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FAQ > GroundSchool FAA Knowledge Test Prep
How many questions are in the audio version of the test prep?

Our GroundSchool series of FAA knowledge test preps are divided into individual app titles which each cover a number of related tests. For example, our GroundSchool FAA Private Pilot test apps contain study material for the Private Pilot Airplane, Private Pilot Helicopter, Private Pilot Glider, and other tests. Some questions in a given title are common to most or all of the tests in that title while some are unique to specific tests. When you start any of our titles, you are given the option to select exactly which test you want to study and then you are presented with only those questions which our editors have deemed correspond to that test - nothing more and nothing less.

Our FAA knowledge test prep apps also feature an (optional purchase) audio mode where questions and answers are read by a human narrator. The audio mode does not cover all of the questions for a given test - specifically, questions with a large calculative or visual element are not included. Additionally, the audio modes generally do not include explanations for the material and as such won't prepare you well to actually learning the material deeply so that you'll be prepared for new and variant FAA questions. With those caveats out of the way, the audio prep is an extremely effective complementary mode to help familiarize you with questions and answers which you can listen to, for example, in your car. We regularly get feedback from people who love the audio mode and tell us how much time it saved them and how much it helped them learn.

The list below contains the number of questions per title, per test, and in the audio mode for each. These totals are regularly changing as our editors update the material.

The number of questions in the audio versions is generally less than that in our full test banks because the audio does not cover questions that have a significant visual or calculative element. Imagine sitting in your car listening to our narrator read off list of questions for a complicated weight and balance question--it would be boring and pointless. Pointless because not only would it encourage counter-productive memorization, but also pointless because the actual quantitative questions that you will see on your actual FAA test are likely to have different numbers and answers specifically because the FAA these days wants to discourage memorization. Smart pilots use our audio-mode as a supplement to our core test prep app study modes and make sure that they take the time to read and understand our detailed explanations in those modes.

Total Questions: 13119 (10370 in audio version)

Recreational and Private Pilot (PVT) : 1532 (1160 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Airplane : 1142 (849 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Rotorcraft Helicopter : 1015 (775 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Glider : 869 (654 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Balloon - Hot Air : 701 (544 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Balloon - Gas : 683 (528 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Lighter-Than-Air (Airship) : 744 (570 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Rotorcraft Gyroplane : 1025 (769 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Airplane/Recreational Pilot - Transition : 1094 (811 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Helicopter/Rec. Pilot - Transition : 998 (761 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Gyroplane/Recreational Pilot - Transition : 1010 (756 in audio version)
  • Recreational Pilot Airplane : 1143 (855 in audio version)
  • Recreational Pilot Helicopter : 1032 (795 in audio version)
  • Recreational Pilot Gyroplane : 1048 (793 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Powered Parachute : 805 (629 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Weight Shift Control : 857 (670 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Canadian Conversion (Airplane) : 562 (449 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Canadian Conversion (Helicopter) : 571 (462 in audio version)
Instrument Rating (IFR) : 1386 (947 in audio version)
  • Instrument Rating Airplane : 1303 (886 in audio version)
  • Instrument Rating Helicopter : 1231 (828 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII) Airplane : 1321 (904 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII) Airplane (added rating) : 1308 (897 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII) Helicopter : 1260 (854 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII) Helicopter (added rating) : 1225 (835 in audio version)
  • Ground Instructor Instrument : 1327 (899 in audio version)
  • Instrument Rating Foreign Pilot : 1242 (833 in audio version)
  • Instrument Rating Canadian Conversion (Airplane) : 800 (507 in audio version)
  • Instrument Rating Canadian Conversion (Helicopter) : 809 (502 in audio version)
Commercial Pilot (COM) : 2013 (1752 in audio version)
  • Commercial Pilot Airplane : 1036 (836 in audio version)
  • Commercial Pilot Rotorcraft Helicopter : 853 (741 in audio version)
  • Commercial Pilot Glider : 725 (632 in audio version)
  • Commercial Pilot Rotorcraft Gyroplane : 766 (655 in audio version)
  • Commercial Pilot Balloon - Hot Air : 1092 (1023 in audio version)
  • Commercial Pilot Balloon - Gas : 1082 (1011 in audio version)
  • Commercial Pilot Lighter-Than-Air (Airship) : 1136 (1047 in audio version)
  • Military Competence Non-Category : 433 (373 in audio version)
  • Military Competence Airplane : 547 (474 in audio version)
  • Military Competence Helicopter : 478 (416 in audio version)
  • Commercial Pilot Canadian Conversion (Airplane) : 497 (413 in audio version)
  • Commercial Pilot Canadian Conversion (Helicopter) : 500 (422 in audio version)
Flight and Ground Instructor (CFI) : 2519 (2191 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Airplane : 1392 (1102 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Airplane (added rating) : 1370 (1093 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Rotorcraft Helicopter : 1129 (919 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Helicopter (added rating) : 997 (818 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Glider (added rating) : 984 (783 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Glider : 1014 (789 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Rotorcraft Gyroplane : 1074 (837 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Gyroplane (added rating) : 950 (746 in audio version)
  • Ground Instructor Basic : 1377 (1087 in audio version)
  • Ground Instructor Advanced : 1414 (1123 in audio version)
  • Fundamentals of Instruction : 524 (512 in audio version)
  • Military Competence - Instructor : 1222 (1178 in audio version)
Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) : 2851 (2007 in audio version)
  • Airline Transport Pilot Multiengine Airplane : 1640 (1240 in audio version)
  • Airline Transport Pilot Single Engine Airplane : 1551 (1149 in audio version)
  • Airline Transport Pilot Helicopter : 1182 (880 in audio version)
  • Airline Transport Pilot Helicopter (Added Rating) : 1173 (872 in audio version)
  • Aircraft Dispatcher : 1798 (1207 in audio version)
  • Airline Transport Pilot Airplane (121 and ATM) : 1921 (1238 in audio version)
  • Airline Transport Pilot Airplane (135) : 1875 (1194 in audio version)
  • Airline Transport Pilot Airplane (135) (Added Rating) : 1808 (1179 in audio version)
  • Airline Transport Pilot Canadian Conversion Airplane : 710 (621 in audio version)
  • Airline Transport Pilot Canadian Conversion Multiengine Airplane : 768 (661 in audio version)
  • Airline Transport Pilot Canadian Conversion Single-engine Airplane : 1046 (806 in audio version)
  • Airline Transport Pilot Canadian Conversion Helicoper : 689 (569 in audio version)
  • Control Tower Operator : 529 (529 in audio version)
Flight Engineer (FLE) : 890 (649 in audio version)
  • Flight Engineer Turbojet/Basic : 753 (560 in audio version)
  • Flight Engineer Turboprop/Basic : 724 (538 in audio version)
  • Flight Engineer Reciprocating Engine/Basic : 645 (507 in audio version)
  • Flight Engineer Turbojet (added rating) : 754 (560 in audio version)
  • Flight Engineer Turboprop (added rating) : 721 (535 in audio version)
  • Flight Engineer Reciprocating Engine (added rating) : 638 (502 in audio version)
Aviation Mechanic - General (AMG) : 751 (577 in audio version)
  • Aviation Mechanic General : 751 (577 in audio version)
  • Designated Mechanic Examiner : 685 (518 in audio version)
Aviation Mechanic - Airframe (AMA) : 1160 (1110 in audio version)
Aviation Mechanic - Powerplant (AMP) : 1069 (1049 in audio version)
Parachute Rigger (PAR) : 323 (308 in audio version)
  • Parachute Rigger Senior : 315 (300 in audio version)
  • Parachute Rigger Master : 297 (282 in audio version)
  • Parachute Rigger Military Competence : 320 (305 in audio version)
  • Designated Parachute Rigger Examiner : 320 (305 in audio version)
Sport Pilot - General (SPG) : 1255 (961 in audio version)
  • Sport Pilot General : 668 (524 in audio version)
  • Sport Pilot Airplane : 972 (742 in audio version)
  • Sport Pilot Glider : 802 (624 in audio version)
  • Sport Pilot Gyroplane : 891 (687 in audio version)
  • Sport Pilot Powered Parachute : 678 (543 in audio version)
  • Sport Pilot Weight-Shift-Control : 733 (584 in audio version)
  • Sport Pilot Lighter-Than-Air (Balloon) : 685 (546 in audio version)
  • Sport Pilot Lighter-Than-Air (Airship) : 698 (559 in audio version)
Sport Pilot - Instructor and Examiner (SPI) : 1780 (1615 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Sport Airplane : 961 (825 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Sport Balloon : 630 (560 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Sport Glider : 832 (723 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Sport Lighter-than-Air : 670 (593 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Sport Powered Parachute : 652 (581 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Sport Weight-Shift-Control : 731 (642 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Sport Gyroplane : 854 (753 in audio version)
  • Pilot Examiner Sport Airplane : 956 (822 in audio version)
  • Pilot Examiner Sport Balloon : 663 (593 in audio version)
  • Pilot Examiner Sport Glider : 833 (724 in audio version)
  • Pilot Examiner Sport Lighter-than-Air : 704 (627 in audio version)
  • Pilot Examiner Sport Powered Parachute : 664 (593 in audio version)
  • Pilot Examiner Sport Weight-Shift-Control : 728 (639 in audio version)
  • Pilot Examiner Sport Gyroplane : 853 (752 in audio version)
  • Fundamentals of Instruction : 524 (512 in audio version)
Remote / Drone Pilot (RDP) : 763 (672 in audio version)
  • Small UAS Remote Pilot in Command (Initial) : 763 (672 in audio version)
  • Small UAS Remote Pilot in Command (Recurrent) : 616 (546 in audio version)

If the totals above don't match what you see in the app:

  • Most important: use the update feature from the main menu of the app to update the content to the latest available. Please check for updates regularly when using the app.
  • Make sure you have no 'filtering' conditions set. For example:
    • Make sure all chapters / study areas are selected
    • Make sure all 'question stacks' are selected
    • Make sure you don't have any search term typed in the search box
    • etc.
It is really important that as soon as you get our test prep app, the very first thing you do is to start it up and click on "check for updates" (or similar) from the main menu. This will update the learning content to the latest and greatest. It's really critical that you do this, especially for mobile app versions. Our editorial team is hard at work updating the content regularly through 2021, 2022 and beyond, so check for updates regularly as you study.