April 2004 Professional Engineer and Professional Land Surveyor Examination Statistics

Civil Engineering Exams

Principles & Practices
Tested
1951
Pass
847
Pass %
43.41%
Fail
1104
Fail %
56.59%
Cutscore
70
Possible
100
Seismic Principles
Tested
1884
Pass
670
Pass %
35.56%
Fail
1214
Fail %
64.44%
Cutscore
125
Possible
263
Engineering Surveying
Tested
2053
Pass
708
Pass %
34.49%
Fail
1345
Fail %
65.51%
Cutscore
157
Possible
275
Land Surveying Exams

National PLS
Tested
262
Pass
134
Pass %
51.15%
Fail
128
Fail %
48.85%
Cutscore
70
Possible
100
State-Specific PLS
Tested
488
Pass
72
Pass %
14.75%
Fail
416
Fail %
85.25%
Cutscore
186
Possible
399
Other Engineering Disciplines

Chemical
Tested
27
Pass
17
Pass %
62.96%
Fail
10
Fail %
37.04%
Cutscore
70
Possible
100
Electrical
Tested
208
Pass
67
Pass %
32.21%
Fail
141
Fail %
67.79%
Cutscore
70
Possible
100
Mechanical
Tested
199
Pass
99
Pass %
49.75%
Fail
100
Fail %
50.25%
Cutscore
70
Possible
100

Updated August 9, 2004
California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists