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  1. I passed Geotech on my second attempt this time around. In October last year I got 40/80 (23 AM, 17PM) with TX grade of 61% - I took SOPE which I thought was okay for breadth for not at all good for depth. So I switched to EET for depth for the April exam and that is what saved me this time. I passed this time with 76% grade, I believe I did very good on the breadth and fairly okay in the depth. As far as I can remember, more than 50% of the questions were covered directly/ indirectly from EET course, may be 10-15% questions from SOPE, few questions from Geotechnical handbook and 1-2 questions from OSHA book - rest were conceptual questions. I highly recommend EET for Geotech esp. for the numerical part, lot of conceptual questions were also covered in their binder. Few things that worked for me: 1) You have to absolutely kill the morning section - try to score in excess of 35, I know it sounds high but very doable. 2) 15-20 questions in the Geotech depth will be numerical, try to get most of them to compensate for Geotech conceptual questions - EET should cover all the numerical problems. 3) For Geotech depth conceptual questions - I'd say refer to NCEES syllabus for Geotech and cover each conceptual topic as stated by them. I reviewed EET, SOPE, geotechnical engineer's handbook (by Robert Day), watched numerous youtube videos for basic Geotech concepts. I also bought few books by Das, Holtz, Coduto but never used them. Let me know if you have any doubts.
  2. Not sure what is the passing criteria, my friend from Terracon got a 46 (grade - 66) and failed. He colleague from Terracon got 50 and still failed, may be the raw cut off is in the mid 50s.
  3. Same here failed 40/80 Geotech - grade 61. 23 AM, 17 PM - I took SOPE on-demand since I have a traveling job. Their AM is okay but I didn't liked their geo depth at all, I think their geo depth course is structured not in line with the actual exam. I hope I can put this exam behind me in the next few days and start preparing for April exam. I have heard good things about EET, can someone please put some light on best course available for Geo Depth
  4. My status is still showing result pending but its letting me register for PE exam (in green) which until yesterday was showing - exam of this type has been taken (in red). Maybe I didn't pass after-all! who knows - can someone else check please
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