FE Civil Engineering Exam Prep

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PracticeQuiz presents 100 free review questions and explanations for FE Civil Engineering exams given by NCEES.

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PracticeQuiz presents 100 free review questions and explanations for FE Civil Engineering exams given by NCEES. This is a supplemental tool and we highly recommend you focus your studying on the NCEES materials as well as the Lindeburg FE Civil Review Manual as primary study tools. Make sure you check for the latest version.

The FE Civil Engineering Exam is an open-book test and contains 180 multiple-choice questions, 120 in the morning section and 60 in the afternoon depty exam. The test-taker has four hours to complete each half of the exam.

The following civil engineering topics are covered on the FE Civil Engineering exam:

  • Mathematics
  • Engineering Probability and Statistics
  • Chemistry
  • Computers
  • Ethics and Business Practices
  • Engineering Mechanics (Statics and Dynamics)
  • Material Properties
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Thermodynamics
  • Surveying
  • Hydraulics and Hydrologic Systems
  • Soil Mechanics and Foundations
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Transportation
  • Structural Analysis
  • Structural Design
  • Construction Management
  • Materials

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There are 110 questions on the FE Civil Engineering exam, divided across eighteen categories: Mathematics and Statistics (8 to 12 questions), Ethics and Professional Practice (4 to 6 questions), Engineering Economics (5 to 8 questions), Statics (8 to 12 questions), Dynamics (4 to 6 questions), Mechanics of Materials (7 to 11 questions), Materials (5 to 8 questions), Fluid Mechanics (6 to 9 questions), Surveying (6 to 9 questions), Water Resources and Environmental Engineering (10 to 15 questions), Structural Engineering (10 to 15 questions), Geotechnical Engineering (10 to 15 questions), Transportation Engineering (9 to 14 questions), and Construction (8 to 12 questions).

The FE Civil Engineering exam is 6 hours long.

The FE Civil Engineering exam is pass/fail.

Passing the FE Civil Engineering exam grants the test taker an Engineer in Training certification.

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