The Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) is conducting the 21st Engineering Practice Examinations (EPE) for its registered engineers, granting them the esteemed title of Professional Engineer.
According to the PEC Act, Professional Engineers enjoy significant advantages over registered engineers, including authority for technical sanction, design/process certification, and preference for higher-level positions leading to international opportunities.
Obtaining the title of Professional Engineer enhances employment prospects, improves job placements, and offers more attractive salary packages.
If you are a registered engineer with the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) and have a minimum of 5 years of working experience, you are eligible to apply for the Engineering Practice Examination (EPE).
The EPE will take place on July 16, 2023, simultaneously in various cities including Lahore, Islamabad, Karachi, Multan, Rahim Yar Khan, Hyderabad, Jamshoro, Sukkur, Swat, Khuzdar, Gilgit Baltistan, Muzaffarabad, Peshawar, and Quetta. The deadline for submitting the application form is June 07, 2023.
To evaluate the engineering competence, knowledge, and skills of an applicant engineer, the Committee will conduct an examination. This examination can be organized and administered with the assistance of local or foreign services, as required.
While the Engineering Practice Examination (EPE) is not mandatory for registered engineers, it forms a vital component of the assessment process for obtaining the professional engineer title.
Eligibility Criteria for the PEC Engineering Practice Exam 2023
- A minimum of 5 years of professional experience from the date of registration with PEC until the closing date of the announcement.
- Accumulation of 17 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points since July 10, 2010.
The candidates appearing in the Engineering Practice Examination (EPE) are required to adhere to the following instructions and guidelines:
- It is mandatory for each candidate to possess the roll number slip, original CNIC (Computerized National Identity Card), and original PEC registration card to be allowed entry into the exam.
- The examination will commence at 1000 hours, and candidates must report to the examination center at least one hour prior to the start time.
- Once the examination has begun, no candidate will be permitted to enter the examination hall.
- Programmable calculators, laptops, mobile phones, iPods, and any electronic storage devices or gadgets are strictly prohibited in the examination hall. Only a simple calculator is allowed.
- The examination consists of two parts, namely Part-I (duration: 2 hours) and Part-II (duration: 3 hours), with a 90-minute break in between.
- The passing marks for each part are set at sixty per cent. Candidates must pass each part independently. If a candidate fails to qualify in any part, they will be eligible to appear in the same part in the next three consecutive examinations. Failure to qualify or appear in the next three consecutive examinations will result in the candidate being declared as not qualified and may require them to retake both parts.
- The exam will comprise Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).
- Part II of the exam will be open book, allowing only books and bound copies. No loose papers, notes, or handouts will be permitted.
- The final result will be communicated through the PEC website and subsequently sent via postal mail.
- Candidates are strictly prohibited from attempting to influence the examination process or engage in any misconduct that may impact the integrity of the examination. Those found responsible for such actions will be disqualified.
- Candidates are not allowed to engage in any activities that may disrupt law and order during the examination process.