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Old 07-06-2018, 12:01 PM
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I used a little bit of everything. I had a TIA extension from my previous sitting, and I used that for learning the material and ADAPT for practice exams and problems. I rented the Corporate Finance book from Amazon and printed out the SOA provided study notes. I also ran through the sample problems the SOA provided.

I got up to a 5.2 on ADAPT, which I feel was pretty comparable to the test in terms of difficulty.
Did you get as many straight knowledge questions as it seems like people are anticipating?

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Old 07-06-2018, 03:40 PM
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Got to an EL of 5.9 a couple of days ago, taking the exam tomorrow. Just an easy review day for me today, hoping tomorrow goes by smoothly! Surprisingly less stressed out for this exam than P and FM, maybe because of the fact I won't see if I passed or failed right away.
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Old 07-06-2018, 10:38 PM
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Got an EL of 5. Haven't been able to push it higher, the questions that are purely definition-based are killing me.

Going to do a shit ton of quizzes on those sections and do 3 or 4 more practice exams until my exam on Wednesday.

Can't wait to get this over with.
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Old 07-09-2018, 12:39 PM
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I sat the exam Friday and started an hour and a half late due to technical issues and the formula sheet for the greeks was missing. Did anyone else who sat it experience the same problem(s)? I contacted the SOA about it but I'm curious as to whether it's a widespread or isolated issue (and also wondering what's likely to be done about it).
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Old 07-09-2018, 01:12 PM
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I sat the exam Friday and started an hour and a half late due to technical issues and the formula sheet for the greeks was missing. Did anyone else who sat it experience the same problem(s)? I contacted the SOA about it but I'm curious as to whether it's a widespread or isolated issue (and also wondering what's likely to be done about it).
There's a discussion thread on this on Reddit as well: https://www.reddit.com/r/actuary/com...rmulas_on_ifm/
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Old 07-09-2018, 03:26 PM
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There's a discussion thread on this on Reddit as well: https://www.reddit.com/r/actuary/com...rmulas_on_ifm/
It looks like it may have been fixed based of the reports in that thread. They like sent out a "patch".

I wonder what they'll do for the people that didn't have it. Probably nothing and just say "better luck next time".
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Old 07-09-2018, 07:15 PM
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It looks like it may have been fixed based of the reports in that thread. They like sent out a "patch".

I wonder what they'll do for the people that didn't have it. Probably nothing and just say "better luck next time".
I think this will happen too. It's crazy how some people on reddit think that they are gonna have people retake the exam. It's pretty much Thursday/Friday takers against all of the other exam takers. They're gonna side with the ones who took it later since there is a greater dispersion of people taking it Saturday through Wednesday. Really sucks for the people who took the early date for a new exam.
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I think this will happen too. It's crazy how some people on reddit think that they are gonna have people retake the exam. It's pretty much Thursday/Friday takers against all of the other exam takers. They're gonna side with the ones who took it later since there is a greater dispersion of people taking it Saturday through Wednesday. Really sucks for the people who took the early date for a new exam.
To add on to this, I don't think the SOA should have updated the formulas on Saturday. It complicates the entire situation even more. The people who took it Saturday onward have an advantage. They could have just waited until all exam sittings were over then removed the questions associated with those formulas from the scoring. Now, if they actually do remove those questions, the people who took it Saturday onward would suffer. They actually spent exam time solving those problems thinking they would count. The Thursday/Friday takers could have spent that extra time doing other problems since they didn't have the formulas. On the other hand, if they don't remove those problems, the Thursday/Friday takers will have lower grades due to not having those formulas. C'mon SOA...
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Old 07-09-2018, 09:36 PM
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I think the best case scenario you can hope for is a refund to people who didn't pass from the earlier one. Especially if they were close. Retesting is unlikely
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Old 07-09-2018, 11:12 PM
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The SOA will just say "better luck next time, our mistake is your problem".
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