October 2009 PE and LS Examination Statistics

Land Surveying Exam

National PLS
Tested
79
Passed
37
Pass %
46.84%
Failed
42
Fail %
53.16%
Pass/Fail Only

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Civil Engineering Exams

Principles & Practices
Tested
2204
Passed
842
Pass %
38.20%
Failed
1362
Fail %
61.80%
Pass/Fail Only
Seismic Principles
Tested
2433
Passed
953
Pass %
39.17%
Failed
1480
Fail %
60.83%
Pass/Fail Only
Engineering Surveying
Tested
2418
Passed
893
Pass %
36.93%
Failed
1525
Fail %
63.07%
Pass/Fail Only

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Engineering Disciplines

Agricultural
Tested
2
Passed
0
Pass %
0%
Failed
2
Fail %
100%
Pass/Fail Only
Chemical
Tested
44
Passed
23
Pass %
52.27%
Failed
21
Fail %
47.73%
Pass/Fail Only
Control System
Tested
15
Passed
9
Pass %
60%
Failed
6
Fail %
40%
Pass/Fail Only

 

 

 

 

 

 

Electrical
Tested
308
Passed
112
Pass %
36.36%
Failed
196
Fail %
63.64%
Pass/Fail Only
Fire Protection
Tested
34
Passed
16
Pass %
47.06%
Failed
18
Fail %
52.94%
Pass/Fail Only
Geotechnical
Tested
84
Passed
52
Pass %
61.90%
Failed
32
Fail %
38.10%
Pass/Fail Only

 

 

 

 

 

 

Industrial
Tested
3
Passed
2
Pass %
66.67%
Failed
1
Fail %
33.33%
Pass/Fail Only
Mechanical
Tested
305
Passed
188
Pass %
61.64%
Failed
117
Fail %
38.36%
Pass/Fail Only
Metallurgical
Tested
12
Passed
6
Pass %
50%
Failed
6
Fail %
50%
Pass/Fail Only

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nuclear
Tested
1
Passed
1
Pass %
100%
Failed
0
Fail %
0%
Pass/Fail Only
Petroleum
Tested
6
Passed
3
Pass %
50%
Failed
3
Fail %
50%
Pass/Fail Only
Traffic
Tested
109
Passed
33
Pass %
30.28%
Failed
76
Fail %
69.72%
Pass/Fail Only

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Structural
Tested
218
Passed
107
Pass %
49.08%
Failed
111
Fail %
50.92%
Pass/Fail Only
State-Specific Structural
Tested
351
Passed
177
Pass %
50.43%
Failed
174
Fail %
49.57%
Cutscore
195
Possible
400

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 2009 examinations, the results for the California Civil [Seismic Principles and Engineering Surveying], the Geotechnical, and Traffic Engineer examinations will be reported as "pass" or "fail." No scores will be reported. Candidates who fail the Seismic Principles, Engineering Surveying, or Geotechnical examinations will be provided with a diagnostic report to indicate performance in those sections attempted.

Posted January 2010