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Project Planning & Design

Project Planning & Design


+270 questions with detailed clarifications

1 Full Practice Exam

1 Case Study

4 Short Quizzes

4 Short Quizzes per NCARB's sections

Tons of questions on systems and materials

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Project Planning & Design Exam Bundle

Vast and rich content

The Project Planning & Design bundle contains +270 curated practice questions. Multiple choice, fill in the blank, diagrams and pictures. Moreover, we keep adding content on a daily basis.

Case Studies

We know how daunting case studies can be. Therefore, we added one at the end of each full practice exam. In other words, it feels just like the real thing.

NCARB Aligment

All practice questions are categorized per NCARB's sections. So you'll know what your blind spots are.


At the end  of each quiz, there is a breakdown of your results with detailed clarifications. Moreover, we provide links to official resources and useful links.

Multi Exam Format

1 Full practice exam (120Q) , 4 short practice exams (20Q) and 4 short quizzes. One PPD quiz for every situation. 

Multi Platform

We built a responsive site that works seamlessly. Desktop, tablet and mobile environments. So that you can take our practice exams anywhere. 

Community Oriented

We strive to provide an excellent product at a very low price. Our primary goal is to help you through this tough experience. 

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In which order should I take the ARE 5.0 Project Planning & Design division?

Above all, there is no right or wrong way to do it. But aspiring architects typically choose the order by which they take the 6 exams per their overlapping and difficulty. The latter may be more subjective and personal, but the former is quite evident once you start studying for the exams. We believe there is a substantial overlap in the study materials between PcM, PjM and CE. And there's also an overlap between Project Planning & Design, PA and PDD. 

People usually start studying for the Pro-Practice Trifecta (PcM, PjM and CE) because there is a smaller amount of study materials to read. We would not say these exams are easier than the other three, but the exams are shorter and there is less information to absorb. It is good to start with the shorter exams to gauge what the ARE 5.0 is all about.

Similarly, the experience will also teach you how to carefully, but quickly, read questions. In addition, you will learn how to choose the right answer and how to pace yourself. This will be useful once you get to the 120-question mammoths! Lastly, there is also a great amount of overlapping between PA and PPD and the same can be said between PPD and PDD.

Project Planning & Design

Project Planning & Design