ARE 5.0 Programming & Analysis (PA) Exam Prep

Explore available comprehensive study materials for the ARE 5.0 Programming & Analysis exam.

ARE 5.0 Programming & Analysis 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. Explore each bundle option below for the ARE Programming & Analysis division to find the right ARE 5.0 study plan that fits your unique learning style.

NCARB Approved ARE Programming Analysis Exam Test Prep Study Material Badge

David Ballast's ARE 5.0 Exam Review, 2nd Edition is approved by NCARB for Programming & Analysis exam prep.

About the Learning Hub Bundle

PPI Learning Hub is the most comprehensive digital set of mastery tools to prepare for the ARE 5.0 exams. The Learning Hub is more than an eLearning platform—it is a time-tested program that guides examinees through their exam prep from start to finish. Our philosophy has a simple framework: kick-off your studies with a personalized PPI Study Plan, then “Assess, Review, Practice” until you are ready for exam day. 

This bundle includes David Ballast's NCARB-approved ARE 5.0 Exam Review in a web-book format, the ARE Problem Solving video series, and a comprehensive Learning Hub program that includes quizzes, exams, and flashcards. All materials in this bundle are digital for convenient access anytime, anywhere.

 


What's Included:

Learning Hub Digital Materials
Your exam study plan acts as a central hub, assigning tasks and connecting directly to digital products, to keep you on track for your exam date.
Begin your studies efficiently by assessing your knowledge of NCARB exam topics. Use this information to focus your studies.
Increase your recall of essential principles, equations, laws, and formulas.
ARE 5 Exam Review Book Cover
Online version of David Ballast's NCARB approved ARE 5.0 Exam Review with links from the Study Plan to the exact chapters in the Web Book. Chapters cover each ARE exam topic so you can focus on topic-by-topic review without interruption.
Watch licensed architects work through exam-like problems with step-by-step explanations and tips.
Create custom quizzes from a database of hundreds of exam-like problems to master problem-solving skills for each topic.
Practice using NCARB-like exam simulations. Each exam contains a unique set of problems.


NOTE: If this is your first ARE division you are studying for, we recommended purchasing the Learning Hub + Print Bundle so you receive access to both the PPI Learning Hub and print materials. The print books contain content for all six ARE 5.0 divisions. If you have already purchased the print books, then we recommend purchasing the Learning Hub Bundle for each of your remaining ARE division exams.

Purchase Options

Select Access Period
Learning Hub: ARE 5.0 Programming & Analysis - 6 Months Access
6-Month Learning Hub Access
$129.00
$129.00
Learning Hub: ARE 5.0 Programming & Analysis - 3 Months Access
3-Month Learning Hub Access
$99.00
$99.00
Recurring Subscription
Learning Hub: ARE 5.0 Programming & Analysis - Monthly Renewing
Monthly Renewing Subscription
$39.00
$39.00

About the Learning Hub + Print Bundle

This collection of resources provides everything you need to pass the Programming & Analysis division 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 programming & analysis principles, and includes 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 practice exams on the market, as well as PPI Learning Hub with ARE Problem Solving video series. PPI’s time-tested, detailed instructional design provides you with the most efficient and effective practice available.

PPI Learning Hub is the go-to destination for ARE 5.0 exam prep. The Learning Hub is more than an eLearning platform—it is a time-tested program that guides examinees through their exam prep from start to finish. Our philosophy has a simple framework: kick-off your studies with a personalized PPI Study Plan, then “Assess, Review, Practice” until you are ready for exam day. The Learning Hub is ideal for reviewing key knowledge areas and utilizing extensive practice as part of your exam preparation.


What's Included:

Learning Hub Digital Materials
Your exam study plan acts as a central hub, assigning tasks and connecting directly to digital products, to keep you on track for your exam date.
Begin your studies efficiently by assessing your knowledge of NCARB exam topics. Use this information to focus your studies.
Increase your recall of essential principles, equations, laws, and formulas.
ARE 5 Exam Review Book Cover
Online version of David Ballast's NCARB approved ARE 5.0 Exam Review with links from the Study Plan to the exact chapters in the Web Book. Chapters cover each ARE exam topic so you can focus on topic-by-topic review without interruption.
Watch licensed architects work through exam-like problems with step-by-step explanations and tips.
Create custom quizzes from a database of hundreds of exam-like problems to master problem-solving skills for each topic.
Practice with NCARB-like case studies each with a unique set of questions.
Practice using NCARB-like exam simulations. Each exam contains a unique set of problems.
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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Organize your exam references using these attractive, durable, and easily customizable crack-and-peel book tabs.


NOTE: If this is your first ARE division you are studying for, we recommended purchasing the Learning Hub + Print Bundle so you receive access to both the PPI Learning Hub and print materials. The print books contain content for all six ARE 5.0 divisions. If you have already purchased the print books, then we recommend purchasing the Learning Hub Bundle for each of your remaining ARE division exams.

Purchase Options

Select Access Period
Learning Hub and Print Bundle: ARE 5.0 Programming & Analysis - 6 Months
6-Month Learning Hub Access
$485.00
$485.00
Learning Hub and Print Bundle: ARE 5.0 Programming & Analysis - 3 Months
3-Month Learning Hub Access
$460.00
$460.00

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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 Programming & Analysis Exam Division FAQs

You may not bring a calculator into the testing room. An on-screen calculator is available in every division. A demonstration version of the calculator is available at the NCARB website. Plan to acquaint yourself with it before you take the exam.

The ARE 5.0 Programming & Analysis (PA) Exam Division focuses on the evaluation of project requirements, constraints, and opportunities. There are 75 questions on the exam with a test duration of 3 hours. The sections include topics related to these content areas: 

  • Environmental & Contextual Conditions
  • Codes & Regulations
  • Site Analysis & Programming
  • Building Analysis & Programming
For more detailed information on topics for this exam division, please visit the NCARB website.
The 2020 pass rate for the ARE 5.0 Programming & Analysis Exam Division is 50%.
The ARE 5.0 Programming & Analysis Exam Division is one of six exams that complete ARE 5.0. It is a computer-based test and does not need to be taken in a particular order with the other division exams. The Programming & Analysis Exam Division consists of 75 questions with a 3-hour time limit and a 30 minute break. 

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.

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