Which Books are a Must Have for the NCEES PE Civil Exam?

As you are reading this writing, I assume you already completed your Fundamentals of Engineering(FE) exam and from now on you have decided to prepare yourself for the NCEES PE Exam. If you are from Civil Engineering background than this article is dedicated to only you.

Today I am going to discuss two books that you shall have if you wish to pass the Professional Engineering(PE) exam on the first attempt. As appearing for the second or third time in the NCEES PE Exam is not only related to labor and time only but also huge exam fees too, no one in these days wants to appear for the second time.

Most Useful Books for the NCEES PE Civil Examination

1. PE Civil Reference Manual by Michael R. Lindeburg, PE, 16th Edition

This book is the updated version of Civil Engineering Reference Manual for the PE Exam(CERM) and is said to be the bible of NCEES PE Civil Exam. The contents of this book are clear, have proper citations, indexing and everything you want. The book is unique in its contents and is very much popular among those who are taking preparation to face the PE Civil Exam.

The main cause of this popularity is –

  • This is the book which guarantees you to pass the PE Civil Exam if you follow properly.
  • A great index would help you to find any topic and relevant theories within no time.
  • Contains over 100 appendices where necessary data are included.
  • Have around 500 sample problems and solutions.
  • Have almost every data you may require during NCEES PE Exam.
  • Well arranged, easy to understand the text and have a glossary of common civil engineering terms.

2. PE Civil Practice Problems-16th edition by Michael R. Lindeburg, PE

It is a wise saying that Practice Makes a  Man Perfect and for the PE exam preparation this wise saying is true too. If you want to crack NCEES PE Exam you must have to work out problems that are really similar to the real PE exam. This practice will help you reshape your preparation and concepts you have. A good solution to the problems you will face will make you more competent and that’s the reason of putting PE Civil Practice Exams is on the most required books list to pass the PE exam in the first try.

PE Civil Practice Problems (16th edition) by Michael R. Lindeburg, PE is suggested because –

  • Contains over 900 short, six-minute questions and solutions.
  • The book is written keeping in mind that you are reading PE Civil Reference Manual by the same author and as a result, a combination of these two books helps more.
  • Uses latest codes and standards in the problems and solutions that will make you familiar with the real exam codes and standards.
  • Problems are well formatted and solutions are easy to follow and understand.
  • The entire book follows US customary and SI units both.
  • References are adequate and clear.

Do you know, each time around 30-40{a70958bd033c524e1db83b3cecb2b85e46d98e198e4feb5c476b4df3db2f68bc} of the total PE Examinee fails to pass? Let me mention that, this happens not because they are incompetence. It happens because they do not know the exact way out to crack the NCEES examination.

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