Passed PDD and done. Just wanted to let people know that you do not have to worry about the whiteboard. With a little practice, it is quite usable. Apart from one question I really did not need to draw anything on the test - and even that one question could be done without drawing. I think in the end having the whiteboard and 20 less questions worked favorably for me because I like to go over questions slowly and I was absolutely stretched till the last minute. I had about 2 hours left for the case studies and I needed all that time. Also want to mention that I made the mistake of doing ARE 3.1 and 4.0 structures practice tests - that was not useful at all for PDD. Also do not make the mistake like me of studying Ballast for PDD - it is most useless. In stead AGS is quite useful, in terms of images and details. Also, go through BCI quite thoroughly. Of the practice tests I took (WeAre, PPI, Arequestions, Ballast) I would say Elif's Arequestions is the one that comes closest to looking and feeling like the real test. I think it is a must for this exam. I had a couple of arguments with Elif on a couple of questions but overall it is a great resource because you can learn quite a bit from her explanations. I liked PPI too for targeting specific areas. In general I think for this test for time management, I would take as many practice tests as possible. In fact, I would take tests even before studying to understand what areas you are weak on. Do not stress too much about code but know some basics like accessory use requirements (for type A occupancy), incidental use requirements, thermal insulation (IECC), maximum distance of doors, corridor length, occupancy separations (fire walls, barriers, partitions). I hope this was kind of useful. Good luck.
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