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Old 10-22-2019, 10:41 AM
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Finished 2017 and graded it. Did you guys find this exam on the easy side? I did better on it than any other one so far, maybe that's just because I'm well prepared now. I finished in just under 2.5 hours and would've gotten between 85-90% of the points depending on strictness of grading. I don't want to be too confident going into the exam, but I'm feeling pretty good now. Gonna touch up on various topics the next few days, then do 2018 over the weekend.
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Finished 2017 and graded it. Did you guys find this exam on the easy side? I did better on it than any other one so far, maybe that's just because I'm well prepared now. I finished in just under 2.5 hours and would've gotten between 85-90% of the points depending on strictness of grading. I don't want to be too confident going into the exam, but I'm feeling pretty good now. Gonna touch up on various topics the next few days, then do 2018 over the weekend.

Seems like you are in great shape!! Keep it up.
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It's hard to believe on this time next week I'll be sitting in the exam room nervously jotting down stuffs. I haven't finished the syllabus yet. This will be the most underprepared exam for me in years
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I just took 2018 and I totally agree with the timing aspect of it. It took way longer than any of the other exams I've taken.. the timing dread felt like I was back in spring..

It was definitely a hard exam, and getting something like that on exam day would be 10x worse as it'd psyche you out. I don't think any of the questions were terrible though, except maybe parts of each IQ. The questions were definitely just different.. the feeling I got was that they were going for more conceptual questions even on the calculation heavy stuff.
I just found 2018 to be exhausting. So much calculation such that when you get to the problems with twists you're already feeling a bit drained.

Definitely hoping 2019 is more like 2017.
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I understand that sentiment, but it's apparent that 2018 was much more challenging than they anticipated, as evidenced by how much they had to push the pass mark down to be commensurate with how the candidates performed. And even then the pass rate was quite a bit lower than normal. I expect this exam to be more challenging than 2015-2017 but to me it's clear 2018 was a mistake on their part and they will be calibrating accordingly.
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Do you think 2017 is easier than 2016?
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I didn't think so but ymmv
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I thought 2017 was quite a bit easier, but the Bailey & Simon problem threw me off in 2016. Other than that, I did pretty similarly overall on 2016/2017.

Only 6 more days now! I'm just doing a few problems in various sections here and there to not forget anything. Gonna probably do 2018 on Sunday. If that goes well, I'll spend Monday and Tuesday with some light review but not really put in much studying. Right now I feel about as confident as I did going into 5 and that went well, so I'm just ready to get this over with now.
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Does anyone have any calculation tricks to improve speed when doing a Quintiles Test or Efficiency Test? Particularly when you need to calculate the weighted average standard LRs for each quintile when given 10 risks? I try to use the data function on the calculator when I need to repeat calculations but I haven't figured out a good technique for these question.
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I thought 2017 was quite a bit easier, but the Bailey & Simon problem threw me off in 2016. Other than that, I did pretty similarly overall on 2016/2017.

Only 6 more days now! I'm just doing a few problems in various sections here and there to not forget anything. Gonna probably do 2018 on Sunday. If that goes well, I'll spend Monday and Tuesday with some light review but not really put in much studying. Right now I feel about as confident as I did going into 5 and that went well, so I'm just ready to get this over with now.
I wish I was at your level of preparedness. I'll be studying full speed till the exam
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