# Cnav

Just wanted to see if anyone has the breakdown of the questions on the current cnav test? How many azimuth, amplitude questions etc…thanks in advance.

Just study all of it.

Do you mean Oceans module?

[QUOTE=LI_Domer;174924]Just study all of it.[/QUOTE]

I agree. I don’t see what difference it makes how many azimuth problems there might be. You need to know how to do them, and if you can do one, you should be able to do 20.

[QUOTE=truenorth1;174905]Just wanted to see if anyone has the breakdown of the questions on the current cnav test? How many azimuth, amplitude questions etc…thanks in advance.[/QUOTE]
Check out 46 CFR 11.910, this is the listing of what subjects each license level is tested on.
For an OICNW(3/m-2/m-500/1600 mate) CNAV exam you can expect to see
[ol]
[li]Mercator,[/li][li]Mid-latitiude,[/li][li]parallel and[/li][li]Great Circle(initial course and distance only) sailings,[/li][li]ETA,[/li][li]Star selection[/li][li]star identification,[/li][li]an amplitude of the sun,[/li][li] azimuth of the sun, star or Polaris,[/li][li] Lat at LAN,[/li][li]Lat by Polaris[/li][li]Time Tick[/li][li]3 star/sun fix[/li][li]Running fix-at LAN or 1200[/li][li]Gnomonic Projection chart/composite sailing[/li][li]Time of LAN[/li][li]Time of sunrise/set[/li][/ol]

[QUOTE=jdcavo;174946]I agree. I don’t see what difference it makes how many azimuth problems there might be. You need to know how to do them, and if you can do one, you should be able to do 20.[/QUOTE]

You don’t see what difference it makes because you would learn the method… They need to know how many so they can allocate their memory space to pass the test without actually know what the F&@# they are doing. Sad they published all the questions again… just memorize and go test.

[QUOTE=MateChristine;174998]Check out 46 CFR 11.910, this is the listing of what subjects each license level is tested on.
For an OICNW(3/m-2/m-500/1600 mate) CNAV exam you can expect to see …[/QUOTE]

That’s what [U]could[/U] be tested. It may not be what [U]is[/U] tested, it’s possible that some won’t be on the test any given person takes (i.e. if you get an amplitude problem, you may not get an azimuth problem). Also, those are all of the navigation problem subjects that could be tested, some of them, includsing azimuths, are on the “Navigation Problems: Near Coastal” module and not the “Navigation Problems: Oceans” module (oftern erroneously referred to as the “celestial navigation” module).

[QUOTE=Ea\$y Money;175017]…Sad they published all the questions again[/QUOTE]

We are currently required to disclose the questions. There was a change in the law that struck down the use of an exemption to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) that was the basis for not publishing the questions. But that may change, see Section 315 on page 83.

As addressed in another thread, it would help if the test answers were presented in randomized order. I hope they’ve started that.

[QUOTE=DeckApe;175060]As addressed in another thread, it would help if the test answers were presented in randomized order. I hope they’ve started that.[/QUOTE]

As explained in that other thread, they have.

[QUOTE=MateChristine;174998]Check out 46 CFR 11.910, this is the listing of what subjects each license level is tested on.
For an OICNW(3/m-2/m-500/1600 mate) CNAV exam you can expect to see
[ol]
[li]Mercator,[/li][li]Mid-latitiude,[/li][li]parallel and[/li][li]Great Circle(initial course and distance only) sailings,[/li][li]ETA,[/li][li]Star selection[/li][li]star identification,[/li][li]an amplitude of the sun,[/li][li] azimuth of the sun, star or Polaris,[/li][li] Lat at LAN,[/li][li]Lat by Polaris[/li][li]Time Tick[/li][li]3 star/sun fix[/li][li]Running fix-at LAN or 1200[/li][li]Gnomonic Projection chart/composite sailing[/li][li]Time of LAN[/li][li]Time of sunrise/set[/li][/ol][/QUOTE]

I don’t see how this sentence in the quote can be correct “For an OICNW(3/m-2/m-500/1600 mate” because I know for sure the limited tonnage exam is slightly diff from the Unlimited. Two examples; Intercept Azimuth and Circles of Equal Altitude were not on my limited tonnage Ocean exam but my instructor said they will be on the unlimited.