CFA CFA Level 3 Schweser Mock scores going backwards now in book 2

Schweser Mock scores going backwards now in book 2

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    • Alta12
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      @ravivooda @vincentt are you experiencing the same?

      it felt like the entire Exam 2 in book 2 PM was on fixed income and derivatives! :-SS


      @sophie
      any recommendation? I’m hitting the 2 CFAI mocks this Friday. Will brush up EOC questions tomorrow.

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      @alta12, even my scores were pathetic. it was over concentrated on derivatives and fixed income. Very unlikely we are going to get papers like that. All item sets were completely mixed. Schweser wanted us to know these concepts better. I also felt the same while writing second book. But got to know those concepts better. Don’t get disappointed.

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      @alta12, we have come this far. Let us nail this down. One funny(good) thing is I am feeling better in derivatives after all 6 exams 😛

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      @alta12 i’ve only done 5 full mocks, have not reached the second book.

    • Alta12
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      I only got 57% for exam 2PM, book 2 lowest ever. It’s freaking me out. @ravivooda Is exam 3 in book 2 just as bad? @vincentt let us know when you hit book 2! :-SS

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      @alta12 did you do the AM ones as well or just the PMs? Also, did you know that CFAI has issued the mock PM C?

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      That’s good enough @vincentt. Well at least you now know the areas you need to brush up on @Alta12 @RaviVooda‌ – at this point it’s OK not to worry too much about scores once you’ve done the minimum amount of practice papers. Level 3 is a little different, I never passed 63% in my practice papers I recall – just keep going.

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      @sophie i realised in the AM part (past years), if they target a certain concept and you don’t really know that’s easily 5-15 points gone, which is very worrying judging from the fact that sometimes luck might come into play.

      Unlike the vignette, when they hit a certain topic or reading they test various areas but in the essay part they do hit on a very niche concept within the reading or topic.

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      @alta12, exam 3 in book 2, I found to be most toughest. I managed to score 65 in it. In 1st one my score was 68AM-57PM

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      @vincentt I do both AM and PM on the same day. Going through the AM sections now. But will see what happened in the PM section shortly. This PM paper was all mixed up. Super confusing. Yes, I agree with you. There’s an element of luck with the AM section. If you can’t recall a section, then the whole question goes down the drain!


      @sophie
      thanks. It feels so depressing right now! @-)

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      @alta12 are you on holiday or something? I can’t manage a full AM & PM paper on weekdays, sadly even on weekends i only manage half a paper + review each day.

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      @vincentt I’m on study leave at the moment. Trying to power through a paper a day then the next day revision. @ravivooda seems to be going faster. you on leave soon?

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      @alta1 yes starting Monday I am on leave.

      @vincentt
      , do half in the morning and do its review in evening. I did some papers like that only

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      @alta12 i used to take a week off but i find myself not doing much especially on the last few days so it’s kind of wasted. I’m only taking 2 days off this time.


      @RaviVooda
      ‌ to be honest I never managed a full AM & PM paper before the real exam, just too exhausting.

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      @vincentt Thanks. Just printed Mock C from CFAI website.

    • RaviVooda
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      @alta12, @vincentt how is the 3rd CFAI mock? I am thinking whether to skip it? What do u guys suggest?

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      @RaviVooda‌ did CFAI PM B have not worked on A (one of you mentioned not to?) or C just printed.

      Did you try 2010 AM?

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      @vincentt, yes I worked on 2010.

      Mock A is just a repeat of the individual assessments. So no point doing again. I have decided to skip Mock C. Willl concentrate on strengthening formulas, mistakes down in mocks and other stuff we already know

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      @ravivooda @vincentt I’m doing two CFAI PM mocks tomorrow. Which two should I hit first?

      Is Mock A the same as the sample questions online?

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      @alta12, doing B and C should be sufficient. A is same as sample questions

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      thanks @ravivooda I think I will complete Mock B and C then that’s it for mocks. I don’t think I have time for Schweser last exam in book 2. Want to go through the previous mistakes and work on more targeted sections. You finished your mocks?

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      @alta12, I am done with schweser mocks.

    • Alta12
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      @ravivooda @vincentt Mock C is the same as the sample questions. Mock A and B are the newer release.

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      @alta12 when you say sample question did you mean EOC question?

      Well i found 3 itemsets in A and B taken from CFAI 2013 AM, but non from C.


      @RaviVooda

      How did you guys find 2010? There’s only 1 question in 2011 that is no longer in L3 2014 and the rest seems pretty valid.

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      @vincentt, I found it to be ok. Not easy but not tough too. I think I scored 65+ in that

    • Alta12
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      @vincentt sample questions are the practice questions by sections available on the CFAI website. I think it starts off with Litman.

    • vincentt
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      @RaviVooda‌ planning to do that this weekend, my last AM mocks to look at.


      @Alta12
      ‌ ah that! I never bother with those sample questions so it’s considered new to me.

      Thx guys

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