Motorcycle Technician - Red Seal Exam Breakdown

A Red Seal exam is based on the standard, called the National Occupational Analysis for the trade. The standard describes the skills and knowledge required to perform the duties of the trade. Each standard is divided into Blocks, which are divided into Tasks, which are divided into sub-tasks.

The Red Seal exam has a certain number of questions assigned to these sections. The number of questions are provided below.

For more information, see the full National Occupational Analysis and Self-Assessment Guide (PDF, 1.1 MB) for this trade. Also, check out this trade’s Sample Questions.

Total number of questions on Red Seal exam - 130 questions

Block A - Common occupational skills - 10 questions

Task 1 Performs safety-related functions
4 questions
Task 2 Performs routine work practices
6 questions

Block B - Chassis and suspension - 14 questions

Task 3 Diagnoses chassis and components
3 questions
Task 4 Services chassis and components
4 questions
Task 5 Diagnoses suspension
3 questions
Task 6 Services suspension system
4 questions

Block C - Wheels and tires - 12 questions

Task 7 Diagnoses wheels and tires
6 questions
Task 8 Services wheels and tires
6 questions

Block D - Brakes - 13 questions

Task 9 Diagnoses braking systems
6 questions
Task 10 Services braking systems
7 questions

Block E - Engines - 19 questions

Task 11 Diagnoses two-stroke and four-stroke engines
9 questions
Task 12 Services two-stroke and four-stroke engines
11 questions

Block F - Power transfer - 16 questions

Task 13 Diagnoses clutches and primary drive
2 questions
Task 14 Services clutches and primary drives
3 questions
Task 15 Diagnoses transmissions
3 questions
Task 16 Services transmissions
3 questions
Task 17 Diagnoses final drive
2 questions
Task 18 Services final drive
3 questions

Block G - Electrical systems - 19 questions

Task 19 Diagnoses electrical systems
12 questions
Task 20 Services electrical systems
7 questions

Block H - Vehicle management systems - 12 questions

Task 21 Diagnoses vehicle management systems
6 questions
Task 22 Services vehicle management systems
6 questions

Block I - Fuel and exhaust systems - 15 questions

Task 23 Diagnoses fuel and exhaust systems
9 questions
Task 24 Services fuel and exhaust systems
6 questions

For more information about exam preparation materials (textbooks, modules, etc.) contact your provincial/territorial apprenticeship office.

*Number of questions assigned are derived from the input from people in this trade from across Canada.