If I were to re-take the exam I would say make sure you have 3 hr and 30 min for the second half of the exam. Larger sections went to less important topics general engineering, material science, chemistry, etc. For example, for the 10 Chemical Reaction Engineering diagnostic problems, 3 have nothing to do with reactions 1 separations, 1 material balance, 1 thermo. I used keep in mind that this does not cover ChE specific topics like Distallation and other topics. I reported the problems to the author through ppi2pass errata page, but received no answer. This subreddit is primarily for practicing Chemical Engineers to discuss topics related to their discipline and the practice of engineering. The book goes through all subjects and provides a good review.
Counterfeit books have missing material as well as incorrect and outdated content. Know how to do distillation type problems such as operating lines for a McCabe Thiele diagram. If you've taken controls, make sure you know control drawings and different types of controls e. I took the exam on Easter Friday or whatever it's called and got my results Wednesday around noon. This book seems like the most popular on Amazon and looks like it will prepare for the first part of the test. This particular edition is in a Paperback format. Hopefully future editions will fix some of the problems.
There are a bit of questions that just seemed like random knowledge that I had no idea how I could have prepared for them specially with the organic chemistry but I felt good about some of them. The first part is made up of 52 questions and the second part has 58 questions. I have had to sift through a lot of errors in the manual and there is also a lot of errors in the equations. You've spent years in undergrad getting ready for this, so anything that improves your chances at passing is a good deal. Check out the sub and let me know if you have any questions, I plan on trying to help add new resources as much as I can.
Surprisingly, it's not that hard. I think taking it a year ago would have been easier because I haven't done reactors in over a year, transport 1 and 2 in 2 years, and controls in a year. Review the given handbook for the exam. The exam really comes down to time management. If I were to give a piece of advice I would say finish the first half of the exam as soon as you can then review the questions you may have flagged and skipped quick so you can have more time to finish the second half of the exam quick. I went through it took a few months and did fairly well on the exam.
. Limit the use of engineering jokes. This is a very good manual , but beware - there are a lot of errors in the problems and solutions to those problems. There are a lot of chapters in there you don't need to go over. Taking it now should be a lot easier.
In addition, the review manual is a lot more difficult than the exam, if you find yourself struggling with some of the questions, don't sweat it, It just makes for good practice and refresher. There is not one calculus problem. The book that I studied from was the one you bought. There are some cases where they will give you more information than you need, making the problem seem more complicated than it is. With the manual, you have 800 pages of solid, high value review materials to get you ready for the test.
In the meantime I would verify with any seller that the number hasn't been used. Many problems can be solved by just using the reference handbook and also, problems shouldn't take more than 2 minutes, 4 at most, so if you find yourself doing a shell balance or something crazy, you're doing it wrong. If you want me to go more in depth let me know, or if I failed to answer your question. It's not meant to trick you, I think it's there to see if you have the fundamentals from school. Sorry I couldn't help more on that. The Diagnostic Exams don't always have an accurate distribution of problems.
I would definitely look over the engineering economics section in that book because I felt that I wasn't taught that stuff well. While my Chemical section is still growing I have provided a link below to some Youtube video that I had found useful. It is not primarily for coursework or job hunting. The first half is cake and kind of a fun challenge. All of the study materials I linked, I give credit to who posted those in another post. In all honesty, there are certain subjects I would just skip over topics 1,3,4, 5, 16 and maybe even 15 all together.