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    Gang Chen (Edited )

    The cut score for different versions of the test for the same division may be different because of different difficulties.

    This link shows the passing rate and may help:

    https://www.ncarb.org/pass-the-are/pass-rates

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

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    Inda Sechzer

    There was a chart with average cut scores for each exam.
    Passing rates don’t help. It is good to know cut scores when doing practice exams.

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    Gang Chen

    See link below:

    https://www.ncarb.org/blog/are-50-what-score-do-you-need-pass

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

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    Inda Sechzer

    Yes that gives an overall average with a spread of more than 10%.

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    NCARB

    Hey Inda,

    Great question! We unfortunately only post the cut score range as illustrated in the link posted by Gang Chen. NCARB does not post the individual cut scores for each version of the exam (or form) you may experience in the test center. If you score at least a 68% on scored items, you will pass all forms within all divisions of the ARE. I would use this percentage as a guide as you prepare for your exam.

    Hope this helps!

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    Mark Baker

    Inda,

    My response to your question is, what will knowing the cut score do for you?

    Are you going to know exactly how many questions you have answered correctly leaving the exam?

    I am the kind of person that tries this.  I have tally marks on my scratch paper for: Correct/Maybe/Dont Know.  In the end, I am pretty tired to actually go through the entire exam to tally these, let alone calculate what I think my score was. Besides, the exam will give you Prelim pass/fail if you so choose, literally 5 short questions after you finish.

    Honestly, it comes down to knowing the information.

    If you are trying to base whether or not to take the exam (whether or not you will pass) by your success on practice exams.  I will encourage you to just go ahead and take the exam.  Practice exams are really not a good indication of whether or not you will pass or fail.  Practice exams are a good indication of how much information you know about the given subject.  Practice exams are mostly meant for EXPOSURE to all the various topics that you could come across on the exam.  I believe I have consistently scored about 65% on any practice exam I have taken.  I passed all but PPD on my frist attempt.

    Best

    Mark

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