Originally Posted by simba789
I took my P exam in May and failed. i got a score of zero after only using the SOA 153 to study. I fugured out none of the problems looked like that. I then bought the Actex Manual 2010 edition. I have been working on it for about a month and a half now. I have done exams 1-4 two times.
I keep reading some threads on here and people keep saying that they have poor tests compared to the real thing. I just want to know if it is possible to pass the exam in september after just practicing the 8 exams in the back?
For those that say they do poor testing practice, how are the sample exams different from the real thing? I just want to get your point of view on that.
The more practice problems you do, the more likely you are going to pass the exam. IMO you should do at least 10+ PEs under strict exam condition, which means no rest. It is possible you could pass the exam with only 8 PEs done, but you should utilize all resource available to you (i.e. the 4 free TIA sample exams).
I guess the difference would be the different ways of presenting the question. In terms of difficulty, IMO TIA exams are a pretty good indicator. Good luck.