Short term announcements etc
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Event News
1 7 Potential Exam event rela...
04-03-2016, 08:22 PM
by PJW

Fears, worries, hints, tips, questions or general rants about each of the modules. [Note that there are sub-forums for particular groups of topics in each module forum]
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Module 1
Safety of Railway Signalling and Communications
Sub Forums:
2011 Mock Mod1,
Past Paper attempts,
Miscellaneous topics,
Studying for module 1, and 1 more.
145 606 2014 Mod 1 Q3 (Signal Pos...
26-09-2016, 12:37 PM
by dorothy.pipet
Module 2 123 882 Study Pack
24-11-2016, 01:32 PM
by PJW
Module 3 273 1,385 Lamp proving
28-10-2016, 10:14 AM
by PJW
Module 4
Communications principles
12 78 M4 past exam papers
24-11-2015, 09:14 AM
by dorothy.pipet
Module 5
Signalling & Control Equipment, Applications Engineering
Sub Forums:
Studying for module 5,
Train Protection etc,
Transmission Based Signalling, and 13 more.
148 615 TI21/EBI cross bonding is...
11-09-2016, 06:05 PM
by dorothy.pipet
Module 6
Communications Equipment, Applications Engineering
9 32 M6 past exam papers
27-12-2015, 10:00 AM
by dorothy.pipet
Module 7
Systems, Management & Engineering
Sub Forums:
Question attempts,
Specific topics,
Studying for Mod 7
86 191 Modulle 7 2015 Q8 - Risk ...
23-06-2016, 07:40 PM
by dorothy.pipet

BEGINNING- Just starting out?
The place to start for those beginning to get interested in the subject and setting about starting studying for the IRSE Exam
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Introduce yourself
Introduce youself and get some initial advice re where to start
48 174 Advice for somone who isn...
05-10-2016, 10:54 PM
by Weavermech
Just starting to think about exam?
Contemplating the exam? Some thoughts about how / where to start
16 54 York Study Group
04-12-2016, 12:23 PM
by PJW
Spread the word
Share ideas about how we can get more people interested and in a position to take (and pass) the exam.
5 30 Anonymity Poll
18-07-2014, 11:38 PM
by Ferena

SUPPORT- Study Groups
Find one to join, create one if suitable does not exist. Share material between groups.
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Set up a Study Group
Get together with others who are interested in your area
13 50 South Wales Study Group?
04-03-2016, 04:41 PM
by The Railwayman
Module 1 & Module 7
Material relating to 2013 London Study Group meetings
12 16 2013 M o c k E x a m
09-08-2013, 08:27 PM
by PJW
Study Group Meetings
Share information re where and when you are meeting
Sub Forums:
Milton Keynes - Network Rail,
Chippenham - Siemens,
Derby, and 5 more.
38 71 Chippenham Study Group
19-03-2016, 10:32 PM
by PJW

YM IRSE Exam related events
Information relating to events which are held primarily for those preparing for IRSE Exam
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When the plan emerges, details will be placed here
5 13 Failing to register 2016 ...
12-04-2016, 04:00 PM
by dorothy.pipet
The plan for 2015....
5 7 3 December: IRSE YM Annua...
04-10-2015, 07:30 PM
by PJW
Event held in 2014
4 20 Hold the dates!
11-08-2014, 07:19 PM
by PJW
A record of the events held in 2013
4 9 YM Annual Seminar
12-09-2013, 11:21 PM
by PJW
A record of the events held in 2012
7 32 15th November IRSE YM Sem...
27-05-2013, 04:56 PM
by PJW
A record of the events held in 2011
7 29 Mod 3 Mock Exam paper &- ...
18-08-2011, 12:48 PM
by PJW
A record of the events held in 2010
11 19 YM Seminar 25/26 November...
24-08-2010, 09:17 AM
by dunnep2
A record of the events held in 2009
4 8 Sunday 16/08/09 Signet Mo...
26-07-2009, 11:20 AM
by PJW
A record of the events held pre 2009
7 31 Mod 2 & 3 Exam Workshop 1...
09-09-2008, 05:53 PM
by PJW

Other events
Other useful events for general domain knowledge CPD etc
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Railway Engineering Forum
The latest combined list of events.
2 20 Forthcoming technical Eve...
07-08-2013, 08:51 PM
by PJW
More event details
What other things are going on / what opportunities exist to expand knowledge and experience?
16 24 30.04.16 Swindon panel- w...
20-03-2016, 09:36 AM
by PJW

Study Packs and other IRSE exam material
A place for making commments upon the content & presentation of the material made available by the IRSE for exam preparation
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Study Packs (now from Members' Area of IRSE website
How useful do you find the current offering? e.g: What do you think is missing? What do you think is superfluous?
4 20 Study Pack Revision - Cal...
03-04-2015, 12:06 PM
by PJW
Other IRSE Resources
Comments on Syllabus, Reading List etc
3 9 Web pages vanished?
15-01-2014, 01:34 PM
by PJW
IRSE's Sample Answers
The IRSE Examiners have produced a document containing some sample answers and their comments
2 3 2009-2011 Official IRSE S...
25-04-2012, 08:50 PM
by PJW

Other study resources
Expand your reading list- Other useful studying material / external links
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Past Papers
A popular request- but unable to include on this site. Obtain the most recent year from www.irse.org and get more when receive the Study DVD
8 32 Past papers
09-03-2016, 03:42 PM
by PJW
Large files download
Links to dropbox account to download certain specific large files. [N.B. Some company IT systems prevent access / downloading]
2 3 2012 YM Exam Events Prese...
06-04-2012, 10:47 PM
by PJW
External links
A place to share links to other useful websites
17 27 Help to stop MOSI and NRM...
18-05-2016, 09:05 AM
by Jerry1237
Miscellaneous material
A place to put useful "stuff" that is a good resource for others but not specific to any particular module
9 31 Principles of Railway Ope...
30-11-2016, 06:37 AM
by kaamil20

PREPARATION- General Hints and Tips
Tips for learning and exam technique. Somewhere to ask for / offer tips for approaching the exam in general
Forum Threads Posts Last Post
General studying advice
The place to discuss how to set about studying, where to start, what to use, revision techniques etc
3 8 How should I start?
23-06-2016, 07:38 PM
by dorothy.pipet
If you don't want your identity known, post your attempts in this forum. These will not appear publicly and we'll post your offering and comment upon it in the relevant module area but respect your wish to remain anonymous.
2 3 Test Post
30-01-2009, 06:02 PM
by Peter
General exam advice
Tips for optimising your performance in the exam itself
7 25 R E A D - T H E ...
23-09-2015, 04:40 PM
by Jerry1237

Exams and Exam Centres
Discussion and comments on what you liked and did not like about the papers and the places where you sat them.
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Applying for the Exam
Process of registering to sit the exam
1 2 Exam Application- need fo...
03-11-2016, 12:52 PM
by PJW
Answer sheets
You can't see the questions before the day, but good idea to know what answer sheets to expect
2 13 Graph Paper and A3 answer...
03-09-2014, 08:15 PM
by PJW
Are they in the right places?
7 15 Swindon Centre 2016
23-07-2016, 11:49 PM
by PJW
Good and bad
What things helped you and what caused you hassle?
5 21 2013 arrangements - shoul...
10-09-2014, 09:19 AM
by dorothy.pipet
Candidate feedback re exams
A place for general exam feedback from the candidate's perspective
10 64 2016
05-10-2016, 12:44 PM
by PJW
Exam Review
Feedback in January by examiners re previous October's exam
10 87 2015 Exam Review
21-05-2016, 11:52 AM
by TheRailwaySignaller

Somewhere to share news- good and not so good
Forum Threads Posts Last Post
Waiting for the postie.....
How do you deal with the waiting? How do you open yours? Share your success or failure
11 203 2016 Exam & results.
04-10-2016, 04:37 PM
by PJW
Not what you hoped for ?
The place to turn to if you are disappointed in your result
2 9 Appeal
02-04-2016, 07:32 PM
by PJW

Admin and support
Comments and suggestions from those kind people who make it happen and those who give up a Saturday to pace up and down looking at the clock for us.
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Study Group Support
Study Group Leaders: share thoughts and resources, successes and failures. Arrange for speakers etc
2 4 Mock Mod1 and Mod7 exams
30-06-2011, 07:51 AM
by PJW
The Exam Forum office
What we can do for you and what you can do for us.
18-10-2012, 10:18 PM
by PJW
What would you do if you were in our shoes?
1 0 One week to go...
25-09-2009, 01:33 PM
by nich7503
Discussions about the nitty gritty.
6 13 Watch out for 2011 Change...
20-06-2011, 06:13 PM
by PJW

Forum feedback
A place to give comments and feedback on the forum itself, suggest improvements or iron out wrinkles.
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User Instructions
Information to guide the user around this website
4 5 Cookies
20-05-2014, 03:26 PM
by admin
Having trouble?
The place to ask for help if you are finding it tough getting the forum to work for you.
8 16 Registering
19-04-2015, 08:27 PM
by admin
Looking for an attachment to download? Use the spreadsheet to find in which thread a specific one is filed .....
5 11 Attachment Not Exist
26-11-2016, 10:12 PM
by Peter
Somewhere to discuss thoughts about improving this forum
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The place for general information that doesn't fit elsewhere
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Missing categories
Somewhere to post info that does not seem to fit elsewhere. N.B. This may then inspire the moderators to create a more fitting category for the post and others like it.....
2 4 Use of symbols for units ...
22-05-2009, 02:28 PM
by nicklawford
Loosely relevant to the exam
More general queries
8 26 Points: Normal/Reverse or...
01-10-2015, 07:34 AM
by PJW

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