October 2005 Professional Engineer Examination Statistics

Civil Engineering Exams

Principles & Practices
Tested
1937
Pass
669
Pass %
34.54%
Fail
1268
Fail %
65.46%
Pass/Fail Only
Seismic Principles
Tested
2073
Pass
928
Pass %
44.77%
Fail
1145
Fail %
55.23%
Cutscore
164
Possible
295
Engr. Surveying
Tested
2256
Pass
859
Pass %
38.08%
Fail
1397
Fail %
61.92%
Cutscore
185
Possible
300
Other Engineering Disciplines

Agricultural
Tested
1
Pass
0
Pass %
0%
Fail
1
Fail %
100%
Pass/Fail Only
Chemical
Tested
35
Pass
17
Pass %
48.57%
Fail
18
Fail %
51.43%
Pass/Fail Only
Control Systems
Tested
22
Pass
12
Pass %
54.55%
Fail
10
Fail %
45.45%
Pass/Fail Only
 

Electrical
Tested
240
Pass
83
Pass %
34.58%
Fail
157
Fail %
65.42%
Pass/Fail Only
Fire Protection
Tested
36
Pass
13
Pass %
36.11%
Fail
23
Fail %
63.89%
Pass/Fail Only
Geotechnical
Tested
75
Pass
36
Pass %
48%
Fail
39
Fail %
52%
Cutscore
408
Possible
900
 

Industrial
Tested
10
Pass
6
Pass %
60%
Fail
4
Fail %
40%
Pass/Fail Only
Mechanical
Tested
230
Pass
113
Pass %
49.13%
Fail
117
Fail %
50.87%
Pass/Fail Only
Metallurgical
Tested
5
Pass
0
Pass %
0%
Fail
5
Fail %
100%
Pass/Fail Only
 

Nuclear
Tested
3
Pass
2
Pass %
66.67%
Fail
1
Fail %
33.33%
Pass/Fail Only
Petroleum
Tested
8
Pass
2
Pass %
25%
Fail
6
Fail %
75%
Pass/Fail Only
Traffic
Tested
92
Pass
50
Pass %
54.35%
Fail
42
Fail %
45.65%
Cutscore
70
Possible
119
 

National Structural
Tested
270
Pass
136
Pass %
50.37%
Fail
134
Fail %
49.63%
Pass/Fail Only
State-Specific SE
Tested
318
Pass
94
Pass %
29.56%
Fail
224
Fail %
70.44%
Cutscore
178
Possible
400

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.)

Posted January 2006
California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists