April 2009 PE and LS Examination Statistics

Land Surveying Exams

National PLS
Tested
178
Passed
91
Pass %
51.12%
Failed
87
Fail %
48.88%
Pass/Fail Only
State-Specific PLS
Tested
447
Passed
140
Pass %
31.32%
Failed
307
Fail %
68.68%
Cutscore
189
Possible
400

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Civil Engineering Exams

Principles & Practices
Tested
2187
Passed
811
Pass %
37.08%
Failed
1376
Fail %
62.92%
Pass/Fail Only
Seismic Principles
Tested
2419
Passed
956
Pass %
39.52%
Failed
1463
Fail %
60.48%
Cutscore
25
Possible
50
Engineering Surveying
Tested
2592
Passed
1143
Pass %
44.10%
Failed
1449
Fail %
55.90%
Cutscore
30
Possible
46

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Engineering Disciplines

Chemical
Tested
51
Passed
29
Pass %
56.86%
Failed
22
Fail %
43.14%
Pass/Fail Only
Electrical
Tested
287
Passed
105
Pass %
36.59%
Failed
182
Fail %
63.41%
Pass/Fail Only
Mechanical
Tested
272
Passed
156
Pass %
57.35%
Failed
116
Fail %
42.65%
Pass/Fail Only

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Structural
Tested
78
Passed
30
Pass %
38.46%
Failed
48
Fail %
61.54%
Pass/Fail Only

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) reports examination results for the national examinations as "pass" or "fail." No scores are 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 will not be provided. Beginning with the April 2009 examinations, the results for the California Special Civil [Seismic Principles and Engineering Surveying] examinations will be reported 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.

Posted July 27, 2009