NCEES PE Structural Engineering Practice Exam, Print
Published 2021 For Updated NCEES Codes
This official NCEES publication provides coverage of the Structural Engineering (SE) exam and offers the equivalent of an entire 16-hour Structural Engineering exam: 40 multiple-choice questions and solutions from the morning specifications of both the Vertical and Lateral Forces components (a total of 80 questions) 4 building and 3 bridge essay problems and solutions from the afternoon specifications of both the Vertical and Lateral Forces components (a total of 14 problems).
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