My result: Get a free seat and wait for 60 days to re-take the exam.
My experience about it: Take the case study 1st!!!! If you see less than 75% of the questions, you can reschedule without waiting for 60 days.
It was my 4th time to take ARE and it was my 1st time to took PA.
I took exam this morning (Jan. 19. 2023) in division programming analysis. The case studies only show me one tab file (there are about 5 tabs include site plan, program, code, zoning). I can't see the other tab's content. Both of the case studies has the same kind of technical issue. The worker told me either I can stop the exam leave there and call NCARB, or keep finishing the exam. Without the scenario information, I can't answer those questions. But I already finish 60 questions of the exam and there were 1 hr left. I wish I can finish it and pass it. Then I won't need to deal with NCARB.
But I failed, I overestimate myself. I called NCARB, the representative told me they need 5 work days to research it.
I took exam in Richardson, TX . The PSI workers there are nice, but they can't help at all with the technical issue. I even feel they don't know what the case study user interface should be. I showed them the file was "frozen", not sure if they can understand it.
And I don't know what will the result be. What should I do if it happen again?
NCARB said the technical issue is 1%, but to me it is 25%. It's totally NCARB's fault but I have to take the result. I already spent money and time to prepare it. I don't want to pay for it again and I don't want to wait for 60 days to retake it.
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