Baker - 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, 848 KB) for this trade. Also, check out this trade’s Sample Questions.

Total number of questions on Red Seal exam - 150 questions

Block A – Common Occupational Skills - 24 questions

Task 1 - Performs safety and sanitation related functions
7 questions
Task 2 - Organizes work
4 questions
Task 3 - Manages products and information
7 questions
Task 4 - Applies food science
6 questions

Block B – Fermented Goods - 33 questions

Task 5 - Prepares dough
8 questions
Task 6 - Forms dough
13 questions
Task 7 - Finishes fermented goods
12 questions

Block C – Cookies, Bars, Cakes, Pastry and Quick Breads - 37 questions

Task 8 - Prepares cookies and bars
10 questions
Task 9 - Prepares quick breads
7 questions
Task 10 - Prepares pastry doughs
10 questions
Task 11 - Prepares cakes
10 questions

Block D – Assembly and Finishing - 28 questions

Task 12 - Prepares creams, custards, fillings, decorating pastes and icings
10 questions
Task 13 - Prepares sauces, glazes and garnishes
4 questions
Task 14 - Prepares cakes, pastries and other baked goods for decorating
8 questions
Task 15 - Finishes and decorates baked goods
6 questions

Block E – Chocolate and Confections - 16 questions

Task 16 - Prepares chocolate
9 questions
Task 17 - Prepares confections
7 questions

Block F – Desserts, Ice Creams and Ices - 12 questions

Task 18 - Prepares plated desserts
4 questions
Task 19 - Prepares ice creams and ices
4 questions
Task 20 - Prepares frozen desserts
4 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.