First Tuesday in March, and the first Thursday after
Labor Day in September, or as announced..
Thursday following PO3 examinations in March, and
the Tuesday following the PO3 examinations in
September, or as announced.
Second Tuesday in March, and the Thursday following
PO2 examinations in September, or as announced.
Third Thursday in January or as announced.
Figure 3-4.-Examination administration days.
active duty personnel. They compete for vacancies
Signalman, Operations Specialist, Ocean System
Technician, Boatswains Mate, and Electronics Warfare
Two sheets of musical manuscript paper for
musicians (MU) candidates.
U.S. Navy calculator 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.
AW candidates may use 10-point dividers and the
air navigation computer.
Battery-operated electronic calculators (with any
number of keys) of the nonprogrammable variety can be
used by all candidates.
No other examining material or instruments can be
brought into the examining room by the candidates.
CANDIDATES WITHOUT WORKSHEETS
Candidates without worksheets cannot participate
in the examination. ESOs must order substitute
examinations if the candidates arc fully eligible.
SCHEDULE OF EXAMINATION
Navywide examinations for advancement or change
in rating are administered according to the schedule
announced in BUPERSNOTE 1418/NAVADMIN.
All Training and Administration of the Reserve
(TAR) personnel take the same examination as other
within the personnel allowance of the TAR program.
ADSW/OYR/CANREC and ADT/AT personnel on
continuous active duty for 1 year or more also take the
active duty examination but compete within their
respective competitive category.
Examinations are normally administered as shown
in figure 3-4 and in BUPERSINST 1430.16.
SELECTED RESERVE CANDIDATES
E-4 through E-7 selected Reserve examinations are
administered on the members drill weekend during the
months of February and August, or as announced in the
respective BUPERSNOTE 1418/NAVADMIN.
DEVIATIONS FROM SCHEDULED
Deviations from scheduled administration dates
may be made only in special circumstances as outlined
in the following paragraphs and in BUPERSINST
1430.16D. Such deviations apply to all examinations for
a given paygrade for the unit involved. When deviations
from the schedule are necessary in the case of individual
candidates, ESOs must request substitute examinations.
An operational commander may authorize a delay
of no more than 10 days in the administration of
examinations for seagoing or aviation units operating in
company or based outside the continental United States.
This may be authorized provided candidates have no