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Old 14th Dec 2015, 03:30   #1 (permalink)


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Easa part 66 B1 question bank

Hello .. Does anyone has latest EASA 66 question bank to download ?
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A central EASA Part 66 question bank would provide a solution to many of the problems involving fraud and cheating, as well as achieving the famous "level playing field" for Basic Training Module examination standards throughout EASAland.

So it is mired in bureaucracy and remains a promise which EASA seems unable to fulfil. It is of course a long task to prepare a question bank for all Modules, but not all that difficult, and then translating them accurately into each member language also takes time, including quality control, checking etc.

There is, of course, a central bank for aircrew licence examination, so perhaps the Part 66 one is on the way; here's a quote from that link....

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The ECQB is a bank of some 10,000 questions (Multiple Choice Questions – MCQs) used by all EASA Member States for the theoretical knowledge examinations of flight crew (professional aeroplane and helicopter pilots and applicants for an instrument rating). It is an important safety tool, ensuring that pilots at European level have the appropriate knowledge and necessary competencies. The question bank today is under the responsibility of EASA
If and when a central Part 66 Question Bank does appear, it will be guarded as closely as any State Secret, so you'll never be able to download it!

Right now, you can buy lists of questions used in past examinations on the internet, but these tend to be out-of-date, and can be of wildly varying difficulty between different MTOs, as well as between them and there their NAA. Even so they can be a useful self-study tool. (In the UK, the variance is greatly offset by the fact that most question banks in Part 147 Basic Training MTOs were created by stealing someone else's question bank and submitting it for approval as their own.)

What you should never try is just to learn answers to questions that you have acquired, without being on top of the basic subject matter. If you do that, it is 100% guaranteed that you will get questions you have not seen before. There is no short-cut to learning the subject properly.

Maybe someone is more up-to-date then me on the European Central Part 66 QB; I've given up trying to see how far EASA has got with it. Perhaps it exists!

PS Afterthought: A voluminous study was completed for EASA in 2009 on the art of creating and running question banks. It is absurdly overdone, and as these studies always do consists largely of statements of the obvious alongside unnecessarily detailed examinations of unimportant minutiae; for example on page 54 we finally get to the following insight, which presumably EASA paid a fortune to learn;

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A meaningful and plausible examination system “lives and dies” with the quality of the available questions. Developing new questions it the most time-consuming part of the process. Therefore it is essential to optimise the development process as much as possible. Authors should concentrate upon the development of questions and a good question bank system should take care of the rest.
Wow, no-one would have thought of that.

The study also included 34 pages of definitions of aeronautical terms and acronyms, for no very discernible purpose. I wonder what that cost EASA?

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Sounds like there is good money for 'EU Aviation Question Bank Consultants'
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Anyone can learn questions parrot fashion

Take the time to properly understand the subjects...You'll be doing yourself a favour in the long term
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Anyone can learn questions parrot fashion
Absolutely right, they certainly can.

But what they cannot do is guess what questions will come up in an exam so as to learn those, from the, let's say, 10,000 possibles for one Module. And that's not counting all the variations on the same question.

It's a whole lot easier to learn the material than to learn the answer to every possible question parrot-fashion, with no understanding or knowledge of the subject.
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Too many "Instant Internet engineers", want the licence, do not care how they get it, but have little or no idea of the subjects/basic modules they should know. Like many others, I fear for safe aircraft travel in certain parts of the world in say 10 - 15 years time when the majority of experienced licensed engineers will have retired. Stop cheating and put some serious effort into learning the modules/subjects you ought to know not just the questions/answers!
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EASA part 66 exam questions

No matter how big a new database may be, certain basics will always be in a database....
Current flows from plus to minus,
Electrons flow from minus to plus,
Series wound motors have a high torque and are used for starters,
FWD and reverse bias of a diode,
Transistor as a switch or Transistor as amplifier,
Laps rate or stagnation point,
Where are face and back of propellers,
Regulated and Non-Regulated oil system,
Parts of a FADEC system, and so on.

One can learn a lot from exam questions!!!
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One can learn a lot from exam questions!!!
Yes, of course you can. And if you get the same questions in the exam, you get the Pass you want. Your list is not so much a list of questions, but of subjects that must be learned, which is what at least some of us are advocating people should do.

But you won't get the same questions, if the NAA responsible for oversight of the MTO concerned is doing its job properly.

In the UK, the CAA does not do its job properly, as we know; that part of the organisation is dysfunctional so who knows, you might get lucky if you take the exam in the UK.
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If you learn the syllabus, you can answer ANY question.

If not then it is a classic demonstration of the 'Peter' Principle
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Old 21st Dec 2016, 10:54   #10 (permalink)


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Thanks People
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Here's an idea.
Employers, try educating from within instead of trying to buy an off-the-shelf certifyer. Maybe you will get the engineers and mechanics you need instead of a bunch of students that know the answer to every stock question but no idea why.
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Maybe bring back the oral exam.
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Written answers will sort out the "Chaff from the Wheat"
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Only if the regulator actually has someone who can mark a written paper!!!
A degree in ticking audit boxes just won't help.
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Nothing wrong with trying to know the sneaky questions are asked. In fact that is how I was taught, this is how they try trick you.

Once I learnt that system I never really failed another exam from the regulator.
I learnt how to read questions more and identify trick answers.


None of that made a difference to the people I trained with - they either could do the job or not. At end of some decades they are in this industry still or not using the exams passed.


We all got given a "exact exam" as a sample exam - honestly after deep long discussion only 1 question out of 92 was maybe not the same. No one got 100% many in the 90's and lots inn the 80's. 2 failed!
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Old 12th Jan 2018, 23:02   #16 (permalink)


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Hi all,
Does any one have the latest questions in Module 11A. Wold appreciate ur help.
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Old 14th Jan 2018, 09:47   #17 (permalink)
 
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Weary sigh.....................................

Nothing has changed in the last 2 years.....learn the material, not a selection of old questions, if you want to pass.

And now that on-line examinations by NAAs are with us, in the UK at least, question banks are (a) much bigger, and (b) impossible to access. I don't know how it works if you are in Canada.

Back to the books.
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Doh....how long before the entire EASA question banks are published a-la FAA?!
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