What is the best way to study for the FE exam?
Six Steps for Successful NCEES FE Exam Prep
- Purchase the NCEES FE Reference Handbook. Get a copy of the NCEES Handbook.
- Determine Which Knowledge Areas You Need More Help With.
- Make a Schedule Before You Start Reviewing.
- Work Through Everything.
- Be Thorough.
- Complete as Many Practice Problems as Possible.
How long should you study before taking the FE exam?
We recommend planning to study for at least 2 to 3 months before your FE exam date. Once you get started practicing problems from all of the different topics covered, you’ll have a better idea if you need to spend more or less time preparing.
How do I pass my FE exam for the first time?
- Finding #1: Try To Pass On The First Try.
- Finding #2: The Pass Rates Vary Among Disciplines.
- Finding #3: The Majority Engineers Don’t Take The FE Exam.
- Take the exam around your senior year of college.
- Make sure you have ample time to study and prepare.
- Reach out to professors or mentors who have already taken FE Exams.
Can you pass the FE exam without studying?
The “Pareto Principle,” a well-known time management concept, states that 80% of your intended result could be obtained with only 20% of the input. The remaining 80% of work will yield just an additional 20% of returns.
How many times can you take FE exam?
NCEES allows examinees to take the exam once during each two-month period and up to three times per 12-month period.
Is the FE exam worth taking?
In itself, the FE/EIT is not worth a whole lot. However, I tell all of the engineers I mentor to take it as soon as they are eligible. The key here is that the PE license is tremendously valuable in many areas of engineering. You never know where you will end up so it is best to take the FE/EIT so you are prepared.
What should I do the day before the FE exam?
If possible, take the day before the examination off from work to relax. Do not cram the last night before your FE exam. Remember that at this point, you have done all you possibly could for your FE exam review. A good prior night’s sleep is the best way to start the examination.
Is the FE harder than the PE?
Comparing pass rates, length, and study time needed to pass, the PE Exam is harder than the FE Exam. The FE Exam requires just 5-50 study hours, is 110 questions in 5.3 hours, and has a 75% pass rate. The PE Exam requires 250+ study hours, is 80-85 questions in 8-8.5 hours, and has a 70% pass rate.
Is the FE exam open book?
The FE Exam is closed book because it’s a computer-based test. You cannot bring any books into the testing center. You do, however, get to access the electronic version of the 494-page Reference Handbook. It includes everything you’ll need to pass the FE Exam, plus it’s searchable, too!
Is the FE exam difficult?
A 54% pass rate is a hard exam, the hardest among the FE exams. The FE Mechanical and FE Environmental exams now have the highest pass rate at 66% (see our chart in the next section below), and a 34% failure rate is something we consider very demanding.