Quickie question. How do people ‘normally’ get on with the EOC Practice Problems? I have no doubt at all that I’m going to forget a hell of a lot between now and the exam, but I wanted to see if I’m in the ‘normal’ dispersion for the EOC’s.
I just finished the Economics CFAI book and totted up all of my EOC’s to come up with a (rounded) result of 73% for the whole book, with dispersion between 59 and 87% dependent on which reading, showing me where I really need to concentrate the efforts.
Is this is a normal result? Should I be hoping for more so that when I’ve forgotten it all I have less to make up in that final ‘mock till you drop’ month? What do ultimately successful candidates usually score?
I usually score maybe a bit higher. Do you take them immediately after each chapter though?
regardless I think understanding the concepts is what’s important. Chapters where I simply memorized everything (and got high scores at the time) simply went away by the time mocks came around. Invest time in understanding the basic principles (especially around confusing chapters like Alt Inv, bond calculations, etc) – that’s where you can easily score a lot or lose a lot.
I usually allow a week or so to let some of the ‘immediate memory’ fade and then take them. I also keep going back every few weeks to previous probs and take them again. I’ve managed to push ethics up to 90% thus far, however I’m also becoming aware that time is getting short and I’m going to have to really start hammering the new material to get it all done by Nov 6th.
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