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  1. Has anyone taken Dr. Tom’s MDM 20 week review course other than my friend @SacMe24? Did you find it useful to pass the exam? How much better is it compared to self studying with Engineering Pro’s study guide which is considerably cheaper?
  2. Wow you were really close, you were even better in half of the topics than average person who passed the test. Was there anything on the test that you think contributed to this score? Like not having a reference you needed, topics you hadn’t even seen during your studies, codes, etc. I need advice too.
  3. Awesome. I am in California and I have lots of hand written notes and cheat sheets, I was planning to put them in a 3 hole binder as suggested in the guidelines. Is this fine in CA based on your experience? Or I have to photocopy them?
  4. Regarding the references that can be taken into the exam, I read the examinee guide for this but it was not too detailed, I know it is an open book exam but can I also take in practice problems books or it just has to be reference manual, notes, standards, etc. can practice problems with solutions be used on the exam as long as they are bound?
  5. Yes, I think you misunderstood my question. I am talking about the actual test. The Breadth section in the morning and the depth section in the afternoon. The NCEES list of topics tells you what the topics for principles are and what the topics for applications are, but doesn’t necessarily tell you which topics are covered in the morning or in the afternoon section. Is my question more clear now? Now, there are topics that obviously are in the depth section like machine design stuff and materials and I know about those but what about the rest. I may be totally confused, Is the test separated by principles and applications in the morning and afternoon just like the list? Couldn’t the morning or afternoon section be a mix of principles and applications?
  6. Does anyone know from that list of topics that NCEES provides for the MDM exam, which topics are in depth section and which ones are in breadth section? The list shows two sections: principles and applications, and total of 40 questions per section, i have been kind of going through everything but which ones are exactly in the depth section? The obvious ones are of course all those bolts, springs, shafts, etc.(machine design stuff) and I assume strength of materials is also in the depth section, does anyone know exactly which ones are in the depth section from that list?
  7. Thanks for your input, really helpful. I try to do the same thing as you did.
  8. Is the dr. Timothy Kennedy’s review book the blue book with some explanation for each topic and an example or two? Before buying it, I thought it will be more of bunch of practice problems and solutions type of book like 6 minute solutions. People who used this book, is this the correct one? What’s the best way to study from this book?
  9. Yes I understand, You always tend to think about the problems that gave you a little hard time more so you get a feeling you didn’t do well overall. This was true for the FE exam too, although that one I think is curved but a lot of people I talked to thought they failed it.
  10. So you mean after the test was over you didn’t think you would pass? Haha
  11. Haha you never know, you may have the highest score! It must be an awesome feeling!
  12. Oh interesting, do you know what has been the lowest score that has passed the mechanical PE?
  13. Thanks for the information. It is graded completely different than the FE exam.
  14. Thanks for sharing this, it is very helpful and I guess the way you prepared worked for you. I think if one can identify what method of studying works for them is the key. Even if you solve 1000 problems, there will be a problem that will make you scratch your head. I have also noticed that one or 2 options in the answer choices can be eliminated just by logic and using your engineering brain, in some cases at least. However, the more problems you see and try to solve will definitely help. is there a cut off passing score or is it graded in some specific way? I have heard 70%, 56/80? Does the score also depend on which section you do better on, am or pm?
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