FE Electrical and Computer – Where can I find the FE Exam Formula Equation Sheet?

While taking the NCEES® FE Electrical and Computer exam, you will have access to the latest version (10.0.1) of the FE Reference Handbook, which is a 498-page PDF that will help you find the FE exam formula sheet equation. 

It is a comprehensive document containing numerous equations, constant values, and more useful information related to the FE Exams study for all disciplines. This handbook can be downloaded for free directly from the NCEES® website.

Since FE Reference Handbook is quite comprehensive, finding different formulas and equations can be quite time-consuming.

Important Sections Detailed Breakdown of FE Exam Formula Sheet

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To make it easier for you, I have created a detailed breakdown of all the important sections along with page numbers that are relevant to the FE Electrical and Computer exam.

Take a look at the breakdown below:

Mathematics – Pages 34 – 62

Probability & Statistics – Pages 63 – 84

Ethics & Professional Practice – Pages 4 – 33

Engineering Economics – Pages 230 – 237

Properties of Electrical Materials – Pages 104 – 105, 355 – 359, 382 – 383

Circuit Analysis – Pages 357 -361

Linear Systems – Pages 56, 361 – 362

Signal Processing – Pages 369 – 371, 370, 379 – 380, 376

Electronics – Pages 220 – 225, 381 – 388

Power Systems – Pages 363 – 368

Electromagnetics – Page 355 – 356, 59 – 60, 368 – 369

Control Systems – Pages 226 – 229, 373 – 374

Communications – Pages 52 – 55, 372 – 377

Computer Networks – Pages 392 – 407, 413 – 416

Digital Systems – Pages 389 – 392, 34

Computer Systems – Pages 408 – 410

Software Engineering – Pages 410 – 413

It is highly recommended that you thoroughly go through the reference document and learn the locations of all the important FE exam formulas and values in the sheet. During the exam, knowing exactly where to find a specific formula can save you a significant amount of time, and on the FE Exam, every minute counts. Practice navigating the document using PDF bookmarks and CTRL+F keyboard shortcuts.

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Let’s face it, exams are a high-pressure game and can be quite stressful even for the most prepared candidates. With 110 timed questions covering practically the entire undergraduate engineering curriculum, there are certainly going to be some questions that will surprise you. Although getting surprised is inevitable, one thing you can do to mitigate the stress is to familiarize yourself with the test-taking format so that it doesn’t feel novel and alien to you on test day.

Even though computer-based tests are becoming more and more common, the fact remains that most of us are still much more comfortable with the old school pencil and paper type tests, especially if that’s how you took the exams during your academic career.

We advise going through a few computer-simulated practice exams and study guides are great resources to help you prepare for the FE exam. Getting a feel for the real test will help you tackle the problems effectively on your exam day.

Remember, the time it takes to prepare for the FE exam varies depending on your capabilities. There can be many challenges when preparing for the FE exam. In case you’re on the fence about attempting the FE exam, we recommend checking out our separate article where we’ve covered FE exam preparation tips.


Licensed Professional Engineer in Texas (PE), Florida (PE) and Ontario (P. Eng) with consulting experience in design, commissioning and plant engineering for clients in Energy, Mining and Infrastructure.