CFA CFA Level 1 Do you know of someone who passed the exam while failing a section(s) ?

Do you know of someone who passed the exam while failing a section(s) ?

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    • lulu123
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      Curiosity!

    • Sarah
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      Yea. Me. I failed quants.

    • Snippy
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      Wow @Diya, you must have done really well in the other topics then?

    • lulu123
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      @diya @sidmenon

      on the web, there are results lurking (I suppose some people post their result table on their blogs or something)
      and I’ve stumbled upon some people like failing 1, 2 or even 3 (!!) sections but virtually every other section was >70% so I guess that compensated

    • vincentt
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      I did too for fixed income (one of the biggest weighting topic) if below 50% is considered failing.

    • Snippy
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      @lulu123

      It really matters which sections they are failing actually. Since we all know well enough about the weightage of certain topics, best not to fail in those.

    • Sarah
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      That is true. The topics that I had less than 70% were the smaller topics and I only failed one topic (quants) that wasn’t worth much. Tho really you shouldn’t be banking on this information and hope you pass.

    • Zee Tan
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      There are loads of people who scored the lowest (<50%) and passed. Like @sidmenon says, it depends on which sections. Don't use it as justification to throw a subject, however.

    • lulu123
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      @zee

      I’m not throwing any subjects, don’t worry!

      Just stressing a tad ahaha

    • Zee Tan
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      I wouldn’t overworry about failing a particular section then @lulu123. The final score is all that matters.

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