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Hassan
Hassan
21:23 Apr-18-2009
RT level III

Hi,

would you please support me to pass level III exam of RT and Basic?

What should I buy books to pass that exam?

What is the correct way to study?

your quick answer is very highly appreciated.

Hassan
RSo

    
 
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BHASKARA RAO
BHASKARA RAO
02:42 Apr-19-2009
Re: RT level III
In Reply to Hassan at 21:23 Apr-18-2009 (Opening).

PLEASE CHECK WWW.ASNT.ORG AND SELECT THE BOOKS ACCORDINDLY

    
 
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Nigel Armstrong
Engineering, - Specialist services
United Kingdom, Joined Oct 2000, 1096

Nigel Armstrong

Engineering, - Specialist services
United Kingdom,
Joined Oct 2000
1096
07:12 Apr-19-2009
Re: RT level III
In Reply to Hassan at 21:23 Apr-18-2009 (Opening).

Hassan

How you prepare depends on the depth and quality of your RT experience, your prior technological education, your ability to assimilate and regurgitate information, etc. Whether you choose to attend a pre-exam cramming course or whether you arrange yur own preparation depends again on your personal circumstances. I would suggest acquiring as many RT texts as you can - not forgetting the safety element. For the Basic exam, follow ASNT's recommended reading list as suggested by Mr Bhaskara Rao.

As an encouragement for you, just think that many people from all over the world with varying degreees of experience sit and pass ASNT Level III in what is to them a foreign language. So, its do-able, you just need to formulate your game plan for achieving it.

Good luck

Nigel

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Hassan
Hassan
18:29 Apr-19-2009
Re: RT level III
In Reply to Nigel Armstrong at 07:12 Apr-19-2009 .

Thanks all for your support me.

but I need which special books for basic and RT III.

Hassan

    
 
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emil shavakis
emil shavakis
18:47 Apr-27-2009
Re: RT level III
In Reply to Hassan at 18:29 Apr-19-2009 .

Many years ago I suggested to my boss that I was ready to be a Level III. He acknowledged that that might be the case. The next day I returned with my application and a request to attend a Level III prep course.

My request was refused - "If you need a prep course I guess you are not ready" was his reply. He suggested some reading for me to do, but more importantly we worked out a plan to get the diversity of experiences a Level III needs. It took a while but I judge Iw as the better for it.

My point is that becoming a Level III, or a Level II is more about the experience than the reading and study.

My question to the Forum is - can (or should) study and multiple choice questions be the route to Level III, or is there more to it?

Emil

    
 
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John Brunk
Engineering, NDT Level III
Self employed, part-time, USA, Joined Oct 1999, 160

John Brunk

Engineering, NDT Level III
Self employed, part-time,
USA,
Joined Oct 1999
160
22:06 Apr-27-2009
Re: RT level III
In Reply to emil shavakis at 18:47 Apr-27-2009 .

If you intend to take the ASNT Level III examination in Radiography your main concern could be also passing the Basic examination if you have worked entirely or almost entirely in radiography. It is necessary to pass the Basic exam to be certified in any method. This has a substantial number of questions about using/following SNT-TC-1A as well as questions about most NDT methods. You certainly don't have to be an expert in every method to pass the Basic exam, but a Basic refresher course could benefit you more than a Level III refresher course in your method of choice. However, a friend who passed both the Basic and the Radiography Level III exams last month told me he throught the Radiography exam was considerably harder than the Basic. About 10 years ago when i was monitoring Level III exams most people told me they thought the Basic was much harder.

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Michel Couture
NDT Inspector,
consultant, Canada, Joined Sep 2006, 836

Michel Couture

NDT Inspector,
consultant,
Canada,
Joined Sep 2006
836
03:55 Apr-28-2009
Re: RT level III
In Reply to emil shavakis at 18:47 Apr-27-2009 .

Emil,

Unfortunetly, I don't think we can get away from that. A well prepared multiple choice exam is just as good as one needed a hand written amswer. Now as far as studying is concerned, that is another story.

I've seen many people study question banks, I mean memorising questions and answer and passing the exam. Do they know anything? I don't think so. Using questions banks to study by answering the question and reviewing the wrong answer and searching why the answer was wrong, well that is so much better. You actually learn by understanding your mistake.

As for my views regarding attempting a level 2 or 3 exam, you kind of took the words right out of my mouth. Your boss is a wise man! I do understand now, but I probably wouldn't have seen it this way when I attemped my level 2 exams over 15 years ago. Now, when I look back at the amount of knowledge that I have acquired over time, its much different. Yet I know that I still have to learn.

Cheerio's
Michel

    
 
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S.V.Swamy
Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex , India, Joined Feb 2001, 787

S.V.Swamy

Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex ,
India,
Joined Feb 2001
787
09:51 Apr-28-2009
Re: RT level III
In Reply to emil shavakis at 18:47 Apr-27-2009 .

This is in reply to the following:


Thanks all for your support me.

but I need which special books for basic and RT III.

Hassan
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Dear Hassan,

Check the ASNT website for details. And it would be a good idea to take the refresher courses offered by several institutes prior to the ASNT Level III examination in a country. Now the exams are being held at Hyderabad, India. Check ASNT website to know the next exam dates and location. Best wishes.

Swamy

    
 
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S.V.Swamy
Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex , India, Joined Feb 2001, 787

S.V.Swamy

Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex ,
India,
Joined Feb 2001
787
09:59 Apr-28-2009
Re: RT level III
In Reply to John Brunk at 22:06 Apr-27-2009 .

Dear John,

You wrote:

However, a friend who passed both the Basic and the Radiography Level III exams last month told me he throught the Radiography exam was considerably harder than the Basic. About 10 years ago when i was monitoring Level III exams most people told me they thought the Basic was much harder.

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I wrote my Level III in Basic, RT and UT in December 2000 (almost 9 years back) and my experience was that Radiography paper was much harder than Basic. In fact, I could finish my Basic in 3 hours, UT in 3 hours and 45 minutes but I had to 'guess' the answers for the last 5 questions when I was writing my RT exam. I passed all the three exams but that is another story! I did have the advantage of more than 3 decades experience in the field and also a strong theoretical background (graduate degrees in Physics and Metallurgy).

So, my take on it is simple: you need both theory and practical experience. And taking the refresher courses does not hurt.

Swamy
Quality and NDT Guru

    
 
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Farid
Farid
16:34 May-27-2009
Re: RT level III
In Reply to S.V.Swamy at 09:59 Apr-28-2009 .

Dear All,

I am an NDT level III providing level III online. A guy name Hassan introduce himself as VIP from RSO , KSI is an online cheater ask you for references and level III information promise you online teaching and even promise you to bank money in your account but after taking your information he will disappear.

Please don’t reply him because he is not VIP but cheap labor and online cheater.

Thanks

    
 
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