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    Jimmy Macias

    Did you complete the Amber series? if so what track did you take 8-wk or 16-wk?

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    Wujuang Lin

    i also try Amber, Elif, Designerhacks, and Hyperfine, blackspectle, We are, and i fail the 4th attempt, also i read all the book for 5- 6 times, i have confident when i do the test, i really have no idea now, thanks. 

     

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    Keith Burger

    What is considered a raw passing score for this exam?

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    Gang Chen

    PA is a difficult division. Keep trying and study hard, you can do it.

    Gang Chen, Author, AIA, LEED AP BD+C (GreenExamEducation.com)

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    Heather Woodcock

    You're merely missing giving yourself grace. Be gentle to yourself. If you have other exams to complete, take a few of those before going back to PA. A lot of the content overlaps one another in a unique way. Consider PA the Pre-Design and Schematic Design phase of a project, or when you're first starting a college/university studio project. Recall what resources you use for the beginning, and practice utilizing them. You only fail if you give up, otherwise non-passed exams are merely expensive practice tests. Keep going, you got this! :)

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    Wujuang Lin

    this is the last exam PA, i have pass the other 5 exam in 5 months, so i dont know which part i need to improve, really have no idea about this

    Content Area1:66%-passing core 69%,

    Content Area2:84%-passing core 68%

    Content Area3:56%-passing core 73%

    Content Area4:62%-passing core 72%

     

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    Devin Nguyen

    Hang in there.  PA is a very difficult exam.  Don't give up hope.  I've struggled with this last exam 9 times already.  I'll be taking it again (10th attempt) this Thursday.  We're all too close to give up, so hang in there.  Time has ALWAYS been the killer for me - not enough time given for this exam.

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    Gang Chen

    You are welcome to check out the 2nd edition of our PA Exam guide. We added 120-page of new content to the 2nd edition. Here is the detail info for the 2nd edition:

    “Programming & Analysis (PA) ARE 5.0 Exam Guide (Architect Registration Examination), 2nd Edition: ARE 5.0 Overview, Exam Prep Tips, Guide, and Critical Content

    ISBN: 9781612650586”

    Gang Chen, Author, AIA, LEED AP BD+C (GreenExamEducation.com)

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    Devin Nguyen

    Thanks Gang.  It's in my cart - pending on tomorrow's failed.

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    Dean Johnston

    For what it's worth,

    though I credited out of PA from tests passed in 4.0

    I highly recommend Black Spectacles for the (4) practice tests in each division,

    I feel like their practice tests are what got me thru the other ncarb tests 1st time

    not inexpensive, but  . . .

    good luck !

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    Devin Nguyen

    Completed the PA exam today.  Once again, the clock got me.  Praying for pass, but, didn't want to have anything to do with the exam and went fishing to catch my sanity. Dang it was a tough exam...

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    Michael Zampolin

    Devin Nguyen did you get provisional feedback? If you don't view feedback how long do we have to wait now for results? 

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    Devin Nguyen

    I was too burnt-out to take a look into the provisional feedback (I didn't even know how I go home after that).  It normally take NCARB 2-3 days to send the notification email of the test result.

     

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    Michael Zampolin

    Thanks for letting me know, I read on updated guidelines can take up to 7-10 days and almost fell out my seat... I like ripping the band aid off then and there so I can move on. 

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    Devin Nguyen

    Really?  It must be a new thing because in the past, it only takes them 2-3 days.  Regardless, it's said and done, there's nothing I can do about it now except study harder (again) next time around.

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    Carlos Alberto Barbato

    In my case, the result takes ten days to arrive (last week). The exams before took two days. Yes, now the results come, as the guidelines say.

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    Devin Nguyen

    Thanks Carlos.  Hope you passed.

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