In this article, (and video above), I discuss the latest PE Civil Exam pass rates to give you a better idea of how much effort you need to put into studying or what your chances are to pass the exam successfully.
The NCEES PE Exam pass rates are released after every exam. These pass rates help determine how successful the exam participants were, and based on them, you can get a better idea of how much effort you have to put into studying or what your chances are to pass the exam successfully. Passing the PE exam is the last step to becoming a professional engineer, and therefore it is a very important step in your career.
NCEES administers two types of exams for different disciplines. Some are computer-based exams, and the others are still paper and pencil exams. NCEES is in the process of converting all its exams to computer-based exams, but some are still conducted as pencil and paper exams right now. NCEES releases pass rates according to every discipline separately.
A lot of students can pass the exam on the first try. However, if someone is not able to pass on the first try, he or she can try another time, but the students can only take the test twice per year, so they have to wait some months before they can take the test again.
Here Are the Pass Rate of the Different PE Civil Exams:
PE Civil: Construction
This exam had a 53% pass rate for first time takers and a 37% pass rate for repeat takers.
PE Civil: Geotechnical
This exam had a 54% pass rate for first time takers and 30% pass rate for repeat takers.
PE Civil: Structural
This exam had a 62% pass rate for first time takers and 42% pass rate for repeat takers.
PE Civil: Transportation
This exam had a 63% pass rate for first time takers and 41% pass rate for repeat takers.
PE Civil: Water Resources
This exam exam had a 67% pass rate for first time takers and 44% pass rate for repeat takers.
You can find the full list on the NCEES website at ncees.org/engineering/pe/pass-rates/ We also recently did a series on the different civil engineering disciplines that aims to help you decide what depth exam you should take for your Civil PE Exam. Please go check it out. The playlist is called: Civil Engineering Disciplines – How They Show Up in the PE Exams, and will be of great help to you. We will also link to the playlist in the description of this video.
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Anthony Fasano, P.E.
Engineering Management Institute
Author of Engineer Your Own Success