The new 2020 – 2024 Amateur Extra­ class (Element 4) question pool takes effect on July 1, 2020.

The new question pool incorporates significant changes compared to the 2016 – 2020 question pool (expiration date: June 30, 2020).

The number of questions in the pool is reduced from 712 to 622. This results in 239 modified questions, 49 new questions, and the removal of 139 outdated questions.

Areas of new technology and subjects were added. The 2020 pool has 10 diagrams, which have been renumbered,

It’s important to note that question E3B08 was withdrawn from the new pool and may not be used on exams.
Questions in that section were not renumbered, leaving 11 questions.

Question Pool Schedule
The three current question pools (and any exam designs based on these question pools) are valid as follows:

Technician-class (Element 2) pool effective July 1, 2018 is valid until June 30, 2022.
■ Questions withdrawn from use: none.

General-class (Element 3) pool effective July 1, 2019 is valid until June 30, 2023.
■ Questions withdrawn from use: none.

Amateur Extra-class (Element 4) pool effective July 1, 2020 is valid until June 30, 2024.
■ Questions withdrawn from use: E3B08 deleted from

Each question pool is reviewed and updated on a 4-year rotation.
No question pools will be updated or released in 2021.
To view all three question pools, visit the NCVEC website at