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8 minutes ago, Nirvana said:

How to calculate the rates in morning and afternoon from the diagnostic?

Top 8 sections are AM

The remaining are PM. 

If you count the number of questions, in top 8 and the remaining, they are 40 and 40.

 

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I took it in Texas. Failed in April with a 49/80 ElecPower at 69%. I passed this October with a 71%. 70% is the cutoff

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3 hours ago, Workx said:

No. I bought MERM and Tim Kennedy. I also worked out few MERM practice problems. I practiced NCEES questions many times. It seems questions are harder than NCEES practice exam. 

I am thinking of buying Engr Pro guide and practice exam. Anything else you suggest? 

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Don't buy Engr Pro guide, but buy practice exam from NCEES. EMRM is definitely a must for PE exam. May I ask how much you studied for the exam?  and how many years of experience you have?

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2 minutes ago, phirra said:

Top 8 sections are AM

The remaining are PM. 

If you count the number of questions, in top 8 and the remaining, they are 40 and 40.

 

So I failed at 27/40am and 21/40pm, civil:structural

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3 minutes ago, Nirvana said:

I also eager to know this.

70% is the passing grade. It’s listed under examination details in the TBPE rules and regulations.. something along the lines of “a passing score is that of a numerical score of 70 or higher”

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6 minutes ago, GeoDude said:

70% is the passing grade. It’s listed under examination details in the TBPE rules and regulations.. something along the lines of “a passing score is that of a numerical score of 70 or higher”

I just found this in the rules and regulations. Do you think it's worth applying for rechecking based on my score of 68?

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4 minutes ago, GeoDude said:

70% is the passing grade. It’s listed under examination details in the TBPE rules and regulations.. something along the lines of “a passing score is that of a numerical score of 70 or higher”

Those are old Standards. There is a similar thing in Florida Board too.

NCEES uses a modern telemetry blah blah, statistics method. 

But it is true that the general consensus among test takes is that it is generally 56/80 which is 70% , a safe figure.

Given how hard or easy a particular test was, the passing grade is curved to match the standards of previous tests. Basically people who passed it last time should be in a way similar to the person who passes this year.

Also, I dont think it just a flat number like 56/80; there might be some extra points when you do better than the average in a particular section and you lose some points when you score below the average, making the score hover around 56 but not exact 56.

 

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1 hour ago, eseket said:

Third time is the charm. Good luck man. Hope you kill it this time. 

Thanks. I will sign up the EET Transportation depth this time and be ready for the April 2019 exam. I took both SOPE.

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16 hours ago, monty01 said:

Would be interested to know what it was for MDM.  Pretty much all agreed it was a rough exam.

I took ME - Mechanical MDM in October 2018 in Kentucky. I will definitely let you know about failing score

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1 minute ago, Full Stack PE said:

I took ME - Mechanical MDM in October 2018 in Kentucky. I will definitely let you know about failing score

If the state mix-up would ever get resolved and they release results.

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9 minutes ago, phirra said:

Those are old Standards. There is a similar thing in Florida Board too.

NCEES uses a modern telemetry blah blah, statistics method. 

But it is true that the general consensus among test takes is that it is generally 56/80 which is 70% , a safe figure.

Given how hard or easy a particular test was, the passing grade is curved to match the standards of previous tests. Basically people who passed it last time should be in a way similar to the person who passes this year.

Also, I dont think it just a flat number like 56/80; there might be some extra points when you do better than the average in a particular section and you lose some points when you score below the average, making the score hover around 56 but not exact 56.

 

I got 27/40am and 21/40pm, TBPE got score 68, so I guess TBPE has already converted into their passing score of 70?

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1 minute ago, StructuralCat said:

If the state mix-up would ever get resolved and they release results.

What do you mean?

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18 minutes ago, Keekabo said:

I took it in Texas. Failed in April with a 49/80 ElecPower at 69%. I passed this October with a 71%. 70% is the cutoff

That's awesome! Congrats! Do you mind stating how many you got correct? I got a 43/80 and so far I haven't seen any higher than 48/80. Or if you could post in the Electrical Power Exam Sub Forum. There is a thread for 'Any Update on the Results???????????' I'm sure everyone would benefit from what you feel comfortable adding. 

This was go number 3 for me and even though I did significantly better this time I don't know if I have it in me for another go at it. I have a 3 yr old at home that I've missed a lot of time with.

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Just now, Full Stack PE said:

What do you mean?

Read some of the other topics. KYBOELS is stating they gave release approval to NCEES - NCEES states they have not received authorization.

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8 minutes ago, LyceeFruit said:

Power, 45/80

I got the same exact score as you.. 😌

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10 minutes ago, StructuralCat said:

Read some of the other topics. KYBOELS is stating they gave release approval to NCEES - NCEES states they have not received authorization.

Woof. This sounds like a real cluster.

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21 minutes ago, daydreambeliever said:

That's awesome! Congrats! Do you mind stating how many you got correct? I got a 43/80 and so far I haven't seen any higher than 48/80. Or if you could post in the Electrical Power Exam Sub Forum. There is a thread for 'Any Update on the Results???????????' I'm sure everyone would benefit from what you feel comfortable adding. 

This was go number 3 for me and even though I did significantly better this time I don't know if I have it in me for another go at it. I have a 3 yr old at home that I've missed a lot of time with.

even if you don't study much more between now and your next try, don't give up. I studied maybe 24 extra hours between my failing and passing attempts. it was all in my approach - going through multiple passes in terms of difficulty, to keep my momentum and confidence up and save the more complex problems until the end. 

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1 hour ago, scotty_c3 said:

I passed geotech depth. I used School of PE, and just worked tons of practice problems. NCEES practice exams, and other practice problems that I found online. Geotechnical engineers handbook was very helpful for the more obscure qualitative questions on the depth portion. 

I passed Geotech this time also. I worked practice exams and read through 6 minute solutions, and brought them with me to the test. I bought Geotechnical engineers handbook a week before the exam (delivered Tuesday night, test Friday!) because of advice on this board and found it very helpful on multiple questions I couldn't have answered without it.

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40 minutes ago, phirra said:

Those are old Standards. There is a similar thing in Florida Board too.

NCEES uses a modern telemetry blah blah, statistics method. 

But it is true that the general consensus among test takes is that it is generally 56/80 which is 70% , a safe figure.

Given how hard or easy a particular test was, the passing grade is curved to match the standards of previous tests. Basically people who passed it last time should be in a way similar to the person who passes this year.

Also, I dont think it just a flat number like 56/80; there might be some extra points when you do better than the average in a particular section and you lose some points when you score below the average, making the score hover around 56 but not exact 56.

 

I’m not saying that NCEES raw score has to be 70 percent. I’m saying that the curved score and based on TBPE in order to be a “pass” according to the state of Texas has to be a score of 70. Hence why people on here say they for 48/80 and score of 65 on TBPE website

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31 minutes ago, Nirvana said:

I got 27/40am and 21/40pm, TBPE got score 68, so I guess TBPE has already converted into their passing score of 70?

That is correct...

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I took PE Mechanical exam in Machine design and Material field in Kentucky, in October 2018. Unfortunately, I failed. My score is 45/80, which is 56.25%.

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1 hour ago, Keekabo said:

I took it in Texas. Failed in April with a 49/80 ElecPower at 69%. I passed this October with a 71%. 70% is the cutoff

@Keekabo : Congratulations! How are you calculating the 69%? Just trying to understand this better. Also, when you say 71%, how many q's did you get correct. Thanks

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