised general mechanic sample exam is available at www.faa.gov/training_testing/testing/test_questions/.
The FAA does not make all questions in its A&P knowledge test bank available to the public; instead it provides a representative sample, which it periodically revises as detailed in a "What's New" document (the Feb. 8, 2018 What's New document is available here).
According to the most recent What's New, no changes were made to the test bank. However, based on Airman Certification Standards (ACS) working group activities, and edits made to the sample exam (e.g., the addition of a new helicopter aerodynamics question, a new topic not previously tested), ATEC has asked that the agency revise its What's New to ensure proper communication of these changes.
Aviation Supplies and Academics, Inc. (ASA) publishes specific changes made to sample exams for each test roll. That analysis can be found at www.asa2fly.com/FAA-Knowledge-Exams-W22C162.aspx.
The council continues to work through the ACS working group to ensure a documented and transparent process for creating, vetting and revising test bank questions. The FAA is currently utilizing the ACS to review and edit the test bank. ATEC Treasurer and Embry-Riddle University Aviation Maintenance Science Department Chairman Chuck Horning is the industry representative on that review board.
Members are encouraged to provide feedback on student experiences while the test bank undergoes revision to coincide with the new ACS. Send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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