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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: 13120 (10368 in audio version)

Recreational and Private Pilot (PVT) : 1527 (1155 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Airplane : 1138 (845 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Rotorcraft Helicopter : 1011 (771 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Glider : 865 (650 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Balloon - Hot Air : 697 (540 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Balloon - Gas : 679 (524 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Lighter-Than-Air (Airship) : 740 (566 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Rotorcraft Gyroplane : 1022 (766 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Airplane/Recreational Pilot - Transition : 1090 (807 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Helicopter/Rec. Pilot - Transition : 994 (757 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Gyroplane/Recreational Pilot - Transition : 1007 (753 in audio version)
  • Recreational Pilot Airplane : 1139 (851 in audio version)
  • Recreational Pilot Helicopter : 1028 (791 in audio version)
  • Recreational Pilot Gyroplane : 1045 (790 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Powered Parachute : 806 (630 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Weight Shift Control : 854 (667 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Canadian Conversion (Airplane) : 557 (444 in audio version)
  • Private Pilot Canadian Conversion (Helicopter) : 566 (457 in audio version)
Instrument Rating (IFR) : 1385 (946 in audio version)
  • Instrument Rating Airplane : 1302 (885 in audio version)
  • Instrument Rating Helicopter : 1230 (827 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII) Airplane : 1320 (903 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII) Airplane (added rating) : 1307 (896 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII) Helicopter : 1259 (853 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII) Helicopter (added rating) : 1224 (834 in audio version)
  • Ground Instructor Instrument : 1326 (898 in audio version)
  • Instrument Rating Foreign Pilot : 1241 (832 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) : 2009 (1751 in audio version)
  • Commercial Pilot Airplane : 1032 (835 in audio version)
  • Commercial Pilot Rotorcraft Helicopter : 852 (740 in audio version)
  • Commercial Pilot Glider : 724 (631 in audio version)
  • Commercial Pilot Rotorcraft Gyroplane : 765 (654 in audio version)
  • Commercial Pilot Balloon - Hot Air : 1091 (1022 in audio version)
  • Commercial Pilot Balloon - Gas : 1081 (1010 in audio version)
  • Commercial Pilot Lighter-Than-Air (Airship) : 1135 (1046 in audio version)
  • Military Competence Non-Category : 433 (373 in audio version)
  • Military Competence Airplane : 544 (474 in audio version)
  • Military Competence Helicopter : 478 (416 in audio version)
  • Commercial Pilot Canadian Conversion (Airplane) : 494 (413 in audio version)
  • Commercial Pilot Canadian Conversion (Helicopter) : 500 (422 in audio version)
Flight and Ground Instructor (CFI) : 2513 (2187 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Airplane : 1384 (1096 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Airplane (added rating) : 1362 (1087 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Rotorcraft Helicopter : 1125 (915 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Helicopter (added rating) : 993 (814 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Glider (added rating) : 983 (782 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Glider : 1013 (788 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Rotorcraft Gyroplane : 1071 (834 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Gyroplane (added rating) : 947 (743 in audio version)
  • Ground Instructor Basic : 1375 (1085 in audio version)
  • Ground Instructor Advanced : 1412 (1121 in audio version)
  • Fundamentals of Instruction : 524 (512 in audio version)
  • Military Competence - Instructor : 1221 (1177 in audio version)
Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) : 2852 (2006 in audio version)
  • Airline Transport Pilot Multiengine Airplane : 1634 (1239 in audio version)
  • Airline Transport Pilot Single Engine Airplane : 1545 (1148 in audio version)
  • Airline Transport Pilot Helicopter : 1181 (879 in audio version)
  • Airline Transport Pilot Helicopter (Added Rating) : 1172 (871 in audio version)
  • Aircraft Dispatcher : 1797 (1206 in audio version)
  • Airline Transport Pilot Airplane (121 and ATM) : 1917 (1237 in audio version)
  • Airline Transport Pilot Airplane (135) : 1872 (1193 in audio version)
  • Airline Transport Pilot Airplane (135) (Added Rating) : 1805 (1178 in audio version)
  • Airline Transport Pilot Canadian Conversion Airplane : 709 (620 in audio version)
  • Airline Transport Pilot Canadian Conversion Multiengine Airplane : 767 (660 in audio version)
  • Airline Transport Pilot Canadian Conversion Single-engine Airplane : 1045 (805 in audio version)
  • Airline Transport Pilot Canadian Conversion Helicoper : 688 (568 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) : 750 (576 in audio version)
  • Aviation Mechanic General : 750 (576 in audio version)
  • Designated Mechanic Examiner : 684 (517 in audio version)
Aviation Mechanic - Airframe (AMA) : 1157 (1107 in audio version)
Aviation Mechanic - Powerplant (AMP) : 1070 (1050 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) : 1252 (958 in audio version)
  • Sport Pilot General : 667 (523 in audio version)
  • Sport Pilot Airplane : 969 (739 in audio version)
  • Sport Pilot Glider : 801 (623 in audio version)
  • Sport Pilot Gyroplane : 889 (685 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) : 684 (545 in audio version)
  • Sport Pilot Lighter-Than-Air (Airship) : 697 (558 in audio version)
Sport Pilot - Instructor and Examiner (SPI) : 1774 (1608 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Sport Airplane : 955 (818 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Sport Balloon : 628 (557 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Sport Glider : 831 (721 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Sport Lighter-than-Air : 668 (590 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Sport Powered Parachute : 651 (579 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Sport Weight-Shift-Control : 732 (642 in audio version)
  • Flight Instructor Sport Gyroplane : 851 (749 in audio version)
  • Pilot Examiner Sport Airplane : 950 (815 in audio version)
  • Pilot Examiner Sport Balloon : 661 (590 in audio version)
  • Pilot Examiner Sport Glider : 832 (722 in audio version)
  • Pilot Examiner Sport Lighter-than-Air : 702 (624 in audio version)
  • Pilot Examiner Sport Powered Parachute : 664 (592 in audio version)
  • Pilot Examiner Sport Weight-Shift-Control : 729 (639 in audio version)
  • Pilot Examiner Sport Gyroplane : 850 (748 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.