CFA CFA Level 1 CFAI Mocks vs. Schweser Practice Exams

CFAI Mocks vs. Schweser Practice Exams

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    • jdamian123
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      First of all, where do I find CFAI mock exams? Are they included in the books I received when I registered for the exam?…if so, well, I’ve got a problem because I don’t see one.

      Secondly, where can I find CFAI mock exams? And, lastly, I am getting mid-70’s on average on Schweser practice exams – people here appear to believe that Schweser practice exams are written slightly easier than the actual exams (or the mock exams?)…how true is that…

    • Sophie Macon
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      @jdamian123 – you need to log in to CFA Institute’s website to download the mocks. Please go to this link and click download your sample / mock papers now.

      It is hard to compare ‘difficulties’ across papers, simply because we are all different – some are better at calculation based questions, some are better at conceptual ones. What we can say is Schweser sharpens your ability at calculations, whilst CFAI mocks (which are actually from CFAI themselves) tends to have more conceptual ones. It’s good practice to do both as it covers your bases for the types of questions.

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      As I’m in the middle of the CFAI one, I can honestly say it is much more different and conceptual based than Schweser.

    • Chevalier
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      Personally I scored similarly in Schweser and CFA Mocks. However I think the CFA questions are “harder to read” than the Schweser ones, which increases my concentration but I also need more time per question.

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