Thanks for all the great advice on this matter.
Try not to worry about if you passed or failed.
Catch the time you missed with your family, friends, hobbies, and things you enjoyed to do before studying for the exam.
I am going on a three-week vacation soon which I planned months ago.
I believe the cut score is 56/80 which is 70%.
My review teacher said the cutoff is generally a little below 70%.
Of course, the Thermo people are feeling good about this test, hence, the cutoff may be on the hight side.
How did you feel about the afternoon section?
I feel pretty good about the afternoon session, but my likely case is about 25+ out of 40, or 63% for the afternoon. Of course, this assumes 100% of my guesses are incorrect which I'll get to below.
I hope we all get through this together, but if things don't work out, use the diagnostics report and push yourself to learn as much you can in the areas you did weak in if it's your depth or any subjects in the morning. Good luck!
Yes, I do know that my strong points are fluids, thermo, and pumps.
I definitely need more attention to HVAC, Combustion, and Heat Transfer. I was week on solving the mass flow rates into a room for HVAC, some Chemistry on Combustion, etc.
Also, I really messed up on the graphics and electrical problems in the morning.
As for your 56/80 cutoff:
If I got 25 in the mornig and 25 in the afternoon, that's a total of 50, hence I only need six more.
I know for sure I got two answers wrong after discussing analyzing them afterwards, so, removing
78 - 50 = 28
28 would be the number I guessed on.
Of these 28, I need 6 / 28, or 21% of my random guesses to be correct.
If got 21% of my random guesses correct, this would put me around the 56 cutoff.
70% cutoff might be conservatively high.
25 correct in the morning and 25 correct in the afternoon might be conservatively low.
In theorey, about 25% of our guesses should be correct, but that can easily be significantly lower.
You should know, I took the PPI review course which I'm able to take again for free if I didn't pass.
The review course begins early January before we get the results, so I'm going to start again with studying and classes at that time just in case while awaiting the results.
I have a lot riding on this exam, instant promotion, increased salary potential, etc., so if necessary, I'll take this test repeatedly until I pass.
Thanks again for your feedback.