What Is the Pass Rate for the FE Electrical and Computer Exam?

As of June 2022, the passing rate for the FE Electrical and Computer Exam is 66%. However, this is a percentile scoring system and does not mean that all passing candidates got over 66% of the questions correct. Instead, it means that 66% of the people that took the exam on that date passed. As a guideline to aid your preparation, you should roughly aim to get at least 65-70 questions out of the 110 correct to be in a safe position for passing.

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SectionQuestionsPerceived Difficulty
Mathematics11-17Easy
Probability and Statistics4-6Medium
Ethics4-6Easy
Engineering Economics5-8Easy
Properties of Electrical Materials4-6Easy
Circuit Analysis11-17Medium
Linear Systems5-8Easy
Signal Processing5- 8Medium
Electronics7-11Hard
Power Systems8-12Medium
Electromagnetics4-6Easy
Control Systems6-9Medium
Communications5-8Medium
Computer Networks4-6Medium
Digital Systems8-12Hard
Computer Systems5-8Medium
Software Engineering4-6Hard

The FE Electrical and Computer exam comprises 17 sections. Anywhere from 4-17 questions are asked from each section, adding up to a total of 110 questions for the entire exam. In this blog, we’ve compiled a table containing each section, its expected range of questions, and its perceived difficulty. Remember, the difficulty for each section will vary for every student.

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Wasim Asghar – P.E, P.ENG, M.ENG

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.