A brand new prep experience for ARE 5.0 is here! Check out the new PPI Learning Hub platform. Shop Now.

ARE 5.0 Mock Exams All Six Divisions

Available in Print or eTextbook

ARE 5.0 Mock Exams, by Holly Williams Leppo, David Kent Ballast, and Rima Taher, contains six mock exams consistent with the NCARB Architect Registration Exam (ARE 5.0) format and divisions. All exam divisions are covered, with one mock exam for each ARE 5.0 division. This new edition builds on the previous edition with new questions and updates to cover content feedback received from NCARB for the ARE 5.0 Exam Review. The questions that were found to be appropriate during the review were kept in the new edition.

Enhance your time-management skills by taking each exam within the same time limit as the actual exam. Then, evaluate your performance using the six individual answer keys. Comprehensive and clear solutions demonstrate accurate and efficient problem-solving approaches.

Features Include:

  • Over 600 realistic exam questions including: multiple choice, case study, check-all-that-apply, quantitative-fill-in-the-blank, drag-and-place, and hotspot to familiarize you with the question types you’ll encounter in the exam
  • Each division includes the same number and types of questions and covers the same subject areas in its corresponding division of the ARE
  • Pages tabbed in six different colors, one for each division, for easy lookup of a particular exam division
  • Longer, more complex questions to challenge your skills in identifying and applying key architectural concepts
  • Clearly written solutions that are complete and easy to follow to reinforce theory and application of fundamental concepts
All Six ARE 5.0 Exam Divisions Covered:

  • Practice Management - 80 questions
  • Project Management - 95 questions
  • Programming & Analysis - 95 questions
  • Project Planning & Design - 120 questions
  • Project Development & Documentation - 120 questions
  • Construction & Evaluation - 95 questions
ARE 5 Mock Exams Book Cover
$100.00

PUB YEAR
2020
FORMAT
Paperback or eTextbook
PRINT ISBN
9781591266846

FAQs

All six divisional exams must be completed within a 5-year period, which begins on the date of the first division passed. According to NCARB, the average time frame to complete all six exams in 2018 was 2.2 years.

There are five different item types utilized during each ARE 5.0 exam division. Here are the item types:

  • Multiple Choice
  • Check-All-That-Apply
  • Hotspot
  • Drag-and-Place
  • Quantitative Fill-in-the-Blank
To better assess your skills and abilities, each exam division contains two Case Studies. A Case Study presents a scenario that represents an architecture project and includes supporting resources. Using the information provided, you'll be asked to answer questions related to the scenario.
  • Practice Management: 51%
  • Project Management: 62% 
  • Programming & Analysis: 53% 
  • Project Planning & Design: 46% 
  • Project Development & Documentation: 53% 
  • Construction & Evaluation: 70%
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, 2 hours and 45 minutes test duration)
  • Project Management (90 items, 3 hours and 15 minutes test duration)
  • Programming & Analysis (95 items, 3 hours and 15 minutes test duration) 
  • Project Planning & Design (120 items, 4 hours and 15 minutes test duration)
  • Project Development & Documentation (120 items, 4 hours and 15 minutes test duration) 
  • Construction & Evaluation (95 items, 3 hours and 15 minutes test duration) 
 
For more information, you can visit the ncarb.org.
The Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®) is a multi-division exam used to assess your knowledge and skills regarding the practice of architecture. The current version of the exam, ARE 5.0, is developed by NCARB and features six divisions. Completing the ARE 5.0 exam by passing all six divisions is required by all US jurisdictions as a key step on the path to earning a license. The division exams can be taken in any order but must be taken and passed within a five-year period in order to qualify for architecture licensure.  

ARE 5.0 has a mixture of item types. There is not a set percentage of any one type of item type on an exam. Here are the item types found on the ARE 5.0:

  • Multiple Choice
  • Check-All-That-Apply
  • Hotspot
  • Drag-and-Place
  • Quantitative Fill-in-the-Blank
  • Case Study
The tests are administered at Prometric test centers and must be scheduled three days in advance. 

In addition to testing, there are other education and work experience requirements that must be fulfilled to earn a license. For more information on additional requirements, exam policies, and eligibility, please visit the NCARB website.

What Our Customers Say

ARE Customer
“I love the subscription."
Wadiah
“I passed my Project Management Exam. On the first attempt! Pretty much the only study resource I used was PPI2Pass. Thank you!”
ARE Customer
“The practice exams where very useful. They are similar to the ARE test format but some key aspects vary.”
ARE Customer
“Used the online month to month subscription to study for the ARE. I found the study guide tool very helpful for creating a structured study schedule.”
ARE Customer
“The ARE practice exam questions/quiz questions and explanations are great. PPI2Pass is worth the money and it's resources certainly help you identify your strengths and areas of weakness.”
ARE Customer
“Questions on quizzes were exactly what I needed to make me think a little deeper and a little harder, exactly what NCARB wants you to do on the exams.”
ARE Customer
“I've appreciated using PPI to prepare for my exams. I am happy that as I am going through the exam, I can contribute by leaving feedback on the questions.”
ARE Customer
“I have used PPI Learning Hub for all of my exams so far (3 total), and it has been an excellent part of my study routine and I have recommended it to several people. I love that I can access the flashcards and practice quizzes and exams on my phone so I can study anywhere. I also enjoy having a method of studying that is computer based (vs. books) since it is similar to the exam.”
ARE Customer
“The question bank is great - I've passed my tests so far by getting familiar with the content provided.”
ARE Customer
“I thought the platform was great for what I needed it for.”
ARE Customer
"I think the variety of material covered in all of the questions and flashcards are great and a great addition to my studying.”
ARE Customer
“PPI is a very useful studying tool! The way that it's broken down really helps one focus on their studies!”
ARE Customer
“I like the site and I will recommend it to anyone I know."
ARE Customer
“I love the subscription."
Wadiah
“I passed my Project Management Exam. On the first attempt! Pretty much the only study resource I used was PPI2Pass. Thank you!”