Ensure all examinations are accounted for.
Recheck the worksheets for errors and make
Prepare a seating arrangement that will provide
maximum comfort consistent with the space
accommodations. Smoking is not permitted.
The seating should be arranged so that
candidates taking examinations in the same
rating do not sit next to or across from one
another. Seat candidates such that classified
material is not subject to compromise.
Ensure that no more than two candidates will use
the same examination booklet.
Advise commands to revise watchlists/special
duty assignments, and so on to prevent
candidates from being penalized by lack of
sleep, late reporting, and so forth, and to
decrease or eliminate the need for substitute
The examining board will ensure that each
candidate is provided any or all of the following
Candidates completed worksheet.
One unopened examination for the appropriate
rating and paygrade.
One answer sheet. Only the NETPDTC 1430/2,
or NETPMSA 1430/2 (orange) answer sheets
Scratch paper. Normally, two sheets are
sufficient. The proctors can provide more if
Two lead pencils. Candidates MUST use a #1 or
electrographic black lead pencil. Using a pencil
other than #1 or electrographic may cause the
answer sheet to be improperly processed.
A smooth, firm surface on which to complete the
answer sheet. Completing answer sheets on any
type of soft table covering will result in marks
that will not be properly processed.
Two maneuvering board sheets (DMA Form
5090), parallel rules, and dividers, as
appropriate, for BM, ET (submarine), FT, MN,
OS, QM, and SM candidates. Bearing rate
computer for FT candidates.
Two sheets of musical manuscript paper for
candidates taking the MU examination.
U.S. Navy calculator or slide rule for vertical
aerial photography for PH and IS candidates.
Candidates may use log tables and slide rules.
Musicians are not authorized to use musical slide
rules. Quartermasters are not authorized to use
nautical slide rules.
Battery-operated electronic calculators (with any
number of keys) of the NON-PROGRAMMABLE
variety may be used by all candidates. Calculators
with permanently stored memory are not authorized.
Each candidate must provide a calculator for his or her
Other than the preceding items, no other
examining materials or instruments will be allowed
into the examination room. Proctors should ensure that
all candidates observe these regulations during the
administration of the examination.
administration date, the senior member of the
examining board should meet with the other
board members how many months in advance?
EXAMINATION DAY SCHEDULE
Examinations will normally be administered by
paygrade on the days indicated in the following
schedule. The NAVADMIN message issued for that
specific examination cycle will announce any
deviations from this schedule. Deviations from the
schedule may be made only as outlined in the
Petty officer third
The first Tuesday in March and
the first Thursday after Labor Day
in September or as announced in
the applicable NAVADMIN
second class (PO2)
The Thursday following the PO3
examination in March and the
Tuesday following the PO3
examination in September or as
announced in the applicable
Petty officer first
The second Tuesday in March
and the Thursday following the
PO2 examination in September or
as announced in the applicable