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View Poll Results: Most difficult prelim
P 66 4.95%
FM 19 1.43%
MLC 348 26.13%
MFE 240 18.02%
C 616 46.25%
Course 42 43 3.23%
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Old 08-15-2017, 09:52 PM
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I would rate them:

C > MLC >MFE > > P > FM

For me, the hardest test in that moment was C, it was by far the hardest to study for the quantity of material (syllabus too long). However, I passed MLC before the written portion was introduced, which in this time, it looks like this is the hardest test especially considering the written answer section.
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Not sure how anyone can say C is harder harder than pre-2017 MFE.

Everything in C is very elementary and easy to understand, whereas MFE covered some grad-level mathematics.
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The poll results disagree.
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Not sure how anyone can say C is harder harder than pre-2017 MFE.

Everything in C is very elementary and easy to understand, whereas MFE covered some grad-level mathematics.
MFE covers those mathematics so incredibly hand-wavy you might not even realize it's grad level mathematics
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Old 09-01-2017, 01:00 PM
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MFE covers those mathematics so incredibly hand-wavy you might not even realize it's grad level mathematics
It's not even really a hand wave, more like a halfhearted nod
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Old 01-12-2018, 12:37 PM
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Can finally post! My ranking:

FM < P < C < MFE <<<< MLC
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MLC has a written portion?? What does that look like?
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MLC has a written portion?? What does that look like?
There's 96 points available on the exam. 20 MC questions worth 2 each leaves 56 points left for written answer questions, normally split up among 6 or 7 questions. Each WA has it's own sub questions with specific point allotments, and each sub question sort of builds on the one before it.

The written questions range from "Show that blah blah is equal to x" or "Derive the formula for this..." Honestly nothing that is too crazy compared to the MC questions, but it's definitely a bit of shell shock compared to the other prelims.

Toughest part about this exam is the time crunch, partially due to written questions. Every other prelim I finished with at least 20 minutes on the clock but I worked right up to the bell on MLC.
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Old 01-12-2018, 04:24 PM
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My opinion... FM < P < MFE < C < MLC
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Old 01-13-2018, 12:37 PM
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Couldn't even finish the MLC last question..Require good time management skills to pass this exam IMO

P < MFE < C < FM <<< MLC
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