CFA CFA Level 1 Did you buy Elan mocks before? Feedback?

Did you buy Elan mocks before? Feedback?

  • This topic has 7 replies, 5 voices, and was last updated Apr-17 by Zee Tan.
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    • lulu123
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      On their website (obviously picked thoroughly and very biased), there are reviews and tons of them say how wonderful and representative of the actual exam their mocks are.

      Anybody got experience with those?

    • Swift
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      I’ve done Schweser mock 1 and Elan mock 1 so far and definately found the elan mock to be more challenging. I found the schweser mock to be quite easy as there was a high number of plug & chug and memorization questions. Elan on the other hand had a lot more conceptual based questions which I found more challenging.

      It’s difficult to say which one is closer to the real thing as I haven’t done the cfa mock yet but I definately found the elan mock to be the more useful one for revision purposes. I have read that the second practice exam book from schweser gets more challenging though.

    • Sophie Macon
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      Hi @Swift, welcome to the community! It’s great to hear your perspective. It seems like it’s a good mix to practice both of the calculation-focused Schweser ones + Elan’s conceptual questions.

    • christine
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      @swift’s take tallies with mine on many fronts:

      • Elan is more conceptual
      • Schweser tends to be more quantitative
      • Schweser 2nd book has always seemed harder to me for some reason

      I’d say the mock is also more conceptual to be honest. Combining Elan and Schweser would give you great balance. If you’ve done Schweser Book 1 and are looking for more, I’d give Elan a try.

    • Swift
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      I think mixing Schweser and Elan is a good strategy. I also think that its good to do practice exams from a different source to your study material. One of the reasons I probably found the Schweser exam to be easier was because I’ve been using their study material so am probably more used to the way they ask questions and more familiar with the material that they think is important.

    • Zee Tan
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      @swift welcome to the forum! Are you taking Level 1 this June?

    • Swift
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      Thanks! And yup, level 1 this June.

    • Zee Tan
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      Awesome – sounds like things are going well! FYI there are a bunch of great in-depth discussions you can see at the Level I board: http://forum.300hours.com/discussion/213/cfa-level-i-topic-picks

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