AMERA Study Guide

Welcome to the Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Readiness Assessment (AMERA) study guide!

The AMERA has four sub-tests:

  1. Listening
  2. Math
  3. Writing
  4. Reading

You have three hours to complete the four sub-tests of this assessment.

The listening sub-test involves answering questions based on spoken information.

For the math sub-test, to ensure that you are well prepared, we want to give you an opportunity to review and practice the foundational math skills that are in the AME assessment. The key topics in the math sub-test are as follows:

  • Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of decimals
  • Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of fractions
  • Conversion of decimals to fractions and vice-versa
  • Rounding up of decimals
  • Conversions within the metric system
  • Conversions from Imperial to the metric system (conversion factors will be given)
  • Solving of basic word problems

The following information contains links to practice sheets for many of the skills needed and you are encouraged to practice as much as possible.

Math Skills Online Information
Multiplication Tables Times-Tables-1.pdf
Decimals Multiplication-and-Division.pdf


Fractions Fractions-20121.pdf
Conversion between decimals, fractions and percentages Converting-Fractions-Decimals-Percent.pdf
Rounding up Converting-Fractions-Decimals-Percent.pdf (See page 2)
Metric System
Linear Measurement in the Imperial System, (Scroll down to inches measurement)
Word Problems
  • As you prepare to take the selection assessment, please review an online math readiness assessment sample.
  • In order to be given direct entry into the AME, a minimum score of 11/23 is required in the math sub-test. If you score lower than this, other options are available for you to consider prior to starting the AME program.

The writing sub-test includes reading a different technical article and writing answers to questions. Suggestions for technical writing include:

  • Short sentences averaging 12 to 15 words.
  • Simple words consistent with clarity (use technical terms if you must)
  • Short paragraphs.
  • For instructions,
    • one step per action
    • use articles when needed (a, an, the) say “shut the door” not “shut door”
    • say things positively “lock the door,” not “do not leave the door open”
  • Use concrete language: “minus 20 degrees,” not “cold”

More detailed information on writing is found on the Academic Success Centre website.

Source of Information: Kevin Longfield, September 5, 2019 by email correspondence.

The reading sub-test involves reading a short technical article and answering questions. For further information on how to use different strategies to read effectively, access the information on the Academic Success Centre website.

You can certainly find other information where you can learn more about how to read technical textbooks and how to study well. For more information on how to take multiple choice exams, review the information on the Academic Success Centre website.

As you are preparing for your program and planning your overall career as an AME, please take the following self-evaluation tool that considers many aspects of being an AME. This is a tool for your personal use. Please note if you answer “no” or “maybe” to any of these questions, it doesn’t mean you can’t begin the program. It is simply an opportunity to take some time to reflect before your program begins and you may want to contact the program coordinator to get more information.