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Republic of the Philippines


PROFESSIONAL REGULATION COMMISION
Manila

BOARD OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Registered Master Electrician Licensure Examination
PHILIPPINE ELECTRICAL CODE

INSTRUCTION: Select the answer for each of the following questions. Mark only the
answer for each item by shading the box corresponding to the letter of your choice on the
answer sheet provided. STRICTLY NO ERASURES ALLOWED. Use pencil no. 1 only.


MULTIPLE CHOICE


1. Derating factors do not apply to conductors in conduit having a length not exceeding
a. 300 mm b. 400 mm c. 500 mm d. 600 mm

2. If the ampacity of the same 3 8 mm
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THW copper conductors inside raceway is 45 amperes
at an ambient temperature of 30 degree centigrade then the ampacity of such conductors at
an ambient temperature of 40 degree centigrade is (the correction factor is 0.88)
a. 36.75 b 33.75 c. 36.9 d. 39.6

3. A 4 kW, 230 volts, three phase wound rotor induction motor has a rated full load efficiency of
85 % and power factor of 75 %. The maximum rating of the inverse time delay circuit breaker
for branch circuit protection is:
a. 47 A b. 30 A c. 40 A d. 42 A

4. According to the table of operating voltage in the code. The minimum conductor size for
copper conductor for 8000 v is
a. 8.0 sq mm b. 2.0 sq mm c. 3.5 sq mm d. 5.5 sq mm

5. According to the table of operating voltage in the code. The thickest insulation for conductor
size copper conductor is.
a. 8.0 sq mm b. 2.0 sq mm c. 3.5 sq mm d. 5.5 sq mm

6. The minimum size of wire used in electrical wiring is the former number 14 AWG. Under the
metric system now shown the new PEC, the diameter is,
a. 1.6 mm b. 2 mm c. 2.6 mm d. 3.2 mm

7. The minimum size of the service entrance conductor using THW copper wire is
a. 14 mm
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b. 8 mm
2
c. 22 mm
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d. 5.5 mm
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8. According to the table of operating voltage in the code. The minimum conductor size for
copper conductor for 15,000 v using AWG system is.
a. 2 b. 12 c. 1 d. 0

9. The unit lighting for bank if the actual no of receptacle is unknown is expressed in VA per
square meter shall be;
a. 8 VA b. 28 VA c. 36 VA d. 40 VA


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10. For the kitchen small appliance load in occupancies, the code requires not less than;
a. two 20 A circuits b. one 15 A circuit
c. two 15 A circuits d. one 20 A circuit

11. To provide for small appliance load in dwelling units, the feeder should be computed at;
a. 1,500 watts b. 3,000 watts c. 2,400 watts d. 3,600 watts

12. The service or feeder capacity necessary to provide for six 5-kW household electric clothes
dryer is;
a. 18 kW b. 24 kW c. 19.5 kW d. 21 kW

13. For service-drop conductors not exceeding 600 volts its minimum clearance over residential
property and driveways, and those commercial areas not subject to truck traffic.
a. 3,100 mm b. 3,700 mm c. 4,600 mm d. 5,500 mm

14. For service drop conductors not exceeding 600 volts its minimum clearance over public
streets, alleys, roads, parking areas subject to truck traffic, driveways on other than
residential property and other land traversed by vehicles such as cultivated, grazing, forest,
and orchard.
a. 3,100 mm b. 3,700 mm c. 4,600 mm d. 5,500 mm

15. Conductors must have a clearance from windows, porches, fire escapes of not less than;
a. 700 mm b. 800 mm c. 900 mm d. 1,000 mm

16. Service conductors passing over roof must have a clearance over the roof which they pass of
not less than
a. 1,000 mm b. 2,500 mm c. 1,500 mm d. 3,000 mm

17. The minimum clearance for service drops over buildings.
a. 1,000 mm b. 2,500 mm c. 1,500 mm d. 3,000 mm

18. The minimum clearance for service drops over side walks.
a. 2,500 mm b. 3,100 mm c. 5,500 mm d. 3,700 mm

19. The minimum clearance of service drops over driveway, alleys, and public roads.
a. 3,100 mm b. 5,500 mm c. 4,600 mm d. 3,700 mm

20. When the voltage between service conductors does not exceed 300 volts and the roof has a
slope of not less than 100 mm in 300 mm, the clearance can be reduced to;
a. 600 mm b. 800 mm c. 900 mm d. 1000 mm

21. What position must a knife switch with fuse be mounted?
a. horizontal b. vertical c. diagonal d. inclined position

22. What is the maximum voltage rating of plug fuses?
a. 110 volts b. 125 volts c. 200 volts d. 220 volts

23. For each 2-wire laundry branch circuit, a feeder load of NOT less than _____ shall be
included.
a. 1,800 VA b. 1,500 VA c. 2,000 VA d.1,200 VA

24. Why are system and circuit grounded?
a. To protect from excessive current
b. To limit the excess voltage to ground, which occur from lightning or exposure to
other higher voltage source.
c. To acquire more power from grounding circuit

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d. Precautionary measure of the system

25. Code requires that the minimum area exposed surface offered by a plate electrode shall be;
a. 1/8 sq. meter b. sq. meter c. 3/8 sq. meter d. sq. meter

26. A single grounding electrode is permitted when the resistance to ground does not exceed;
a. 5 b. 10 c. 15 d. 25

27. The minimum size of a copper equipment grounding conductor required for equipment
connected to a 40-ampere circuit.
a. 5.5 sq. mm b. 8 sq. mm c. 14 sq. mm d. 22 sq. mm

28. Open wiring on insulators commonly known as;
a. knob and tube wiring b. Split knob and receptacle wiring
c. Duplex wiring d. Common wiring

29. The circuit conductors between the service entrance equipment or isolated generating plant
and the branch circuit overload device or devices.
a. feeder b. disconnecting switch
c. overcurrent protector d. secondary conductors

30. Is a contact device installed at the outlet for the connection of a single attachment plug.
a. switch b. receptacle c. male plug d. bulb

31. What is the maximum number of bends (in degrees) permitted in rigid metal conduit between
outlets.
a. 180 b. 360 c. 45 d. 75

32. What should you do to prevent shock when working on a high voltage power supply?
a. charge the filter capacitor b. open the filter capacitor
c. closed the filter capacitor d. discharge the filter capacitor

33. Gas manufacturing plant where flammable gases may escape is considered as;
a. Class I, Division 1 area b. Class I, Division 2 area
c. Class II, Division 1 area d. Class II, Division 2 area

34. A storage battery supplying emergency lighting and power shall maintain not less than 87.5
percent of full voltage at total load for a period of at least;
a. 2.5 hours b. 2 hours c. 1.5 hours d. 1.0 hour

35. GFCI operate on currents of
5 mA b. 3 mA c. 10 mA d. 15 A

36. A buck-boost transformer is classified as
a. Compensating reactor b. Autotransformer
c. High density lamp d. Ramset

37. When surge occurs a potential of 10,000 volts would exist between the CATV system and the
electrical system and between the grounded conductor within the CATV cable and the
grounded surfaces in the walls of the home, such as water pipes (which are connected to the
power ground), over which the cable runs. What could be the possible effect to the persons
on a direct contact with the CATV.
a. This potential could also appear across a person with one hand on the CATV cable
and the other hand on a metal surface connected to the power ground (e.g., a radiator
or refrigerator).
b. A voltage dip might occur between the power conductor

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c. There is an additional voltage drop in the conductor due to surge impedance of the line
d. An electromagnetic Interference occur

38. The point of attachment of the service-drop conductors to a building or other structure shall
provide the minimum clearances as specified in the code. In no case shall this point of
attachment be less than ________ above finished grade.
a. 2500 mm b. 3700 mm c. 2850 mm d. 3000 mm

39. Where the voltage between conductors does not exceed 300 and the roof has a slope of 100
mm in 300 mm, or greater, a reduction in clearance to _______shall be permitted.
a. 1000 mm b. 900 mm c. 450 mm d. 550 mm

40. Which of the following is a short circuit?
a. a hot wire touching a grounded metal frame
b. a short conductor with a high resistance
c. arcing between a hot conductor and a metal box
d. a very low resistance between the circuit conductors

41. In a Three phase four wire system, compose of lighting and motor load, demand factor of 70
percent is permitted for that portion of the neutral load in excess of _____ amperes.
a. 100 b. 200 c. 300 d. 400

42. Communication, radio, and television coaxial cables shall be permitted at a height of not less
than ______ above swimming and wading pools, diving structures, and observation stands,
towers, or platforms.
a. 8.0 m b. 3.0 m c. 1.0 m d. 0.5 m

43. Conductors on poles shall have a separation of not less than ________ where not placed on
racks or brackets.
a. 300 mm b. 500 mm c. 1000 mm d. 150 mm

44. Reasonable efficiency of operation can be provided when ______ is taken into consideration
in sizing the service-lateral conductors.
a. mechanical strength b. ambient temperature
c. voltage drop d. none of these

45. For a feeder supplying household cooking equipment and electric clothes dryers the
maximum unbalanced load on the neutral conductor shall be considered as ______ of the
load on the ungrounded conductors.
a. 40% b. 50% c. 70% d. 80%

46. There would be an additional heating due to other conductors in the duct. This is due to.
a. skin effect b. Kelvin effect c. proximity effect d. edge effect

47. Which of the following is the maximum allowable rating of a permanently connected
appliance where the branch overcurrent device is used as the appliance disconnecting
means?
a. 1/8 hp b. hp c. hp d. 1 hp

48. How would you seal unused kos in panels and boxes?
a. cardboard b. duct seal
c. tape d. metal plugs and plates

49. Where conductors are adjusted to compensate for voltage drop, equipment grounding
conductors, where required, shall be adjusted proportionally according to __________.
a. diameter b. cross section area

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c. circular mil area d. circumference

50. Line and ground connecting conductors shall not be smaller than 2.0 sq mm copper or 3.5 sq
mm aluminum. The arrester grounding conductor shall be connected to one of the following
except for.
a. Grounded service conductor
b. Grounding electrode conductor of 25 ohms or higher
c. Grounding electrode for the service
d. Equipment grounding terminal in the service equipment