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Useful Tips to prepare for and crack the PE exam The track to obtaining your PE engineering license is no easy feat. It is a difficult and yet rewarding path. So, if you have decided to become one, then you must be a focused and determined individual. If you have a four-year degree and four years of work experience in the relevant field, it is the right time to take a giant leap forward in your engineering career. Becoming a licensed PE takes a lot of commitment and effort. There are no short cuts. You need to focus on study and preparation at unprecedented levels. The School of PE is here to help you with this process. Listed below are several useful pointers that will help you with PE exam preparation. Mental Preparation – This is where your preparation begins. Visualize your destination and the preparation path that you are going to travel in the coming months and prepare mentally for it. Before beginning the preparation, let your family and friends know that you are beginning to prepare for the PE exam as a part of your mental preparation. Gathering study material – The first material that you should gather is the exam specifications that are available on the NCEES website. Then identify the books that you need and start collecting them from the local and corporate libraries, friends, and other sources. Review Course – Consider taking up a PE exam review course which will aid you in organizing your exam preparation and help you study the fundamentals of the exam. Preparation Schedule – According to previous successful examinees, the ideal time to prepare for a PE exam is about 6 months. This is where your benchmark should be as far as the preparation time is concerned. Prepare a detailed schedule considering the amount of time you can put in per day with adequate cushions and leverages to cover all the topics. Advice from previous examinees – Identify previous examinees through social networks to get a first-hand idea what the exam will be like. Networking will assist you in dealing with the real-time problems that come up during the exam. The insights from these community forums will be very beneficial for your preparation. School of PE, an online PE review course academy, hosts an online discussion forum with the instructors and previous examinees to converse with new students for effective knowledge sharing. Reference books


It is a must for you to possess the PE reference handbook related to your discipline and you should learn all the ins and outs of the reference handbook. Flagging all important sections of the book and having them at your fingertips saves a lot of time during the examination. Knowing your calculator Use a standard calculator and practice with it to get familiar with its functions, usage, and shortcuts. Use the same calculator during the exam that you used during the preparation process. A familiar calculator saves a lot of time and eases mental tension during the examination. Practice the problems You are an experienced engineer now. This could mean that you have lost touch with the pace of studying and most likely have diminished memory power. To combat this, you will have to practice the problems by hand using a pen and paper for effective preparation. If you think you can skim through the problems and pass the exam, then you could be in for rough exam experience. Practice exams Students at the School of PE will take practice exams to get the experience of the real thing. We recommend allocating a full day for this and set a timer for 8 hours to take a practice exam. Taking mock tests on your own time will help you deal with any and all scenarios in real time. These are some of the useful tips that you should follow to get the best results from your preparation and to have a higher chance of passing the PE exam on the very first attempt. The nature of PE exams is such that even if everything was right, multiple things can go wrong. The meager national pass percentages of the exam are proof of that. Good things come to the students who work the hardest. The School of PE wishes you all success.

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Useful Tips to prepare for and crack the PE exam  

The track to obtaining your PE engineering license is no easy feat. It is a difficult and yet rewarding path. So, if you have decided to be...

Useful Tips to prepare for and crack the PE exam  

The track to obtaining your PE engineering license is no easy feat. It is a difficult and yet rewarding path. So, if you have decided to be...

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