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tips for new reinforced concrete plans exams?
December 3, 2019
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I just passed the reinforced concrete plans. Read the questions very carefully. I realized what questions I got wrong, because I was trying to go through the test too fast. I found re-reading the question as I moved between drawings really helped. Pay attention to whether they are talking about the beams or girders. found only one question I had to go to a different question to get the drawing I needed. I hope this can help. 

October 24, 2019
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Does anyone know how many you can miss and still pass? I am taking this for the third time later today.

 

Thanks!!

October 21, 2019
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I've taken two different study courses to help me pass the plans test and it's been my experience so far with both courses that I'm learning how to read plans very effectively but passing the test isn't something I'm learning to do.  I've failed the test three times now with my best score being 71, needing 75 to pass.  The test, in my opinion, is not like anything I'm learning about reading plans and the way the test is given presents it's own unique difficulties.  I've asked around as is my friend who's been doing special inspections in CA for over 10 years to speak to anyone who's passed the test since December of 2017 when it went digital and haven't had any luck yet.  I need some help because I feel there is nothing out there to help us navigate this aspect of the test.  

 

Mike Scales

October 20, 2019
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  1. I took the 47p test on Friday  and failed miserably , it wasn't  the lack of ability to read blueprints it was the inability to navigate the poorly designed system and  read those antiquated plans __are you kidding me,   The next test, I'll have to burn up some of my valuable time and write down the psi value for each item along with the clearest  dimension from the general notes  snd anything else I can think of as a strategy. I would really love for them to have the plans instead or an updated  2019 computer system

 

 

I guess someone is passing what choice do I have but to spend another $139.

September 30, 2019
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I just took it the second time. It is a complete scam!! You are given the test on a 15" monitor. Of that 15" monitor, a window 1/4 the size of the screen pops up with the exhibits. Locating info via given grid lines is near impossible, time-consuming, and frustrates the hell out of you. 

 

There are typos, missing exhibits, freezing test software, absent proctors. I think Pearson VUE is just plain crap. I would like to testANY else if that is possible. Does anyone know of an alternative to this horrible testing method?

September 19, 2019
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Can anyone of you who attended the reinforced concrete plans exams share your experience on it?

September 18, 2019
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If anyone of you attended the reinforced concrete plans exams please share your experience regarding it?

August 16, 2019
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  • My experience is just like everyone else's. The plans are spread out between questions and the bad technology eats up your time. I've appealed to the ICC concerning this test to no avail. All I see are countless people with similar accounts being gipped out of their fee and any potential income increase for whatever amount of time. Maybe a class action law suit would correct the issue. This just isn't a fair deal.
July 30, 2019
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If you're having issues with the exam or questionable questions on the exam, you should be directing your questions to Michelle Porter

July 11, 2019
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Without knowing the question its plainly impossible to answer. Sorry 

June 28, 2019
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I have recently taken the plans and don’t understand how I got none of the concrete placement questions right. I have failed by 1 question 3 times do to this. I’ve never had an issue with reading plans and have been doing this for over 10yrs. If someone has any ideas as to what I might be doing wrong, please let me know. No one at my company has taken this and ICC refuses to check the test for errors. I’ve also had 3 questions that I had to go to other questions to get the drawings required to answer them. I was asked about column lines and given no drawings to reference the column lines to start with. 

December 10, 2018
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I just took the plans module a couple weeks ago. It was rough. I failed it. The graphics are crappy at best, you have to use the scroll bars to move around, and you have to x out to adjust the zoom to be able to see what your looking at. It's a strange way to do things. All that stuff eats up so much time. Im taking the plans module again this Saturday 12/15/18. I keep trying to find a way to prepair for this test but there doesn't seem to be a way to self study. I'm already an inspector and quite proficient at reading plans but these digital ones got me. I was able to pass the code section with ease and aced the ACI tests. At least this time I know what to expect for the plans. 

April 19, 2018
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  This has to be the worst joke ever played on someone trying to pass this.  This test is garbage! If I am spending $139 on a PLANS test then give me PLANS!

April 7, 2018
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Use the notepad and pen they give you. 4 questions to ask about a specific location or have lots of specifics, write down the location and key points of the question on the notepad. That way you will not have to go back and forth between the plans and the question. 

Also, spend a lot of time on the tutorial at the beginning of the test. It will not prepare you for how hard it is to follow grid lines, but it will give you a chance to try out the zoom and learn how to move the pages around. 

Best way to discribe the digital plans would be to imagine trying to look at a set of plans on Windows 3.1...... You cannot use the scroll wheel on the mouse. You must click the up down left or right arrows to move the page. To zoom you must click on a toolbar and change the percentage of zoom. Be warned that changing the zoom while you were reviewing a plan returned you back to the question screen after you change the zoom. 

March 29, 2018
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  if some of you have done recently reinforced concrete plans exam with pearson vue please share the way you did it. it is not a matter of knowing or not how to read plans. it is about how to handle that software.

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