ARE Exam Prep - All Divisions

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ARE 5.0 All Divisions Exam Prep Bundle Options

This NCARB multi-divisional exam is computer-based, and our bundles are designed to make sure you have everything you need for exam day success. If you plan to sit for all divisions, we have a print bundle option for you or our recommended route is to use our division specific Learning Hub bundles. Click a division below for those bundle options.

About the ARE 5.0 Print Bundle (All Divisions)

This collection of resources provides everything you need to pass all divisions of the ARE 5.0 exam the first time. The review materials in this bundle are updated to the current exam specs, contain thorough coverage of project management principles, and include numerous practice problems to challenge your knowledge of the concepts. This curated bundle includes David Ballast's NCARB approved ARE 5.0 Exam Review, the #1 review manual in the industry, practice problems, and the most realistic mock exams on the market. PPI’s time-tested, detailed instructional design provides you with the most efficient and effective practice available.

What's Included:

Print Materials
ARE 5 Exam Review Book Cover
NCARB Approved for ARE 5.0 Exam Prep

PPI's second edition of ARE 5.0 Exam Review by David Ballast offers a comprehensive review of content areas covered in all six NCARB ARE 5.0 exam divisions. Building on the first edition, the content has been thoroughly reviewed and updated to the ARE 5.0 exam objectives for all six divisions.

Features Include:

  • 200 new pages of content to provide up-to-date exam coverage for all ARE 5.0 exam objectives
  • a thorough review of all exam objectives to prepare you to pass all six divisions
  • over 150 example questions reinforce what you’ve learned and clarify how to apply key architectural concepts
  • pages tabbed in six different colors, one for each division, for easy lookup of a particular exam division
  • hundreds of tables and figures to facilitate referencing and problem solving
  • advice, tips, and exam taking strategies to prepare you for exam day
ARE 5 in a Flash by Gary E. Demele is the perfect complement to your study routine. More than 400 flashcards, categorized by exam division and section, aid you in recalling key concepts and definitions. Easily taken on the go, the cards come with six binder rings for easy organization.
ARE 5 Mock Exams Book Cover

This David Ballast book 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 NCARB approved ARE 5.0 Exam Review.

  • 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 Practice Questions Book Cover

PPI’s best-selling ARE practice book from David Ballast, prepares you for each of the six divisions of the exam with a variety of practice questions and case studies. This new edition builds on the previous edition with new questions and updates to cover content feedback received from NCARB for the NCARB approved ARE 5.0 Exam Review. The chapters in the book correspond to ARE 5.0 Exam Review so you can read a chapter of the exam review and then practice from the same chapter of ARE 5.0 Practice Questions.

  • Practice Management - 78 questions, 2 case studies
  • Project Management - 61 questions, 2 case studies
  • Programming & Analysis - 99 questions, 2 case studies
  • Project Planning & Design - 138 questions, 2 case studies
  • Project Development & Documentation - 117 questions, 2 case studies
  • Construction & Evaluation - 71 questions, 2 case studies
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Purchase Options

Print Bundle: ARE 5.0 Exam, All Six Divisions
$375.00
$375.00

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Exam Details for the ARE 5.0 Exam

The Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®) consists of six divisional exams designed to assess your knowledge and skills regarding the practice of architecture. Each division exam can be taken in any order, but all six must be passed as a key step on the path to earning a license. The ARE is designed to assess aspects of architectural practice related to health, safety, and welfare. For more information click below. 

ARE 5.0 Exam 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.

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