ARE Practice Exams

I find that taking ARE practice exams is just as essential to your success than the various study guides that you can review. Not only do practice exams give you an idea of the type of questions you can expect to see, but they are also valuable to see how long it takes you to complete the exam.

A common mistake that I find that many candidates make is that they take their ARE practice exams too close to their actual test date. I strongly feel that these practice exams need to be treated as a supplemental resource to your study guides instead of as an afterthought right before your test date. There is a lot of useful information that you can learn by simply going through the practice exams and reading the analysis of each question.

Fortunately for you, there are plenty of practice exams for the ARE made available for you to use in addition to your ARE study guides. PPI breaks down their practice exams by ARE exam division so you’re not forced to purchase all guides at once. Typically, each practice exam guide from PPI will include sample problems, sample vignettes and a realistic practice exam depending on the exam division.

My Experience With Practice Exams

I almost exclusively used the PPI practice exams and study guides when studying for the ARE. What I found to be the most beneficial in the practice exams was the detailed analysis of each question. Some practice tests that you may find only tell you the answer again but that’s not the case with the PPI study guides. Not only will every answer be available to you, but you will also get an analysis as to WHY that answer is correct instead of the other options. I found this to be extremely helpful and I used the practice exams to help supplement the study guides.

I highly recommend these practice exams from PPI not only because I used them as a resource when taking the exams but many other candidates have found success with these products. The fact that these practice exams explain each question and answer in detail is definitely what sets them apart from other products.

ARE Advisor Discount

Update: ARE Advisor and PPI have now teamed up to offer all visitors 10% off the ARE practice exams.

For more information on receiving 10% off of any of these practice exams from PPI, click the exam division below:

 

ARE Construction Documents and Services Practice Exams (CDS)

The CDS Practice Exams by PPI will includes:

  • 128 challenging sample problems
  • A sample vignette that prepares you for the graphic portion
  • A realistic 100-problem practice exam simulates the actual exam’s content
  • A practice Building Section Vignette with full explanations

Remember, you will also receive 10% off of all PPI materials purchased with the ARE Advisor Promo Code

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ARE Programming, Planning, and Practice Practice Exams (PPP)

The PPP Practice Exams by PPI will includes:

  • 88 challenging sample problems
  • A sample vignette that prepares you for the graphic portion
  • A realistic 85-problem practice exam simulates the actual exam’s content
  • A practice Site Zoning Vignette with full explanations

Remember, you will also receive 10% off of all PPI materials purchased with the ARE Advisor Promo Code

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ARE Building Systems Practice Exams (BS)

The BS Practice Exams by PPI will includes:

  • 123 challenging sample problems
  • A sample vignette that prepares you for the graphic portion
  • A realistic 95-problem practice exam simulates the actual exam’s content
  • A practice Mechanical and Electrical Plan Vignette with full explanations

Remember, you will also receive 10% off of all PPI materials purchased with the ARE Advisor Promo Code

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ARE Structural Systems Practice Exams (SS)

The SS Practice Exams by PPI will includes:

  • 125 challenging sample problems
  • A sample vignette that prepares you for the graphic portion
  • A realistic 125-problem practice exam simulates the actual exam’s content
  • A practice Structural Layout Vignette with full explanations

Remember, you will also receive 10% off of all PPI materials purchased with the ARE Advisor Promo Code

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ARE Schematic Design Practice Exams (SD)

The SD Practice Exams by PPI will includes:

  • Sample vignettes that prepare you for the graphic portion
  • A practice Interior Layout Vignette with full explanations
  • A practice Building Layout Vignette with full explanations

Remember, you will also receive 10% off of all PPI materials purchased with the ARE Advisor Promo Code

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ARE Site Planning and Design Practice Exams (SPD)

The SPD Practice Exams by PPI will includes:

  • 63 challenging sample problems
  • Sample Vignettes that prepares you for the graphic portion
  • A realistic 65-problem practice exam simulates the actual exam’s content
  • A practice Site Grading Vignette with full explanations
  • A practice Site Design Vignette with full explanations

Remember, you will also receive 10% off of all PPI materials purchased with the ARE Advisor Promo Code

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ARE Building Design and Construction Practice Exams (BDCS)

The BDCS Practice Exams by PPI will includes:

  • 155 challenging sample problems
  • Sample Vignettes that prepares you for the graphic portion
  • A realistic 85-problem practice exam simulates the actual exam’s content
  • A practice Ramp/Accessibility Vignette with full explanations
  • A practice Stair Design Vignette with full explanations
  • A practice Roof Plan Vignette with full explanations

Remember, you will also receive 10% off of all PPI materials purchased with the ARE Advisor Promo Code

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All of these ARE practice exams can be very useful if you use them the right way. Like I mentioned above, it’s essential that you take some of these practice exams in the middle of your studying rather than at the end. The fact that these practice exams give thorough explanations will certainly help supplement the rest of your study material.

Remember, don’t stress so much about your actual score on the practice exams because that doesn’t matter. You’re using these exams as a tool to help you study rather than a measure of your knowledge. A lot of candidates make this mistake and therefore, the practice exams are not very useful to them.

Good luck using these practice exams. I hope you find them useful!