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  1. I have been on this forum gathering tips and advice from people that failed in the past and i used it to prepare myself for this exam in April. Unfortunately i didn't pass either. I had the key study materials that i got really familiar with and i was very confident going into the exam but came out feeling defeated. I don't want to say i had a bad test day but i fee like studying for 4 hours a day 5 days a week for 3 full months should have gotten me more than ready for this exam. I even cut out distractions like games, going out drinking and devoted my entire time to prepping for this exam. I did not take an online course however, i had the Test-masters book as well as the EEPRM. Below is a full list of what i used in preparation of the exam 1. Complex imaginary Test 1-4 i went through this twice and felt really good about myself. 2. Testmaster Booklet and practice exams 3. PPI EEPRM, Ancilarries and the practice exams that comes with it. 4. Graffeo - Guide to passing the Power PE book (Fantastic book by the way) 5. Wilde book, didnt help soo much 6. NEC code book 7. NESC code book 8. NFPA book 9. NCEES Practice exam on my third try i was in the mid 80's I am just soo confused right now, because the parts i thought i failed on the exam, i actually did great in and i did terrible in the basics like Measurement and instrumentation, Protection and Power System performance which was all shocking since i thought i aced those problem during the exam. I know this is a long post, but i have no where to go but here and seeing how you guys helped others, i am hoping for the same here as well. Thanks in advance!
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    I recently failed with a 67:( 3rd try but i have progressively improved, 58,61 and now 67. I took all these exams back to back to back. Should i take time off (i feel like i will forget everything that i have learned) or should i shoot for the exam in the fall. Please advise based on your experience from multiple attempts. Thanks
  3. I have a question about this problem. Theoretical power was given as 5000 MW how would you normally determine that? Would that be : P = (3|V_s|*|V_r|*sin lambda) / X
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    @OhPowerPE Haha no worries...i am well accustomed to this new testing format and i will need to dive deeper to have a better chance next go around.
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    You have a good point. I appreciate you input! I didn't see studying for the exam as a burden because I am learning a lot about the power industry and i take that as a positive. Oh WOW! That must have been tough to go through. Did you have to pay again the 4th time or were you reimbursed? Thank for the encouragement! I ended up fixing my weak areas and in turn, performed poorly on my strong areas so i am happy that i have improved and now i just need to be as in-depth on my strengths as i was on my weaknesses. In Texas they give you your grades and mine was a 67. I scored 46/80 and I am assuming they gave a +10 curve to your overall score. I really enjoyed your course Zach and it improved my grade from a 58 (self study) to a 67. This exam had a lot of problems that i had no idea what to do and some were down to two guesses and i guess i just didn't make the cut this time around. I will register and begin solving problems again July and that should give me 4 solid months to ready my self mentally for this attempt in the Fall.
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    Failed Power PE again Distraught
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    Arizona it out!

    Congrats to you!
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    Why it's taking so long Rant

    I hope the questions i got wrong were the ones for research
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    Why it's taking so long Rant

    Welcome aboard. We are all in the same boat my friend
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    TX Results

    I had a jolt go through mine as well
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    Demand and energy management/calculations

    Any chance I could get this info on demand and energy calcs? Thanks
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    Failed Power PE score?

    Failed with a 41/80...bombed system analysis 1/10 and then 1/6 on measurement and instrumentation. I struggled in the exam on basic voltage drop problems and i have no idea what material i could possibly use to study for measurement and instrumentation.
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    To all my fellow EIT's who did not pass...

    Together we will win this Fight! Everyone else passing makes me happy and overshadowed my sadness and i am more pumped to get back into the ring and face my opponent for the third round. Knock out
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    Oct 2017 Cut Score?

    Failed Power again OUCH!!
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    Results for NC in

    Happy to hear man! Glad the hardwork finally paid off!
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    PE result released i passed!

    Fellow Electrical here...Congrats!
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    Any idea about TX reults?

    Likewise...i just went numb
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    PE result released i passed!

    Instantly lost my appetite! Please Lord Help us all!
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    Electrical PE Exam - Oct. 2017

    Interesting i felt that way last exam and this time i feel like i solved way more problems than conceptualized ones. This exam was fair to be honest and i was under so much pressure from failing last time that i spent extra time on each problem making sure i didn't make a stupid mistake. I used up all the time on the exam this time so i will take that as a plus. Now we wait and have faith!
  20. I will be taking a deeper dive into said topics conceptually. Thanks! I felt like this past exam, there were alot of conceptual problems that i had to guess on and i would like to build those areas of weakness.
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    I failed the POWER PE Please Help!

    Exactly! This is why i said the practice problems did not prep me for the exam (personally). I just wonder how people use same or even less material and are good to go. I do need to in-grain the concepts as this test covers only about an inch deep of the topics that are covered on the exam. I spent soo much time on fault analysis and all the methods to solve faults and got hit with the conceptual questions instead. My hand made binder had formulas and definitions sorted into their respective topics and i did not have much use for them since the conceptual questions all required a firm solid knowledge of the basics and without that you are pretty much doomed.
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    I failed the POWER PE Please Help!

    So did you just self study on your previous attempts with CI and NCEES practice exams? I know a course will help structure me this time around i just need practice problems that i haven't done before to have a new look at subject matters that i struggled on. NEC codes i am having to learn from scratch but its been a great learning experience and new so i am enjoying that part.
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    I failed the POWER PE Please Help!

    I am and I will! Thanks for y'll support day in and day out it means alot.
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    I failed the POWER PE Please Help!

    I agree. Studying shouldn't be much of an hassle because i have a goal so i am motivated rather than bummed to study. I just need fresh materials to look at and i am thinking of signing up for a course in July. I honestly did not think the practice exams i took really prepped me for the exam (maybe like 30%). For you guys that took the exam multiple times, did you go back and take the same practice tests and use them as your study guide? I took my practice exams soo many times that i just know how to solve the problem now and i am in need of fresh material that i have never seen before. What other sources of practice exams did you use?