October 2006 Examination Statistics

Land Surveying Exam

National PLS Exam
Tested
97
Pass
33
Pass %
34.02%
Fail
64
Fail %
65.98%
Pass/Fail Only
Civil Engineering Exams

Principles & Practices
Tested
1771
Pass
685
Pass %
38.68%
Fail
1086
Fail %
61.32%
Pass/Fail Only
Seismic Principles
Tested
1913
Pass
712
Pass %
37.22%
Fail
1201
Fail %
62.78%
Cutscore
142
Possible
263
Engineering Surveying
Tested
2109
Pass
768
Pass %
36.42%
Fail
1341
Fail %
63.58%
Cutscore
171
Possible
293
Other Engineering Disciplines

Agricultural
Tested
2
Pass
2
Pass %
100%
Fail
0
Fail %
0%
Pass/Fail Only
Chemical
Tested
27
Pass
15
Pass %
55.56%
Fail
12
Fail %
44.44%
Pass/Fail Only
Control Systems
Tested
15
Pass
11
Pass %
73.33%
Fail
4
Fail %
26.67%
Pass/Fail Only
 
Electrical
Tested
232
Pass
92
Pass %
39.66%
Fail
140
Fail %
60.34%
Pass/Fail Only
Fire Protection
Tested
34
Pass
16
Pass %
47.06%
Fail
18
Fail %
52.94%
Pass/Fail Only
Geotechnical
Tested
86
Pass
36
Pass %
41.86%
Fail
50
Fail %
58.14%
Cutscore
414
Possible
900
 
Industrial
Tested
5
Pass
4
Pass %
80%
Fail
1
Fail %
20%
Pass/Fail Only
Mechanical
Tested
210
Pass
123
Pass %
58.27%
Fail
87
Fail %
41.43%
Pass/Fail Only
Metallurgical
Tested
8
Pass
4
Pass %
50%
Fail
4
Fail %
50%
Pass/Fail Only
 
Nuclear
Tested
3
Pass
2
Pass %
66.67%
Fail
1
Fail %
33.33%
Pass/Fail Only
Petroleum
Tested
4
Pass
2
Pass %
50%
Fail
2
Fail %
50%
Pass/Fail Only
Traffic
Tested
93
Pass
51
Pass %
54.84%
Fail
42
Fail %
45.16%
Cutscore
73
Possible
120
 
National Structural
Tested
270
Pass
89
Pass %
32.96%
Fail
181
Fail %
67.04%
Pass/Fail Only
State-Specific SE
Tested
310
Pass
107
Pass %
34.52%
Fail
203
Fail %
65.48%
Cutscore
171
Possible
400

Effective with the October 2005 examinations, 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 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 2007
California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists