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  1. Anyone else hear about the NCEES warehouse fire that burned up all the scan-trons and invalidated the last test?
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  2. During lunch I was sitting with a colleague on the back of his truck eating lunch and a bee kept hovering around us. I said "Wouldn't that be inconvenient to get stung by a bee right before going into the PM session". Well ironically enough the bee followed me into the test and kept flying around me. I'm not afraid of bees but it was obnoxious and I couldn't leave my chair. The only thing I could do was shoo it away whisper "F*** off bee!". The proctor gave me the look you would expect thinking I could be secretly plotting to steal exam questions by somehow taming a bee. Luckily it went away a
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  3. Still have what I wrote saved: What is the cut score for NCEES on the SE exam? I wish I could tell you but unfortunately NCEES keeps their grading method, criteria, and cut score between pass and fail a secret. On the NCEES website, under "scoring", they state the following: "When an exam is introduced or when its specifications change, a committee of subject-matter experts works with experienced psychometricians (testing experts with a background in statistics) to determine the level of performance that corresponds with minimal competence in that discipline. This becomes th
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  4. Someone at work (in a different office) the other day called me a youngster. I had to politely point out that I was about a decade older than him.
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  5. Its hard to say. I know I personally have gotten acceptables on on problems I completely botched. Its subjective, has to do with luck and how well you can write down your methods and thoughts and not necessarily based on just numbers.
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  6. This deserves a bump up, so the most recent test takers can find it. I'll help fill in the blanks for a few missing states. Oct '13: PA day 51, MD day 52 I sadly remember that all too well Oct '14 PA day 88. That is not a typo. Things were absolutely fubar'd that session. That was the time when they accidentally issued licenses to people who failed the test. I am not trolling, it really was that bad! There are so many reasons why we have a emoji
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  7. Looks like the results will be delayed past January for sure. We were already down to 2 scantron machines and the good one broke today. And since examiniees don’t want to pay additional fees we don’t have the funds to replace it until next years budget.. If only we had all that money back we spent on those pencils:(
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  8. That just isn't right! Imagine? There would be rioting in the streets...
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  10. $100M well spent! ...for the Chiefs, Chargers, and Broncos. Prior to the game last night I thought Plan A was to tear the team apart this year and rebuild in the draft. But that idea was shot down after I saw Gruden's reactions in the second half.
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  12. Good deal. I didn't bother erasing many things in the booklet. Erasing things takes time. I just crossed through it and wrote in the nearest empty space. They don't score the book, so I didn't care if it looked pretty, so long as I could legibly follow my own work. OTOH, they do keep the exam books and may review whats written if a) they suspect cheating; b) want to investigate a certain problem and the thought process that examinees went through; c) other QA
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  13. To be honest, I'm not sure what the boys looked like for Halloween this year, we were busy trying to get the trail finished up...yes, this year she decided to bump it up to a full fledged haunted trail through the woods. I thought she was crazy to try something so big, but it came out awesome even though the weather sucked. This is as you came around the side of the house: After you make it down past the room oh the stone patio, this is the trail through the woods: I was the one hiding in the shed all the way in the back. I would crank up the chainsaw, kick
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  14. I heard from my sisters 1/2 borther's mother in law the cut off score was 50 this year because the test was that much harder.
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  15. One of my attempts I shared a table with a guy taking one of the civil exams. We're in the armory and the tables are kind of old as shit and rickety. He was an aggressive eraser-er. Which I informed him of at the lunch break, whole damn table shook
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  16. Bacon is everywhere because those who weren't "with it" before now want it everywhere to show how "with it" they are now. Kinda like beer with hipsters and the like. They make beer taste like flowers (IPA) so they can drink it and then they make / buy the sh*t out of it. Look at me! I drink beer!
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  17. It's not a question of if I'm stupid, it's the fact that they couldn't wait until after breakfast to do so. 🤣
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  18. Or maybe that if you punched it harder, the answers would come out right?
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  19. I wish I had a table to myself, that's great! The guy sitting next to me during this latest attempt must have thought that his chances of passing increased with the amount of force he applied to his calculator.
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  20. LOL, what's worse is that most of the spammers are already PEs. Very few test takers in here. I guess they just don't want their results back yet.
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  21. Enough of that. Let's get this sh*t day moving!
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  22. There is no keeping up. Just keep moving forward.
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  23. Ask away, that's what the forum is for! They gave out one 3" binder for each module (vert & lat), packed pretty full. I took out all of the afternoon related material and moved it into a separate binder, and added my own additional things, so I had a morning and an afternoon binder. Their binder is kinda like what the CERM was for the morning portion of the PE.
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  24. Man you guys are never going to get results with spam activity like this...
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  25. You're in a category all your own
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  26. It was a mess than year. PCS partially released a handful from Days 52-55ish, most people didn't get notification though. So a few people who didn't get their results called the State, and they gave out the pass/fail, but they stopped doing it after a few hours, and said that they are reconciling their records with PCS. Meanwhile for about a week, Pennsylvania started issuing licenses, loading them up in the state license lookup; presumably to everyone who took the test in October! We know this because (at least) a couple people who learned they failed from PCS saw an active license in PA on t
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  27. I would like to shred all the paperwork I have on my desk at home. One week down...potentially 9 more weeks to go.
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  28. i would say don't worry about it, but seeing how last go around there was like a 55% pass rate, seems like it has gotten even harder than before when i took it, i got so stressed my blood pressure dropped dramatically. i could feel myself turn ghost pale. i really think i guessed on half the exam and from them like maybe 20 questions complete wild guesses. it was terrible.
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  29. Wow, not sure i should be grouped with those others.
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  30. Hello, everyone! This is one of the weirdest sites: or your money back! We have @knight1fox3, @RBHeadge PE, @squaretaper PE, @matt267 PE,and much, much, more. PM them for questions, comments, complaints and information. Why not click on the EET or PPI ad link to see more? We have halloween and christmas pictures and so more on our spam threadz. Cheese is not a wild thing!!!!!!!!! Now I have decided to go for a world record. I will try to make the longest post ever, made completely out of text! Won't that be fun? I will just type, and type, and never, ever use copy and paste. Wow...I really mus
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  31. My office has already been warned. I think after two or three days of them groaning about more baked goods, I may expand into EB.com territory. I have a list of x-mas cookies I need to try first. Also want to tinker with pie (though I hate making shells). We'll see if people like the pictures first!
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  32. You ain't seen nothin yet
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  33. They probably have the best response percentage on the NCEES survey... and are awarded first exam results release...
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  35. You're welcome. Hopefully I won't be taking it with you. Best of luck to you either way. I received my degree in ME and been doing electrical design pretty much ever since (although I spent 2-1/2 years in EE before switching majors to ME, so I had some EE background). You're going to find a variety of responses as to best methods of studying and what resources to use. I highly recommend going to Zach Stone's website. He has some free articles you should definitely check out IMMEDIATELY, most notably "Recommended References for the Electrical Power PE Exam" and "What do Successful Enginee
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  36. The stress gets so, so much worse as time goes on! I can't emphasize enough that come December it will get geometrically worse every day. I really recommend finding a distraction. Spend time with family and friends, kill time in the spam thread. Me personally: I went to the gym to burn off the stress and get back in shape; which was a super good and successful idea in the long run. The link I provided above is an index for other useful threads and discussions for background, its a semi-humorous post-exam FAQ. It includes this one, which shows the release dates for most states and sess
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  37. I disagree, it's totally LOL funny; that level of unpreparedness deserves no sympathy. It's not bring a knife to a gunfight, it's bringing a dull plastic McDonald's spork to gunfight.
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  38. Yes, living/working inside the beltway has hardened @vee043324. Pretty much unkillable. More on topic, it's not as ha-ha funny, but my test neighbor (young guy) behind me seriously came to the exam with only the FE manual and...that's it. He flipped through that thing like a mofo during the morning session. After lunch, his chair was empty. So...this is what happens when you bring a knife to a gunfight.
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  39. At the exam there was a mix of civil, structural, mechanical and a few of us crazy electrical exam takers. We sat at long tables with 2 examinees each. For whatever reason, the guy sitting next to me never showed up. It was strange watching the proctor go through the ritual of placing the exam booklet on the table and picking it up again a minute later right before the exam started. Anyway, I had a table all to myself which was great for spreading out all my references (I had enough room to do that anyway but at least I didn't have to worry about distracting the guy next to me). Durin
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  40. ^ LOL. You picked the wrong profession if you want to be "done studying". Engineers are always studying. Especially those with PE's (among other certs) which require professional development credits to maintain corresponding certifications. Also, think about the grand scheme of things throughout the progression of your engineering career. Undergraduate school, FE exam, PE exam, and for some graduate school in there too. There will always be the "next big thing" as an engineer in my opinion.
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  41. Relax guys. Everyone I took the test with, across multiple disciplines, received the email. lol
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  42. I was informed of the August 30 registration deadline and told i could get a refund. I tried to cram for construction - i think i did alright. We shall see. Thanks.
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  43. The Transportation depth was rough. I guessed between 10-12 questions that I didn't have a clue of working it. There were questions that I got answers for...not sure it was the right answer but they were some what close.
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  44. I don't know how anyone would pass without a single reference. I had enough books to fill a small library. Reference manual, class binders, 6 min solutions, Betty Crocker 15 min meals, chiltons repair manual to a 94 Chevy Tahoe....I came prepared. I did feel really bad for the woman next me taking transpo. We chatted a little before the exam. Both took review classes and felt pretty prepared. Test time started and she went to pull out her giant binder and it came open and every page fell out. They let her cram what she could back in but the rest fell into her tote and was told she couldn'
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  45. There was a guy at my exam that had 0, thats right 0 resources. He at least did bring a lunch, apparently he thought you couldn't bring anything into the exam room. I am curious to know how he did.
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