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ADoubleDot 02-06-2008 03:42 PM

Most Difficult Preliminary Exam
 
Please only answer if you have actually studied/sat for EVERY exam.

tanjinee 02-07-2008 10:26 AM

But I want to see the results. Course 42 is hardest in my opinion. Because it has the answers to everything!!! Whereas the rest only have answers to specific topics! :rimshot:

ElDucky 02-07-2008 10:52 AM

someone said P? Seriously?

GuineaPig 02-07-2008 10:54 AM

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Originally Posted by ElDucky (Post 2653199)
someone said P? Seriously?

i was amazed at the P and the MFE votes. I mean really it has to be MLC or C right?

BTW for all you ancient folk, back when it was just exam M that was clearly the hardest right?

ElDucky 02-07-2008 11:32 AM

M had simulation on it though, which were pretty much give aways.

Requiem 02-07-2008 11:32 AM

I thought it would be all M(LC) and C. Personally, I voted C because MLC all builds on itself, when you get to multi-decs/multiple lives, you don't forget Ax. With C, it is easy to forget parts of the manual.

(ironically, the only exam I have failed so far is FM)

BigDawg 02-07-2008 11:33 AM

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Originally Posted by GuineaPig (Post 2653209)
i was amazed at the P and the MFE votes. I mean really it has to be MLC or C right?

BTW for all you ancient folk, back when it was just exam M that was clearly the hardest right?

I would have to say it is a toss up between M and C. Now if we could include the old system, it would be course 2, hands down.

ElDucky 02-07-2008 11:38 AM

Ya, FM + credits are nowhere near as much work as exam 2 was. Even exam 1 was a real exam.

Fractl 02-07-2008 12:02 PM

I would doubt that there's anyone out there who has had experience with all these exams in their current form. P (without calculus), FM (with the derivatives), MLC and MFE (Rather than M), CBT Testing...

My opinion so far (from studying for MFE and MLC) is that MFE is the tougher of the two. I haven't experienced C yet, though...and I hear it's a monster!

Conclusion: Apples and Oranges.

Actuarialsuck 02-07-2008 02:29 PM

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Originally Posted by ElDucky (Post 2653442)
M had simulation on it though, which were pretty much give aways.

Pretty sure every exam has "gimmes", time series on C was always a gimme iirc. The problem with M vs. C was that M very much build on itself whereas topics on C have loose association and can be easier to skip around on but harder because you had to keep in mind all the different topics


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