I just took the test today for Program and Analysis and believe that time was tight. I listened to my peers regarding time management suggestions and still didn't have time to review my marked for review questions. I managed to to finish the entire exam (That's my main pride) but it meant not going back and not double guessing things that If I had more time I could verify. I have learned a new skill as a young architect in training, "Go with your gut feelings and do not over think it". Thanks to this exam I learned to just trust myself quick and move on. I almost wonder if one could time the average time people have been taking to answer some particular questions and then determine how those particular questions affect the overall time allowed for the rest. I must say the exam was awesome! I mean it was right on regarding the handbook and the specifications. I studies using Black spectacles and it was very helpful.
Big take aways:
1) Do not take NCARB suggested material for granted, what you see is what you get very lean and clean
2) Time management is an issue but for this particular exam it seems like an exam issue more than skills given previous feedback by peers.
3) If you know the content well dont second guess yourself too much.
Thank you NCARB for your incentives hope we get more time in the future and please phrase some of the questions a little clearer (English is my second language but some questions were like what???)
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