October 2008 Professional Engineer Examination Statistics

Land Surveying Exam

National PLS Exam
Tested
77
Pass
31
Pass %
40.26%
Fail
46
Fail %
59.74%
Pass/Fail Only
Civil Engineering Exams

Principles & Practice
Tested
2151
Pass
755
Pass %
35.10%
Fail
1396
Fail %
64.90%
Pass/Fail Only
Seismic Principles
Tested
2429
Pass
888
Pass %
36.56%
Fail
1541
Fail %
63.44%
Cutscore
151
Possible
285
Engr. Surveying
Tested
2555
Pass
833
Pass %
32.60%
Fail
1722
Fail %
67.40%
Cutscore
183
Possible
294

 

Other Engineering Disciplines

Agricultural
Tested
4
Pass
1
Pass %
25%
Fail
3
Fail %
75%
Pass/Fail Only
Chemical
Tested
37
Pass
19
Pass %
51.35%
Fail
18
Fail %
48.65%
Pass/Fail Only
Control Systems
Tested
14
Pass
8
Pass %
57.14%
Fail
6
Fail %
42.86%
Pass/Fail Only
 

Electrical
Tested
264
Pass
113
Pass %
42.80%
Fail
151
Fail %
57.20%
Pass/Fail Only
Fire Protection
Tested
47
Pass
17
Pass %
36.17%
Fail
30
Fail %
63.83%
Pass/Fail Only
Geotechnical
Tested
92
Pass
38
Pass %
41.30%
Fail
54
Fail %
58.70%
Cutscore
433
Possible
900
 

Industrial
Tested
7
Pass
4
Pass %
57.14%
Fail
3
Fail %
42.86%
Pass/Fail Only
Mechanical
Tested
294
Pass
159
Pass %
54.08%
Fail
135
Fail %
45.92%
Pass/Fail Only
Metallurgical
Tested
9
Pass
5
Pass %
55.56%
Fail
4
Fail %
44.44%
Pass/Fail Only
 

Nuclear
Tested
5
Pass
0
Pass %
0%
Fail
5
Fail %
100%
Pass/Fail Only
Petroleum
Tested
5
Pass
0
Pass %
0%
Fail
5
Fail %
100%
Pass/Fail Only
Traffic
Tested
121
Pass
49
Pass %
40.50%
Fail
72
Fail %
59.50%
Cutscore
78
Possible
120
 

National Structural
Tested
217
Pass
111
Pass %
51.15%
Fail
106
Fail %
48.85%
Pass/Fail Only
State-Specific SE
Tested
311
Pass
111
Pass %
35.69%
Fail
200
Fail %
64.31%
Cutscore
170
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 2009
California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists