IStructE Q3 – Bridge Engineering Past Papers Marking Service


The IStructE Chartered Member Examination is one of the most difficult, gruelling, and most importantly, unique exams you may ever have to take. Most candidates who take this exam are surprised by just how intense it is, and will attempt several IStructE past papers as part of their preparation.

We do not want anyone to fail their IStructE Exams – and for that reason we always recommend that you complete some past papers in order to understand just how difficult it is. And for this reason, we are delighted to be able to offer our past paper marking service for Question 3 of the IStructE Exam in 2023.

To ensure the highest quality and integrity of feedback for candidates The Structural Exam is delighted to be partnering with Ewan Angus CEng FICE FIStructE for past paper marking. Ewan is one of the leading long span bridges engineers in the UK, a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the IStructE and the ICE. 


Why have us mark your IStructE past paper attempt?

Your papers will be marked by Ewan Angus CEng FICE FIStructE. Ewan has 40 years experience in the design, construction & maintenance of major bridges and in his career has led teams responsible for the design of several hundred bridges of all types and sizes. Ewan is Major Bridges Director with Amey Consulting, and in recent years has led their long span bridges team, working on Forth Road Bridge, Queensferry Crossing, Severn Bridges, and Erskine Bridge.

Ewan has always believed the IStructE examination route to be the best for bridges engineers. He passed the exam in 1992, less than 4 years after graduation, and became a Marking Examiner for IStructE in the late 90s, marking several hundred papers over a number of years.

Ewan Angus CEng FICE FIStructE - Bridge Engineer

Ewan Angus CEng FICE FIStructE – The Structural Exam's past paper marker for Question 3 – Bridge Engineering.

What do you get with your IStructE Past Paper Marking fee?

After we receive your manuscript, we will scrutinise your work and try to mark it according to the requirements of the official IStructE exam.

In addition, you would get feedback in the form of:

  • An indicative result – Clear Pass; Marginal Pass; Marginal Fail; Clear Fail
  • annotations on your script, highlighting the good and weak points of your submissions.
  • a personalised report or email with an indicative grade
  • subject areas which we feel you should study more (e.g. you might show good concept design for the superstructure, but your script may show only a little understanding of underpinning of existing buildings, or slope stabilisation)
  • If we detect that you are well short of the passing standard and are already entered as a candidate in the next sitting, we may further advise that you defer your exam for at least one season.

We aim for a 2 week turnaround of submission, but in peak IStructE exam revision seasons this may be extended slightly. We will indicate how long it is likely to take as we receive it.

How much does it cost?

Our Practice Paper marking service is priced at £150 per question (consisting of Parts 1a, 1b, 2c, 2d and 2e).

Please note you cannot mix-and-match different papers (e.g. you cannot submit Part 1 for two different papers). 

How do I book your services?

You can pay using a debit or credit card using the button below (all transactions are secured using 256-bit SSL encryption). After completing your transaction we email instructions on how to send us your past paper attempts, whether it is by post or by email.

Any further information?

Before you attempt any past papers, we highly suggest you purchase and read through our advice in the IStructE Exam Guidance Pack as this will highlight common reasons for failure (e.g. 2 concepts not sufficiently distinct) as well as tips to save time through various parts of the exam.

Feel free to contact us for any queries relating to the Practice Paper marking. We will be glad to help you!