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MI failed second attempt: 28/18 total 46

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17 hours ago, Manimani said:

I'm sorry to hear man.

Think I'd try and get 28-30 in the AM and a few more points in the PM and you can pass. Did you self study?

Yes used practice problems for am

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NC, Passed.

For those that are thinking about taking a class next time around. I took EET Depth and Breadth and would Highly recommend at least the Breadth. I walked out of the morning portion feeling confident about 38 of the 40 questions.

 

Afternoon session was a different story, unfortunately because of  work I was unable to attend all of the sessions for the depth review. So I had to do a majority of the review on my own, reviewing the supplied material. So I'm unable to say how well the afternoon review prepared me for the exam. Out of the sessions I did watch, I found them to be helpful. There were a few of the practice problems supplied by EET that helped me in the exam. 

 

To say the least, those 38 questions in the morning probably saved my butt,. and I owe that all to EET. Yes its somewhat price, but its not the most expensive option AND they supply bound material. I would 100% refer anyone to EET.

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3 hours ago, WickedYetCivil said:

MO-Failed 2nd attempt

30/19 so 49 total

Damn...so close! You definitely will get it next time. From Florida here, still waiting for my result....!

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Posted this in the Colorado thread as well...

Passed Civil/Structural. 2nd attempt. My advice to anyone finding themselves in a similar situation is don't give up. You got this. Put in the time and money up front to provide yourself the best training you can. I tried self studying between an extremely demanding career and it didn't work for me. Second time around I cut out the extracurricular distractions and paid for the online course. There is no shame in getting outside help and the high cost of the course is worth it if you are committed to the goal. Best of luck!

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Passed civil structural first attempt. Took school of PE. They really helped for the morning. Felt confident for all 40. 

For afternoon, it took a while for me to settle down and start answering questions due to difficulty. It was hard. I answered about 25 with confidence, 10 educated guess and 5 outright guess. 

 

I’m 8 year years out of engineering school so SoPE helped a lot for morning. For afternoon, I design everyday at work so I only had to relearn about half the material. 

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Louisiana, Passed.

Anyone readying this, please give EET a look.

As the poster above me said I walked out of the morning feeling like I got 35-36 correct with no hesitations.

Their notes were almost exclusively what I used during the exam and the practice problems were invaluable.

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35 minutes ago, Persianger said:

Damn...so close! You definitely will get it next time. From Florida here, still waiting for my result....!

Thanks! I might be more upset this time because I was soo close! Good Luck hope you get the pass!

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AL - 4th attempt and finally passed it! 

The first three times I tried studying between a full time job, grad school, and family. This time around, I waited 7 years to retake it. Fortunately, I was able to take time off from work, so I studied full time for a few months (took the School of PE online class). Glad I didn't give up, although I considered it many times.

Basically, if you really want it, don't give up. Keep pushing. Best of luck!

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KY, Failed 1st attempt. 30 AM/19 PM — so 49 total. Self prepared, but would love recommendations for a Depth Review Course from anyone who felt prepared for afternoon portion!

 

Planning to try again in October!

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Failed- AM 28, PM 20- Total 48

Worst thing is got the exact same score in October 2018 with 1/10 of preparation.

Feels like an evil joke. 

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So far highest unsuccessful score is 49.  Sorry to those that didn't make it... and thanks for reporting in

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6 minutes ago, phirra said:

Failed- AM 28, PM 20- Total 48

Worst thing is got the exact same score in October 2018 with 1/10 of preparation.

Feels like an evil joke. 

Sorry to hear. Try and figure out your weak areas in both the tests. If they are more or less the same, spend ample time solving more problems in those knowledge areas. If they differ between the two tests, consider enrolling for an online course (EET is the best in my opinion) if you haven't already taken one. Also if you're comfortable with it, start a new thread and post your diagnostic reports. A lot of people will be willing to help out. 

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For those who will attempt again, my advice would be to maximize your output for the morning. School of PE lectures, notes and practice problems allowed me to do so. I'm 8 years out of graduation so I had forgotten most of the non-structural material.

As for the depth, my opinion is that no matter how hard you study it's tough to answer more than 20-25 with full confidence unless you have a VERY strong foundation in steel, concrete, materials, bridges, str analysis etc. Shoot for a 35 on the morning and 20 for afternoon and you'll be good.

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3 minutes ago, structural2552 said:

Sorry to hear. Try and figure out your weak areas in both the tests. If they are more or less the same, spend ample time solving more problems in those knowledge areas. If they differ between the two tests, consider enrolling for an online course (EET is the best in my opinion) if you haven't already taken one. Also if you're comfortable with it, start a new thread and post your diagnostic reports. A lot of people will be willing to help out. 

Thank you for the comforting words.

The diagnostic report, I think doesnt represent anything.

The areas I did really good last time, are the ones I have scored less or even worse. I was sick on exam day last time. This time in fine fettle. 

It is not that I have suddenly less knowledge of that particular area. Like I got 5/5 on site development last time and this time it is 2/5.

5/7 on Hydrology last time and with literally solving everything in gosawami and lindberg  on this topic ended up with 4/7 this time. 


For structures depth under Load Applications I got 2/4 last time and 0/4 this time, I got 4/5 for Material Properties last time and this time 2/5. though I had prepared a hell lot on it.

I dont even remember what questions from which topic were the ones I got wrong. Like while doing a question you dont know how it will be classified later and to think this during test is useless as well. 


Also, right out of the exam I knew, even I had studied 30 days more I couldn't have done better. This April test was like that. 

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5 minutes ago, phirra said:

Thank you for the comforting words.

The diagnostic report, I think doesnt represent anything.

The areas I did really good last time, are the ones I have scored less or even worse. I was sick on exam day last time. This time in fine fettle. 

It is not that I have suddenly less knowledge of that particular area. Like I got 5/5 on site development last time and this time it is 2/5.

5/7 on Hydrology last time and with literally solving everything in gosawami and lindberg  on this topic ended up with 4/7 this time. 


For structures depth under Load Applications I got 2/4 last time and 0/4 this time, I got 4/5 for Material Properties last time and this time 2/5. though I had prepared a hell lot on it.

I dont even remember what questions from which topic were the ones I got wrong. Like while doing a question you dont know how it will be classified later and to think this during test is useless as well. 


Also, right out of the exam I knew, even I had studied 30 days more I couldn't have done better. This April test was like that. 

I felt like I breezed through the morning with 30+ very confident answers.  Ended up with 24/40 on the morning.  Sucks so bad.

 

21/40 on the afternoon was on the low end of how I thought I did.

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3 minutes ago, Str. Entrepreneur said:

For those who will attempt again, my advice would be to maximize your output for the morning. School of PE lectures, notes and practice problems allowed me to do so. I'm 8 years out of graduation so I had forgotten most of the non-structural material.

As for the depth, my opinion is that no matter how hard you study it's touch to answer more than 20-25 with full confidence unless you have a VERY strong foundation in steel, concrete, materials, bridges, str analysis etc. Shoot for a 35 on the morning and 20 for afternoon and you'll be good.

This....Absolutely THIS!  Make sure you have a pretty good handle of stuff we did in college, and are able to navigate your reference material pretty easily for the morning.

For the afternoon, do the best you can do, and DO NOT kick yourself when you walk out.  There will be questions you'll think about in the weeks following, and give yourself grief about, because you'll notice your errors.  Don't let that get you down.

Above all, DO NOT LET A FAILURE DEFINE WHO YOU ARE AS AN ENGINEER!  You are more than your results.  Just because you don't know a little bit about EVERYTHING, doesn't mean you aren't a good engineer in your chosen field.  Take a break, then study and hit it again in October!  YOU'VE GOT THIS!

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Cali, 1st try, pass.

Morning session was pretty easy, had time to do it twice just to make sure, afternoon was kinda hard for me and ended up educated-guessing on about 8.

Studied for 3 weeks including the test week,  used SOP for reference, did not take course.

The SOP materials I used covered somewhat deeper than than actual test in the morning but not deep enough for the afternoon.

Congrats to everyone who passed and best of luck to everyone who need to do this again, yall got this!

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2 hours ago, PEstruc said:

So far highest unsuccessful score is 49.  Sorry to those that didn't make it... and thanks for reporting in

Highest reported fail in Civil-WRE this session was 54.

This may or may not be useful information in this thread, but the contribution to cut score from the AM portion is equal across all civil exams in a given session.

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3 hours ago, Str. Entrepreneur said:

Passed civil structural first attempt. Took school of PE. They really helped for the morning. Felt confident for all 40. 

For afternoon, it took a while for me to settle down and start answering questions due to difficulty. It was hard. I answered about 25 with confidence, 10 educated guess and 5 outright guess. 

 

I’m 8 year years out of engineering school so SoPE helped a lot for morning. For afternoon, I design everyday at work so I only had to relearn about half the material. 

I felt the exact same way as Str. Entrepreneur.  School of PE will help you ACE the morning and this helps since I felt the afternoon to be difficult.  I felt like I got all 40 morning which then means you only need just under half of afternoon to pass. My two cents.

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California PE Civil Structural Fail 

AM-31 PM-18 Total-49 

i took the school of PE on demand course. It really helped for morning session. I felt the afternoon exam questions were very tough and school of PE did not help much. 

Can anyone suggest a good review course and practice problems book for the structural depth? 

I took the exam last oct also but felt the questions in April for structural depth were way more tough ? 

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3 hours ago, structural2552 said:

Sorry to hear. Try and figure out your weak areas in both the tests. If they are more or less the same, spend ample time solving more problems in those knowledge areas. If they differ between the two tests, consider enrolling for an online course (EET is the best in my opinion) if you haven't already taken one. Also if you're comfortable with it, start a new thread and post your diagnostic reports. A lot of people will be willing to help out. 

 

59 minutes ago, RBHeadge PE said:

Highest reported fail in Civil-WRE this session was 54.

This may or may not be useful information in this thread, but the contribution to cut score from the AM portion is equal across all civil exams in a given session.

 

6 hours ago, eNgINeEr_93 said:

NC, Passed.

For those that are thinking about taking a class next time around. I took EET Depth and Breadth and would Highly recommend at least the Breadth. I walked out of the morning portion feeling confident about 38 of the 40 questions.

 

Afternoon session was a different story, unfortunately because of  work I was unable to attend all of the sessions for the depth review. So I had to do a majority of the review on my own, reviewing the supplied material. So I'm unable to say how well the afternoon review prepared me for the exam. Out of the sessions I did watch, I found them to be helpful. There were a few of the practice problems supplied by EET that helped me in the exam. 

 

To say the least, those 38 questions in the morning probably saved my butt,. and I owe that all to EET. Yes its somewhat price, but its not the most expensive option AND they supply bound material. I would 100% refer anyone to EET.

Can you please share the website for registering at EET ? 

What is the duration of the course ? 

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