ARE 5.0 Programming and Analysis Practice Exams

Your Education, Our Expertise

Let’s be honest, tests aren’t fun. They’re stressful, time consuming, and can weigh on your mind like a Type I, four-story building. We know it because we’ve been there. Our goal is to help lighten the load by presenting an exam that looks, feels, and functions like the actual exam itself. We combed through the PA section of the handbook to make sure everything you need to know is covered off in the practice exam. Then we designed and programmed it to feel like the real thing. The moment you see the first question on test day, you’ll realize, “I got this.”

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How We Did it

The ARE® handbook is a great reference in prep for your exams. The only problem is, it can be kind of intimidating. Rather than pouring over it for hours to extract what you think might be the most important pieces of info, we did it for you. Licensed architects and a psychometrician went through every word, of every page, of every objective in the PA section of the handbook and identified all the must-knows based on their experience taking the exam. Then they turned those nuggets of info into test questions. The result is a practice exam that’s as close to the real thing as you can get with 3 forms to practice from.

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Video Lectures

Sometimes watching video of experts who’ve been and there and done that, can make content a whole lot more understandable...and relatable. That’s the idea behind the PA video lectures and real-life application videos. Respected architects from around the corner and around the globe use graphs, animations, and 3D models to help you understand everything you need to know about Programming & Analysis.

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Practical Application Videos

Sometimes videos featuring experts who’ve been there and done that, can make content a whole lot more understandable...and relatable. That’s the idea behind the PA Practical Application Videos. Respected architects from around the corner and around the globe use graphs, animations, and 3D models to help you understand everything you need to know about Programming & Analysis.

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Flashcards

Know your way around acronyms like, HUD, TOD, and ASLA. Figure out what the “Law of Conservation of Matter” is. Identify ADAAG requirements for grates. If it’s on the test, it’ll be on the flashcards. Review, shuffle, and mark cards as mastered on your phone. You can even make your own. For those feeling extra motivated, each card links to a video lecture with an in-depth explanation of the term or concept.

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Already have a plan of attack? Sign up for one of our ARE Prep Subscriptions and get access to what you need. You can use all of our tools anytime, anywhere. Watch videos while cooking dinner, take an exam with your coffee, and review flashcards on your evening commute. Your study materials are always at your fingertips.

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Looking for a plan & help? Apply for our Group Coaching program to get the structure, support, and accountability you need to tackle the ARE. Use your day-by-day syllabus, dedicated coach, and committed peers to master all 6 divisions. Our PRO subscription is included so you have access to lectures, practical applications, practice exams, and flashcards.

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“It just a provides a good framework for understanding the tough questions on the exams without actually having to know the specific information. You can tease out the answers as you would in real life just knowing where to look thanks to the Black Spectacles method.”

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Black Spectacles is the first and only NCARB Approved Test Prep Provider for all 6 divisions of ARE 5.0.