CFA CFA Level 1 How well prepared am I?

How well prepared am I?

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    • Chevalier
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      I solved 3 Schweser Mocks so far, scoring 71 (first Mock), 66 (live Mock, I had to rush to catch my train though) and 75 (second Mock from Book). My Q-Bank results are as follows:

      Ethics 81,8%
      Quant 78,0%
      Economics 78,0%
      FRA 72,3%
      Corporate Finance 68,0%
      Portfolio 82,0%
      Equity Invest 86,7%
      Fixed Income 73,3%
      Derivatives 95,0%
      Alternatives 60,0%

      Took around 800 questions on Q-Bank so far… For the next couple of days I will focus on economics, because I have some doubts there, FRA and Corporate Finance and than take another Schweser Mock and the first CFA Mock. I got the next 2 weeks free from work to study. How well prepared am I?

    • Sophie Macon
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      The answer will always be: prepared enough, can always do better! You’re doing great so far, just keep it consistent for 2 weeks 🙂

    • peekabooitsme
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      Really good @Chevalier.

      I’ve done about the same number of mocks but only scoring between 60-65% this is worrying me! Going to do the CFA one tomorrow, but just nervous that I am not where I should be. Sometime it feels like the luck of the questions; like there be one mock where I hit almost all fixed income then another where I bombed it. Does anyone else feel this way?

    • Chevalier
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      I’ve had that in Quant with a 53% on the first Mock and 86% on the last one 🙂

      Greater fluctuations in the smaller topics (Portfolio / Derivatives / Alternatives) should be kinda normal.

    • sakitime
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      @peekabooitsme I am scoring in the similar range. My highest score for either an AM or PM session is a 68% and my lowest is a 61%.


      @sophie
      do you know how that lines up with a passing score? I know it moves around from exam to exam, but just ballpark?

    • Hobbes
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      Try to get above 80% by the last practice exam and you’ll breeze through the real deal.

    • Chevalier
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      80% in schweser or in the CFA Mock? I am currently at 75-77, so I hope I can do this in 11 days =)

    • Marek
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      Very well indeed. You should be able to pass comfortably.

    • Chevalier
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      A little update: got 78,3 on the third Schweser and 77,9 on the CFA Mock 2013. I had a huge difference between morning and afternoon though (82,5 and 73,3). I will do the fourth Schweser tomorrow and probably CFA 2012 on Friday. I also want to repeat Corporate Finance (was on my plan, but didn’t have time to so far), Portfolio Management and Equity Invest. And I’m really looking forward to the first cold beer on the 07th ^^

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      Got another 79…. ethics has had a higher variance in the last Mocks, so I will be doing another session of it.

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