What is the pass rate for the FE Electrical and Computer Exam?

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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Section

QuestionsPerceived 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 Engineering4-6

As of January 2021, the passing rate for the FE Electrical and Computer Exam was 72%. This, however, is a percentile scoring system and does not mean that all passing candidates got over 72% of the questions correct. Instead, it means that 72% 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.

 

Helpful references for FE Electrical and Computer Exam Preparation

FE Exam Preparation Course

FE exam Overview

FE Electrical and Computer Exam Specification

NCEES FE Reference Handbook

List of Approved Calculators

Helpful references for PE Power Exam Preparation

PE Power Exam Preparation Course

PE Power Exam Overview

PE Power Exam Specification

Pass Rates

National Society of Professional Engineers

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