I just received a "likely pass" on PjM; this is my first exam. I'm not gonna lie or pretend that this exam is a breeze - it was down to the wire for me. As so many others have mentioned, I probably should've started with case studies and worked may way backward into the problems. I flagged every math problem I saw (regardless of difficulty) and revisited them before starting the Case Studies which were tricky. The math problems weren't that difficult, they just require you to pay attention to what is being asked given the context of the problem - or scenario for case studies. KNOW THE CONTRACTS. There were several problems that left me scratching my head regarding the contracts. Forgive my stream of conscious style of writing right now, but I'm just trying to think of everything that I could've done better on, because this exam was literally down to the last few seconds for me.
As for resources, I used Kevin Griendling's outline for AHPP and read everything he outlines in red and most of the orange. AHPP was 75% of my study material. I also drilled myself on the Ballast and Brightwood practice questions but didn't read through any of the text - not recommended. Nothing in either of those books were what I saw on the exam verbatim, but they're the same type of questions for the most part, and the last minute drilling that I did put me in the mindset of thinking like NCARB.
Tatyana Aksamentova's study guide was VERY helpful as well:
If I can think of anything else that may be useful I'll come back and edit this post. Good luck in your studies.
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