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The board is opened with limited forums at this time.

Right now in order to be able to manage everything only this forum, and the "Shoot the breeze" forums are open for posting!

Remember those of you that took the exam signed an agreement with NCEES not to discuss the exam content in any way, shape, or form.

Please keep that in mind as you come back! & NCEES can subpeana anything here..........

And we have a good relationship with NCEES staff who will be here monitoring the board the next weeks or so...

With all that said, take a deep breath now that the exam is over and try not to worry about the cut score (which is 54 by the way ;) )

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I took the test and have a good feeling, which is all I'm gonna say about it.

Obviously in 10-12 weeks I will know if my feeling was correct :-)

Can you explain that cut score? You mean 54 out of the 80 questions correct? Or 54 % of the 80 questions (would be 43.2.... this really seems low)? How does that relate to the 70 we often hear?

and how do you know of the "54"? Is that specific to last Friday's test? I know this question has been asked a lot, but never been answered.

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Can you explain that cut score? You mean 54 out of the 80 questions correct? Or 54 % of the 80 questions (would be 43.2.... this really seems low)? How does that relate to the 70 we often hear?

and how do you know of the "54"? Is that specific to last Friday's test? I know this question has been asked a lot, but never been answered.

Oh No!!!! And here we go!!!!!!!

(Where is the pic with the guy saying...Oh Geez. Not this Shoot Again!!!)?

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Apparently you didnt see the extra helping of sarcasm dripping off his "54" statement!!!!

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Apparently you didnt see the extra helping of sarcasm dripping off his "54" statement!!!!

I did. Just ignored it.

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I took the PE Electrical Power exam and I guess I have a good feeling about it as well.

This is my chance. hope electrical power passing percentage improves this time.

-N

I took the test and have a good feeling, which is all I'm gonna say about it.

Obviously in 10-12 weeks I will know if my feeling was correct :-)

Can you explain that cut score? You mean 54 out of the 80 questions correct? Or 54 % of the 80 questions (would be 43.2.... this really seems low)? How does that relate to the 70 we often hear?

and how do you know of the "54"? Is that specific to last Friday's test? I know this question has been asked a lot, but never been answered.

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1st response. I'm laughin' my arse off already.

I LOVE THIS PLACE!

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I guess my dry humor doesnt come off very well on the internet (damn al gore!)

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(Where is the pic with the guy saying...Oh Geez. Not this Shoot Again!!!)?

ask and ye shall receive

AwJeez.jpg

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FACT: If you got 80/80 questions right, then you passed.

Otherwise, you'll never know the true cut score. (I say its 56 questions answered properly, and that's my final answer)

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the cutscore is 12... but I cannot reveal the complex mathematics that correlate the # of questions you answered correctly to your score.

:P

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The cut score it whatever they decide is the best for this year. Economics and the number of first time and repeating candidates is irrelevant. :mf_bounce8:

The truth is that I do not have a clue and I just posting this becuase have not a bleeping thing to do right now.

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What do taking the PE exam and going to jail have in common? You now have plenty of time to think about the stupid sh!t you did.

I thought the morning was super easy and I was really mad I had spent so much time studying that instead of my depth section. The afternoon SUCKED. I'm hoping the two will balance out. I feel good overall, but thinking about those handful of questions that I still cant figure out is what stuck in my mind all weekend.

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However, when Dark Knight decides to pick a day in which the results will start flowing in........ ya better believe him.

He is right almost always, and when off, its usually by one day.

He's the GURU.

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On a side note, NCEES just released updated study material today and for once they did something right. I noticed that they actually split the Civil Modules this time, but with 40 questions in the morning which is the same for all sections and 40 depth problems for each section.

Too bad they didn't have it ready for October 2010 exam :(, because the 2008 one kinda sucked. I wonder if Lindeburg is going to update his book too. He seriously needs to.

I feel that I passed this time and hopefully I won't have to take it the third time.

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Eddierizzle,

Isn't that how the test has been for some time now?

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What do taking the PE exam and going to jail have in common? You now have plenty of time to think about the stupid sh!t you did.

I thought the morning was super easy and I was really mad I had spent so much time studying that instead of my depth section. The afternoon SUCKED. I'm hoping the two will balance out. I feel good overall, but thinking about those handful of questions that I still cant figure out is what stuck in my mind all weekend.

This was my experience precisely. You probably passed, because I did, although I didn't think I would.

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However, when Dark Knight decides to pick a day in which the results will start flowing in........ ya better believe him.

He is right almost always, and when off, its usually by one day.

He's the GURU.

I was. Now I am retired. Just for fun, and to see what happens, the results will start coming out on December 15th, +/- two days...

:bio:

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Eddierizzle,

Isn't that how the test has been for some time now?

Yes, but the 2008 Civil NCEES study material only gave you 20 morning questions and 20 afternoon questions in your depth. I'm saying that the new study material is actually an improvement from what they gave you in the past. Makes it feel like more of a mock exam.

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What do taking the PE exam and going to jail have in common? You now have plenty of time to think about the stupid sh!t you did.

I thought the morning was super easy and I was really mad I had spent so much time studying that instead of my depth section. The afternoon SUCKED. I'm hoping the two will balance out. I feel good overall, but thinking about those handful of questions that I still cant figure out is what stuck in my mind all weekend.

This was my experience precisely. You probably passed, because I did, although I didn't think I would.

Overall, I felt pretty good, but the morning and afternoon confidence factor was night and day. The good thing though was that I didnt dread it nearly as much as I dreaded doing all those practice problems. I actually had fun to some extent, whereas I had to drag myself to my desk to do the practice problems every day.

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Eddierizzle,

Isn't that how the test has been for some time now?

Yes, but the 2008 Civil NCEES study material only gave you 20 morning questions and 20 afternoon questions in your depth. I'm saying that the new study material is actually an improvement from what they gave you in the past. Makes it feel like more of a mock exam.

Understand. After I responded, I noticed you were talking about the materials. That's good, because the stuff I bought had a half sized test as well.

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What do taking the PE exam and going to jail have in common? You now have plenty of time to think about the stupid sh!t you did.

I thought the morning was super easy and I was really mad I had spent so much time studying that instead of my depth section. The afternoon SUCKED. I'm hoping the two will balance out. I feel good overall, but thinking about those handful of questions that I still cant figure out is what stuck in my mind all weekend.

I totally agree with you. The AM was straightfoward...and I prepared very well for it. I solved problem after problem, and was literally smiling on my way out to lunch.

The PM gave me a one-two punch after the first 10 questions. I kept thinking...I can't keep skipping/guessing!!

At least I know I prepared well for the AM, and I *think* I know what to do about the PM this time...(sigh)...

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What do taking the PE exam and going to jail have in common? You now have plenty of time to think about the stupid sh!t you did.

I thought the morning was super easy and I was really mad I had spent so much time studying that instead of my depth section. The afternoon SUCKED. I'm hoping the two will balance out. I feel good overall, but thinking about those handful of questions that I still cant figure out is what stuck in my mind all weekend.

I totally agree with you. The AM was straightfoward...and I prepared very well for it. I solved problem after problem, and was literally smiling on my way out to lunch.

The PM gave me a one-two punch after the first 10 questions. I kept thinking...I can't keep skipping/guessing!!

At least I know I prepared well for the AM, and I *think* I know what to do about the PM this time...(sigh)...

Wow, kind of scary how similar I and a few others felt about the afternoon session. I took the PE electrical power exam this past Fri. Like you guys mentioned, felt good about the morning session while going to lunch. Then I get to the PM session and it was kind of like Mac fighting Don Flamingo in Punch Out for NES (me being Don Flamingo). Just kept getting hit left and right. There were a good number of problems I had to skip and come back to (er guess at the end) during that session. I'm hoping the AM and PM will balance out though. Nice to know it wasn't just me that thought the PM was tougher (different disciplines too).

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What do taking the PE exam and going to jail have in common? You now have plenty of time to think about the stupid sh!t you did.

I thought the morning was super easy and I was really mad I had spent so much time studying that instead of my depth section. The afternoon SUCKED. I'm hoping the two will balance out. I feel good overall, but thinking about those handful of questions that I still cant figure out is what stuck in my mind all weekend.

I totally agree with you. The AM was straightfoward...and I prepared very well for it. I solved problem after problem, and was literally smiling on my way out to lunch.

The PM gave me a one-two punch after the first 10 questions. I kept thinking...I can't keep skipping/guessing!!

At least I know I prepared well for the AM, and I *think* I know what to do about the PM this time...(sigh)...

Wow, kind of scary how similar I and a few others felt about the afternoon session. I took the PE electrical power exam this past Fri. Like you guys mentioned, felt good about the morning session while going to lunch. Then I get to the PM session and it was kind of like Mac fighting Don Flamingo in Punch Out for NES (me being Don Flamingo). Just kept getting hit left and right. There were a good number of problems I had to skip and come back to (er guess at the end) during that session. I'm hoping the AM and PM will balance out though. Nice to know it wasn't just me that thought the PM was tougher (different disciplines too).

Love the NES reference. I still have my NES and play somewhat regularly. Might just have to break out the punchout

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