Improvements to the National Examination Paper announced

In 2017 the AACA, with the support of the Architect Registration Boards, engaged the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) to review the National Examination Paper (Part 2 of the Architectural Practice Examination). 

In a nutshell, the Review found that the examination of knowledge is an important part of the APE as a whole, and the use of scenarios relevant to architectural practice in Australia is a valid basis for the assessment of architectural knowledge on the path to registration as an architect.  The revised exam format comes into effect from April 2018.

Key changes:   

  • online (computer based) delivery of the National Examination Paper at venues nominated by AACA/ACER
  • 9 scenarios with each scenario having 5 multiple choice questions making a total of forty-five questions to be answered in 70 minutes.
  • each question is worth one mark. Correct answers are scored as one mark and incorrect answers as a zero mark.  
  • negative marking is removed.
  • results generated within 2 weeks with all candidates receiving feedback with their results based on the Performance Criteria.                                 
Important Information for Candidates on the revised National Examination Paper



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