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View Poll Results: Most difficult prelim
P 66 4.90%
FM 19 1.41%
MLC 355 26.34%
MFE 240 17.80%
C 624 46.29%
Course 42 44 3.26%
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Old 11-24-2015, 01:30 AM
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C > MFE > FM > P

Pretty standard I think?
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Old 11-27-2015, 02:53 PM
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I honestly felt that MFE was the easiest prelim between P, FM, and MFE, but I also prepared extremely well for it compared to P and FM.

FM was the hardest since figuring out how to organized my timelines wasn't always super clear at the time.

So far C is actually going extremely well, "possibly" being easier than FM based on how hard I prepare.

Call me crazy, but I'm being completely serious.

I didn't try very hard for P and FM, compared to MFE and C.

Btw, I didn't answer in the poll since I did not complete all prelims yet.


EDIT: I passed C and find it to be my hardest prelim so far. MLC is my next and last.

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Old 11-27-2015, 03:08 PM
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I work in life insurance / Asset Management...So, my point of view can be a bit different from others :
Overall difficulty : C >> MLC > MFE > P > FM
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Old 11-27-2015, 03:19 PM
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Based on study hour I have to say:
FM<P<MFE<MLC=C

but for some reason I scored the lowest on MFE (a 6), which I finished with more than an hour left. So I would agree MFE is tricky.
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Just passed my last prelim, exam C.

Overall,

P < FM < MFE < C < MLC

C and MLC are on another level, both in length and difficulty. MFE is the same amount of material as P and FM but material is harder. Also, I took MLC in 2015 as a written exam. It was the only one I failed.
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Imo MLC is hardest out of these, nothing else comes remotely close
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I thought MLC was barely harder than P or FM, with C and MFE being clear frontrunners for hardest prelim.
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For me, FM < P < C < S < MLC < MFE
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For me, FM < P < C < S < MLC < MFE
why did you take both S & MLC? (just curious)
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why did you take both S & MLC? (just curious)
My school's program taught courses to MLC (and I think joint credit was still allowed) so I took it then and got a 5. I didn't bother taking it again as I knew the CAS had transitioned away from it and focused on ST/LC (both of which I failed the sitting before S began).
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