The question pool search and test facility (QPSTF) is a comprehensive tool that facilitates searching the NCVEC Technician, General, and Amateur Extra question pools in a variety of ways and generating tests from the selected questions. The facility provides an option to display usage instructions. Examples are included with the instructions.
The tool provides instructors/mentors with the capability to produce lists of questions related to the instructional material they are using. For example, an instructor lecturing on Smith diagrams would like to make sure the lecture material covers all the questions in the amateur extra question pool pertaining to Smith diagrams. QPSTF can be used to find all the questions in the Amateur Extra question pool that refer to Smith diagrams and list the corresponding question numbers.
The tool can be used by candidates to test themselves on types of questions that are causing difficulties. For example, questions related to Ohm’s law in the Technician license exam question pool. QPSTF can be used to find all the questions in the Technician license exam question pool containing the word Ohm and generate a test with the questions. QPSTF can be used to find all the questions in the General license exam question pool that refer to figures and generate a test from the selected questions.