This page provides useful information for those courses that prepare you for an OFFICIAL Theoretical Knowledge Exam.
It's useful to know what to expect of the official exams before you go anywhere near them, so we've put together the following guidelines for you to alleviate any concerns you may have, and to give you some guidance on best tips and exam practice.
Before you are allowed to sit an official exam, you will need to be in possession of an Exam Readiness Certificate. To find out more about this first, click here.
You will be required to sit our on-line exams in order to obtain your Exam Readiness Certificate. By doing these exams, you will stand absolutely every chance of passing the official exams for that subject.
Rule number one: Don't Panic.
At the moment, the Official Exams are in a written format (this is due to change in June 2020). You will have to provide your answers on the answer sheet as shown below:
You indicate your answers against each question on the answer paper provided by placing an "X" in the correct box using a pen (not a pencil). If you change your mind over an answer, you must block out the box and place the "X" in the box associated with your new choice. See the sample answer paper by clicking the PDF image to the left.
Click on each of the content headings below to be taken to that section. At the end of each section, there is a link back to the contents here.
The number of questions and the time you have available to answer them depends on the subject of the exam. Generally speaking, if you know your subject, you will not be time constrained. We've listed the information below for reference. The pass mark for each exam is 75%.
|Subject||No. of Questions||Duration|
|Air Law & ATC Procedures||16||35 minutes|
|Operational Procedures||12||30 minutes|
|Aircraft General Knowledge||16||35 minutes|
|Principles of Flight||12||35 minutes|
|Human Performance & Limitations||12||25 minutes|
|Communications (Radio Telephony)||12||20 minutes|
|Flight Performance & Planning||12||45 minutes|
|IMC-IR(R) Rating||25||120 minutes|
In addition, you will also need to pass the following practical (oral) exam:
|Communications (Radio Telephony)||Approx. 30 minutes|
This is an oral test with a Radiotelephony Examiner. You will need to have a separate revision/preparation session with us for this exam.
You will do well to read these tips before undertaking any of the written exams. Please beware that at present, some exam questions test more of your ability to understand English grammar than the subject in question.