Short term announcements etc
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Event News
6 9 Hold the dates
15-04-2020, 09:42 PM
by Rob

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,
2018 SNC-Lavalin / Atkins Mod1&7 Event,
Past Paper attempts,
Miscellaneous topics, and 2 more.
167 698 Product Approvals
26-09-2019, 12:21 PM
by Jerry1237
Module 2 146 959 Route Tables for MOD 2 Ex...
01-10-2019, 06:25 PM
by Elliott Jordan
Module 3 317 1,529 Exam papers?
13-10-2020, 03:00 PM
by Knobson
Module 4
Communications principles
14 91 Study group for 2018 Exam
12-03-2018, 08:46 AM
by Jerry1237
Module 5
Signalling & Control Equipment, Applications Engineering
Sub Forums:
Studying for module 5,
Train Protection etc,
Transmission Based Signalling, and 15 more.
187 766 TEML 32
07-07-2020, 09:36 AM
by kochronaki
Module 6
Communications Equipment, Applications Engineering
11 45 Combined pole installatio...
23-07-2018, 04:38 AM
by onestrangeday
Module 7
Systems, Management & Engineering
Sub Forums:
Question attempts,
Specific topics,
Studying for Mod 7
107 239 Q5 2018
29-09-2020, 08:29 PM
by tfly86

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
52 196 Former S&T Telecoms (Wher...
05-02-2020, 10:21 AM
by Jerry1237
Just starting to think about exam?
Contemplating the exam? Some thoughts about how / where to start
16 60 ModuleA Syllabus reading ...
29-05-2020, 11:56 AM
by merlin89
Spread the word
Share ideas about how we can get more people interested and in a position to take (and pass) the exam.
5 29 Telecomms - looking for ...
27-03-2014, 07:16 AM
by kaamil20

Thoughts from candidates trying to find one. Thoughts from F/MIRSE approached to be sponsors
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Getting a Sponsor
Are you having difficulty trying to find a sponsor? What support are you receiving from your sponsor
2 2 Finding a sponsor
18-02-2018, 02:30 PM
by PJW
Being a Sponsor
Have you been approached? Do you know what the role entails? How is it working with your candidates?
1 1 Role of Sponsor
18-02-2018, 01:20 PM
by PJW

SUPPORT- Study Groups, general
Find one to join, try to create one if suitable does not exist..... [next section has separate areas for each group that is currently active and has members who utilise this Forum, this section is for more general establishing and sharing practices between groups]
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Set up a Study Group
Get together with others who are interested in your area
15 55 Studying in Dubai?
22-03-2019, 12:06 PM
by dorothy.pipet
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 Groups history

Sub Forums:
Milton Keynes - Network Rail,
London, and 3 more.
35 66 MK study Group
09-10-2017, 09:40 AM
by Motty

Specific area for the Known active Study Groups for exam
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2 8 2018 Plans
20-10-2017, 06:28 AM
by PJW
1 8 Derby Study group
16-08-2017, 09:21 AM
1 4 York Study Group
21-12-2016, 10:07 AM
by Becky Radnage
If other groups wish a specific area, use this "spare slot" initially and we'll then create a named area for your use
1 1 Milton Keynes (NR Quadran...
01-02-2019, 09:34 AM
by Motty

YM IRSE Exam related events
Information relating to events which are held primarily for those preparing for IRSE Exam
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Exam related events proposed
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YM IRSE Exam events
5 13 Birmingham M1/7 2018
08-06-2018, 07:45 AM
by Jerry1237
YM IRSE Exam events arranged
2 22 Hold the dates 2017
03-05-2017, 07:16 AM
by dorothy.pipet
Event details
5 18 Potential Exam event rela...
04-03-2016, 08:22 PM
by PJW
2015 events
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 33 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
Forum Threads Posts Last Post
Railway Engineering Forum
The latest combined list of events.
3 23 How does a track circuit ...
02-08-2018, 09:19 PM
by Kris
More event details
What other things are going on / what opportunities exist to expand knowledge and experience?
17 27 Didcot Signalling Gala Sa...
06-06-2018, 09:23 PM
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 21 Study Pack Revision - Cal...
03-04-2015, 12:06 PM
by PJW
Other IRSE Resources
Comments on Syllabus, Reading List etc
4 10 Videos from IRSE exam pre...
29-04-2020, 09:11 PM
by Rob
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 35 Past papers
02-11-2018, 05:53 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
18 30 S&T website
18-05-2018, 11:27 AM
by dev_da321
Miscellaneous material
A place to put useful "stuff" that is a good resource for others but not specific to any particular module
11 35 RSSB SPAD strategy 2019
18-08-2019, 12:26 PM
by PJD

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
4 19 Lack of questions being a...
18-02-2018, 04:12 PM
by steak
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
10 45 Reading Time/Graph Paper
30-08-2018, 06:13 AM
by dorothy.pipet

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
3 7 Sponsor deadline approach...
28-04-2017, 06:12 PM
by Jerry1237
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?
8 19 IRSE Exam Centres in Flor...
08-02-2018, 09:30 PM
by balakrishnan.irse
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
12 83 Module A trial exam
18-11-2019, 09:41 AM
by dorothy.pipet
Exam Review
Feedback in January by examiners re previous October's exam
12 105 2017 Exam Review
02-03-2018, 06:15 PM
by steak

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
15 243 2019 Exam Results
24-02-2020, 09:42 AM
by Jerry1237
Not what you hoped for ?
The place to turn to if you are disappointed in your result
2 11 Near Miss
09-02-2018, 05:12 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 5 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 1 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.
17 41 Attachment Uploads
18-02-2019, 10:32 AM
by Jerry1237
Looking for an attachment to download? Use the spreadsheet to find in which thread a specific one is filed .....
7 15 Missing Attachments
06-12-2017, 10:29 AM
by admin
Somewhere to discuss thoughts about improving this forum
3 4 New modules - new forum?
07-01-2020, 10:04 AM
by Jerry1237

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.....
5 9 Answers for Module A spec...
23-07-2020, 11:55 AM
by SShalini
Loosely relevant to the exam
More general queries
13 41 First Online IRSE Exam
04-10-2020, 01:16 PM
by Elliott Jordan

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