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Exam preparation

Prepare for the Chartered and Associate-Membership exams with past papers, examiner reports, courses and tips.

There are lots of useful ways to prepare for our Chartered Membership and Associate-Membership exams.

Past papers with sample answers provide useful stufy guides, and examiner reports help you understand where candidates fell down in previous exams.

Attending exam prepration courses, or trying our online exam preparation course, are also essential if you want to improve your chances of a pass.

Chartered Membership exam preparation

Trying out questions from past exam papers and consulting sample answers is a great way to get prepared for the exam. Many past exams also have examiner reports, which highlight common mistakes and pitfalls by previous candidates.

Chartered Membership exam - past paper July 2019

Including questions on a new stadium stand, a bridge for a light rail transit system, and a multi-storey hotel.

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Chartered Membership examiner report - January 2019

Report on the results, questions, and general issues encountered by candidates during the Chartered Membership exam, 03 January 2019.

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Chartered Membership exam - past paper January 2019

Including questions on a new manufacturing facility, mixed use building, canal footbridge, city-centre hotel and temporary site offices.

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Chartered Membership examiner report - July 2018

Report on the results, questions, and general issues encountered by candidates during the Chartered Membership exam of 05 July 2018.

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Associate-Membership exam preparation

Trying out questions from past exam papers and consulting sample answers is a great way to get prepared for the exam. Many past exams also have examiner reports, which highlight common mistakes and pitfalls by previous candidates.

 

Associate-Membership exam - past paper 2019

Including questions on a new stadium stand, a bridge for a light rail transit system, and a sailing academy.

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Associate-Membership exam - past paper 2018

Including questions on a residential development, a bird sanctuary viewing centre, a road bridge over a canal, and an observation walkway over a racetrack.

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Exam dates and information

Monday 6 January 2020

Monday 6 July 2020

Find out more about sitting the Chartered Membership exam

Statistics show that if you attend an exam preparation course you will have a much higher chance of passing our membership exams.

 

CM Exam Online Preparation Course

Created for members who are considering or have started their journey to Chartered Membership. The on-demand course will take you through an example CM Exam paper section by section, and you'll have access for 12 months.

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Courses and tips

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Top tips for the Chartered Membership exam

Top tips for the Chartered Membership exam

Successful candidates offer handy hints for those preparing to sit the exam, covering both preparation and how to approach the day.

Price - Free
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Exam Preparation Course

A must-attend for anyone who is preparing to sit The Institution of Structural Engineers Chartered Membership Exam.

Date - 6 November 2019
Location - The Institution of Structural Engineers
Price - £567-£850
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Exam Preparation Day

A must-attend for anyone who is preparing to sit The Institution of Structural Engineers Chartered Membership Exam.

Date - 13 December 2019
Location - The Institution of Structural Engineers
Price - £290 +VAT