Harder or easier (INRAT vs. the CPL written exam)

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Harder or easier (INRAT vs. the CPL written exam)

#1 Post by clairvoyant » Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:52 pm

Folks,
I passed the INRAT. It wasn't that bad.
Is the CPL written exam harder?
Any thought/comment/feedback/critics?

Thank you in advance.
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#2 Post by CpnCrunch » Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:36 pm

They're both about the same difficulty. I did a lot better in the CPL, although that's just because I prepared much more (using Harv's Air's online ground school). If you know the stuff and do well in the practice exams, you'll find it fairly easy.
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#3 Post by Spokes » Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:21 pm

CPL definitely harder. INRAT was a breeze.
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Re: Harder or easier (INRAT vs. the CPL written exam)

#4 Post by clairvoyant » Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:49 pm

When you said harder, which parts/sections were harder?
Or more like, which parts/sections do I have to pay special attention?
I maybe strong in the navigation (VOR,ADF, etc.) and math (distance, speed, fuel consumption, etc.) but lousy on the theory.
Spokes wrote:CPL definitely harder. INRAT was a breeze.
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#5 Post by MarkyMark90 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:58 am

CPL covers a very wide range of questions and topics.
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#6 Post by Adam Oke » Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:16 am

With the INRAT it is a known category of topics.

The Commercial has a much broader scope to study. I think due to the fact that the Commercial has a General Section, and you typically have less experience when writing -- it makes the CPL more difficult.
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Re: Harder or easier (INRAT vs. the CPL written exam)

#7 Post by youhavecontrol » Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:45 am

So far, the CPL is the only exam I've ever failed, and it was only by one question. I've hated that exam ever since. *shakes fist*
Now I'm looking at the ATPL exams, wondering what they'll be like.
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#8 Post by CFWGF » Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:51 am

CPL was definitely harder.
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Re: Harder or easier (INRAT vs. the CPL written exam)

#9 Post by HansDietrich » Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:09 pm

CpnCrunch wrote:They're both about the same difficulty. I did a lot better in the CPL, although that's just because I prepared much more (using Harv's Air's online ground school). If you know the stuff and do well in the practice exams, you'll find it fairly easy.
Exactly what I was about to write. I really worked hard for my CPL and used Harv's Air online GS. I actually failed my INRAT the first time, because I didn't put much effort into studying. I was working nigh shifts then and was always too exhausted to study properly. The 2nd time around I passed.
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