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    Pass Rates Updated NCEES

    Rates are overall higher than I had expected, at least for the PE Civil exams.
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    Oct. 2018 PE Exam Results will come out ------

    When does NCEES usually update the pass rate stats?
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    Oct. 2018 PE Exam Results will come out ------

    To be fair, I don't think I would want my company to pay for the exam or even for any of the prep. That way I wouldn't feel like I'm obligated to them for helping me get licensed.
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    Oct. 2018 PE Exam Results will come out ------

    How do you all plan on breaking the news (pass or fail) to your fellow employees? I'm planning on waiting til the end of the day when the office gets a little quieter...
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    Oct. 2018 PE Exam Results will come out ------

    Ohio here: Pass! Too bad we can't see by how much because I feel like I was on the cusp.
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    Oct. 2018 PE Exam Results will come out ------

    Why not? State offices are closed today. So no chance to come out today even if they were ready to.
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    Oct. 2018 PE Exam Results will come out ------

    Likely not today because of George H.W. Bush National Day of Mourning?
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    Oct. 2018 PE Exam Results will come out ------

    If results can be reasonably expected around this time, how come NCEES doesn't just say that the results will be released 5-10 weeks after the exam date rather than the 8-10 weeks?
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    October 2018 - Funny Exam Stories

    Not a funny story but the Thursday (and Wednesday night) before exam day, I caught an annoying cold with runny sneezy nose, sore throat, etc. Took a dayquil on Thursday to try to fight it but apparently I'm allergic to something in it because I got incredibly drowsy for the rest of the day, making my pre-exam day prep pretty inefficient. Friday morning comes and I miraculously feel as sharp as ever with no symptoms at all and I'm able to take the exam no problem. But when Saturday came, some of the remnants of the symptoms came back and still today I feel like I'm still recovering. Kind of like my body just put the sickness on pause for one day. Could've been the adrenline or something like that. Thank you, body.
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    T minus 2 weeks

    What do you mean? I'm just asking if there are other Structural Depth portion practice exams that are similar to the "realistic"/"easy" NCEES one. Yeah, I have others (PPI, Goswami) but they seem to be much harder than on the NCEES one. Just checking to see if there are others that might be similar to the NCEES one.
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    T minus 2 weeks

    I took the NCEES practice exam for the second time recently (took it initially at the way beginning of the my studies). Got 37/40 and 25/40 not including any skipped questions i would've just guessed on. I guess it's a passing grade but I kind of regret taking it earlier since I kind of remembered the questions. Anyone know of any other practice exam (especially depth portion) that is similar difficulty-wise?
  12. How practiced are you all in your structural analysis skills? I'm realizing that I am quite rusty with the indeterminate analysis methods as well as maybe structural cross section analyses. The determinate stuff is pretty straight forward and I've probably been focusing too much on design and codes. How important is it to be well versed in things like the moment distribution method? Would it be a good idea to spend a large portion of my remaining time focusing on the more in depth structural analysis?
  13. So I got my hands on a bunch of different practice exams/problems to gauge my abilities on working through the problems. The varying difficulty between sets is really frustrating though. On some of them, I might finish a whole 40 question morning session in under 2 hours. On others, I might answer 10 problems, get 4 wrong and skip 5 in 2 hours and then stop, feeling discouraged and frustrated. Anyone else experience this? If you have any advice or suggestions on which ones were actually helpful for the actual exam and which one's to avoid, please let me know! Here are the practice exams I have so far, ranked from easiest to hardest: Civil PE Exam: How to pass on your first try! - It had some simple straight forward problems and the topics were organized/in order. The long introduction text was kind of motivational. NCEES - I heard this was the most close to the actual exam, I took it pretty early in my studies to see test my level and didn't think it was that hard. PE Prepared - Pretty easy straight forward questions. Mike Hansen's Civil PE Exam Guide - Don't really remember taking it, but I think it had some tricky questions. PPI - Took one of the structural depth; was able to finish but skipped quite a few and some tricky questions slipped me up. Goswami - The one that frustrated me. There was a lot of "depth" to some problems that took a while for me to figure out. 6 Minute Solutions - I initially tried to use this for each topic. But the questions took way too long for me to solve.
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