Agricultural Equipment 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, 1,016 KB) for this trade. Also, check out this trade’s Sample Questions.

Total number of questions on Red Seal exam - 125 questions

Block A – Common Occupational Skills - 7 questions

Task 1 - Performs safety-related functions
2 questions
Task 2 - Performs common work practices and procedures
3 questions
Task 3 - Uses and maintains tools and equipment
2 questions

Block B – Engines and Engine Support Systems - 18 questions

Task 4 - Diagnoses engine and engine support systems
11 questions
Task 5 - Repairs engine and engine support systems
7 questions

Block C – Drive Train - 17 questions

Task 6 - Diagnoses drive train
10 questions
Task 7 - Repairs drive train
7 questions

Block D – Hydraulic, Hydrostatic and Pneumatic Systems - 23 questions

Task 8 - Diagnoses hydraulic, hydrostatic and pneumatic systems
15 questions
Task 9 - Repairs hydraulic, hydrostatic and pneumatic systems
8 questions

Block E – Electrical and Electronic Systems - 26 questions

Task 10 - Diagnoses electrical/electronic power and control monitoring systems
19 questions
Task 11 - Repairs electrical/electronic power and control monitoring systems
7 questions

Block F – Steering, Suspension and Brakes - 9 questions

Task 12 - Diagnoses steering and brake systems
3 questions
Task 13 - Repairs steering and brake systems
2 questions
Task 14 - Diagnoses suspension components
2 questions
Task 15 - Repairs suspension components
2 questions

Block G – Structural Components and Operator Station - 9 questions

Task 16 - Diagnoses structural components
2 questions
Task 17 - Repairs structural components
2 questions
Task 18 - Diagnoses climate control systems
3 questions
Task 19 - Repairs climate control systems
2 questions

Block H – Agricultural Equipment - 16 questions

Task 20 - Prepares agricultural equipment
2 questions
Task 21 - Diagnoses land preparation, tillage and seeding/planting implements
3 questions
Task 22 - Repairs land preparation, tillage and seeding/planting implements
2 questions
Task 23 - Diagnoses harvesting, hay and forage equipment
3 questions
Task 24 - Repairs harvesting, hay and forage equipment
2 questions
Task 25 - Diagnoses application and irrigation equipment
2 questions
Task 26 - Repairs application and irrigation equipment
2 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.

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