Exam scoring process
NCEES administers some exams via computer-based testing (CBT) and others via pencil-and-paper testing. No exams are offered in both formats. The scoring process varies based on the testing experience. For more information, download the NCEES Examinee Guide and read about computer-based testing.
All FE exam disciplines are administered via CBT. Some PE exam disciplines are administered via CBT and others are administered in pencil-and-paper format. All SE exams are administered in pencil-and-paper format. Learn more about computer-based testing.
|Exam discipline||Exam format|
|PE Agricultural and Biological||Pencil-and-paper|
|PE Control Systems||Pencil-and-paper|
|PE Electrical and Computer||Pencil-and-paper|
|PE Fire Protection||Pencil-and-paper|
|PE Industrial and Systems||Pencil-and-paper|
|PE Metallurgical and Materials||Pencil-and-paper|
|PE Mining and Mineral Processing||Pencil-and-paper|
|PE Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering||Pencil-and-paper|
How the exams are scored
To learn about the scoring process for NCEES exams, select a testing format.