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Do they allow you to take the test as often as you like?  Statistically, one
could pass the test within four or five iterations.  So the only reason to
study for the exam is if timeliness is an issue.

John P. Riley, PE, SE
Riley Engineering
20 Oakwood Drive, Blue Grass, Iowa 52726
Tel & Fax:  319-381-3949


> Scott Maxwell wrote:
> . > There is a slight problem with that approach to taking the PE exam in
> . > day and age...the entire PE exam is now multiple guess (assuming the
> . > in question uses the NCEES exam, which I believe is now true in all
> . > states).  Thus, there is no opportunity to use plain English to
> . > your thought process on the problems.  You pick the letter and either
> . > it right or partial credit.  :-)
> The solution to this is to program your hand-held to generate (pseudo-)
> random numbers and use this to answer the questions.  This is truly the
> "multiple guess" technique, removes bias, you need to know nothing, and
> a 1:4 (or 1:5) chance of getting the correct answer.  The odds are much
> better than the lottery!
> A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
> Tucson, Arizona

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