Sometimes we catch mistakes on the exams that we've created. If you purchased a digital download of any exam, you will be notified of any changes to it through email. Whenever a digital exam gets updated, an email of the change is sent out immediately. Then, you'll be able download it again...it's free if you purchased the digital copy.
For those that purchased a physical copy, track the changes listed below and update your exams accordingly. I update these exams as soon as I make the appropriate corrections, but because it's a physicaly copy, I have no way of informing you of the change unless you frequent this page.
Yes, even engineers can make mistakes, but hopefully, they can get ironed out. Thanks to everyone that has kept me on my toes with getting these updated. If you see an error somewhere, please let me know about it at [email protected]!
The Ultimate Civil FE Exam Volume 1
1/1/18 - Problem #37 The problem statement asks for the horizontal reaction at B, but the solution solves for horizontal reaction at A. Revised the solution.
1/8/18 - Problem #78 In the solution the max spacing is 17.5/2 = 8.75 not 8.25 as was listed.
1/11/18 - Problem #49 Problem statement asks for strain, but solutions shows elongation, revised solution and multiple choice.
1/11/18 - Problem #75 The bending moment diagram showed positive moment below the line and a negative moment above the line (international style of diagrams). This was fixed to show positive above and negative below.
12/1/18 - Problem #37 The problem statement and figure didn't match. The problem statement was revised.
1/4/19 - Problem #68 The specific roughness in the problem statement and the solution didn't match. Used specific roughness of 0.23 and revised the problem statement.
11/18/20 - Problem #94 There's an incorrect calculation. The final answer should be 283.8 ft. Revised the solution.
11/18/20 - Problem #89 There's a typo in writing L value as 256 in the final equation. It should be 246.
11/18/20 - Problem #76 The second equation in the solution used ts=12 cm, which should be tx= 10 cm
11/18/20 - Problem #104 Typo in the problem statement. 32.56 is incorrect. It should be 20.56.
11/20/20 - Problem #98 Revised the last statement in the solution: From the above table, we can conclude that the EST of activity F starts at Day 8 right after EFT of activity D ends at Day 8. Answer A.
12/29/21 - Problem #37 Solution updated: the maximum allowable shear stress should occur at the outer edge of the hollow, so the outer radius should be used. final answer doesn't change.
3/27/22 -Problem #69 updated with new practice problem. Replace T-beam question with nominal moment calculation.
03/05/2023 - Problem #31 updated solution to match correct answer of A-7-6 soil.
03/07/2023 -Problem #36 removed the units in the multiple choice. Strain has no units.
The Ultimate Civil FE Exam Volume 2
1/27/20 - Problem #5 Revise the problem statement -4x^2+x+9=6-4x into -4x^2-3x+9=6-4x. Revised the solution and the multiple choice selection.
1/27/20 - Problem #17 Option C should be 6 and not 12.
1/27/20 - Problem #60 Option A should be 65 and not 165.
1/27/20 - Problem #108 This was a duplicate practice problem with #90. This was revised as a new problem.
1/29/20 - Problem #67 Answer A should be listed as Answer D in the solution. This was revised.
5/19/21 - Problem #66 Solution #66 updated: Kd=0.85
8/23/2021 - Problem #39 solution #39 updated: y'=0.625-(0.5/2) ; the minus sign was missing.
6/4/2022 - Problem #82 solution, the formula needs to add 10 into y3 and y4 values, but the final answer is already correct. This has been fixed.
The Ultimate Civil PE Breadth Exam Volume 1
10/23/18 - Problem #12. Update choice C :"For slopes more than 53 degrees, slope circle failures occur." and choice C is the answer.
2/28/18 - Updated #19. The correct equation for deflection for a fixed-fixed beam is WL^4/384EI. The solution was updated.
2/9/21 - Problem #33 in the solution, option D should be "strong and hard material", correct answer is D
3/4/23 - Problem #9: updated the solution of qult. Bf should be 3ft, not 2ft.
The Ultimate Civil PE Breadth Exam Volume 2
9/18/19 - Problem #13. Added "if the weight of soil above footing is ignored" in the problem statement.
3/4/23 - Problem #13: updated the solution of qult. Bf should be 5ft, not 3ft.
The Ultimate Geotechnical Depth Exam
1/11/18 - Problem #28. The solution indicates A but it should be D. This was revised.
1/11/18 - Problem #36. The solution indicates C but it should be B. This was revised.
1/28/18 - Problem #34. There was a small error in the image of the problem. The void ratio was ec and it should be eo. This was revised.
2/12/18 - Problem #23. There is a typo for D60 in the problem statement - it should be D50. No other changes. The solution stays the same.
9/5/19 - Problem #27. Typo: solution of 1st resisting moment should be 11962.5 not 119625.
9/24/19 - Problem #3. Should be calculated from center-to-center of pile. Revised mutiple choice and solution.
9/25/2021 - Problem #28. Solution updated. In the last equation; T*cos(theta) should read T*cos(beta). Final answer is the same.
10/6/19 - Problem #26. Typo for 30*30*0, it should be 3*30*0. Error corrected.
The Ultimate Construction Depth Exam
5/12/18 - Problem #23. Updated the table for activity J to reflect it going from 6 to 7. Also updated the network diagram in the solution to reflect this.
The Ultimate Water Resources Depth Exam
2/17/18 - Problem #35. The coefficient in the equation should be 0.46, not 0.44. This makes an incorrect solution and multiple choice answer. This was revised.
10/16/2021 - Problem #8. Solution updated as there was a typo. D2 should be 1.5m not 0.15m. Answer did not change.
3/27/22 - Problem #29 updated the problem statement and solution.
The Ultimate Transportation Depth Exam
5/12/18 - Problem #38. Replaced this problem with a new problem that asks to solve for VFA.
8/17/19 - Problem #5. Answer should be rounded down, not up. Revised final answer to A.
12/17/2022 - Problem #28. Problem statement and solution updated: calculation per 100 million-vehicle-mile (HMVM).
2/12/23 - #17 Transportation Depth Exam - solution added explanation and calculation about 0.33L for shoulder taper.
The Ultimate Structural Depth Exam
9/15/18 - Problem #15. Updated the reference from ACI 318-11 to 318-14 in the problem. No other changes.
2/23/19 - Problem #22. The effective flange length was updated to use bw+(Ln/4) and the final solution changed. The ACI section that was mentioned was also updated from ACI 318-2011 Sec 8.12 to ACI 318-2014 6.3.2.
10/1/2021 - Problem #34. Solution updated as there was a typo. In the last equation the denominator should be 2*(0²+1.5²). The final answer did not change.
11/4/2022 - Problem #3. Problem statement, figure, multiple choice, solution updated: PL = 12 kips
Bonus Theory Questions
9/23/19 - Problem #13. Misunderstand between free haul distance and free haul. Revised multiple choice.
5/6/22 - Problem #1 - Answer was rounded to the incorrect solution. We updated it as answer B
5/6/22 - Problem 11,15,17,18, 19, and 20 - Included choices E through H, not A through D. Updated format to be A thru D.
5/6/22 - Problem #19 - Solution for problem 19 - should say 1.96 not 1.97 to match problem statement.
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