April 2006 PE and LS Examination Statistics

Civil Engineering Exams

Principles & Practices
Tested
1781
Pass
732
Pass %
41.10%
Fail
1049
Fail %
58.90%
Pass/Fail Only
Seismic Principles
Tested
1889
Pass
707
Pass %
37.43%
Fail
1182
Fail %
62.57%
Cutscore
152
Possible
300
Engineering Surveying
Tested
2110
Pass
748
Pass %
35.45%
Fail
1362
Fail %
64.55%
Cutscore
171
Possible
300
Land Surveying Exams

National PLS
Tested
203
Pass
110
Pass %
54.19%
Fail
93
Fail %
45.81%
Pass/Fail Only
State-Specific PLS
Tested
507
Pass
118
Pass %
23.27%
Fail
389
Fail %
76.73%
Cutscore
179
Possible
393
Other Engineering Disciplines

Chemical
Tested
31
Pass
13
Pass %
41.94%
Fail
18
Fail %
58.06%
Pass/Fail Only
Electrical
Tested
200
Pass
81
Pass %
40.50%
Fail
119
Fail %
59.50%
Pass/Fail Only
Mechanical
Tested
212
Pass
87
Pass %
41.04%
Fail
125
Fail %
58.96%
Pass/Fail Only
 

National Structural
Tested
83
Pass
19
Pass %
22.89%
Fail
64
Fail %
77.11%
Pass/Fail Only

Effective with the October 2005 examinations, the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) will report examination results for the national examinations as "pass" or "fail." No scores will be reported. Candidates who fail the examinations will be provided with a diagnostic report to indicate performance in those sections attempted. More information about this policy may be obtained from the NCEES website. Do NOT contact the Board requesting your score; the scores are no longer provided. (This applies to all examinations except the Special Civil (Seismic Principles and Engineering Surveying), Geotechnical, Traffic, and State-Specific Structural examinations.)

Updated September 11 , 2006
California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists