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Pass rates

PE exam pass rates are from the October 2016 exam administration, except where otherwise noted.

Exam First-time takers   Repeat takers  
  Volume Pass Rate Volume Pass Rate
PE Agricultural and Biological (April 2016) 29 72% 5 60%
PE Architectural (April 2016) 86 86% 6 33%
PE Chemical 296 71% 66 32%
PE Civil Construction 742 55% 708 29%
PE Civil Geotechnical 505 63% 295 27%
PE Civil Structural 1347 66% 590 43%
PE Civil Transportation 1421 68% 815 33%
PE Civil Water Resources and Environmental 1430 71% 613 35%
PE Control Systems 229 79% 49 45%
PE Electrical and Computer: Computer Engineering 21 62% 7 29%
PE Electrical and Computer: Electrical and Electronics 104 78% 43 60%
PE Electrical and Computer: Power 1003 66% 509 38%
PE Environmental 242 62% 114 37%
PE Fire Protection 148 64% 72 38%
PE Industrial and Systems (April 2016) 72 78% 15 13%
PE Mechanical HVAC and Refrigeration 495 83% 154 48%
PE Mechanical Mechanical Systems and Materials 553 73% 147 47%
PE Mechanical Thermal and Fluids Systems 643 73% 204 47%
PE Metallurgical and Materials 45 67% 7 57%
PE Mining and Mineral Processing 51 65% 11 27%
PE Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering 56 75% 10 10%
PE Nuclear 25 72% 10 70%
PE Petroleum 119 66% 55 40%
PE Software (April 2016) 9 56% 6 33%

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I know some of you are still waiting your results but I wanted to post October pass rates and volume for your use and pleasure.

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Thanks!

But ARGH. Come on, California! Clearly NCEES has given you all of the results!

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On the plus side, that is a higher passing percentage for Civil PE - Structures repeaters than I think I was expecting.

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1 minute ago, leggo said:

Thanks!

But ARGH. Come on, California! Clearly NCEES has given you all of the results!

No state can claim they haven't gotten the results!

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Just now, Kam said:

No state can claim they haven't gotten the results!

Oh I know. In fact, they have told us that they have them and are processing them. So that's better than no news, but it's a long story as to why they couldn't just release the results to us the first day since they are now requiring those of us who pass to send the Board a new form letting THEM know we have passed the PE exam after we have received our results. They used to just keep track of it themselves, but apparently that's changing.

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1 minute ago, leggo said:

Oh I know. In fact, they have told us that they have them and are processing them. So that's better than no news, but it's a long story as to why they couldn't just release the results to us the first day since they are now requiring those of us who pass to send the Board a new form letting THEM know we have passed the PE exam after we have received our results. They used to just keep track of it themselves, but apparently that's changing.

Damn, cali sounds all twisted!

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Damn, that's sick and twisted. 

Those stats are available, but my results aren't! Agh!

 

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1 hour ago, Kam said:

I know some of you are still waiting your results but I wanted to post October pass rates and volume for your use and pleasure.

Mechanical HVAC 83% pass rate for first time takers ?

Good new for those who took HVAC and still waiting for results.

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1 hour ago, leggo said:

On the plus side, that is a higher passing percentage for Civil PE - Structures repeaters than I think I was expecting.

I'm part of the 43%!

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1 minute ago, turtletuesday said:

I'm part of the 43%!

Is that higher than recent/historic rates?  I remember when I took the exam last year, I was looking at the stats and was hellbent on passing first-try.

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28 minutes ago, Mangano said:

Is that higher than recent/historic rates?  I remember when I took the exam last year, I was looking at the stats and was hellbent on passing first-try.

I think it's usually in the low 30s.

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wow 70% for repeat takers in nuclear

 

wasn't the pass score for repeat takers ZERO at one point?

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5 minutes ago, Phatso86 said:

wow 70% for repeat takers in nuclear

 

wasn't the pass score for repeat takers ZERO at one point?

Yeah, the 2015 test was 0% for repeats. While my degree is nuclear, that test scares me ... so I took mechanical :PASSED2:

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1 hour ago, SmilinEd said:

Yeah, the 2015 test was 0% for repeats. While my degree is nuclear, that test scares me ... so I took mechanical :PASSED2:

wow, degree in nuclear

how is that going for you? Thank goodness my college didn't offer it, I would have done it.

I worked at a power plant and it was a nightmare.

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6 hours ago, Phatso86 said:

wow, degree in nuclear

how is that going for you? Thank goodness my college didn't offer it, I would have done it.

I worked at a power plant and it was a nightmare.

So far, not too bad. I work for an AE firm with a nuclear power-focused division, but I am a mechanical for all intents and purposes (even by title). I'm glad I found this because had I gone in "nuclear engineering" at a nuclear plant, I would probably be there most of my career. :unsure: 

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9 hours ago, Phatso86 said:

wow 70% for repeat takers in nuclear

 

wasn't the pass score for repeat takers ZERO at one point?

Yeah, the pass rate for the Nuclear PPE is pretty atrocious. I think this year may actually be the highest overall pass rate for nuclear since they switched over to the multiple choice testing. Not that 71% is all that high.

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2 hours ago, SmilinEd said:

So far, not too bad. I work for an AE firm with a nuclear power-focused division, but I am a mechanical for all intents and purposes (even by title). I'm glad I found this because had I gone in "nuclear engineering" at a nuclear plant, I would probably be there most of my career. :unsure: 

Its not so bad.  Pay/benefits pretty good by todays standards. Stable as anything. 

Engineering can be a drag but you can go to Operations or Mgmt. and do really well.

If you dont like the plant, work at corporate office or be a contractor.  

Id interviewed at an AE...20+ year desk jockey with 2 hr commute and no benefits.....pass.

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12 hours ago, Habib said:

Mechanical HVAC 83% pass rate for first time takers ?

Good new for those who took HVAC and still waiting for results.

Seriously, either we were all smart as hell this time, or they really lowered the cut score for us.  Either way, I'll take it!

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I somehow passed the test with the lowest first time pass percentage.  I'm a historically poor test taker, so I am somewhat surprised.

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1 hour ago, 14bk41 said:

The stats for repeat takers are low - scary!

It's been like that forever... for some reason, I never understood why though

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1 hour ago, 14bk41 said:

The stats for repeat takers are low - scary!

It is and is one of the reasons why I was a little disheartened when I learned I failed the first time. However, in analyzing the statistics and if you really talk to people who take the exam multiple times, you come to realize that people typically fail for 1 of 3 reasons. #1 They didn't adequate prepare or study, #2 they don't have sufficient knowledge or experience with the breadth and/or depth or #3 they're just poor test takers. And most often, lack of preparation is the main reason. Actually, I think you can overcome #2 and #3 with adequate studying and preparation. And even though a lot of people who are part of this forum will solicit advice and adjust their preparation before retaking the exam, there are a lot of repeat test takers not connected to networks of people like this who won't make any adjustments or put in the time needed to prepare and is the reason why that percentage is low. That's why forums like this are so beneficial so that people can connect with other people, get good advice and make the necessary adjustments in their preparation. 

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13 hours ago, turtletuesday said:

I'm part of the 43%!

Congratulations and yay! I hope I am too!

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