In the past few weeks, work has been pretty manic, but squeezing some time here and there, I’ve been keeping busy analyzing the dataset, and I’m excited to be able to share the first bit of the results today!
Weak areas. The pain points for candidates seem to be Derivatives, Economics and Quantitative Methods. This is especially significant in Economics and Quantitative Methods as they account for 10% and 12% of the exam respectively. Derivatives is the weakest subject, but as it accounts for 5% of the exam, the patterns observed in Economics and Quantitative Methods are more worrying.
Differences between passing and failing candidates. The drop in quality across failing candidates compared to the passing pool is fairly even, with the exception of several observations. High-weighting topics decline more than others – a solemn reminder to candidate to make sure to focus on topics with high weighting. A notable exception to this is Ethics – with 15% weighting, it is one of the best-performing topics in the failed candidates sample. The note on Ethics adjustment seems to have positively influenced performance there!
There’s still more to come. Obviously this is not the end of the analysis – just what I can get down for today. Expect more on Level I, and we still have Level II and III to come in the following weeks! Meanwhile make sure you maximize your prep by utilizing the Resources section, and vote in this week’s Weekly Poll!
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