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11-07-2001, 10:22 AM
I felt good on 20-22 of them and think I'll get a 5. I knew this material well enough to pass, but ran out of time. Since the pass mark was around 22 or 23 last time does anyone think this exam was harder and the mark would go down?
I can't believe that the mark will go below 22, it has been 55% in the past. Give yourself some credit that you may have guessed 2 or 3 of the other 18 correctly. You did fill in an answer for all of them didn't you. I feel the same as you and hope I am the 6, I don't need to study this again.
11-07-2001, 11:59 AM
There's no reason why a passing mark can't go below 22 or 23 nor above 60%. Look at C1 and C2 from last May. The pass mark for C1 was 19. For C2 it was above 60%(IIRC).
11-07-2001, 12:19 PM
The following is my input for course 3 exam:
1) I skipped all discrete surplus related questions as they take long time to solve (there are about 2-3 questions)
2) I think the exam was a fair game. Not easy, but doable. It could have been harder as we know SOA has the ability to make life miserable for all of us.
3) I talked to two other students after exam, they both tried course 3 before and got 5 on May sitting. One answered 30 questions and the other one answered 34 questions...
Do everyone answered more than 25 questions in average on yesterday's exam? That sounds very high!!
11-07-2001, 04:04 PM
Caramel - I answered 28. The exam might be published on the SOA website tommorrow. ( C4 is already posted )
11-07-2001, 05:00 PM
I can't recall how many I answered confidently. I had a hard time with mixtures of continous distributions and for some unknown reason, the expected lifetimes. I totally had a brain meltdown when it came to those problems. That being said I would guess I answered 22-28 confidently.
However, I thought the 2nd dinosaur question was a bit ambiguous. Did consumed mean eaten or used? I may be the only person who was confused and it may not have any effect on the answer, but I will look closely at the exam when they post it tomorrow to see if the actual wording was as ambigous as I remember it.
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