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Old 24th Jun 2021, 14:26
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Best study resource for new PPL e-exams?

Afternoon chaps & chapesses,

I am about to embark on a PPL and I am reliably told that the style of questioning and the questions themselves have changed significantly from the old iteration. What is the best up to date study material? I have the Pooleys books (which I bought in Feb this year), but is there a good online resource for revision?

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Afternoon WoR,

Many different offerings out there, I have been doing a revalidation after 15 years out of the saddle and have been using www.easypplgroundschool.com which has been pretty good. Have an army of instructors you can contact, and they update the material regularly across all subject so its always current and up to date. Full courses for the PPL and CPL syllabus, question banks and tests etc. You basically pay for a course which lasts 30 days I think (dont quote me on that) and you can dip in and out and do the test at the end. You can even print a certificate off to wave under your instructors nose to show him you are ready to take the real world exam.

Again, ask 10 people this question and possibly get 10 different answers but this worked for me.

Good luck with it all.

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I am reliably told that the style of questioning and the questions themselves have changed significantly from the old iteration.
Certainly with the introduction of online exams there has been a change to the style and format of questions. The information that you need to know to effectively exercise the privileges of a PPL has not changed so any of the traditional sources should still suffice.

It has become common practice to only learn what is going to be examined and the questions certainly would not have won any prizes.

The CAA has published a document containing a revised PPL Syllabus, like most that have gone before it its an old style list of items that is supposed to represent a syllabus, but lacks any detail regarding depth of knowledge. It resembles the stuff the RAF threw out in the mid 70s. CAP1298 Rumour has it the latest questions are based upon this syllabus.

The main EASA syllabus can be found in the UK Aircrew Regulation at AMC1 to FCL210 FCL.215 Theoretical Training.

In theory, if you know your stuff, you should be able to pass any question they throw at you however; over the years I have seen many questions that have instructors scratching their heads..
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The CAA style of questioning and the need to be pedantic with grammar and meaning has always caused a problem for many. The formulae for success has never changed however: RTFQ = TFA.

The recognised publishers such as Pooley and AFE have in the past been briefed with the required knowledge to incorporate in their manuals. An up to date manual is a must. On one occasion the changes were so extensive that both these publishers produced supplements to cover the changes. The AOPA distance learning online course has received very good reviews. I would expect AOPA to be very up to date given their history of a close working relationship with the CAA.
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The new CAA eExams have made a lot of the revision methods out of date. As someone who has done 6 exams 2 on paper & 4 eExams the only useful revision method I have found is the EasyPPLGroundSchool. PPLTutor is OK but the question & answer format is much more simplified than the actual exam.
I was probably one of the first to do Human Performance & found the CAA exam terrible. Multi-line, incomprehensible questions. Most were English tests rather than aviation knowledge. And I read & write English as the day job.
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