I am preparing to take the FE Electrical exam this weekend. However, I haven't seen many details about the format of the exam. Here are a few questions I have for anyone that may have previously taken the exam.
- The practice exams that I have taken essentially follow the FE subject outline. (i.e. the first 11 are Math questions, the next 4 are Statistics questions, the next 3 are ethics questions, etc.) Does the FE exam follow the same format, or does the order of questions not relate to the subject it is associated with?
- I have seen where it is broken up as two (2) sections of 55 questions each with a total time limit of 6 hours (including break and intro). Is there an actual time limit for each section, or will it allow as long as desired in the first section? Obviously, it is not wise to waste over 50% of the time in the first section though.
- I have seen on a previous failure report that it indicates the average score for a passing exam is ~10/15 on each subject. This would relate to a ~67% - 70% weighted score. Is there a rough estimate anywhere of what the normal scaling factor is? I would assume around a 60% raw score would be necessary to achieve a 67% weighted score?
Also, any suggestions from past experience when taking the FE would be helpful.