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Old 09-13-2009, 03:13 PM   #1
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What is the MA EMT-B written test like?


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Old 09-14-2009, 11:40 AM   #2
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The following was true when I took the test 2 years ago.

The MA Basic written test is computer based but not adaptive. I want to say that there were around 100 questions, but I can't rememeber. There is a 2 hour time limit and you need to get a 70% score or better to pass.
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Old 09-14-2009, 12:33 PM   #3
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W1IM is correct with that.
Here is the story Ill tell you. I was unpacking for college 2 weeks ago and decided it was a good time to take it. Signed up the night before, reviewed a bit. Took an hour T ride, and finished in 40 minutes.

Review the Mass protocols, your textbook for general knowledge and the in this situation do this stuff. And lastly review operational things as well.

Im sure youll do well
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are the questions from all areas or primarily just from a few topics? Also are those the MA protocols from the book or the treatment protocols from OEMS.
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they have a few OEMS protocols (ie. that 300page pdf). and it covers a wide range of questions. except i didnt have many environmental or OB/GYN (dont know if i had any), however still study for that.
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Once you finish your test, are test scores automatically posted, or, do you have to wait for your score by snail mail?

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they tell you when you finish, and they print the card there.
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Sweeeet! Thanks Silver!

did you test in Mass?
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thats awesome...i just took my practicals this past weekend and i feel pretty good about it...im glad once i take the written that i wont have to wait.
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thats awesome...i just took my practicals this past weekend and i feel pretty good about it...im glad once i take the written that i wont have to wait.

Congrats on the practicals! Where did you take yours? Are you already scheduled to take your written yet?

I think I would be less nervous with the written than the practicals. I know I will suffer from stage fright and performance anxiety.

Good Luck! I wish you well!
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