Released February 25, 2022
Each year, NCARB publishes Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®) pass rates for the previous calendar year. The pass rates for 2021 are now available on our website.
Pass rates reflect the percentage of passing attempts on a division out of all attempts on that division during the year. These pass rates highlight the impact of the adjustments to exam timing, navigation, and item numbers made in December 2020. Pass rates on the three divisions that previously saw the lowest pass rates (PcM, PA, and PPD) rose during 2021, and pass rates on some of the higher performing divisions (PDD and CE) fell.
NCARB continues to carefully monitor candidates' performance on the exam. We regularly collaborate with the volunteer architects who write the exam as well as our psychometricians (testing experts) to ensure the exam is fair, reliable, and equitable for all ARE candidates.
NCARB will release additional pass rate data, including pass rates filtered by demographics, later this year as part of the 2022 edition of NCARB by the Numbers.
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Tech Issues Update
If you're testing online, you can avoid common technical issues by: 1) making sure your internet service can support a consistent connection throughout your appointment, and 2) disabling all antivirus and internet security applications prior to launching your appointment. If you experience a technical issue during your exam, immediately notify your proctor and then contact NCARB within 15 days. Remember, if you're unable to complete the exam due to a major technical issue, we will work with you to reschedule the division at no cost.