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Old 05-04-2012, 07:53 PM
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Default Do you feel time is too limited when writing the DP exam?

It will be my first time to write the DP exam. I am wondering whether time is as limited as the preliminary exams as well. Or we will feel better in term of exam time?

When I took the preliminary actuarial exams, such as C and MLC etc., I always feel time is too limited although I pass all the preliminary exams just by one try.
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:59 PM
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Your premise is false. Time wasn't limited in the preliminary exams. Time is extremely limited in the FSA exams.
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Old 05-04-2012, 08:27 PM
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Really? You mean we have a lot to write within the 6 hours? How about we just write the key points? because the markers will give us credits based on how many key points we have in our answers, instead of how long our answers are. right?

Will that work? if it works that will save us lots of time, making time not very limited. -
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Old 05-05-2012, 11:29 AM
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Most people do write only the key points. (Or at least only things that they think will improve their score.)

The time is still very limited.
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Old 05-05-2012, 01:28 PM
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On DP and CSP, you can get asked a question that wants you to compare and contrast tax rules in the US and Canada or describe similarities and differences between two different kinds of product, which can be 8-12 items easily. For 1 point.
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Old 05-05-2012, 02:49 PM
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You've got to be brutal on time discipline for FSA exams.
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Don't even think about thinking. Just write and hope for the best.
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Old 05-07-2012, 01:58 PM
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Don't even think about thinking. Just write and hope for the best.
Agreed, there is not time to "sit back, and roll your sleeve and go hhmmm"

it's GO GO GO.... there were times when i scratch my head and goes, "i know this... WHICH LIST WAS IT!!"

it's constant writing and writing. PLEASE WRITE YOUR CANDIDATE # everytime you start a new sheet!!! you don't get extra time to write those digits down and if you don't write it after time is called, you are doomed! (well overdramatic but yes)
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