Took this exam yesterday, and easily got hung up on the case studies for half the test time — which is far too long for 20 questions out of 95. I ended up running out of time, with four questions unanswered and no time to review marked questions. I would highly encourage NCARB to either add an additional 30 mins to the test time or reduce the information overload in the majority of the new question formats.
I found that many questions for this test were far less straight-forward/fact-based assessments, and more "best judgement" call related. It takes more time to process what is being asked, assess the provided materials at hand, and calculate or develop the "right" answer. To me, what makes these tests so unlike our professional lives is that they assume there is always only ever going to be one correct answer to a design problem — and, from my academic schooling and professional life, this has never been the case.
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