I all. I’m scored very low on practice exams and I have a very hard time recalling material I went over twice already. I wonder if the best option is to give up and take it next year. I was planning on taking the week before the exam off as vacation but now it seems fruitless. Thank you for your advice.
Discouragement is one of the biggest enemies. If you’re already feeling discouraged, that is likely contributing to lower scores.
I agree with RoyD, its worth it to stick to it. You’ve come this far, give it a valiant effort and your results may surprise you! And even if you don’t pass, going through the experience will make you much more prepared for next year’s sitting – either way its a worthwhile investment of time! Go for it!
Thanks guys. I studied, took, notes, did practice problems yet I have a hard time remembering info. FRA, Equities, and Corp Fin are easier to handle for me so may be I will focus on those. I guess I’ll just continue with practice problems. Thank you. I’m absolutely terrified. My job does not depend on the exam but losing face is hard to deal with.
In theory you “only” need to score 80% on 80% of the material to pass (and blind-guess the rest). Much easier said than done, of course…
I’m poorly prepared for this next exam so my plan of attack is to speed-read through the “summary” sections of each reading and take note of anything I’m not familiar with. Saturday I’ll sit a mock exam (AM & PM) then spend Sunday working out where I went wrong, prioritise areas for improvement and hopefully close some knowledge gaps. Given my lack of preparation over the past 2 months I’m probably going to fall a bit short of passing (reckon I’d test something around the 60% mark if the exam was today), but hell, if everyone who had doubts didn’t turn up there would be very, very few people show up. :smiley:
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