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  1. That's a great explanation. Makes sense. The technical guide's solution tripped me up at first too.
  2. The exam at its current format will be administered only 4 times before it changes. The new format will be closed book in that you won't be required to bring a trove of references. You will be provided with a pdf of formulas. This tells us the paper exam + open book setup has become obsolete. I wonder how this will exactly impact the questions/difficulty of the exam.
  3. EET prep course? Are you a civil who took and passed the power exam?
  4. True. The official ncees practice exam is a joke, and at the end of day the responsibility lies on the individual to pass. The exam is fair in the sense that you’re told upfront that anything is fair game.
  5. Same here. My overall score was 42/80 and, of course, I scored lowest in protection. It was 23%. With code I answered half correctly. If I would have answered the other 6 correctly I would have passed the exam barely. This is definitely an area I can work on for the next time around, and overall taking the real exam gave me insight on how to improve in the other areas I did somewhat good or decent. Now when it comes to protection...in 2018, in my opinion, any course prep out there did not accurately match the problems in protection at all. To put things in perspective the pass rate nationally for the October 2018 exam was 54% in power. That is the lowest on record. I am betting it is because of the new emphasis on this topic. Hopefully moving forward the study prep out there will refelect the new changes to the power exam
  6. Can you give us a time frame when the new updated pdf might be released?
  7. Justin, please post an update here in the board once you update your study guide for the April 2019 exam. And hopefully you can add more examples on the potection section.
  8. I got my results, and I FAILED! Lol. I deserve it. I can’t blame anything or anyone but myself. Truly. Time to readjust my study form. power electronics and Protection were the topics that did me in. My score was 42/80. I am in Texas so my scaled score was 64. it seems that 48/80 would have been a scaled score of 70 and a passing grade. Everyone here that were in the mid to high 40’s you were close. So, there’s consolation in that. thoughts moving forward: Read Blackburn cover to cover. Search the internet for anything about protective relay basics. Get the pdf and print IEEE Buff book and IEEE Green book. I’ll say this. This time around we have the advantage in that we won’t waste time studying from the official NCEES practice exam. What a joke that is, am I right?! Lol Also search the internet and print articles from NCEES specifications topics such as insulation testing and Battery characteristics and ratings, etc....
  9. Good luck everyone next exam cycle!!!
  10. RadioBox

    Texas Results

    the way things are going, Texas is going to be the last state to release scores. :/
  11. RadioBox

    Texas Results

    No need to be anxious. You have one more day to relax before you learn that you failed. Hehehe
  12. RadioBox

    Texas Results

    Texas just out!!
  13. Congrats! How did you feel after you took the exam? What questions or topics on the exam did you find difficult?
  14. Since protection is new to the exam, there really isn't a definite go to book. I just used Zach's power pe review section on protection for the exam. The content in itself is great, but when it came to the real exam it helped just a little. The book that was suggested by the course was protective relaying by blackburn. I didn't bring it or use it.
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