In June 2015, Practice PPE Exams became the only exam provider to offer an SK PPE Exam Guide. We have since replaced the guide with a step-by-step SK PPE Total Prep Online Course.
Here is detailed information about the exam.
PPE SK Exam Format
The SK PPE is a real mix of different types of questions; more so than any other Professional Practice Exam (PPE) in Canada. The exam is broken up into four parts:
- Part A: True and False Questions
- Part B: Short Answer & Multiple Choice
- Part C: Essay
- Part D: Long Essay
o Part A = 36 minutes
o Part B1 = 43 minutes
o Part B2 = 32 minutes
o Part C = 43 minutes
o Part D = 25 minutes
o TOTAL = 180 minutes (or 3 hours)
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Sample SK PPE Questions
Q. Sundar has come up with a trademark to identify his drilling operation. The trademark is “drillin’ down deep”. Sundar’s most affordable option to establish ownership of the mark is to submit an application on his own to the Office of the Registrar of Trade-marks.
(please make your best selection before reading below)
A. False. Under common law, if you use a mark for a certain amount of time, you can establish ownership for free. This is cheaper than paying to register it (currently $250 to $300). Guide to Trade-Marks pg. 4-6.
How did you do on the above?
Now that you're all warmed up, let's try your knowledge at a multiple choice question (MCQ) which is found in section B2 on the exam:
Q. Voiding a contract between parties is possible under very specific circumstances. One of those circumstances is a mistake, which requires three elements in order for it to be considered by the courts. Which of the following is NOT one of the three elements?
A. It must be mutual.
B. It must be significant.
C. It must have existed at the time of contract formation.
D. It must relate to unforeseen circumstances.
(please take a guess before reading below)
A. D. is correct. A B and C are all criteria for a contract mistake. Law Text pg. 50.
This is a very brief look at the APEGS PPE that is written only twice a year. Passing it on your first try is critical to avoid stalling your P.Eng. or P.Geo licence application process.
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