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Fundamentals of Engineering Exam

This guide is made to help engineering students prepare for their FE and PE exams

Use the search functions in the equation book

  • You should have a subject index on the left side of the screen. It's a searchable PDF.

If your calculator quits, don't give up!

  • Use the onscreen calculator.

Be aware of the time

  • Skip difficult or confusing problems and come back to them.
  • Don't spend too much time on a stumper or an unfamiliar concept. If you have time left over, you can spend more time in the equation book trying to figure it out.

Try to relax, breathe, and stay calm

  • You don't have to get every problem correct and you can review them later. Remember that you have solved much harder problems than these over the last four years!

Exam Day Experience

  • NCEES YouTube Channel
    • Pearson VUE exam-day experience (4:36 min)
    • How to search the onscreen NCEES reference handbook (0:32 min)
    • Pearson VUE reusable booklet (0:28 min)
    • How to flag items for review (0:31 min)
    • Onscreen calculator for computer-based exams (0:25 min)
    • Computer-based testing hotkeys (0:30 min)
    • Managing your time on exam day (0:50 min)
    • Alternative Item Types (1:23 min)
    • How to use the onscreen line tool (0:34 min)
  • Interactive Demo of Computer Based Testing (CBT)
    • Walks you through the test interface (10-30 minutes)