Due to the nature of the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam, there is really no way to completely define the difficulty of the problems that will be seen on the AM portion of the exam versus the afternoon session. What is set in stone is that the AM portion is the breadth portion of the exam, focusing on key concepts covering a wide array of engineering topics. This should give us comfort in knowing that any one specific subject will not be gone too far in-depth. However, who is to say what is considered in-depth, it’s a subjective term and that’s where the advice can get a bit choppy.
That’s why you will see many review manuals put together as in-depth reviews of each section covered on the exam. I am a believer in the theory that you can’t be too prepared, especially at this critical point in your career. I write my reviews and my practice exams at a level of difficulty I feel is above what you will see on the exam. My stance is that when you prepare at a level above what you expect to see on the exam, you are more capable to adjust on the fly come exam day. You will be more level headed when you encounter problems you don’t know right off the bat and able to jam through others that seem “elementary” because you prepared far above the level they are written. So to reiterate, soak up as much information as you can in every subject without getting too caught up in whether or not it will be included on the test. You can’t go back exam day and review, so prepare when you can and reap the benefits later.