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#1 kenny911

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 02:06 AM

I've been doing a lot of transportation problems lately from various sources (Goswami, NCEES transpo book, Testmasters, and 6 min solutions). The degree of difficulty varies. NCEES and Goswami are reasonable while Testmasters and 6 min solutions can get tough and confusing. If the problems are like NCEES and Goswami then I'm very confident. If they are like the hard 6 min solution problems then not so sure. I guess for the people who have taken it, is the ncees sample problems a good representation on the types of questions on the test?

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 02:49 AM

NCEES practice problems are pretty much spot on. The 6min solutions are typically designed to be a little more difficult and thought provoking. Basically, if you can rock through the 6min solutions, you will be prepared for the toughest problems on the exam.

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 05:15 PM

QUOTE (kenny911 @ Oct 2 2011, 07:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've been doing a lot of transportation problems lately from various sources (Goswami, NCEES transpo book, Testmasters, and 6 min solutions). The degree of difficulty varies. NCEES and Goswami are reasonable while Testmasters and 6 min solutions can get tough and confusing. If the problems are like NCEES and Goswami then I'm very confident. If they are like the hard 6 min solution problems then not so sure. I guess for the people who have taken it, is the ncees sample problems a good representation on the types of questions on the test?



This comes up a lot. In my opinion, only the NCEES practice problems correctly reflected the exam's level of difficulty. Everything else were not 6 minute problems. Do them anyway, just don't get discouraged if you can't finish them in 6 minutes. Good luck.

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 11:14 PM

Thanks for the info. I have been working on 6 minute solutions so I will definitely finish them up this week.




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