CFA CFA Level 1 Did I make a mistake by not getting the QBANK & 2014 Schweser Notes?

Did I make a mistake by not getting the QBANK & 2014 Schweser Notes?

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    • Zayd
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      Okay, so, I am on study session 7 come Monday. I feel that I made a mistake not getting the qbank… I say this not because I don’t understand the material, I do, it’s just that some of the questions confuse me with the way they are worded etc. Also, I took a topic based exam today and it is COMPLETELY more challenging then the EOC CFA & Schweser. The 2013 schweser notes saved me about $500, but I reference the 2014 CFA curriculum EOC and readings when I need, but the LOS are almost identical from last year to this year (except fixed income which I am going to read the CFA curriculum, but will lack practice questions). Anyway, I feel like I don’t have enough questions, but yet I haven’t hit the practice exams yet… I don’t know, I am just worried which is why I came to grab opinions. Mainly is the QBANK really necessary? Is there not enough resources beside that? And is Reading the CFA Curriculum for Fixed Income gonna serve me bad without any practice questions because of the 2013 version…. P.S. I am a college student, not a full time working with a lot of money! Thanks!

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      I had the qbank for level 1 and didn’t use it all that much. Most of my practice came from mock exams. So i would definitely recommend to buy additional mock exams to review and go through. CFAI gives out 1 free mock, but I would suggest buying they extra mock book from schwesser

    • Zee Tan
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      Most importantly is to ensure you have enough practice – it’s less important where the practice comes from (be it mock exams or qbank etc).

    • Zayd
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      All good now! Got 2014 Material, Practice Exams, and Qbank…. Feel like I have more than enough to practice, especially since my plan is to finish 6 weeks early.

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