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#1 Illini86

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:10 PM

i know they had that one thread with the scores but nobody ever had anything over like 45/80.....what is a good # to kinda expect...i think like 53-56 should get the job done is that correct?

just try to get 65% + overall and should be ok?

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 08:46 PM

No. Go for 100%. What happens if you only go for 65% and miss a couple?

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 12:02 AM

yeah i know go for 100%.....ive studied for liek 3 months im not trying to inch by, just asking what the cut ranges from out of curiosity

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 03:08 PM

It shouldn't change the way you study of course and it does vary from administration to administration and depth module to depth module but low/mid 50s (out of 80) seems to typically be the cut score.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 02:17 AM

thanks sir, what i kinda figured...did pretty decent on the practice NCEES test, just gotta avoid rushing and skipping over little specs in the codes which they seem to love be the deciding factor..

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:13 AM

Best of luck Illin!

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 09:46 PM

I think the breadth and depth are graded together as a whole. So if the total overall passing-score is 60% and you get 100% on the morning you may only need to get 10% on the depth.

Can anyone confirm/deny that? On the NCEES site they seem to always refer to the exam as a whole and not so much the two different sessions being different tests to take.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 07:26 PM

I think the breadth and depth are graded together as a whole. So if the total overall passing-score is 60% and you get 100% on the morning you may only need to get 10% on the depth.

Can anyone confirm/deny that? On the NCEES site they seem to always refer to the exam as a whole and not so much the two different sessions being different tests to take.


Correct. Your AM and PM are added together. Ex. If you got all 40 correct in the morning, you'd only need +/- 16 in the afternoon.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 05:22 PM

Got 49/80 PM structural..can anyone recommendation any book for PM
I have NCESS PM sample
Excel structural notes

It seems not enough to pass as I need 55 or 56 to pass the test...please anyone can give me advice?

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 05:23 PM

From AM: 30 PM: 19 = 49 please advice

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 08:56 PM

From AM: 30 PM: 19 = 49 please advice

I would study what you are weak on in the morning, 75% good but can obviously pick up a few more.
For the afternoon you probably need to review the arts you did poorly on. Do lots more problems.
Good luck

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 05:18 PM

I'm pretty sure will work on AM more. Please advice any the books in PM, like loadings, Analysis, Mechancis of Materials, etc.
I have NCESS samples and excel notes. Thank you very much.

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 09:17 PM

Many people suggest, and I agree, study your ass off. You should be able to get 80-95% correct on the sample exams before you sit for the real one. If you do that, then you should pass. The cut score is both proprietary and confidential.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 03:14 PM

The environmental stuff is a big jumbled mess for me. Can anybody recommend something better than the CERM for it?

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 12:15 AM

Yes, back when they used to provide cut-scores you had to get a 70% to pass.. That would put the all elusive number at 56. But that number can change if the board decides problems are confusing. It's best to shoot for 100%. I did a 10 year analysis on the pass rate here: http://www.wikiengin...PEExamPassRates



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