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psustruct

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I want to know what happens at the transition? If you passed vertical already, do you get acceptance on 2/4 modules or will you have to start over??
OMG, right? What a f'd up mess.....

Hopefully They will give better diagnostic reports. They are currently useless for trying to focus on week areas.

I pray to the many gods in existence that I pass this thing in October.
 

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Congrats, what do you think made the difference this time around? Did you change anything in particular?
Thanks Nathan. I think the two major differences were my time spent on studying and consolidation of most of my references into one binder.

In previous attempts the hours I spent studying were not consistent. I would study a bunch in one week and take a break in another. This time around I think I was more consistent and studied about an hour or two after work each weekday and the majority of my weekends. I worked on a lot of practice problems too. I think I started this routine in February to prepare for the April exam.

I also became less reliant on switching between multiple code books when doing practice problems by consolidating as much as I could into a binder. By sorting through codes and deciding what information was most relevant to consolidate, I feel like I had a better grasp of the material this time around.

I don't work with AASHTO for my job, but I made more of a commitment to becoming familiar with it this time as well. I found the notation section of each chapter to be helpful for the problems I have never seen before. The notation section has section numbers for the constants/variables related to the chapter. From there I could sometimes find the equations I needed to solve bridge questions.

Overall I feel like I took a much bigger commitment to studying and making that the priority aside from work. I honestly didn't feel confident about how I did after taking the exam. It was a big sigh of relief after seeing the results.
 

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I want to know what happens at the transition? If you passed vertical already, do you get acceptance on 2/4 modules or will you have to start over??
I'm curious about this too. Keep us posted if you hear anything. Hopefully 2/4 acceptance will be the case.
 

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I'm curious about this too. Keep us posted if you hear anything. Hopefully 2/4 acceptance will be the case.
I passed lateral April 2022 and it says it is good until 2027, so I think it's safe to say it will be carried over, otherwise I think there will be a lot of lawsuits coming
 

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Listening to the podcast again. NCEES needs to knock it back with the pre-test questions. 20 questions out of 60 total will be pre-test questions per depth component. That's 1/3 of the exam not counted. For breadth, 10 questions out 55 will be pre-test.

In total, for all four sessions, you're looking at 60 total pre-test questions out of 230 total.

You mean to tell me that the professional engineering organization responsible for administering these exams can't figure out if their questions are appropriate for the exam? To the point where 26% of the exam needs to be set aside for "pre-testing" these questions? What a joke.
 

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I'm curious about this too. Keep us posted if you hear anything. Hopefully 2/4 acceptance will be the case.
From NCEES: “According to current policy, acceptable results within 5 years (vertical and lateral components) will still be in effect during the transition to CBT.”
 

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From NCEES: “According to current policy, acceptable results within 5 years (vertical and lateral components) will still be in effect during the transition to CBT.”
This was a personal email response from the NCEES help email.
 

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If a solution does not reference any code sections would it be marked as incorrect? or vice versa if a solution references the correct code sections but shows no work/ calculations would this be marked as correct as the test taker would be demonstrating that they know the applicable codes sections?
I think they care much more about code sections than actually doing the math. For one of the Vertical AM problems I did no Math and passed. I had no idea how to actually do the problem I just wrote down the steps from the SERM and referenced tables from AISC. In some of the Lateral questions I did the entire problem, probably did not reference enough code sections and got an IR and an UA. I know I got A's in the first two problems because I was very thorough, but it meant less time to do the same in the other two.
 

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If a solution does not reference any code sections would it be marked as incorrect? or vice versa if a solution references the correct code sections but shows no work/ calculations would this be marked as correct as the test taker would be demonstrating that they know the applicable codes sections?
No one knows what they really want but here is my opinion.

You definitely need to reference all values you get from tables. For example, you don’t want to get some random allowable wood stress number without saying where it came from.

Referencing equations is nice but if you don’t have time for it, that’s ok. I definitely didn’t reference every single equation I used in PM. It was more important for me to spell out equations and plug in numbers into them than writing every single equation number.

In the end, it is definitely a lot better to write just equations and steps to show what it would take to get the answer they are looking for than providing very detailed but incomplete solution.

I followed this strategies and got green lights for both SE exams.
 
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