Tips on How to Pass the PE Power Exam on First Try

Posted by Wasim Asghar on November 28th, 2019

If you are attempting your Professional Engineering exam the first step is applying for PE. Make sure you meet all of NCEES requirements before applying for a PE. Secondly you must buy the right reference materials. Subsequently charting out a study plan is necessary. You can avail the right guidance. Last but not least you can formulate a test taking strategy. PE Power is scored as the maximum number of points you can earn on the multiple-choice PE exams is 80. The minimum number of points for passing (referred to by the NCEES as the cut score) varies from exam to exam. The cut score is determined through a rational procedure (not on a curve). Each correct solution is worth one point.

If you are wondering many questions do you need to pass the PE Power exam? Or what it takes to pass. Conventional understanding says you need to answer about 70% of the questions correct to pass - that's 56 out of the 80 questions. Did you know that PE exam difficult and probably one of the most difficult aspects of the PE exam is simply trying to stay focused for 8 hours. The exam can be exhausting! It can very difficult to prepare for this experience. However, you can plan ahead by taking snacks and other essentials with you to the exam.

PE Electrical and Computer is open book. The PE exam is an 8-hour exam with 80 questions. It is administered in pencil-and-paper format twice per year in April and October. The exam format comprises of 40 multiple-choice questions per session. ... Some CBT exams are administered year-round. Other CBT exams that have a smaller examinee population use a different high-stakes testing model and are administered on a single day each year.

If you do not have a PE license, you cannot officially call yourself an engineer -- and your company cannot identify you as an engineer -- in official documents, such as business cards, letterheads and resumes. Additionally, you will need to register as a PE if you decide to work for yourself as a consultant. Taking the PE exam before gaining approved experience is not allowed. offers valuable resources for FE Electrical and Computer Engineer exam developed by Wasim Asghar who is the author and Licensed Professional Engineer in Texas (PE), Florida (PE) and Ontario (P. Eng). The author passed both exams in first attempts and the lessons learned during FE exam preparation encouraged him to develop these resources which are designed to help aspiring examinees better prepare for the latest CBT format of FE Electrical and Computer Engineering Exam. For more information visit here  :

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