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I agree solomonb, but want the practice exams for extra practice problems. I've heard from people online and in person that the more problems you get your hands on the better.

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I agree solomonb, but want the practice exams for extra practice problems. I've heard from people online and in person that the more problems you get your hands on the better.

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I read in another post that the 2011 book is the same as the 2008 with the difference being that the 2008 had all three sections combined versus the 2011 having the sections separated. Can anyone validate that this is indeed true?


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I found a copy of the 2008 stashed in a corner of my library. I compared it to the 2011 Thermal and Fluids Systems and they are indeed the same.


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A much better approach to this challenge is to review the test specifications on the NCEES web site and make sure that you know how to do all of the problems associated with the test specifications. It is a pure crap shoot that the test specifications are the same in 2001 as 2013. There may be some similiarities, however, the specifications have changed. In my view, the time wasted on trying to find a sample examination would be better spent studying the material identified on the NCEES web site as the test specification. The test specification will identify all elements of the examination that you will be tested on.

Sorry, but saying that the practice exams are a waste of time is bad advice. The 2001 and 2008/2011 NCEES practice exams are STILL the closest things you can get to the actual PE exam in terms of format, difficulty, and subject matter.

Yes, it's good to go over the test specifications and make sure you're knowledgeable in most of those topics. But you should use the best tools available.

I read in another post that the 2011 book is the same as the 2008 with the difference being that the 2008 had all three sections combined versus the 2011 having the sections separated. Can anyone validate that this is indeed true?

Correct.

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Can anyone provide a summary of the Mechanical Thermal Fluids NCEES Practice Exams?

I currently have the one that was ordered this year which I am guessing is the 2016 exam.

What is confusing me is, I want the 2001 practice exam.  I see old posts that show pictures of it which look like this: https://www.amazon.com/Sample-Questions-Solutions-Mechanical-Engineering/dp/1932613137/ref=olp_product_details?_encoding=UTF8&me=.  But this one has a date on Amazon of 2008.

Then I hear there is a 2008 and 2011 which are basically the same.

So is my assumptions below correct?

1) 2001 NCEES Exam - https://www.amazon.com/Sample-Questions-Solutions-Mechanical-Engineering/dp/1932613137/ref=olp_product_details?_encoding=UTF8&me=

2) 2008 Exam  - https://www.ebay.ca/itm/PE-Mechanical-Engineering-Sample-Questions-and-Solutions-Study-Guide-by-NCEES/254088174172?hash=item3b28d5da5c:g:3gAAAOSwzUxbz3mU:rk:4:pf:0

3) 2011 Exam (Same as 2008 but split up by discpline)

3) 2016 Exam (The latest and greatest)

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51 minutes ago, cvanwy02 said:

Can anyone provide a summary of the Mechanical Thermal Fluids NCEES Practice Exams?

I currently have the one that was ordered this year which I am guessing is the 2016 exam.

What is confusing me is, I want the 2001 practice exam.  I see old posts that show pictures of it which look like this: https://www.amazon.com/Sample-Questions-Solutions-Mechanical-Engineering/dp/1932613137/ref=olp_product_details?_encoding=UTF8&me=.  But this one has a date on Amazon of 2008.

Then I hear there is a 2008 and 2011 which are basically the same.

So is my assumptions below correct?

1) 2001 NCEES Exam - https://www.amazon.com/Sample-Questions-Solutions-Mechanical-Engineering/dp/1932613137/ref=olp_product_details?_encoding=UTF8&me=

2) 2008 Exam 

3) 2011 Exam (Same as 2008 but split up by discpline)

3) 2016 Exam (The latest and greatest)

That appears to be the 2008 practice exam, based on the dual ISBN. The image is the 2008 image which was also the same for 2001 (see here for another for sale listing of 2008 exams: https://www.abebooks.com/9781932613131/Sample-Questions-Solutions-Mechanical-Engineering-1932613137/plp). Note that in 2001 and 2008 the practice exam booklet included MDM sections and HVAC sections so it wasn't a "Mechanical Thermal Fluids NCEES Practice Exam" in both of those years.

 

This old ebay listing was a bit instructive for info regarding ISBN as you do your searching for one.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/NCEES-PE-examenes-practicos-mecanicos-2001-2011-2016-sistemas-de-fluido-termico-/112734378007?_ul=CO&nma=true&si=oDJ0DYgt9SHUBhlOzFxI5JoSeiE%3D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

 

Happy studying.

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2 hours ago, Audi driver, P.E. said:

That appears to be the 2008 practice exam, based on the dual ISBN. The image is the 2008 image which was also the same for 2001 (see here for another for sale listing of 2008 exams: https://www.abebooks.com/9781932613131/Sample-Questions-Solutions-Mechanical-Engineering-1932613137/plp). Note that in 2001 and 2008 the practice exam booklet included MDM sections and HVAC sections so it wasn't a "Mechanical Thermal Fluids NCEES Practice Exam" in both of those years.

 

This old ebay listing was a bit instructive for info regarding ISBN as you do your searching for one.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/NCEES-PE-examenes-practicos-mecanicos-2001-2011-2016-sistemas-de-fluido-termico-/112734378007?_ul=CO&nma=true&si=oDJ0DYgt9SHUBhlOzFxI5JoSeiE%3D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

 

Happy studying.

Wow, Thanks Audi Driver, this really clears things up!

In case this link ever goes away, I am summarizing the Ebay link below:

Principles and Practice of Engineering Mechanical Engineering Sample Questions (NCEES, 2001)
ISBN:1-932613-13-7
 
NCEES PE Mechanical Engineering Thermal and Fluids Practice Exam (NCEES, 2011)
ISBN: 978-1-932613-61-2
 
NCEES PE Mechanical Engineering Thermal and Fluids Practice Exam (NCEES, 2016
ISBN:978-1-932613-78-0
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1 hour ago, MikeGlass1969 said:

I have the 2001 Mechanical PE exam book.  Are you looking to buy?  

I am! Message sent.

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On 2/21/2019 at 12:28 AM, Koz332 said:

Anyone have 2001 mechanical design practice exam to sell? 

I do...   Message sent a few days ago.

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On 1/23/2019 at 9:06 AM, Audi driver, P.E. said:

That appears to be the 2008 practice exam, based on the dual ISBN. The image is the 2008 image which was also the same for 2001 (see here for another for sale listing of 2008 exams: https://www.abebooks.com/9781932613131/Sample-Questions-Solutions-Mechanical-Engineering-1932613137/plp). Note that in 2001 and 2008 the practice exam booklet included MDM sections and HVAC sections so it wasn't a "Mechanical Thermal Fluids NCEES Practice Exam" in both of those years.

 

This old ebay listing was a bit instructive for info regarding ISBN as you do your searching for one.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/NCEES-PE-examenes-practicos-mecanicos-2001-2011-2016-sistemas-de-fluido-termico-/112734378007?_ul=CO&nma=true&si=oDJ0DYgt9SHUBhlOzFxI5JoSeiE%3D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

 

Happy studying.

Do you know the difference between these two books? 

https://www.amazon.com/Mechanical-Sample-Questions-Solutions-Book/dp/1932613366/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=isbn+9781932613360&qid=1560805533&s=gateway&sr=8-1

https://www.amazon.com/Sample-Questions-Solutions-Mechanical-Engineering/dp/1932613137/ref=pd_sim_14_1/136-7747480-5350544?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=1932613137&pd_rd_r=a8cacd09-9143-11e9-8a20-5bcfd0d63907&pd_rd_w=ekTGk&pd_rd_wg=i1xXm&pf_rd_p=90485860-83e9-4fd9-b838-b28a9b7fda30&pf_rd_r=DQZKFABCZD4YPWKBXXV1&psc=1&refRID=DQZKFABCZD4YPWKBXXV1

They both appear to be from 2008 with 160 questions, but two different ISBNs and different covers. Based on your response above, the second one is the correct book since it has the same cover as 2001. So I'm trying to figure out what the first book is for.

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On 1/23/2019 at 3:03 PM, cvanwy02 said:

Wow, Thanks Audi Driver, this really clears things up!

In case this link ever goes away, I am summarizing the Ebay link below:

Principles and Practice of Engineering Mechanical Engineering Sample Questions (NCEES, 2001)
ISBN:1-932613-13-7
 
NCEES PE Mechanical Engineering Thermal and Fluids Practice Exam (NCEES, 2011)
ISBN: 978-1-932613-61-2
 
NCEES PE Mechanical Engineering Thermal and Fluids Practice Exam (NCEES, 2016
ISBN:978-1-932613-78-0

 

12 hours ago, Doug E. Fresh said:

See my summary above.  The first link you posted is the 2008.  The 2008 and 2011 are the same but the 2008 contains all disciplines.  The second link you posted is the 2001.  

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19 hours ago, Doug E. Fresh said:

The first one is hard cover. The second one is paperback.

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7 hours ago, cvanwy02 said:

 

See my summary above.  The first link you posted is the 2008.  The 2008 and 2011 are the same but the 2008 contains all disciplines.  The second link you posted is the 2001.  

The second link is for a 2008 book. They both are 2008 practice test books, the first is just a hard cover version (one that I did not know existed prior).

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1 hour ago, Audi driver, P.E. said:

The second link is for a 2008 book. They both are 2008 practice test books, the first is just a hard cover version (one that I did not know existed prior).

Yeah that was the only difference I could find. Seems odd that they would make the same book with different covers. Thanks to you and cvan for the clarification.

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