Engineering and Architecture Fundamentals Test

 Engineering and Architecture Fundamentals Test



The test does not directly depend on specific references or study courses. It rather depends on the test-taker's cultural background and accumulated life experiences, in addition to his extensive knowledgeability of his engineering specialization. Therefore, the test-taker is required to check how questions are formed and how to answer them. The test does not require complicated calculations, as it uses simple ones that can be done mentally or by using easy methods. 


Test-Taking Dates:

The Education and Training Evaluation Commission (ETEC) holds the test twice per year. Therefore, the Commission would like to recommend  follow-up of the test page on its website.  

General Guidelines:
  • Please check the Commission’s website on a regular basis for information on test locations and dates. 
  • Make sure you take the test at the specified place, date, and time that you registered for it. When you arrive at the test site, go and meet the person in charge of your test group in the reception committee in order to review the papers and documents you carry, and ensure that you meet the conditions required to sit for the test. Just then, you will be allowed to enter the test room and will be directed to the seat preset for you.
  • Once all test-takers enter the test room, question sheets will be distributed with answer sheets inside; this is a form read by a scanner; so, you have to keep it safe. Afterwards, based on the instructions given by the test room supervisor, you will, in conjunction with your colleagues, fill out the first side of the form (personal information page). As for the second side of the form (the answer page), listen carefully to the supervisor's directions on how to fill it in. Then, all test takers will be allowed to open their question sheets and start the test.
  • If you have any question or request for help, you only need to raise your hand so that a supervisor may come for help.
  • All the test questions are of the multiple choice type (A, B, C, or D). Upon taking the paper test, students are required to shade the circle of the letter corresponding to the correct answer for each question in the answer sheet with an HB-2 pencil. A liquid or dry ink pen is not allowed to be used altogether. Pencils will be distributed in the test room, but it is preferable for students to bring with them an HB-2 pencil and an eraser as a precaution.
  • Calculators are not allowed in the test room, nor any other machine functioning as a calculator because test questions do not require the use of any such devices.
  • Test duration is (3) hours. 
  • There will be approximately a sixty-minute interval between entering the test room and the beginning of the test; therefore, test-takers must be prepared to sit for about (4) hours for paper tests. As for computerized tests, the test-taker is required to arrive at the test location (15) minutes before the time previously set for him. In such case, he must be prepared to sit for the test for approximately (3:15) hours.


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Applicants for these tests include engineers with a university degree in engineering or engineering students about to graduate. The test  is required by the Saudi Council of Engineers and the Federation of Arab Engineers

After the end of the test, answers are graded using the autocorrect function, and results are analyzed. The data of the test-takers is revised, corrected and validated at the Commission’s headquarters in Riyadh. This process is expected to take three weeks from the day the test ends. Then, the results are immediately announced. 

The Commission will provide the results to the agencies requesting them via electronic means. (Only the highest score obtained by the test-taker is to be sent if he takes the test more than once). Test results are not necessarily required to be presented in a paper certificate to such agencies. Test results can be sent via an SMS to your mobile phone, and can be accessed through your account on the Commission’s website or via inquiries to the call center with the unified number: 920033555.​



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