The professional regulations commission (ORC) announced the changes of the board examinations for Mechanical Engineers this year, 2010. In the memorandum signed by PRC chairman NICOLAS P. LAPEÑA, JR., based on Resolution No. 2010-13, series of 2010 the Board of Mechanical Engineering announces the re-scheduling of the first phase of the year 2010 Mechanical Engineers licensure examination from April 24-25 to March 27-28 (Saturday-Sunday).
The same announcement mentioned that the deadline for filing of application is on March 8, 2010 and the second phase of the exam will be held on October 12-13, 2010.
This is almost one month in advance from the previous schedule. It means that your time to review has been shortened. Your original schedule and the schedule of your review center should also adjust to meet the demands of the shorter period of preparation.
For those who are determined to take the board exam this March, you have to double your effort in the remaining days that you have. If you are studying for 8 hours a day, you may want to increase it to 10 or even 12 hours.
One strategy that you may try to speed up your review pace is to prioritize. Why not try to evaluate yourself? Try to take a sample exam and see what area you are weak. Then you can concentrate your remaining time to whatever subject/area that needs improvement. For example, if you found out that you are weak in Power subjects, allot more time to reviewing items on power.
Postpone Your Exam to October?
Maybe you are thinking of postponing your exam this march and instead just take it by October? It can be a good decision, but think about it very well.