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Hello all, first and foremost I believe an introduction is in order, names ionic and glad to have come across this forum, I'm sure I'll have a very interesting time here. Before I can really continue with this post I have to ask would it be ok for me to recall a couple of quetions from my recently sat 2391 exam, don't want to break any rules, I think I've done fairly well but another 35 days befor I get the results, can't help but feel though the exam in some parts was a bit unfair.
 
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welcome to the forum, and I can't see any problem with you raising what the questions are on here, why did you think it was unfair?
 
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Welcome to the real world.

The "standard" of the 2391 has not been dumbed down, unlike the majority of exams these days, and as a result requires a high level of knowledge, combined with a high level of perdantic need for the correct terminology.

The numbers of people passing the 2391 has not increased over time, as a percentage.
 
Well, considerring that 2301 is a CnG level three and compare the exam with 2377 which is level three as well but multiple choice exam which you really can't fail, I am afraid I have to agree: no it is not fair. 2391 is possible the hardest exam to pass and in my opinion a bit undervalued.
 
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Hi, welcome to the forum.
 
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surely the design exam is the toughest one to pass
nope , design exam you are allowed to take books in , 2391 no books , everything from memory.
30-35% pass rate for inspection exam says it all
 
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There's a reason why my Boss says if He's looking to employ someone the only qualification he's scrolling down the list for is the 2391
 

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To the OP, I have the paper sat last week in front of me. Let us know where you thought it was unfair and we can discuss..
 
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Ionicreds

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To the OP, I have the paper sat last week in front of me. Let us know where you thought it was unfair and we can discuss..
Thanks for ur responses, just to clarify its only some questions that I thought was unfair but with the high failure rate that could be the difference between passing or failing, there is one question in particular that sticks out to me and it concerns volt drop, I can do cable calcs pretty easy and working out volt drop by calculation is second nature to me, the quetion was how do you measure volt drop on an installed circuit and with what instrument, 3 marks I think, now guidance note 3 says its impractical to measure volt drop after the circuit has been installed because it would involve taking a measurement at the source and at the point of utilisation simultaneously,while under load. I for one can't find an explanation on how to do it. I'm not saying there isn't one, unless that was the answer lol. another question was what part of the supply can't be measured? Now that one really did blow my mind. You spend a lot of time studying, so now your at a level were you can name every test in the book backwards if need be, expected results ect. I spent about 10 minits trying to come up with an answer that has no real relevance. why do I have to worry about something I will never do? needless to say i think i got that wrong. There was a question about D.N.O can't recall it but I'd never heard of D.N.O untill that point before. I'm under the impression they throw these type of questions in to put you of your stride, that being said I'm quietly confident I'm going to pass it but only time will tell, but I can't help but feel some questions are a little off the beaten track.
 
I have my 2391 and have had for a while so if the employers regard it as a top qualification it's about time they started paying a little bit more money to us after all we have paid for this exam are selves
 
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Toyed to post,post has gone to the mods.
 
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