October 2007 Professional Engineer Examination Statistics

Land Surveying Exam

National PLS Exam
Tested
82
Pass
43
Pass %
52.44%
Fail
39
Fail %
47.56%
Pass/Fail Only
Civil Engineering Exams

Principles & Practice
Tested
2015
Pass
810
Pass %
40.20%
Fail
1205
Fail %
59.80%
Pass/Fail Only
Seismic Principles
Tested
2357
Pass
940
Pass %
39.88%
Fail
1417
Fail %
60.12%
Cutscore
177
Possible
292
Engr. Surveying
Tested
2480
Pass
974
Pass %
39.27%
Fail
1506
Fail %
60.73%
Cutscore
193
Possible
300
Other Engineering Disciplines

Agricultural
Tested
0
Pass
0
Pass %
0%
Fail
0
Fail %
0%
Pass/Fail Only
Chemical
Tested
28
Pass
11
Pass %
39.29%
Fail
17
Fail %
60.71%
Pass/Fail Only
Control Systems
Tested
12
Pass
7
Pass %
58.33%
Fail
5
Fail %
41.67%
Pass/Fail Only
 

Electrical
Tested
268
Pass
122
Pass %
45.52%
Fail
146
Fail %
54.48%
Pass/Fail Only
Fire Protection
Tested
41
Pass
19
Pass %
46.34%
Fail
22
Fail %
53.66%
Pass/Fail Only
Geotechnical
Tested
92
Pass
39
Pass %
42.39%
Fail
53
Fail %
57.61%
Cutscore
453
Possible
900
 

Industrial
Tested
4
Pass
2
Pass %
50%
Fail
2
Fail %
50%
Pass/Fail Only
Mechanical
Tested
234
Pass
114
Pass %
48.72%
Fail
120
Fail %
51.28%
Pass/Fail Only
Metallurgical
Tested
5
Pass
1
Pass %
20%
Fail
4
Fail %
80%
Pass/Fail Only
 

Nuclear
Tested
Pending
Pass
 
Pass %
 
Fail
 
Fail %
 
Pass/Fail Only
Petroleum
Tested
5
Pass
0
Pass %
0%
Fail
5
Fail %
100%
Pass/Fail Only
Traffic
Tested
102
Pass
60
Pass %
58.82%
Fail
42
Fail %
41.18%
Cutscore
67
Possible
117
 

National Structural
Tested
176
Pass
67
Pass %
38.07%
Fail
109
Fail %
61.93%
Pass/Fail Only
State-Specific SE
Tested
279
Pass
83
Pass %
29.75%
Fail
196
Fail %
70.25%
Cutscore
184
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 2008
California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists