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Fellow econs, in what order did you study the exam topics?

  • This topic has 7 replies, 6 voices, and was last updated Jun-17 by Pranav.
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    • microeconomist
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      I have started with FRA and will go to either CF or Ethics, but not sure about the rest of the list.

    • Sophie Macon
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      Well – it depends. I didn’t really think the order mattered and just studied chronologically.

      Quant is quite an important foundation, so is FRA. But in general I’m not sure if studying things in different orders have any benefits (unless of course you’re short of time, which isn’t your case).

      300HC members? Any suggestions to help @microeconomist?

    • Snippy
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      @Sophie’s right. You have ample time in your hands. You can go chronologically, because some of the topics sometimes use terms that were mentioned in earlier topics. The order is not completely insignificant either. Just go about it in the right order the first time and then later you can decide what topics you need to touch up on again.

    • Zee Tan
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      I went chronologically as well.

    • vincentt
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      I didn’t go chronologically, followed the order given by exam prep which works quite well too, at least for me.

    • microeconomist
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      Just a follow-up post. After examining several factors, here is the order I will be following:

      FRA, CF, QUANT, ECON, PM, DERIV, EQ, FI, AI.

      My background gives me a competitive advantage in QUANT, ECON & ETHICS. Good thing too since I need to get faster on the 12c and will definitely require an FRA review in November.

    • Sophie Macon
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      Sounds good @microeconomist! That’s EXACTLY what I meant – only you can come up with a study plan that suits your strengths and weaknesses 🙂

    • Pranav
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      @microeconomist i have read through the material once(kinda like a glance) and found that the concepts taught in quants are used in equity topics…so if possible you might prefer to do equity books right after the quant book.
      if you aren’t too comfortable on fra(or any other topic), you might want to do that first so that you can get a re-read later to focus on the difficulties…

      i know this comment is too late but thought i’d share 🙂

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