CFA CFA Level 2 On a full free day, how many CFAI questions (EOCs, BBs, mock exam q’s) do you complete on average?

On a full free day, how many CFAI questions (EOCs, BBs, mock exam q’s) do you complete on average?

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    • DollarsToDonuts
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      I’m just curious to know what an approximate benchmark is. Thanks all!

    • Sarah
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      I’ve just started doing questions (yea, I know I’m late to the party) but I’ve been trying to do around 120 questions.

    • DollarsToDonuts
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      @Sarah haha cool, great minds…I’ve had the same goal but I find that some days I only get through about 60 or so, as I spend a lot of time reviewing my weaker points.

    • SamC
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      I think i did about 400 this weekend using Qbank

    • Sarah
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      @DollarsToDonuts‌ I find it hard to continuously doing that many questions. I burn out faster and do less review so it might be better to cut down to 60 questions.

    • DollarsToDonuts
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      @SamC that’s a lot of questions, my friend! that’s awesome to hear you’re kicking butt.


      @Sarah
      glad to know i’m not the only one who burns out during these practice sessions!

      another thing i struggle with in these last few weeks is knowing when to back off and rest, for how long, and then more importantly, actually allowing myself to do so. it’s really frustrating when you’re trying to practice/revise and you know you’re just not all there mentally. @christine @Sophie‌ any input based on your past experience?

    • Sophie Macon
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      Hey guys, good to see the spirits are up and y’all are practicing like crazy!


      @DollarsToDonuts
      ‌ I think your question depends on Levels. @Sarah 120 questions is a great target to have (for Level 2), or 240 questions for Level 1, since you’ve to get used to doing those on the exam day anyway. But if you’re new to practicing the concentration , I’d suggest you start slow at half the rate of your target, and gradually build it up towards target after 3 rounds or so.

      What I did previously (since I studied on weekends mostly) was to dedicate whole of Saturday just to do the practice papers (my target questions), timed just like exams (9am AM paper, lunch break then 1pm for PM paper). Then I check my answers and review my mistakes the whole of Sunday – by the end of each day the brain melts anyway and you can’t do any more. So I’d spend evenings chilling out with friends/family, start afresh next day. Definitely take breaks or days off if you’re not up for it because you don’t want to waste those precious practice papers!

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      @DollarsToDonuts‌ I really don’t think I’m kicking any butt! I find, if I set Schweser to give me the answer post answering the question that I can stay engaged for longer

    • BeanCounter
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      Nowhere near enough is I think the answer.

    • DollarsToDonuts
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      @Sophie Thanks Sophie! That sounds like a great plan. I’m taking 3 weeks off for the test, so I think I’ll be taking your game plan and using that for each weekend leading up to the test, while using the weekdays to do more questions and bring up my weak points.


      @SamC
      yeah that’s a great strategy. that gives you instant feedback which i feel is really important in retaining what you’ve learned from that particular problem.


      @BeanCounter
      hahaha, my thoughts exactly

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