March 2014 E4-E6 Advancement Exams Announced

Story Number: NNS131211-15Release Date: 12/11/2013 9:44:00 PM
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By Katrina Gergely, Naval Education and Training Professional Development and Technology Center Public Affairs

PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- The March 2014 Navy-wide enlisted examinations for Active Duty, Full Time Support and Canvasser Recruiter Sailors who are advancement eligible to the paygrades of E4-E6 have been announced in Naval Administrative Message (NAVADMIN) 312/13, released Dec. 11.

Each Navy examination consists of 25 Professional Military Knowledge and 150 job-specific technical questions. The examination dates are March 06, 2014 (E6), March 13, 2014 (E5) and March 20, 2014 (E4). Examination results are posted on the Navy Enlisted Advancement System (NEAS) website.

"The best way to prepare for an advancement examination is to know your job better than your peers," said Master Chief Electrician's Mate Eric Riddle, command master chief of the Naval Education and Training Professional Development and Technology Center (NETPDTC).

"When the rating Subject Matter Experts develop your examination content, they are instructed to write questions that Sailors need to know in order to perform their jobs," said Riddle. "With that in mind, I would strongly recommend Sailors study with the intent of increasing job knowledge and not study solely for the exam."

During Advancement Examination Readiness Reviews held at NETPDTC, visiting E7 and above fleet SMEs in each enlisted rating ensure all examination questions can be linked to references and publications. As rating SMEs select questions for the examination, an examination bibliography is developed based on the source reference for the question. NAC updates bibliography information as fleet instructions and manuals change, and it is recommended that candidates check their bibliography a few times prior to the exam administration date.

Study material for advancement examination preparation is available six months prior to the administration dates. To download the bibliographies for an upcoming exam, go to the Navy Advancement Center's Web portal on NKO at

The NEAS website enables Education Services Officers to verify and correct the list of eligible candidates for their command, delete and forward examinations when necessary, and confirm examination ordering information. The NEAS Web address is

For more information about the Navy Advancement Center and NEAS, visit

Additional information on the Naval Education and Training Command can be found on the NETC website:

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