I took PDD 5 days ago. It was my last exam to take and my first fail. I passed the other 5 in 2.5 months so, I’m a little disappointed and very frustrated.
I don’t have much advice to give on PDD except that study for it as a stand alone exam - it is not as similar to PPD as I expected by comments in the community and my own studying materials (Black Spectacles, Ballast). The exam content was also largely not covered in the materials I went through. I will be going through more of the suggested list of books for try #2.
I do have a question for those that have taken the exam - pass or fail: Did you encounter any questions where you weren’t provided the info to answer the question? I will try to be vague enough to not violate NCARB but, clear enough so you understand my question... I had a fill-in-the-blank question for which I needed an exact square footage to complete a calculation in a case study question. There weren’t any dimensions provided on any drawings for the relevant material. There wasn’t any language in the scenario description or supporting documents that gave the square footage (or a means to derive the info). The question was not complicated - it just required a few calculations however, the information wasn’t provided to complete the first calculation. Did anyone else encounter this?
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