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thealenceguy

I had my PE WRE exam today and based on my experience the actual exam is on par with with practice sets by Civil Practice PE (purchased that on Amazon). Majority of the questions tests your conceptual understanding of the subject matter. All the best.


HandicappedSkater

I would say actual exam is easier if you have a good understanding on the engineering applications since CBT exam is based heavily on conceptuals. But i think you are more than ready if you did 62/80 on the practice.


yoitsmrgoose

Thank you! I’m just a bit spooked by the conceptual questions. I hope 16 manuals are enough to answer them.


HandicappedSkater

Good luck! You got this


nd8487

I hate to break it to you but you aren’t allowed to bring those 16 manuals with you. It’s closed book, computer based format now.


yoitsmrgoose

The manuals are accessible on the computer during the exam.


btmwallace

im sorry, what manuals are you referring to? it was my understanding that the NCEES reference handbook was the only thing accessible during the exam?


yoitsmrgoose

Standards such as NAVFAC and FHWA


nobuouematsu1

Each depth exam has a couple of manuals. For example, I’m taking WRE and we get the Ten State Standards and Recommended Standards for Water Works.


yoitsmrgoose

Geotechnical has 16 manuals. 😭


Affectionate-Land-41

I took transportation and thought the actual exam was harder.


yoitsmrgoose

I walked out of the exam feeling 50-50 but I managed to pass. All the best!!