CFA CFA Level 1 Time management tips during exam

Time management tips during exam

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    • priya
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      I need some time management tips during the L1 exam, also it would be great if someone can suggest some subjectwise order in which we can proceed in a efficient manner.Though it depends on individual’s command over the sections but still any suggestion would be appreciated.
      Thanks

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      @priya‌ if you are worried, go with your favourite topic first, at least your least favourite topic will be the last so you wouldn’t lose too much.

      My strategy is to move as quickly as possible, if you know how to solve it but just needing a little more time to think then go for it, however if you are not too sure at all, put a big marker on the question (in the question sheet NOT your answer sheet) so you will come back to it if you have the time.

      Also, have a milestone on the number of questions per half an hour or an hour.
      For example:
      First hour: you should reach question 40
      Second hour: question 80
      Last hour: question 120

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      @priya‌ yep, i agree with @vincentt‌ …run through them in the same sequence…anything that might take longer than 90 secs to solve, mark the question and return to it later…if you dont find the time to solve it at all, make an educated guess…
      i follow the above time structure too, helps a lot! slight deviations expected though, since ethics takes slightly longer due to the reading time…plus weak subjects will take some time but other than that, it’s pretty good for keeping track…

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      Thanks Parnav and Vincentt, its really helpful. Also one thing I need to know is would there be a clear differentiation among topics as we saw in Shweser Mocks, they write topic name first and then provide the questions on that topic, but this was not the case with CFAI Mocks, they do not provide topic names in the question paper.

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      @priya‌ well at least for my time (2012 Dec) they did group them up by topics, I’m not too sure about the current ones.

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      Thanks @Vincent !!

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