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FAQ > GroundSchool FAA Knowledge Test Prep
Yes, questions are filtered by specific test. (for example: airplane vs helicopter)

Yes, absolutely.

Our questions are filtered by test. This means that when using our app you will study only those questions that our editors have determined apply to your particular test - nothing less, and nothing more. This is a huge time saver.

Our FAA knowledge test preps are sold by "groups" - for example, Private Pilot, IFR, Sport Pilot, Commercial Pilot, Flight and Ground Instructor, Sport Pilot Instructor/Examiner, ATP, Flight Engineer, Aviation Mechanic - General, Aviation Mechanic - Airframe, Aviation Mechanic Powerplant, and Drone (UAS) Pilot.

Each group generally contains one or more tests. For example, our Private Pilot titles contain the following tests:

  • Private Pilot Airplane
  • Private Pilot Helicopter
  • Private Pilot Glider
  • ... and several more.

Once you get our GroundSchool - Private Pilot app on the device of your choice, you will be prompted to select the test you want to study for (for example: Private Pilot Airplane). Once you do that, the app will present you with only those questions that our editors have determined have applied to that test.

Should you want to, you can switch tests within a group at any time. For example, you can later switch to Private Pilot Glider if you wish. In practice, most people ever take only one test in any given group (except for flight instructor candidates, who take the FOI Fundamentals of Instruction test along with a test such as FIA flight instructor airplane), but the option is there should you need it.

Total Questions: 12510 (9706 in audio version)

Recreational and Private Pilot (PVT) : 1505 (1119 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Airplane : 1129 (824 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Rotorcraft Helicopter : 1002 (750 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Glider : 860 (634 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Balloon - Hot Air : 692 (528 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Balloon - Gas : 674 (512 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Lighter-Than-Air (Airship) : 736 (554 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Rotorcraft Gyroplane : 1001 (734 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Airplane/Recreational Pilot - Transition : 1080 (785 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Helicopter/Rec. Pilot - Transition : 984 (735 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Gyroplane/Recreational Pilot - Transition : 982 (717 in audio version)
  • Recreational Pilot Airplane : 1130 (830 in audio version)
  • Recreational Pilot Helicopter : 1019 (770 in audio version)
  • Recreational Pilot Gyroplane : 1024 (758 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Powered Parachute : 799 (614 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Weight Shift Control : 848 (652 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Canadian Conversion (Airplane) : 544 (425 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Canadian Conversion (Helicopter) : 554 (438 in audio version)
Instrument Rating (IFR) : 1374 (912 in audio version)
  • Instrument Rating Airplane : 1291 (851 in audio version)
  • Instrument Rating Helicopter : 1225 (800 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII) Airplane : 1309 (869 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII) Airplane (added rating) : 1296 (862 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII) Helicopter : 1254 (826 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII) Helicopter (added rating) : 1219 (807 in audio version)
  • Ground Instructor Instrument : 1320 (869 in audio version)
  • Instrument Rating Foreign Pilot : 1244 (815 in audio version)
  • Instrument Rating Canadian Conversion (Airplane) : 786 (476 in audio version)
  • Instrument Rating Canadian Conversion (Helicopter) : 800 (478 in audio version)
Commercial Pilot (COM) : 1984 (1715 in audio version)
  • Commercial Pilot Airplane : 1014 (809 in audio version)
  • Commercial Pilot Rotorcraft Helicopter : 837 (718 in audio version)
  • Commercial Pilot Glider : 722 (621 in audio version)
  • Commercial Pilot Rotorcraft Gyroplane : 748 (630 in audio version)
  • Commercial Pilot Balloon - Hot Air : 1087 (1012 in audio version)
  • Commercial Pilot Balloon - Gas : 1077 (1000 in audio version)
  • Commercial Pilot Lighter-Than-Air (Airship) : 1130 (1035 in audio version)
  • Military Competence Non-Category : 431 (368 in audio version)
  • Military Competence Airplane : 523 (446 in audio version)
  • Military Competence Helicopter : 460 (392 in audio version)
  • Commercial Pilot Canadian Conversion (Airplane) : 476 (388 in audio version)
  • Commercial Pilot Canadian Conversion (Helicopter) : 485 (401 in audio version)
Flight and Ground Instructor (CFI) : 2493 (2145 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Airplane : 1365 (1058 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Airplane (added rating) : 1343 (1049 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Rotorcraft Helicopter : 1111 (891 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Helicopter (added rating) : 978 (790 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Glider (added rating) : 979 (769 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Glider : 1009 (775 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Rotorcraft Gyroplane : 1057 (809 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Gyroplane (added rating) : 933 (719 in audio version)
  • Ground Instructor Basic : 1358 (1050 in audio version)
  • Ground Instructor Advanced : 1396 (1087 in audio version)
  • Fundamentals of Instruction : 524 (510 in audio version)
  • Military Competence - Instructor : 1215 (1158 in audio version)
Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) : 2267 (1405 in audio version)
  • Airline Transport Pilot Multiengine Airplane : 1577 (1166 in audio version)
  • Airline Transport Pilot Single Engine Airplane : 1493 (1081 in audio version)
  • Airline Transport Pilot Helicopter : 1114 (794 in audio version)
  • Airline Transport Pilot Helicopter (Added Rating) : 1105 (786 in audio version)
  • Aircraft Dispatcher : 1756 (1153 in audio version)
  • Airline Transport Pilot Airplane (121 and ATM) : 1851 (1160 in audio version)
  • Airline Transport Pilot Airplane (135) : 1779 (1090 in audio version)
  • Airline Transport Pilot Airplane (135) (Added Rating) : 1712 (1075 in audio version)
  • Airline Transport Pilot Canadian Conversion Airplane : 656 (559 in audio version)
  • Airline Transport Pilot Canadian Conversion Multiengine Airplane : 700 (586 in audio version)
  • Airline Transport Pilot Canadian Conversion Single-engine Airplane : 990 (739 in audio version)
  • Airline Transport Pilot Canadian Conversion Helicoper : 651 (515 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) : 743 (569 in audio version)
  • Aviation Mechanic General : 743 (569 in audio version)
  • Designated Mechanic Examiner : 681 (514 in audio version)
Aviation Mechanic - Airframe (AMA) : 1156 (1106 in audio version)
Aviation Mechanic - Powerplant (AMP) : 1069 (1048 in audio version)
Parachute Rigger (PAR) : 317 (302 in audio version)
  • Parachute Rigger Senior : 309 (294 in audio version)
  • Parachute Rigger Master : 291 (276 in audio version)
  • Parachute Rigger Military Competence : 314 (299 in audio version)
  • Designated Parachute Rigger Examiner : 314 (299 in audio version)
Sport Pilot - General (SPG) : 1232 (928 in audio version)
  • Sport Pilot General : 668 (517 in audio version)
  • Sport Pilot Airplane : 963 (726 in audio version)
  • Sport Pilot Glider : 798 (612 in audio version)
  • Sport Pilot Gyroplane : 867 (656 in audio version)
  • Sport Pilot Powered Parachute : 678 (537 in audio version)
  • Sport Pilot Weight-Shift-Control : 732 (578 in audio version)
  • Sport Pilot Lighter-Than-Air (Balloon) : 685 (539 in audio version)
  • Sport Pilot Lighter-Than-Air (Airship) : 698 (552 in audio version)
Sport Pilot - Instructor and Examiner (SPI) : 1743 (1562 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Sport Airplane : 950 (800 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Sport Balloon : 629 (555 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Sport Glider : 829 (712 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Sport Lighter-than-Air : 669 (587 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Sport Powered Parachute : 652 (576 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Sport Weight-Shift-Control : 733 (638 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Sport Gyroplane : 822 (713 in audio version)
  • Pilot Examiner Sport Airplane : 945 (797 in audio version)
  • Pilot Examiner Sport Balloon : 662 (588 in audio version)
  • Pilot Examiner Sport Glider : 830 (713 in audio version)
  • Pilot Examiner Sport Lighter-than-Air : 703 (621 in audio version)
  • Pilot Examiner Sport Powered Parachute : 665 (588 in audio version)
  • Pilot Examiner Sport Weight-Shift-Control : 730 (635 in audio version)
  • Pilot Examiner Sport Gyroplane : 821 (712 in audio version)
  • Fundamentals of Instruction : 524 (510 in audio version)
Remote / Drone Pilot (RDP) : 736 (643 in audio version)
  • Small UAS Remote Pilot in Command (Initial) : 736 (643 in audio version)
  • Small UAS Remote Pilot in Command (Recurrent) : 592 (520 in audio version)

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