Technical Evaluation Study Aids

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1187 form

Thank you for your time and good luck with the Technical Evaluation,

NTEU Chapter 274

P.S. Pay it forward.  We are always looking for good TE study materials.  If you are studying for the technical evaluation and you have some good material that could help others studying for the test, please send your files (preferably in Word) to  - Thanks

The Technical Evaluation  study aids on this site are meant to help financial institution specialists studying for their Technical Evaluation examinations.  IT is NOT the intention of NTEU Chapter 274 to provide specific answers to the test.  The material contained within is only meant as a study aid.  We caution you that since this material comes from examiners that have already taken the examination, some of the material may be dated or no longer applicable.  Additionally, new topics arise, which may not be presently addressed by study material posted to this site.

FISs, and about to be newly commissioned examiners, this is where you can help.  If you want to make the Technical Evaluation study material on the site even better, it's going to have to be regularly updated.  If you are able to update some of the material posted or you have new study material that you think would be useful, please get in touch with your local steward, and we'll get your material posted on the site.  Finally, if you want to help even more, think about joining the Chapter 274 Communications Committee.  By joining the committee you can get directly involved with communicating with Chapter 274 members.  Ask your local steward about joining the committee or request to join the committee by responding to this email

One of the most important things to study for the Technical Evaluation  examination is THE MANUAL!!!  A New York Region Examiner provides some good advice about studying for the Technical Evaluation examination.  Click here for that advice.   Below are documents pertaining to the FDIC Manual of Examination.  The first link contains the most-recent TE Study Guide   The second link contains documents (circa 2005-6), and includes the following: a TE Question Pyramid; Miscellaneous Capital Markets and Loan facts; Ratings Definitions; and Report Ratios.  The third link is an updated outline of the FDIC manual and some key and less known regulations (Outlined during 2002 by a then KC Assistant Examiner Chapter 274 Member who passed the Technical Evaluation  with flying colors in 2002), the fourth link is a FDIC manual outline from another Chapter 274 member who also passed the Technical Evaluation quite handily in 2000, and after those three links are specific chapters of the manual (outlined circa 1995-96).  Good Luck!

FDIC Manual Outline (Circa 1995-6)

  • 1.1 - Basic Exam Concepts & Guidelines
  • Last updated July 22, 2012