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.
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.
The Ultimate Civil PE Breadth Exam Volume 1
2/28/18 – Updated #19. The correct equation for deflection for a fixed-fixed beam is WL^4/384EI. The solution was updated.
10/6/20 – Problem #33. We meant to make the choices abcd from left to right, then go down left to right. The correct answer is B. “A” is for a soft and weak material, “B” is for a strong and tough material, “C” is for a weak and brittle material, “D” is for a strong but brittle material. (Answer B)
10/19/20 – Problem #3. Number of links should be added +1, revise solution and multiple choice D.
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.
The Ultimate Geotechnical Depth Exam
1/11/18 – Problem #28. The solution indicates D but it should be A. 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.
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.
10/11/20 – Problem #27. Incorrect solution because it should use allowable shear stress, not allowable bearing stress
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.
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.
8/17/19 – Problem #5. Final answer should be rounded down, not rounded up. Change final answer to A
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.
2/15/20 – Problem #28. revise CL factor, add Cfu and Ci factors, revise solution and multiple choice
2/15/20 – Problem #35. revise CL factor, add Cfu and Ci factors, revise solution and multiple choice
10/7/20 – Problem # 23. The problem statement said 5×3/4″ bolts while the sketch showing only 4. Also, I have a doubt on the calculation of net length in pattern N0. 2 I believe it should be 10.52″. >> seems the problem statement has a typo, “Calculate the net area due to 5 x ¾” bolt… ” which should be “Calculate the net area due to 4 x ¾” bolt… ” The calculation of pattern 2 length is 9.75″. Where did 10.52″ come from?
10/7/20 – Problem # 24. The corbel width was not given. >> OK, added “The width of corbel is 12 in.” in the problem statement
Bonus Theory Questions
9/23/19 – Problem #13. Misunderstand between free haul distance and free haul. Revised multiple choice.
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