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  1. Hello Maryland, I dont have answers for your questions but just wanted to know how is EET course so far going for your? Is it good? I just passed NCEES PE and this would be my next step. I am confused between Heiner and EET.
  2. Hello Members, I am looking for information/design guides for a deep embedded grouted concrete anchors. The method given in ACI 318 chapter 17, does not cover grouted anchors. ACIs penalizes heavily for being close to edge and also it is limited as the theory it uses works only for embedded depth till 20x dia. of anchor. I have a 2" tie rod grouted up to eight feet. Anyone had any experience with this? Thanks
  3. Nope. I didn't. This time a friend let me borrow his EET notes. So will be using those.
  4. Thank you for your insights. I am looking to just solve problems this time. The PE Civil Practice Problems by Lindberg has tons of it and should iron-out any wrinkles I have in my prep.
  5. Hello, I took the PE-Civil-Structures test in October 2018 and April 2019. For October test I could hardly study for 20 days and was sick on the exam day. Ended with a score of 48. For April test , I prepared really well. Spent lot of time in going through resources I had and again ended with the same identical score of 48. I have attached two diagnostics. Kindly review and let me know how should I prepare this time. These are the prepration material I hadused Breadth : CERM, All-In-One PE Exam Guide: Breadth and Depth,Indranil Goswami, Breadth Practice Tests: civilpepractice, NCEES practice test. Depth : SERM,Six-Minute Solutions for Civil PE Exam Structural Problems (glanced through it as most opined that it was way harder than test) Depth Practice test: NCEES ,Civil and Structural Practice Problems ALI AKBARI, KOUROSH, Kindly tell me what should I do different this time. This time I am thinking to just go through EET notes and solving Practice problems from Lindberg.
  6. I am looking for people who passed PE test in Oregon. Let me know if you have any study material that you can share.
  7. Hi, Even I am unable to PM you. I am interested in Depth materials. I am from Oregon. Let me know you still have any left.
  8. In my work I dont tend to use lot of codes except Steel Manual and lot of FEM analysis. I did read through 6 minute solutions for structures and had read SERM in & out at least twice. Went through most codes, solved 2 practice test. I was close in passing October with way less preparation than in April with lot more preparation. I certainly dont know how to explain it to myself. I still wonder, how did you have 4-5 practice test for Structural Depth??
  9. I am from Oregon too . What references did you use for the test.
  10. phirra

    Cut scores

    I kind of found solace in the fact that test was tough but the stats that NCEES put out, says different things Compared to October 2018(60%) , 6% more people passed this time among first time takers in Civil Structural exam.
  11. Never had a breakup but I believe this is how it must feel. Feels so hard to show up at work
  12. Thank you for encouragement. I wish the same to you too. I can totally understand what being sick feels( that's what happened in October on the exam day). It is not just physical but affects lot more things. I will see if I can ask my company to sponsor the EET course. My company is great that way that they bought all the books I asked for the test and have paid twice for the test. I would feel very bad to ask them again. So I will probably will pay it out of my pocket. Since I have been through the whole syllabus twice, I think lot of timed-practice test will help me more, but I am not putting off a course as an option yet. So did you take On-demand or Webinar? How many practice tests they had?
  13. phirra

    Cut scores

    Civil Structural - AM-28, PM-20, Total 48 This was second attempt with an exact same score last time
  14. Thank you for the suggestion. The strategy sounds good. I will probably employ it next time I take. I am still contemplating whether to take the test again. My intention to take it early in my career was to register in California, as it requires only 1 year experience with masters. So, taking it for the third time, and getting results in next December and later taking the two other tests, wouldn't really affect my career that much. Instead I can wait till I have 3 years of experience and take it later which would more or less be of same duration. On the other hand, the sunken-cost approach would say that, as already most of the material is fresh in memory why not take it next time when prep time would be considerably less. On the hindsight I do agree I might have fell for NCEES traps and also I was thrown off-track when I saw the test as it was way more different and trickier than October. In a way, that gave me the confidence, thinking that since the test was difficult the cut-off would be low and with my preparation I should sail through. It is just hard to swallow the fact that you prepare 10x more than the last time and end up with exact same score. I know that I cant blame the people who set the test, it is just personal disappointment due to expectations.
  15. Thank you for the comforting words. The diagnostic report, I think doesnt represent anything. The areas I did really good last time, are the ones I have scored less or even worse. I was sick on exam day last time. This time in fine fettle. It is not that I have suddenly less knowledge of that particular area. Like I got 5/5 on site development last time and this time it is 2/5. 5/7 on Hydrology last time and with literally solving everything in gosawami and lindberg on this topic ended up with 4/7 this time. For structures depth under Load Applications I got 2/4 last time and 0/4 this time, I got 4/5 for Material Properties last time and this time 2/5. though I had prepared a hell lot on it. I dont even remember what questions from which topic were the ones I got wrong. Like while doing a question you dont know how it will be classified later and to think this during test is useless as well. Also, right out of the exam I knew, even I had studied 30 days more I couldn't have done better. This April test was like that.
  16. Failed- AM 28, PM 20- Total 48 Worst thing is got the exact same score in October 2018 with 1/10 of preparation. Feels like an evil joke.
  17. Took the second time ( structures), ended up with the same bloody score of 48 with similar individual score like last time. Studied way lot more than the last time. Just cant believe diagnosis report. I knew hadn't done great but didn't expect to get 50% of the questions wrong. The April '19 test was an outlier and not at all representative of the October Test.
  18. Even I am kind of leaning towards a 50 or a 51 to a passing score in Civil/Structures Exam.
  19. Those are old Standards. There is a similar thing in Florida Board too. NCEES uses a modern telemetry blah blah, statistics method. But it is true that the general consensus among test takes is that it is generally 56/80 which is 70% , a safe figure. Given how hard or easy a particular test was, the passing grade is curved to match the standards of previous tests. Basically people who passed it last time should be in a way similar to the person who passes this year. Also, I dont think it just a flat number like 56/80; there might be some extra points when you do better than the average in a particular section and you lose some points when you score below the average, making the score hover around 56 but not exact 56.
  20. Top 8 sections are AM The remaining are PM. If you count the number of questions, in top 8 and the remaining, they are 40 and 40.
  21. PE Civil ( Structures) - 48/80 AM- 28 PM - 20 Was incapacitated on the day of the exam. Studied CERM, SERM, did not carry all the codes (IBC and Masonry).Took Civil PE Practice test and NCEES Practice Test.
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