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Feel good about how you did on the exam?

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I took the test last week and I'm already at phase 5. I must say that the next 40-50 days will suck.



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I live in California, and 56 days for the fall test in 2012 seems ridiculous not that 40 days from earlier this year is much better.


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I live in California, and 56 days for the fall test in 2012 seems ridiculous not that 40 days from earlier this year is much better.

Well, you certainly know best.......

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I also feel it suggest Phase 1.5. Phase 1.5 is when NCEES e-mails you and your smart phone displays the letter subject as NCEES October 2013 exam and you feel amazed that NCEES finally figured out that scantrons can be quickly graded and have issued the exam results! However, your amazement is quickly replaced by rage as you discover that the letter you thought was actually your results is really them requesting you complete a survey to help them improve the exam experience. :madgo:


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I also feel it suggest Phase 1.5. Phase 1.5 is when NCEES e-mails you and your smart phone displays the letter subject as NCEES October 2013 exam and you feel amazed that NCEES finally figured out that scantrons can be quickly graded and have issued the exam results! However, your amazement is quickly replaced by rage as you discover that the letter you thought was actually your results is really them requesting you complete a survey to help them improve the exam experience. :madgo:

Yeah, that just happened. I saw the email this morning and got butterflies. But alas ... :smileyballs:

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Finally, you'll hit Phase 6 (results). Each person reacts differently at this point whether they passed or not, how many times they've taken it, financial implications, expectations, etc. Regardless of how the results come out, at this point you will find that the CAB of your choice is very welcomed to either celebrate or cry into.

To expand on Phase 6 (results), you will have to go through a several day period of refreshing the NCEES website hoping that your results are finally in. One or two states will post the results quickly, and the rest will trickle in. Just hope that the first few states release the results on a Monday. Knowing you have to wait through one more weekend is tough. And of course there will be one or two states that are over a week behind. Prepare to refresh that website about once every 30 minutes or so!

You should also be prepared to be fooled by a post claiming the results are in.

Pennsylvania and New Jersey seem to compete for last place at the finish line with results. Very frustrating but we'll see how things go this year.

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No matter how quickly they turn out the results, people will still be displeased becasue, "It just isn't quick enough!" My best advice is assume you passed and enjoy life away from the books. Consider it a vacation of sorts. The more your state lags, the longer of a "vacation" you have.


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bump because I think we need a reminder


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No matter how quickly they turn out the results, people will still be displeased becasue, "It just isn't quick enough!" My best advice is assume you passed and enjoy life away from the books. Consider it a vacation of sorts. The more your state lags, the longer of a "vacation" you have.

Excellent advice. Every time I think about it, I start to get anxious and have a knot in my stomach. Better to just assume you passed and live life to the fullest in the meantime.

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Snick, here it is.


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Oh dear, this is spot on so far.



Well, I started trying to calculate the cut score sub-phase about 2 hours after the test, but otherwise spot on so far.


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I went through phases 1-3 quite fast! :unsure: I suspect that I will be in the current phase 4 for a very long time.


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I took Mechanical - Thermal / Fluids depth and as most of us here my morning went good but the afternoon kicked my left nutt. I had similar feeling of thinking "where to hang my PE license" after the morning exam but the afternoon session has taken all that joy away.



On my way back from exam I started calculating what the "cut-score" would be...in an attempt to see if I stand a chance on passing my exam. It’s later that I realized that I am trying to arrive a number with very few knowns and bunch of unknowns...so thats out.



Morning Exam: I felt that I might have scored about 70%



Afternoon Exam: 15 (solid) + 15 (good engineering guesses..have spend a lot of time trying to solve but ended up guessing on the closest numbers I computed) x 0.4 + 10 (random guess as I ran out of time) x 0.2.



Therefore:



Morning: 40 x 0.7 = 28


Afternoon: 15+6+2 = 23



Total: 51 / 80 ~ 63% raw..NOT SURE IF THIS IS ENOUGH!!!


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This is awesome.



I've done okay the past few days just telling myself that whatever happened has happened and that I'll take it from there with better knowledge of what is on the test in case I have to take it again in October.



Apparently everyone else has much more faith in my performance, despite not witnessing it. I'm not quite sure how else to say that it was more difficult than expected and that I think I could be near the cut-off but probably just below it.


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I calcualted the cut score during the test and then stopped answering questions when I hit it.



What was the point of going further?

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That's the spirit Predgw, a true engineer, you only do what's in the scope.. and the scope for the exam is to pass, nothing more.


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I calcualted the cut score during the test and then stopped answering questions when I hit it.

What was the point of going further?

Uh yeah, me too.

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I am firmly entrenched in phase 3 right now.

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I am convinced I probably missed way more questions that I thought. I cannot remember alot of them now.

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I took the Electrical(Power) and realized that I did better on the questions that had calculations than the ones that were more concept base. Which I had more reference books.


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Full blown worry has set in...

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I dreamed last night that I had brought my cellphone into the exam by accident and I was so scared they were going to kick me out.

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Your still dreaming about the exam????

Ohhh, not good. My 7 year old will randomly look at me and say". Daddy, I bet you are so happy you don't ever have to study for that test again". If I don't pass, I'm not sure who is going to be more dissapointed.

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I still get night sweats from dreams about the exam


Edited by NJmike PE

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In "Confessions of a Winning Poker Player," Jack King said, "Few players recall big pots they have won, strange as it seems, but every player can remember with remarkable accuracy the outstanding tough beats of his career." It seems true to me, cause walking in here, I can hardly remember how I built my bankroll, but I can't stop thinking of how I lost it.



-Rounders


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1.5 weeks down


6.5-8.5 to go


almost there!


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