Which Calculator Should I use for the FE Electrical and Computer Exam?

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A lot of questions on the FE Electrical and Computer Exam will require you to use a calculator. Therefore, it is essential that you master the calculator you use to save as much time as possible during the exam.  Additionally, a lot of calculations, such as vectors, matrices, standard deviations, permutations, and integrals can be solved using a calculator, so it is important that you pick the right one.

The following calculators are allowed by NCEES® for the FE Exam:

Casio: All fx-115 and fx-991 Models (must have “fx-115” and “fx-991” in its model name)

Hewlett Packard: Only HP 33s and HP 35s models.

Texas Instruments: All TI-30X and TI-36X models

Although many types of calculators can be used, the popular choice among our candidates is the TI-36X Pro, and it can do all the calculations mentioned earlier. You can click this link to order a TI-36X Pro right now. A guide for how to use the TI-36X Pro can be found here.


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