Do you get a reference handbook in FE?
The NCEES FE Reference Handbook is the only reference material that can be used during the exam. You will be provided with an electronic reference handbook during the exam. For access prior to your exam, you may either purchase a hard copy or download a free electronic copy.
How do I get the FE handbook for free?
You can obtain the FE Reference Handbook pdf, for free, directly from NCEES.
Is the FE exam handbook searchable?
Yes, you can search on FE Reference Handbook that you are provided during the exam.
How long should you study for 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.
What percent do you need to pass the FE exam?
The passing score of the FE exam on average is 70%. It is imperative to remember that these numbers can change very quickly. This is due to the board basing the benchmark score on the minimum ability score of the test takers.
How long should I study for the FE exam?
Is the PE harder than the FE?
The FE exam is actually harder than the Professional Engineer (PE) exam, simply because it is much more broad. It’s best to take it as close to graduation as you can, with all that schooling still fresh in your mind.
How many hours should you study for the FE exam?
Commit To Study 4 to 6 Months Each week, plan on committing at least 10 to 15 hours on studying for the FE exam. That’s about 1 ½ to 2 hours each day. Your study time should consist of reviewing the reference book, working through a test prep course, and taking multiple practice tests.
How to pass the FE exam?
Take the exam around your senior year of college. This is when almost everyone takes the exam because it tests material they’re already learning in school.
Which FE exam to take?
January through March
The time needed to become knowledgeable and proficient in the broad range of Engineering topics covered in the exam can be acquired through the years of college education, however, a good 3 months of review and/or full on application of study is the way one should approach this exam.
Should I take the FE exam?
Your ID (same one used for admittance to the exam)