October 2011 PE and LS Examination Statistics

Land Surveying Exam

National PLS
Tested
48
Passed
21
Pass %
44%
Failed
27
Fail %
56%
Pass/Fail Only

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Civil Engineering Exams

Principles & Practices
Tested
1976
Passed
688
Pass %
35%
Failed
1288
Fail %
65%
Pass/Fail Only
Seismic Principles
Tested
2059
Passed
727
Pass %
35%
Failed
1332
Fail %
65%
Pass/Fail Only
Engineering Surveying
Tested
2110
Passed
783
Pass %
37%
Failed
1327
Fail %
63%
Pass/Fail Only

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Engineering Disciplines

Agricultural
Tested
2
Passed
0
Pass %
0%
Failed
2
Fail %
100%
Pass/Fail Only
Chemical
Tested
38
Passed
18
Pass %
47%
Failed
20
Fail %
53%
Pass/Fail Only
Control System
Tested
21
Passed
15
Pass %
71%
Failed
6
Fail %
29%
Pass/Fail Only

 

 

 

 

 

 

Electrical
Tested
384
Passed
117
Pass %
31%
Failed
267
Fail %
69%
Pass/Fail Only
Fire Protection
Tested
34
Passed
21
Pass %
62%
Failed
13
Fail %
38%
Pass/Fail Only
Geotechnical
Tested
90
Passed
38
Pass %
42%
Failed
52
Fail %
58%
Pass/Fail Only

 

 

 

 

 

 

Industrial
Tested
4
Passed
2
Pass %
50%
Failed
2
Fail %
50%
Pass/Fail Only
Mechanical
Tested
341
Passed
192
Pass %
56%
Failed
149
Fail %
44%
Pass/Fail Only
Metallurgical
Tested
5
Passed
2
Pass %
40%
Failed
3
Fail %
60%
Pass/Fail Only

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nuclear
Tested
3
Passed
3
Pass %
100%
Failed
0
Fail %
0%
Pass/Fail Only
Petroleum
Tested
6
Passed
4
Pass %
67%
Failed
2
Fail %
33%
Pass/Fail Only
Traffic
Tested
95
Passed
18
Pass %
19%
Failed
77
Fail %
81%
Pass/Fail Only

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Structural
Tested
197
Passed
58
Pass %
29%
Failed
139
Fail %
71%
Pass/Fail Only
State-Specific Structural
Tested
132
Passed
36
Pass %
27%
Failed
96
Fail %
73%
Cutscore
192
Possible
374

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 11, 2012