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MM2    0

Anyone did well on the test and still failed ?

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motoracer PE    12

It's a possibility for a lot of people to have that thought. The questions and answers are designed to show the most common mistakes. One wrong unit conversion or factor of safety will show an answer, giving the exam taker confidence that they got the right answer. 

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bml    3

Exactly. When I left the test I said to myself...I either aced it or missed 20. For the problems that included calcs (non-conceptual) I arrived at a number on each that was a potential answer...but like the commenter above mentioned, 1 answer is correct and the other three are traps.

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Just now, bml said:

Exactly. When I left the test I said to myself...I either aced it or missed 20. For the problems that included calcs (non-conceptual) I arrived at a number on each that was a potential answer...but like the commenter above mentioned, 1 answer is correct and the other three are traps.

Do you know if you passed yet?

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bml    3
4 hours ago, Clemson CE said:

Do you know if you passed yet?

I did yea

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Ken PE 3.1    1,240
5 hours ago, DummyCivilEng said:

A test that aims to trick you isn't a real test. Are you in a profession that sets out to trick and trap others?

A test to show basic competency will have the easy mistakes one would make if they are not competent. So yeah, they have trick questions and traps.

Still passable.

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P-E    1,483

Or fail from being just careless.  A PE needs to check their own work and anyone else working under them.   

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matt267 PE    3,305
41 minutes ago, Ken PE 3.0 said:

Still passable.

Yup, I passed.

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humner    9

I know if I had more time, I would have passed it.  Tremors in the hands can be a bitch.

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I took Transportation last october and I failed.

I took school of PE.( they need to update their course)

I read many comments on this forum and decided to go for the EET course. I choosed the webinar class.

EET is excellent. In my opinion way better than the school of PE.

Transportation depth course was excellent. Samir rocks. The course follows the outline of NCEES. He cares about students and he does practice sessions as well. At the end of the class, they have a simulation exam.

I would highly recommend you EET.

Morning crew, Amir and Nazril are also excellent instructors.

Also, I would recommend Goswami practice exams (all of them 2012, 2014 ) , PPI and the NCEES 2014.

The questions are in the same order as the NCEES 2014 practice exam. Exam questions are a harder tho.

dont give up

I know it sucks but keep going

 

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MetsFan    898

Congrats!  You were worried for nothing :D

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MM2    0
2 minutes ago, MetsFan said:

Congrats!  You were worried for nothing :D

Lol true :-)

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Mangano    9
1 hour ago, CApowliner said:

Anybody take the CA State Specific Survey exam and fail but thought they had nailed it like me?

I wasn't too confident on surveying, but I got through it and passed!  Seismic was pretty straight forward with the EET book (didn't really even use Hiner).

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Streng    0

Yes   53/80 (Civil-Structural)

Any advice on which structural depth references to use?

 

Thanks

 

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On 5/25/2016 at 4:22 AM, P-E said:

Or fail from being just careless.  A PE needs to check their own work and anyone else working under them.   

That is exactly why they should (and do) put answers that most common errors lead to.

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Phatso86    5
On 6/8/2016 at 3:33 PM, Streng said:

Yes   53/80 (Civil-Structural)

Any advice on which structural depth references to use?

 

Thanks

 

was that a fail score?

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TWJ PE    179
19 hours ago, Phatso86 said:

was that a fail score?

Yes; rule of thumb is you need 70%.

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Phatso86    5
On ‎6‎/‎8‎/‎2016 at 3:33 PM, Streng said:

Yes   53/80 (Civil-Structural)

Any advice on which structural depth references to use?

 

Thanks

 

I may have been at a slight advantage when I took it I think in April 2011 (maybe its still the same test) because, aside from having a MS in structural, I mistakenly studied from the PPI SE book

What I would recommend, if you have the time, is use that SE book as a guide.

 

Do you know what topics you had trouble on? I remember the guy next to me was getting killed with transportation (I guess that was morning). If you did ok on the structural part, I guess my advice on studying from SE book wouldn't help much

 

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