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For P/1 test: TIA practice exam difficulty vs others
I've just finished the 1st TIA free exam and found it much easier than I have been finding the 326 SOA problems and the ACTEX study guide's practice tests.
I tried searching around on this forum and have found some older discussions about it. It seems like the consensus is the TIA exams are about the same or even a tiny bit harder than the test and that the ACTEX questions are about the same or a little harder.... and then some discussion about a smaller set of SOA questions, that I'm guessing is all that was available when that thread was active. I think I'm finding TIA easier because it seems a little more straight forward and a little less wordy than the other problems I've done. But also.... they just seem easier(??) I've only done the one practice test from TIA so far, but it just feels weird and thought maybe someone here would be able to shed some light on it for me. For the ACTEX tests I've gotten 57%,57%,60%,70%,47%,60%,57%. TIA I just got 80% and most of the ones I got wrong were REALLY obvious to me after the fact. Unlike the ACTEX where there have been one or two times where I got it right for the wrong reason, etc. I purchased the ACTEX study guide in the fall and have been starting the whole process completely on my own (plus online forum help etc.) I got my BS in math in '05 and was teaching after that, then home with kids starting in 2012. Yesterday I paid for a March test! This is my first post here, apologies if I did something wrong. let me know. 
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I just passed P in November. I did all the free TIA exams for it and I did find the real exam to be easier than them. I think I was consistently getting about 70% or a little higher on the TIA exams, but I definitely wasn't putting in as much effort on those as I did on the real thing. I thought the real exam was also a little easier than the problems from SOA.

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I think it's kinda hard to compare the SOA questions get a lot harder as you get farther in (the first ones on probability are straightforward, but the distribution questions get a lot more complicated towards the end). I did the SOA practice exam a few times, where they just give you 30 of the questions off their list, and I think I scored pretty similarly to what I did on TIA.

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I used axtec and the soa questions that are online and those few TIA tests that are free online. I focused a LOT on the problems I got wrong. I would redo them over and over until I was getting them right (well, many of them.) Good luck! 
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