Part 2: National Examination Paper
candidates who have met the eligibility requirements for APE Part 1 are eligible to sit the National Examination Paper.
Examination of professional knowledge is an important part of the APE as a whole. The objective of the National Examination Paper is to provide a reliable and valid test of knowledge and application of relevant performance criteria in the National Standard of Competency for Architects. Candidates must pass the National Examination Paper as a condition of admission to Part 3, the Examination by Interview.
The National Examination Paper is a 90 minute ‘closed book’ scenario computer-based exam.
- it consists of 9 scenarios with each scenario having 5 multiple choice questions making a total of forty-five questions to be answered in 90 minutes
- each multiple choice question has 4 responses with one correct response
- each question is worth one mark.
- correct answers are scored as one mark and incorrect answers as a zero mark
- negative marking is removed
- all candidates receiving feedback with their results based on the Performance Criteria tested in the exam.