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Old 01-11-2019, 01:24 PM
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My secret was drinking every day until the day before the exam lol
Lol that's my usual stress management. Somehow I survived the final month without alcohol, cannabis, or caffeine. Worst part was it didn't seem to help with clarity / stress reduction on exam day as I was hoping. But I guess it did end up working out. Time to overindulge tonight and make up for that month haha.

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My secret was drinking every day until the day before the exam lol
Same, I got trashed the 2 weekends prior to the exam.
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good point i forgot. using the last sitting and the 2016 sittings gets you 32.4%, which is more reasonable. thanks
I audibly laughed at this one. Good stuff

In all seriousness, you are probably right that this one appears to be heading towards a historically low pass mark. I expect a slightly smaller turnout due to people possibly having skipped this sitting to sit for PA in December.

I'll put my vote in for 2,100 → 35.9%
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I audibly laughed at this one. Good stuff

In all seriousness, you are probably right that this one appears to be heading towards a historically low pass mark. I expect a slightly smaller turnout due to people possibly having skipped this sitting to sit for PA in December.

I'll put my vote in for 2,100 → 35.9%
Tbh i'm not surprised at all that it's this low. I felt quite comfortable going in and found it to be way more challenging than I expected. Overall it was a solid exam, but from what I remember the variability in the question difficulty was all over the place. Time management was definitely tested well.
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Failed, already expected it but I can't wait to see my grade I felt I was way too stressed and was a bit underprepared.
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Most apples to apples comparison you can have is MFE to IFM

Number of exam takers for last MFE sitting: 2774
Number of exam takers for first IFM sitting: 1572

Pass rates were within .5% of eachother. It's likely there's less of a decrease between sittings because they're six months apart instead of three or whatever but 753 is a little higher than I expected.
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Most apples to apples comparison you can have is MFE to IFM

Number of exam takers for last MFE sitting: 2774
Number of exam takers for first IFM sitting: 1572

Pass rates were within .5% of eachother. It's likely there's less of a decrease between sittings because they're six months apart instead of three or whatever but 753 is a little higher than I expected.
wow that's a big drop. wonder if people just saw the new syllabus and said no thanks. ltam isn't that different from mlc tho, but some may take PA just to see how ltam goes.
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Yeah that's fair. STAM is a bit more similar in terms of how much content changed but the gap is even larger (3156 last C sitting and 1356 first STAM sitting). There's other reasons people would want to take C such as it being the last joint offering but imo there's going to be a much larger gap between sittings than whats been estimated
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Yeah that's fair. STAM is a bit more similar in terms of how much content changed but the gap is even larger (3156 last C sitting and 1356 first STAM sitting). There's other reasons people would want to take C such as it being the last joint offering but imo there's going to be a much larger gap between sittings than whats been estimated
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