CFA CFA Level 3 How similar are past papers to the current portion?

How similar are past papers to the current portion?

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    • sankrutimehta
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      Just wanted to assess my performance…in papers from 2005-2009 I observed very less of asset class and execution and monitoring questions…Just wanted an insight from past students if this was there in the syllabus back then….also how much has the curriculum changed as I could answer most of the questions so feel nothing has been deleted much from the time

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      @Sophie pls do give some insights

    • Sophie Macon
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      I wasn’t as hardworking to do all those past papers at my time or to check the weightings, but my guess is it hasn’t changed much. @Marc and @Ajfinance may know more as I knew they were trying out past papers

      But here’s a chart of topic weights I found since 2008…

    • sankrutimehta
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      @Sophie: Wow….thanks a lot!! 😀

    • AjFinance
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      @sankrutimehta I didnt solve the full paper for all the years, but I was lost trying to go through the really old papers like 1999-2004. But I guess thats expected.

      Also, I feel its difficult to point out the exact topics which have been replaced/expanded (specifically for Level 3), unless explicit. Maybe because most of the questions draw concepts from more than one topic (somewhat interelated).

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      @AjFinance: I agree to that..even I got lost in the papers from 1999-2005..and when I checked with the source LOS from the solution.the same LOS is present in the curriculum..could get my hand on a couple old Kaplan books when I realized that there was different concept under the same LOS!!! Damn

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      @sankrutimehta do you advice doing papers from 1999-2005? How much time did it take for you to do all mock exams and review them ?

    • sankrutimehta
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      @RaviVooda: I solved papers till 2002 religiously solving each question. For papers prior to that, I just solved the IPS questions and glanced through other topics.
      Last 2 months of my studies was filled with a 3 hour session of paper solving in alternate weekdays and correcting them on the rest days. Saturdays were for reviewing the errors from the Kaplan books and Sunday for solving a 6 hour paper with presumably good result. 😀
      Last 2 weeks I did not solve any papers, just hung out with friends and 4 hours of study. No work. :p

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      @sankrutimehta, thanks that really helps, In fact I was too planning to do the same. Leave last 2 months revision alone

      2 weeks – Revision
      4 weeks – Practice paper and review
      1 week – Mock Paper and review
      1 week – Final revision
      and 5 months prior to that for studying.

    • Sophie Macon
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      Solid plan @RaviVooda!

    • Jwa
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      @RaviVooda – great if you can stick to it! The best laid plans etc… 😛

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