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Exam preparation materials

Why not study with NCEES? You’ll have the advantage of using exam preparation materials developed by the same people who create the exam.

Practice Exams

NCEES practice exams help you determine what you know—and what you don’t know—before taking the exam. NCEES practice exams

  • Contain questions from past exams
  • Simulate the format, style, and level of difficulty
  • Provide solutions or feedback on performance in each topic area

Supplied-Reference Handbooks

Reviewing the appropriate supplied-reference handbook before exam day helps you become familiar with the charts formulas, tables, and other reference information provided.

Use the button below to explore NCEES exam prep materials by exam type and discipline. Free PDF downloads and exam prep purchases are made via your MyNCEES account.

The FE, FS, and PS exam are computer-based tests.

The PE Chemical exam is transitioning to a computer-based test in January 2018.

To better understand computer-based testing at Pearson VUE test centers, take the free Pearson VUE computer-based testing demo.

Pearson VUE computer-based testing demo

Starting July 1, 2017, the computer-based FE and FS exams introduce a new testing component: alternative item types (AITs). Alternative item types are incorporated into the FE, FS, and PS practice exams.

AITs are questions other than traditional multiple-choice questions. All computer-based exams will incorporate commonly used alternative item types that include but are not limited to the following:

  • Multiple correct options—allows multiple choices to be correct
  • Point and click—requires examinees to click on part of a graphic to answer
  • Drag and drop—requires examinees to click on and drag items to match, sort, rank, or label
  • Fill in the blank—provides a space for examinees to enter a response to the question

Return policy

Online practice exams may not be returned or exchanged and are only valid up to one year from the date of purchase.

Printed practice exams may be returned to NCEES in unused condition within 30 days of the date you receive them. Please explain the reason for the return. Shipping charges will not be reimbursed. If you received an incorrect or damaged item, NCEES will refund the full price or send you a replacement for the item.