The General test has 35 randomly chosen questions from a pool of at least 350 questions.
The G1 section of the General test contains information on commission's rules.
G1AEditThe G1A section covers General Class control operator frequency privileges; primary and secondary allocations.
G1BEditThe G1B section covers antenna structure limitations; good engineering and good amateur practice; beacon operation; restricted operation; retransmitting radio signals.
G1CEditThe G1C section covers transmitter power regulations; data emission standards.
G1DEditThe G1D section covers Volunteer Examiners and Volunteer Examiner Coordinators; temporary identification.
G1EEditThe G1E section covers control categories; repeater regulations; harmful interference; third party rules; ITU regions.
The G2 section of the General test contains information on operating procedures.
G2AEditThe G2A section covers phone operating procedures; USB/LSB utilization conventions; procedural signals; breaking into a QSO in progress; VOX operation.
G2BEditThe G2B section covers operating courtesy; band plans; emergencies, including drills and emergency communications.
G2CEditThe G2C section covers CW operating procedures and procedural signals; Q signals and common abbreviations: full break in.
G2DEditThe G2D section covers Amateur Auxiliary; minimizing interference; HF operations.
G2EEditThe G2E section covers digital operating: procedures, procedural signals and common abbreviations.
The G3 section of the General test contains information on radio wave propagation.
G3AEditThe G3A section covers sunspots and solar radiation; ionospheric disturbances; propagation forecasting and indices.
G3BEditThe G3B section covers Maximum Usable Frequency; Lowest Usable Frequency; propagation.
G3CEditThe G3C section covers ionospheric layers; critical angle and frequency; HF scatter; Near Vertical Incidence Sky waves.
The G4 section of the General test contains information on amateur radio practices.
G4AEditThe G4A section covers Station Operation and set up.
G4BEditThe G4B section covers test and monitoring equipment; two-tone test.
G4CEditThe G4C section covers interference with consumer electronics; grounding; DSP.
G4DEditThe G4D section covers speech processors; S meters; sideband operation near band edges.
G4EEditThe G4E section covers HF mobile radio installations; emergency and battery powered operation.
The G5 section of the General test contains information on electrical principles.
G5AEditThe G5A section covers reactance; inductance; capacitance; impedance; impedance matching.
G5BEditThe G5B section covers the Decibel; current and voltage dividers; electrical power calculations; sine wave root-mean-square (RMS) values; PEP calculations.
G5CEditThe G5C section covers resistors, capacitors, and inductors in series and parallel; transformers.
The G6 section of the General test contains information on circuit components.
G6AEditThe G6A section covers resistors; capacitors; inductors.
G6BEditThe G6B section covers rectifiers; solid state diodes and transistors; vacuum tubes; batteries.
G6CEditThe G6C section covers analog and digital integrated circuits (IC’s); microprocessors; memory; I/O devices; microwave IC’s (MMIC’s ); display devices.
The G7 section of the General test contains information on practical circuits.
G7AEditThe G7A section covers power supplies; and schematic symbols.
G7BEditThe G7B section covers digital circuits; amplifiers and oscillators.
G7CEditThe G7C section covers receivers and transmitters; filters, oscillators.
The G8 section of the General test contains information on signals and emissions.
G8AEditThe G8A section covers carriers and modulation: AM; FM; single and double sideband; modulation envelope; overmodulation.
G8BEditThe G8B section covers frequency mixing; multiplication; HF data communications; bandwidths of various modes; deviation.
G9AEditThe G9A section covers Antenna feed lines: characteristic impedance, and attenuation; SWR calculation, measurement and effects; matching networks.
G9BEditThe G9B section covers basic antennas.
G9CEditThe G9C section covers directional antennas.
G9DEditThe G9D section covers specialized antennas.
The G0 section of the General test contains information on electrical and RF safety.