· Ensure all materials required to administer the
exam are available.
· Provide secure stowage for examinations and
related examination materials.
· Ensure a copy of the latest examination
instructions, the latest NAVADMIN message,
and the general and verbatim instructions are
Approximately 10 days before the scheduled date
of the examination, ESOs should:
· Ensure all examinations are accounted for.
· Ensure that an examination is available for each
candidate with a worksheet. If necessary, obtain
an examination. Comply with BUPERSINST
1430.16, concerning duplicate use of an
examination or order of a substitute
· Ensure that no more than two candidates will use
the same examination booklet.
· Recheck the worksheets for errors and make
· Prepare a seating arrangement that will provide
maximum comfort consistent with the space
The seating should be
arranged so those candidates taking
examinations in the same ratings do not sit next
to or across from one another. Seat candidates so
classified material is not subject to compromise.
· Advise commands to revise watchbills and
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
On the day examinations are administered, the
ESO will ensure that each candidate is provided any or
all of the following materials:
· Candidates completed worksheet.
· One unopened examination for the appropriate
rating and paygrade.
· One answer sheet. Only the NETPDTC 1430/2,
answer sheets is authorized. The NAVADMIN
announcing the examinations, normally identify
the color of the answer sheet.
· Scratch paper.
Normally, two sheets are
The proctors can provide more if
· Two lead pencils. Candidates MUST use a #2 or
electrographic black lead pencil. Using a pencil
other than #2 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.
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
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.
Examinations will normally be administered by
paygrade on the days indicated in the following
schedule (table 6-1).
The NAVADMIN message
issued for that specific examination cycle will
announce any deviations from this schedule.
Deviations from the announced schedule may only be
made as outlined in the Advancement Manual.
NOTE: Although no examination is administered
for senior and master chief petty officers, commands