April 2003 Professional Engineer and Professional Land Surveyor Examination Statistics

Civil Engineering Exams

Principles & Practices
Tested
2075
Pass
817
Pass %
39.37%
Fail
1258
Fail %
60.63%
Cutscore
70
Possible
100
Seismic Principles
Tested
2062
Pass
765
Pass %
37.10%
Fail
1297
Fail %
62.90%
Cutscore
155
Possible
300
Engineering Surveying
Tested
2104
Pass
682
Pass %
32.41%
Fail
1422
Fail %
67.59%
Cutscore
162
Possible
294
Land Surveying Exams

National PLS
Tested
467
Pass
320
Pass %
68.52%
Fail
147
Fail %
31.48%
Cutscore
70
Possible
100
State-Specific PLS
Tested
507
Pass
72
Pass %
14.20%
Fail
435
Fail %
85.80%
Cutscore
186
Possible
400
Other Engineering Disciplines

Chemical
Tested
47
Pass
28
Pass %
59.57%
Fail
19
Fail %
40.43%
Cutscore
70
Possible
100
Electrical
Tested
215
Pass
72
Pass %
33.49%
Fail
143
Fail %
66.51%
Cutscore
70
Possible
100
Mechanical
Tested
245
Pass
117
Pass %
47.76%
Fail
128
Fail %
52.24%
Cutscore
70
Possible
100

Updated August 26, 2003
California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists