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ENAC (Italy) - update
Administrator
07/24/2017
Administrator
Students report:
Enac, the Italian aviation authority, is going to make some changes to its EASA questions' database and these modifications will be implemented starting from the October session.
In italy next october will be ecqb4


An update of the official database was done in November 2016 (to ECQB4). CAAs have several months to implement such update. Since November, we have released a great number of updates containing new questions or other adjustments to reflect this update. Our database is constantly maintained and updated on daily basis so that it reflects the official database as closely as possible.

We keep adding new questions regularly to ensure the best possible coverage.
Nevertheless, please remember that since the official database is not public, we are unable to guarantee that we cover 100%.

You can rest assured we work hard on updating the database so that we can provide you with the newest questions and effectively prepare you for your exams.
08/27/2017
hi aviation. so ecqb 4 is already active in other countries ? or italy will be the first country to be subject to this update? with your updates since november 2016, the exam will be the same or we have to aspect a lot of different questions?
edited by callaghan58 on 08/27/2017
edited by callaghan58 on 08/27/2017
Administrator
08/30/2017
Administrator
Looks like Sweden and Czech Republic already use ECQB4, possibly also UK; Poland in September 2017. That's what we know at the moment. You can expect new questions since EASA does not publish them. All new questions are based on students feedback, so we try to keep up as best as we can but to cover all new questions it will take some time. You have to prepare "more generally" now - meaning you have to make sure you really understand the content and read your books carefully. You also have to read the questions very carefully because sometimes questions are simply reworded and answers thereby change. There is one problem in subject 032 Performance. It seems that several new or modified questions have answers which are quite close, so you have to be extremely accurate with the graphs and calculations which can become a timely problem. Try to answer all "easier" and "less time consuming" questions first, then do the more difficult ones - this should help you to get more points. Better than loosing a lot of time with one single question and not having time for answering the rest of the questions.
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09/20/2017
Guest
This is what I've been told in Polish CAA:
ECQB4 is now ( since September 2017) in use.
Expect 10 % new questions and some new attachments as well.
Now questions have score from 1 to 3 so to pass you have to have 75% of total score not 75 % of correct answers.

It is also possible that in addition 10% of questions have been modified based on student feedback

I would greatly appreciate it if someone who did exams in Poland in September could give some feedback.
09/20/2017
thank you for your information, i finished my exams last week here in Italy, and they told us that this change will be better for us cause we will find ''normal'' questions because the actual database is composed of question from old jar and first very old easa questions.. so will be better in other world, obviusly you can find new questions but the great part of the exams will be on already know question, (question of aviation exam).
09/29/2017
Hi guys,
do you know if also the "new answer style" in ECQB4 or Italy appear?
11/16/2017
Damian Platzgummer wrote:
Hi guys,
do you know if also the "new answer style" in ECQB4 or Italy appear?


Hi Damian,

no "new answer style" in Italy yet, but starting from October 2017 ECQB4 had been implemented.
03/11/2018
Are now the "new answer style" questions applied in Italy?
03/11/2018
Hi Andrea,

I did the subjects Planning, Principles, Radio Nav and General Nav in January 2018 and there was just the classic answer style. So no "new answer style" until January..

Greetz
edited by deg on 11.03.2018
03/12/2018
ok thank's Damian!

did you find different q than those of AE in POF?
03/13/2018
Andrea Micheli wrote:
ok thank's Damian!

did you find different q than those of AE in POF?


I took POF in February at MXP and found all questions (except one) as in the AE database. I mean, not the exact wording probably, but same questions and correct answers. Passed with 91%.

At present time there are no "new answer style" questions at ENAC (also because there are no keyboards at exam stations).
03/14/2018
Honza Dersak wrote:
I am not from Italy, but I had at least 15-20% of new questions in each subject during my official exam. Always.
My last results from different subjects: 71%, 74% 72% 74%... without new questions I would pass..Completely different q from other world I have never seen before even in AE explanation and topics.. Quit my job, more than 12h studying every day for fu*ing result. Unlucky guy. Demotivated. ok. Going to study Whaaaaa?



Hi Honza,

I can understand that this can be very demotivating, however, if you are spending 12h a day studying and getting the results you wrote, there must be something wrong with your method.
I personally never use to "learn by heart" the question, but use to get the "mentality" of the subject, since within the same subject the most of the question are following the same logic. In this way, I never had any issue in approaching a "new" question in the exam.

With this approach, I passed all the 14 subjects with an average score of more than 90% studying 1-2 hours a day after I finished my regular 8h job.

Hope that you will find useful the hind that helped me a lot as well smile

Safe landings
Vajk
03/17/2018
Lorenzo Pomini wrote:
Andrea Micheli wrote:
ok thank's Damian!

did you find different q than those of AE in POF?


I took POF in February at MXP and found all questions (except one) as in the AE database. I mean, not the exact wording probably, but same questions and correct answers. Passed with 91%.

At present time there are no "new answer style" questions at ENAC (also because there are no keyboards at exam stations).



No, me neither. POF was pretty easy.
I found some new questions in Planning, but always asking the same stuff like the questions from AviationExam. So no worries wink
05/10/2018
Someone has feedback on Air law or Operational procedures? (i'm quite worried on what they can bring out that murky mess that is aviation bureaucracy)

Are the questions similar to those found here and what is the quality of exam supplements? (attached pictures ecc...)
06/17/2018
hello,
the question number (easa number) is shown in the questions?
10/05/2019
Hi Aviation, in Italy in January 2020, Enac will use the ECQB6 database.
What will change? will your Questions Bank be updated?
11/02/2019
Does anyone have news on the new ECQB6?
11/02/2019
stef87 wrote:
Hi Aviation, in Italy in January 2020, Enac will use the ECQB6 database.
What will change? will your Questions Bank be updated?



Si il 10% e si temono anche le domande aperte! Piango!!!
Yes 10% and open questions are also feared!
11/10/2019
Hello,

Just for information, ENAC sent a few days ago this note (regarding ECQB 6) to all the ATOs.
I suggest everyone to read it. I has very useful informations.
It's pretty long so I used Google Translate. Should be easily understandable:


SUBJECT: INTRODUCTION NEW SYSTEM THEORETICAL EXAMS ECQB6

Please note that starting from the first 2020 exam session, the ENAC will introduce the new computerized procedure for the ATPL, MPL, CPL, IR, EIR and CB-IR theoretical exams according to the EASA ECQB 6 system.
By the end of December 2019, the examination mode will therefore be completed according to the ECQB 4 system, currently in use.
It should be noted that the ECQB 6 System is aligned with the "old" syllabus of theoretical knowledge and examination procedures, as required by AMC / GM amendments 1 and 2 to the Part-FCL and the initial issue of amendments 1 and 2 AMC / GM Part ARA
The ENAC has decided to directly introduce the ECQB 6 system because it is to be considered only a minimal revision of the ECQB 5 system, with respect to which some improvements have been made.
In particular, it is represented that, with the ECQB 5 system, the subjects in which there were the greatest changes were:
030 Mass & Balance, Flight Planning and Performance;
050 Meteorology
061 General Navigation
It should be noted that the questions and related Annexes referring to the first edition of the Jeppesen Sudent Pilot Route Manual were replaced with others based on the new Jeppesen General Student Pilot Route Manual 2017 (GSPRM concerning the subjects 031 and 061).
The coverage of safety-related questions was also improved, with particular reference to Airborne conflict (mid-air collision); Runway Safety; Safety management.
Specifically, we inform you that the changes introduced by EASA with ECQB5 involved 1259 new questions; about 2600 reviewed, about 1200 blocked from use and about 9000 unmodified questions, for a total of 12942 questions in the database.
The ECQB 6 system added 130 new questions (especially regarding the topics 030, 061, and 081); it has reviewed about 600 and blocked another 178, without increasing the total number of questions in the database, compared to ECQB5.
The ECQB 6 system in fact corrected some questions that were found to be problematic; has increased the number of calculation-based questions, finalized the replacement of aeronautical charts ensuring that they were all based on the new Jeppesen General Student Manual 2017.
It is also announced that the new examination mode will include the introduction of the "topic" 062 07 "Performed Based Navigation" which replaces the LOs from 062 05 01 to 062 05.03.
With regard to Area 100, Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes which was introduced with Decision 2018/001 / R, it should be noted that these topics (Los) are not the subject of examination questions but are assessments made by the ATOs themselves for make sure that candidates have an adequate level of competence, before being presented to the theoretical exams.
The examination procedure will remain unchanged with the "multiple choice" system and no substantial changes to the system or topics are expected, but greater coverage of the questions has been ensured with respect to all the "Learning Objectives".
Best regards,
Manager
edited by Mark0505 on 11/10/2019
11/11/2019
Please update as soon as possible! I'm in full panic! sigh!!
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