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fightinphilz 07-24-2019 09:29 PM

Difficulty Rankings of Learnings Objectives on G&H exams
 
I am sitting for DP-A & FV-A in the fall, consisting of 4 learning objectives from ADV and SPEC exams, and wondering - for people who have studied for Advanced and Specialty already, how would you rank the difficulty of the 4 learning objectives at hand:

1) Provider Reimbursement (Adv)
2) Underwriting (Adv)
3) Reserving (Adv)
4) Actuarial Appraisal (Spec)

Which combo will be easier to pass and study for -> DP-A (1&2) or FV-A (3&4)?

GSUACT 07-25-2019 10:56 AM

for me, as i do not Like ASOP stuff, so i feel it's easier to pass DP-A.

Bassooner 07-25-2019 01:19 PM

After my first pass through the MATE manual, DP-A seems easier than FV-A, but that could be because I primarily work in pricing.

lifishing007 07-25-2019 03:01 PM

To OP, I have passed Core and Adv and sat for Specialty two sitting ago. To me, 4) Actuarial Appraisal is the most difficult topics to digest. I would suggest you put in more effort. The other 3 topics are similar in difficulty level.

fightinphilz 07-25-2019 10:30 PM

So even though DP-A is the longer portion of the exam (3 hr portion, and 140/244 MATE flashcards, vs. FV-A is 2hr and 104/244 flashcards), the consensus seems to be that since the material itself on FV-A is more difficult than Prov Reimb+U/W, it would be the half of the exam that's harder to pass? interesting.

TomHaverford 07-26-2019 09:46 AM

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Originally Posted by fightinphilz (Post 9675567)
So even though DP-A is the longer portion of the exam (3 hr portion, and 140/244 MATE flashcards, vs. FV-A is 2hr and 104/244 flashcards), the consensus seems to be that since the material itself on FV-A is more difficult than Prov Reimb+U/W, it would be the half of the exam that's harder to pass? interesting.

don't think that just because an exam is longer or that there's more material that it's harder, those two things aren't correlated in any meaningful way. i made that mistake on core/advanced vs specialty.

fightinphilz 07-26-2019 02:57 PM

True. the way i had framed it in my mind was that I'm personally not great at memorizing large lists of information, so the more lists i have to memorize, the more difficult it is for me to recall those details on the exam.


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