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Oct 2015 power exam takers what did you think of the test? Morning test was really hard and evening session was ok. I felt like the question were either easy or really hard and none in between.


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Here's a funny recap from a previous exam cycle. Re-reading it always makes me chuckle. Might help lighten the mood too while waiting on results. :thumbs:

EE - Power. "You sunk my battleship."

Preparation Time/Materials: 250 total hours. 5 textbooks, prep coursework notebook, 2 notebooks of graduate class material, calculators, snacks, rolling suitcase.

Money: ~$1,550.

General Observations: Arrived at my site 30 minutes prior to report time. Noticed that many others had literally libraries and libraries of books. Someone had a giant wagon with bungie cords holding all of the books together. Others just had a single piece of paper. Wild. I randomly started thinking of a national geographic special with narration by Morgan Freeman on PE test taking habits. I needed that laugh to clear my head.

AM Session: Felt the AM session was great. Only ended up with 6-7 that I didn't have a single solid answer or couldn't find it in my reference. I finished slightly early and checked only some of my work.

PM Session: Total unadulterated bloodbath. Couldn't seem to concentrate enough to find the equations I needed. Calculator was spitting out answers that were out of this world. Saw stuff that I barely covered in droves. About 2-3 hours into the afternoon, my brain felt like it had been through a dishwasher and I started hopping around from question to question. Not good. I will be lucky if I got a quarter to half right. I might as well have taken another discipline in the afternoon or gone to work. A monkey may have been able to do better.

Final Thoughts: As I left the exam area, I felt numb, dumb, and a little crushed. I felt like I blew the morning session out of the water. Then the PE got off a torpedo as I was heading to collect my stamp, promotion, and better life. I'm not very good at guessing and doing the math in my head all weekend I kept envisioning a percentage score in the upper 60s with an afternoon diagnostic that simply says "monkey". 6 months of neglecting my wife and family might be for nothing in the end except doing it all over again. I know the pass rate for repeaters is low, but what is the divorce rate?

Oh well. If I recall from a coworker, last years results were released in around 45-50 days following the exam. I think he got his in late May. We shall see. I guess the ultimate decision is now do I crack open another book....or another beer?

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Oct 2015 power exam takers what did you think of the test? Morning test was really hard and evening session was ok. I felt like the question were either easy or really hard and none in between.

Agreed, morning was much harder than the afternoon. Which was good because I had much more brain power in the morning.

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Yeah. The morning was tough. This is my second time. I'm not sure if the test was easier or that i just had more experience with the material. Afternoon was better.

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The morning was tough. That exam beat up all the confidence I had in me .

I expected the morning to be easier than the afternoon; but it was the opposite.

First time taking it and I hope it all goes well.

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Yeah. The morning was tough. This is my second time. I'm not sure if the test was easier or that i just had more experience with the material. Afternoon was better.

Thought the exact same thing. This is my 2nd time, and it definitely seemed easier, but I was also more familiar with the material.

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When can we expect results?

There is a rumor that the results will be available within weeks from now...

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I heard you can find out sooner if you look up your name under the license lookup for each state, does anyone know how much sooner?


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When can we expect results?

There is a rumor that the results will be available within weeks from now...

Rumor I heard said it was days from now, counted in multiples of 7.

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If you hit F5 once a second for precisely 2361 seconds, your results will magically appear.

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Calling NCEES and your state board is also a good idea...make sure you give them a little attitude when you do it.

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Stare into a mirror and say "NCEES" five times. A deranged test proctor will magically appear, hand you your scores and then stab you to death with a exam pencil. (CANDYMAN reference for all the young whippersnappers.)


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They will be here before you know it. I think it took about 5-6 weeks in April '14. Keep checking here and look out for rumblings from other members. Then check the NCEES site. Different states announce them at different times. In the meantime, I recommend responsible drinking of craft beers.


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I thought the morning was a nightmare. The afternoon was slightly better but not by much. How does everyone generally feel and do you think leaving there with a slightly skeptical outlook on results is a chance for passing?



Thanks.


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Unfortunately, your feelings about the test are not factored into the cut score.


They have a very unique way of somehow making you feel real confident on how you did only to rip your heart out before Christmas.


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