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CA Seismic Practice Exams - Difficulty

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Howdy, for those that have taken any of the following practice exams as well as the CA Seismic exam, I have a question on the level of difficulty.

Please respond with a number: 1 to 5 where 1 = way easier, 2 = somewhat easier, 3 = close to reality, 4 = somewhat harder, and 5 = way harder.

Also, feel free to recommend other practice exams that I could consider buying :)

Thank you!!!!

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The Hiner workbook (comes with practice exams) is all you really need. EET is great as well of course. You only need one of those (either Hiner or EET).

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My version of Hiner workbook does not have his practice exams and I don't believe those are sold separately, so I'm looking to other resources..

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Thank you, passing wasn't a requirement to respond haha. I have EET practice problems, but didn't take their course.

Best of luck!

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29 minutes ago, Stardust said:

Thank you, passing wasn't a requirement to respond haha. I have EET practice problems, but didn't take their course.

Best of luck!

haha well your set then just do those problems eventually you will pass then

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On 2/6/2019 at 8:34 PM, Stardust said:

Howdy, for those that have taken any of the following practice exams as well as the CA Seismic exam, I have a question on the level of difficulty.

Please respond with a number: 1 to 5 where 1 = way easier, 2 = somewhat easier, 3 = close to reality, 4 = somewhat harder, and 5 = way harder.

Also, feel free to recommend other practice exams that I could consider buying :)

Thank you!!!!

I just took the seismic exam and I think I have a good chance at passing it!

The "Fundamentals of Seismic Analysis and Design of Buildings" and "Practice Exams for the California Seismic Principles Civil PE Examination" were extremely helpful. I was surprised to see examples/drawings in the "Fundamentals of Seismic Analysis and Design of Buildings" book that looked almost identical to the real exam. The "Fundamentals of Seismic Analysis and Design of Buildings" book is pretty thick and super organized. At least 90% of the exam questions can be found in this book. Based on your ratings, I would give those two books a 3 (close to reality). 

I only used the books in addition to the helpful cheat sheets that came with the EET course. I didn't have to buy the California Building Code, ASCE 7-10, etc. If you can, I would recommend taking the EET seismic course. 

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I would recommend you buy  “Civil PE Practice Exam: California Civil Seismic Principles “ from Amazon it’s one practice exam but was really helpful and mimics the actual exam pretty good, I had 2 look-up questions in the real exam that were in the book. 

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Thanks guy, will definitely make sure I have my hands on the EET and PE Prepared practice exams 😎

 

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