The new Amateur Extra class (Element 4) question pool -- released by the National Conference of Volunteer Examiner Coordinators (NCVEC) in January 2012 -- becomes effective on Sunday, 1 July 2012.
The current Amateur Extra class pool expires on 30 June 2012 and cannot be used after that date. This new question pool -- including graphics and diagrams -- will remain valid until 30 June 2016.
The new Amateur Extra pool contains 702 questions, from which 50 are selected for an Element 4 examination. As of June 13, three questions -- E1D09, E2A14 and E6E10 -- have been removed from the new pool.
The current Technician class question pool that became effective 1 July 2010 is valid through 30 June 2014. The current General class pool that became effective 1 July 2011 is valid until 30 June 2015.