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Author Topic: Another Code Test Question  (Read 1951 times)
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« Reply #15 on: August 23, 2006, 05:28:40 AM »

Prior to the code being dropped to 5wpm across the board for all licenses, the written test could be either a multiple choice or a fill in the blank type.  Not too long after the code went to 5wpm across the board, the council of VECs agreed to go to a fill in the blank test only for the written instead of leaving it up to the individual VECs.  So if you took your CW test in the last few years, it should have been a fill in the blank type.  However, perhaps there are some "maverick" VECs still using multiple choice.  I have no way of knowing.

As for the test format.  This is how it MAY go.

1.  Some "warmup" code.  This may or may not be done.
2.  The actual code is played.  It starts with a series of Vs so you can adjust to the sending.  The Vs will not count as part of your copy.
3.  At the end of the sending, you can go back over your sheet and correct anything that you find.
4.  When you indicate that you are ready, the VE will hand you the written.
5.  Once you complete the written, you turn that and your copy sheet into the VEs.
6.  Some teams check the written answers first and only if you don't get 7 out of 10 right will they check the copy.  Some teams check both.  Some teams check the copy first and then the written.

That's all there is to it.
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