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ARE 4.0 Exam Format

ARE 4.0 Exam Format

Posted by: Brightwood Architecture Education
June 10, 2015


The exam presents multiple-choice questions individually. Candidates may answer questions, skip questions, or mark questions for further review. Candidates may also move backward or forward within the exam using simple on-screen icons. The vignettes require candidates to create a graphic solution according to program and code requirements.

All ARE candidates are encouraged to review NCARB’s ARE Guidelines for further detail about the exam format. These guidelines are available via free download at NCARB’s website.