the tests page.
The following information applies
to the actual Airman Knowledge Tests that you'll take at an
official testing location.
We've designed the practice tests on MyWrittenExam.com
exactly the same as the actual test that you'll
take. To make your practice test as real-world
as possible, you should follow the rules, guidelines, and
suggestions below when taking your practice tests on
Description of the Tests
All test questions are the objective, multiple-choice
type. Each question can be answered by the selection
of a single response. Each test question is
independent of other questions; therefore, a correct
response to one does not depend upon, or influence, the
correct response to another.
Knowledge Test Guides
We've made the official FAA Knowledge Test Guides for
each certificate available below. Please note that
these guides are all in Adobe Acrobat format. If you
do not already have Adobe Acrobat installed you can download
it free here.
Test Taking Tips
- Answer each question in accordance with the latest
regulations and guidance publications.
- Read each question carefully before looking at the
possible answers. You should clearly understand
the problem before attempting to solve it.
- After formulating an answer, determine which choice
corresponds with that answer. The answer chosen
should completely resolve the problem.
- From the answers given, it may appear that there is
more than one possible answer; however, there is only
one answer that is correct and complete. The other
answers are either incomplete, erroneous, or represent
- If a certain question is difficult for you, it is best
to mark it for review and proceed to the next question.
After you answer the less difficult questions, return to
those which you marked for review and answer them.
The review marking procedure will be explained to you
prior to starting the test.
- When solving a calculation problem, select the answer
closest to your solution. The problem has been
checked with various types of calculators; therefore, if
you have solved it correctly, your answer will be closer
to the correct answer than any of the other choices.
Use of Test Aids and Materials
Airman Knowledge Tests require applicants to analyze the
relationship between variables needed to solve aviation
problems, in addition to testing for accuracy of a
mathematical calculation. The intent is that all
applicants are tested on concepts rather than rote
calculation ability. It is permissible to use certain
calculating devices when taking airman knowledge tests,
provided they are used within the following
guidelines. The term "calculating devices"
is interchangeable with such items as calculators,
computers, or any similar devices designed for
for use of test aids and materials.
The applicant may use test aids and materials
within the guidelines listed below, if actual test
questions or answers are not revealed.
may use test aids, such as scales, straightedges,
protractors, plotters, navigation computers, log
models of aviation oriented calculating devices that
are directly related to the test.
In addition, applicants may use any test
materials provided with the test.
permanently inscribed instructions on the front and
back of such aids listed in 1(A), e.g., formulas,
conversions, regulations, signals, weather data,
holding pattern diagrams, frequencies, weight and
balance formulas, and air traffic control procedures
test proctor may provide calculating devices to
applicants and deny them use of their personal
calculating devices if the applicant’s device does
not have a screen that indicates all memory has been
test proctor must be able to determine the
calculating device’s erasure capability.
The use of calculating devices incorporating
permanent or continuous type memory circuits without
erasure capability are prohibited.
use of magnetic cards, magnetic tapes, modules,
computer chips, or any other device upon which
prewritten programs or information related to the
test can be stored and retrieved are prohibited.
Printouts of data will
be surrendered at the completion of the test
if the calculating device used incorporates this
use of any booklet or manual containing instructions
related to the use of the applicant’s calculating
device is not permitted.
are not allowed in the testing area.
test proctor makes the final determination relating
to the test materials and personal possessions that
the applicant may take into the testing area.
for dyslexic applicant’s use of test aids and
dyslexic applicant may request approval from the local
Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) to take an
airman knowledge test using one of the three options
listed in preferential order:
current testing facilities and procedures when
may use Franklin Speaking Wordmaster to facilitate
the testing process.
The Wordmaster is a self-contained electronic
thesaurus that audibly pronounces typed in words and
presents them on a display screen.
It has a built-in headphone jack for private
headphone feature will be used during testing to
avoid disturbing others.
who do not choose to use the first or second option
may request a test proctor to assist in reading
specific words or terms from the test questions and
In the interest of preventing compromise of
the testing process, the test proctor should be
someone who is non-aviation oriented.
The test proctor will provide reading
assistance only, with no explanation of words or
Airman Testing Standards Branch, AFS-630, will
assist in the selection of a test site and test
Validity of Airman Test Reports
Airman Test Reports are valid for the 24-calendar month
period preceding the month you complete the practical
test. If the Airman Test Report expires before
completion of the practical test, you must retake the
If you receive a grade lower than 70 percent and wish to
retest, you must present the following to testing center
- failed Airman Test Report; and
- a written endorsement from an authorized instructor
certifying that additional instruction has been given,
and the instructor finds you competent to pass the test.
If you decide to retake the test in anticipation of a
better score, you may retake the test after 30 days from the
date your last test was taken. The FAA will not allow
you to retake a passed test before the 30-day period has
lapsed. Prior to retesting, you must give your current
Airman Test Report to the test proctor. The last test
taken will reflect the official score.