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Advise on EASA ATPL ways to study

Old 21st Mar 2017, 15:51
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Advise on EASA ATPL ways to study


With the various and numerous ways to study, I've been interested that the way forward with these exams is the question banks...surely the content is more important?

Any advise before I embark on this long study road ahead...
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Old 21st Mar 2017, 17:28
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The material you get is important and will be useful one day to prepare yourself for an interview, but the question banks are almost more important than them to pass the exams at the current stage. And this is to blame to EASA. Too many questions are too ambiguous, too often it's unclear what the examiner wants you to reply or what regulations he is referring to (ICAO Annex 2, EU-OPS, SERA, etc.).

TL;DR – question bank, rinse and repeat. All 14 the subjects.
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When I did my atpl-theory, we were the first class on a "new" QB.
I was the only one to pass POF (out of 20 people in our class) because I did study. The rest failed (QBs). I got 87% or 89%. No QB at all.
For the next sittings, I did use QB, but as a supplement. It is a great tool if you use it right.

My advice would be to STUDY. A LOT. And then you use the QB to check your knowledge and learn tricky questions/understand what kind of answer they are looking for.
For each subject (before the exam), I covered around 90% of all questions. Some of the questions I have done 4-5 times (if its hard q., Ill mark it "for review" or something).

At the end, I ended up with avg of 92% and great knowledge.

Most of the companies have ATPL test for an interview. Then there is an oral exam as well. Later on, youd have to do a TR, company procedures, etc. Basic ATPL knowledge helps a lot.

Why would anyone waste 6-12 months memorising 14000 Q&A and "study later", when one can study right away?

As for technique - whatever works for you. Its very individual. Read books, do practise questions (QB), read explanation there, comments of other users. Watch youtube, ask questions here.
If there is one question you dont get - move on, come back to it later. Or just memorise that one and move on.

Good luck!
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