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I am wondering if the passing score varies by state?

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I am wondering if the passing score varies by state?

No

The only thing it should vary by if anything is discipline (civil vs mechanical, etc.)

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I'm a veteran test taker, and long time lurker on here. Bombed the first time, then two fail 54/80 scores. Michigan, Civil, Transportation. The Results Pending since yesterday afternoon is killing me. Seeing the 56/80 as failing also has me worried...my chin is still up tho!

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Yoopermike, I was in the your same shoes until yesterday...the fourth time was the charm. I wish the same for you!!!


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I still have a hard time believing 70% didn't pass. I guess that means the test was "easier" this year than previous years.

As a repeat tester - yes, this test seemed significantly easier. Lots of look up questions.

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That is true, in the past nobody failed with 56/80. As a matter of fact in Oct. 2012 the passing was around 54/80 and in Oct. 2013 it was around 56/80.


I believe since the Civil/Transportation this time was much easier compared to the past exams, therefore the cutoff might have been higher this time.


I am sure you might have missed with 1 or 2 marks, the cutoff this time might have been 58/80. But don't lose hope jharkis , you were so close this time, you will definitely make it next time. Take it in a +ve way, you will get another opportunity to brush up the Civil/Transportation engineering concepts.



Also, please delete your diagnostic report from this forum, we are not allowed to post our reports on any public forum as per ncees agreement, they are very strict these days.


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My previous scores were a 62% and a converted score of 64. The year with the 64 it said 70 was needed to pass. The other year when a percentage was given there was no passing score provided.



Fingers crossed for this year!

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I'm a veteran test taker, and long time lurker on here. Bombed the first time, then two fail 54/80 scores. Michigan, Civil, Transportation. The Results Pending since yesterday afternoon is killing me. Seeing the 56/80 as failing also has me worried...my chin is still up tho!

Good luck!

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I really can't wait for TX to post scores. No way a 70% on the Chemical exam would have been a fail. Unless they invalidated a lot of afternoon questions. It's really confusing that 70% is not a pass mark.


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Texas grades are indeed posted, but I'm not sure how to interpret the results. My score on Electrical is listed as "84.00" and a pass.


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Please post your score which you didnot pass in electrical power , so that we can estimate the cutoff score for passing


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It is my understanding with the civil exams, each discipline will have a different cut score. Transportation afternoon will have a different cut score than structural, who will be different than construction. it was stated to me that these can range from 51/80 to 58/80. Me personally, the April exam was my second attempt at the exam. I failed both times, but at my own stubbornness, as I have always just relied on my personal knowledge for most thing I have done professionally. I received my degree in structural and work in geotechnical, thanks to the downfall in the economy after graduating. I still want to excel at structural and have taken this test both times. the only preparation i did was a refresher course, no extra studying. Family commitments and work make this difficult. I know now i need to change this approach for my final attempt. The April test appeared to have a higher difficulty level to me when I was taking it, but my scores improved. Following are my morning to afternoon total breakdowns:


October 2013- 26/40 in the AM 15/40 in the PM, 41/80 total. April 2014- 32/40 in the AM 17/40 in the PM, 49/80 total.



My point here may be to not stress on how close you have been or not. It does suck to fail. If you did, let me pass on knowledge I have learned from my failures. Do not think you can accomplish a passing score by working in the field of study alone. I do not work in the field on which I tested and it shows that I did not prepare properly. The refresher course was very insightful to the morning problems, but the lack of preparation for the afternoon and trying to rely on personal experience and hoping to remember information from school will come back to get you. The references listed for the exam are good to become acquainted with and know how to use them. Many of the questions for the structural portion will relate to these and if you do not work in your discipline or use these references, you will be wasting valuable time on the exam. My new approach will be to learn these references or find a position within a hiring company to get better understanding of the references. It appears that even if you may know a way to solve a specific problem, it does not meet the guidelines of the reference the exam specified you to use and you solved correctly, but with the wrong approach, hence no credit.



As i did not do any studying outside of the refresher course, if anyone that has taken and passed the civil structural afternoon exam and can pass on some good pointers or study techniques, I would be grateful. I plan to wait until April of 2015 to retake again to make sure I spend time getting properly prepared this time instead of relying on experience and current knowledge.


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Any scores for anyone that failed Chemical? I'm very curious


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Any scores for anyone that failed Chemical? I'm very curious

Sure, I'll bite. I don't know how much it'll help since I'm sure the cut score was well above this, but I got a 47/80 (58.8%).

I'd be interested to hear the score of someone who failed but perhaps didn't bomb it as badly.

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I'm sorry for all of you that didn't pass. I'm also on same boat...got 56/80 transportation and failed. I really felt good this time and was certain I passed. But I guess I'll have to try again. Good luck to all of those retaking it...don't give up.

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Wow this is really disheartening to hear even a raw score of 70% still isn't passing. Doesn't that defeat the whole purpose of having curved (cut score) exam? I've been very hesitant to say how I did for fear of having to eat crow but now the results are out I will post how "I think" I did. I took the Civil WR/Env exam and got approximately 36/40 for the AM and 35-36/40 for the PM. I finished the AM session about an hour early and had a nice long lunch break and knew I had done well in the AM. I knew the PM could be a killer so I was a bit nervous. When I took the PM about a third of the way through I knew I had already passed but I pressed on and got as many questions as I could just in case. Never hurts to pad that score in case you're off and I wanted to play it safe. I'm glad it's over and I can move on with my life. To those who are having to take it again don't give up. If the morons I work with can do it I know you can. Use this site to help you study. It helped me significantly and is a great tool.


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