FE Exam

Is the FE exam hard?

If you are about to take the FE exam, the question that pops into your mind more often is probably: Is the FE exam hard? The answer to that is not as simple as you may think. Whether the exam is hard or simple truly depends on the examinee, their field of study, their preparation methods, and, most importantly, whether their expectations were realistic or not. The Fundamentals of Engineering exam is neither easy nor hard because it simply depends on who you ask. You ask. It’s something that you will decide for yourself after taking a look at the...

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How to pass the FE exam?

It’s hard to stress enough how important is the FE exam to your career’s growth as an engineer. In fact, you can’t sit for a PE (Principles and Practice of Engineering) exam without passing the FE unless you have 12 years of experience in engineering work. If you have graduated recently from an accredited engineering program, the next best step for you is to take the NCEES FE Exam. It’s something you have probably waited long for and dreaded sometimes. But with the right preparation, it will surely go smooth, and you’ll pass from the first attempt. Although you can...

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How many times can you take the FE exam?

Taking the FE exam can be quite stressful. It's a significant step on a journey to become the engineer that you always dreamed of becoming. For most people, before sitting for an exam, the biggest fear is failure. This fear can badly impact the way we prepare for the exam and our whole attitude, especially if the exam is a one time chance, and you can't sit for it another time. Luckily for you, if you are taking the FE exam anytime soon, that's not the case. You are allowed to take the FE once every two-months, up to three...

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How is the FE exam graded?

The FE grading system is a mystery to some examinees. The exam is based on a pass-fail score. However, the NCEES doesn't share with the public the required passing score. When you are about to take the exam, you won't know how much you need to score to pass. If you visit the scoring page on the NCEES website, you won't find a direct answer, either. Getting around the FE exam's scaling system and process might be confusing and mysterious to most candidates. If you are enrolled or have graduated from a college program, you are probably used to a...

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Can I take the PE exam right after the FE?

The PE exam stands for the Principles and Practice of Engineering.  It is created and offered by the NCEES, the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying. Having a PE license is more than about being a competent engineer. To the client you are working for, it means that you have enough to earn their trust. To an employer, it means that you have a documented ability to take responsibility and be the engineer you aspire to be. Even among your colleagues, you have the credentials to be respected as a professional. Being PE licensed gives you pride when...

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