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

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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.

 

Section

Questions

Perceived Difficulty

Mathematics

11-17

Easy

Probability and Statistics

4-6

Medium

Ethics

4-6

Easy

Engineering Economics

5-8

Easy

Properties of Electrical Materials

4-6

Easy

Circuit Analysis

11-17

Medium

Linear Systems

5-8

Easy

Signal Processing

5- 8

Medium

Electronics

7-11

Hard

Power Systems

8-12

Medium

Electromagnetics

4-6

Easy

Control Systems

6-9

Medium

Communications

5-8

Medium

Computer Networks

4-6

Medium

Digital Systems

8-12

Hard

Computer Systems

5-8

Medium

Software Engineering

4-6

Medium

 

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 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 Overview

PE Power Exam Specification

Pass Rates

National Society of Professional Engineers

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