How do I use BGS Online?

BGS Online has been set-up to meet the requirements of NPA 25.

A pass in an examination is awarded when the candidate attains a score of 75% or more.

Note that questions are weighted with specific scores, ranging from 1 to 4 points. Therefore, it is possible to pass an examination with fewer than 75% of questions answered correctly.

Tip: BGS Online runs best when using either Safari or Google Chrome browsers. You must be connected to the internet to use BGS Online.

Getting Started

After setting up your account and logging in, the first thing to do is select which syllabus you want to study from, either Fixed Wing or Helicopter.
To do this go to:

Dashboard -> User Profile -> Active Exam and select from the drop down menu.

Tip: You may need to reset the active exam from time to time. For example, if you have cleared all cookies and history from your device.

Finding your way around BGS Online

After using BGS Online for a while you will develop your own method of using the features. The best advice when first starting out is to set aside some time to explore!

TEST YOURSELF

You have a number of different options here which makes the revision experience as tailored to your own needs as possible. The first two options are from a drop down menu:

  • Select the subject you want to practice.
  • Reset all of the questions for this subject, or all subjects (by checking the box). Resetting the questions will not reset flagged questions or the clear the analysis section.

Tip: If you wish to reset BGS Online to erase all history please email support@bristol.gs

Tip: As in the real EASA exams, there are many questions with a tiny difference between answers. It is important that you read each question very carefully as differences can be incredibly subtle!

TAKE MOCK EASA EXAM

When you start a practise examination, a timer will start counting down from the maximum permitted time for that particular examination.

You may select:

Show me questions:

All questions – This is the default setting and uses all available questions assigned to that subject. The number of questions in the exam and the number of questions available are displayed.

Hide questions I have seen before – this will remove temporarily from use of any questions that you have answered before.

Show me answers:

During the exam – this takes longer, but permits you the opportunity to review each question as you progress through the examination and to tag the questions or to submit any questions you may have regarding that question. Please note, the timer keeps running!

After the exam – this is the preferred method for timed exams.

Tip: You can easily ‘flag’ questions as you go, this means that you can review and practice these later in the ‘Flagged Questions’ section.

Tip: You can ‘skip’ questions and answer them later in the exam.

PERSONALISED REVISION ASSESSMENT

This section is designed to allow you to search Subject and Topic specific areas.

You may select:

Show me questions:

All questions – uses all available questions assigned to that subject

I have not seen before – only shows you questions that you have not viewed previously in an examination or assessment.

I have got wrong before – only shows you those questions that you have got wrong during previous examinations or assessments.

I have tagged – only shows you questions that you have tagged during question review.

Choose questions from:

All Topics – selects all available questions from the chosen Subject.

Select Topics – select one or more specific Topics.

Show me answers:

During the exam – this takes longer, but permits you the opportunity to review each question as you progress through the examination and to tag the questions or to submit any questions you may have regarding that question.

After the exam – this is the preferred method for timed exams.

You can also select the number of questions within your personalised assessment.

Number of questions:

These are grouped in multiples of 10 up to 100 questions.

If you choose Select Topics, the questions will be grouped in multiples of 10 up to 100 questions or to the maximum number of questions available.

EXAM & ASSESSMENT REVIEW

At the end of an Exam or Assessment you will be automatically directed to a review page.

Here you can choose to save the examination using the suggested or any other name of your choosing.

The Assessment Review section will present you with

Your score – calculated as a percentage of points scored from points available.

Questions correctly answered.

Questions incorrectly answered.

Date started.

Date completed.

Update assessment name – here you can save the Examination or Assessment using the suggested name or your own title.

The Topic Review section shows you how many questions you answered correctly (Green) and incorrectly (Red) in each Topic.

The Question Review section presents you with the opportunity to review all or some of the questions.

There are three options:

I want to see:

All questions – this is the default setting and returns all questions.

Questions I’ve got wrong – returns only those questions you answered incorrectly (Red).

Questions I’ve got right – returns only those questions you answered correctly (Green).

Selecting View Question allows you to see the questions, the four optional answers with the correct answer indicated with a green tick, plus an explanation of the correct answer or a mathematical solution for those questions that need calculations.

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