Architect Registration Exam (ARE 5.0)

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PPI2PASS offers comprehensive exam prep options for all six ARE 5.0 division exams:
ARE 5.0 Exam Review: Practice Management
ARE 5.0 Exam Review: Project Management
ARE 5.0 Exam Review: Programming & Analysis
ARE 5.0 Exam Review: Project Development & Documentation
ARE 5.0 Exam Review: Construction & Evaluation


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Everything you need to pass all six divisions of the ARE 5.0 exam

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Architect Registration Exam ARE 5.0 Practice Exam PPI2PASS Promo Code

David Ballast’s ARE 5.0 Review Manual: Online version with links from the Study Plan to the exact chapters in the Web Book that cover each ARE exam topic so you can focus on topic-by-topic review without interruption.

ARE 5.0 Practice Questions: Over 550 questions cover all six divisions. Questions have been updated to support the Exam Review chapters.

ARE 5.0 Mock Exams: Six full-length mock exams to assess your exam day readiness, one for each division of the ARE 5.0.

Division-Specific Study Plans: Central hub to organize your studies, assigning specific tasks and directly connecting you to the digital products.

NEW! ARE Problem-Solving Video Series: Watch licensed architects work through exam-like problems with step-by-step explanations and tips.

NEW! Case Study Quiz: Each division contains a new case study quiz to help you practice case study questions.

Quiz Generator: Over 400 unique practice questions organized by exam topic in each exam division. Create custom quizzes to practice as many questions as possible to prepare for exam day.

Diagnostic Exams: Provides an assessment of your exam topic strengths and weaknesses to get you focused on a game plan to pass your exam.

Flashcards: Support recall of important concepts with over 150 flashcards in each division.

Helpful ARE 5.0 Test Information:

How is the ART 5.0 test organized?

ARE 5.0 is a computer-based test and has content divided into six divisions that may be taken in any order. They are:

  • Practice Management (80 items, two hours and 45 minutes test duration)
  • Project Management (90 items, three hours and 15 minutes test duration)
  • Programming & Analysis (95 items, three hours and 15 minutes test duration)
  • Project Planning & Design (120 items, four hours and 15 minutes test duration)
  • Project Development & Documentation (120 items, four hours and 15 minutes test duration)
  • Construction & Evaluation (95 items, three hours and 15 minutes test duration)

What are the current pass rates for each division of the ARE 5.0?

  • Practice Management – 51%
  • Project Management – 62%
  • Programming & Analysis – 53%
  • Project Planning & Design – 46%
  • Project Development & Documentation – 53%
  • Construction & Evaluation – 70%

What is the question format of the ARE 5.0?

ARE 5.0 has a mixture of Alternative Item Types (AITs). There is also no pre-determined or fixed number of AIT exam questions nor of the percentage of any one type of AIT question on an exam. Here are the AITs found on ARE 5.0:

Multiple Choice
Multiple Choice (Check-All-That-Apply)
Point-and-Click (Hot Spot, or Mark Location)
Case Study

How long do I have to take all six divisional exams?

All six divisional exams must be completed within a five-year period, which begins on the date of the first division you pass. According to NCARB, the average time frame to complete all six exams in 2018 was 2.2 years.

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