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Has anyone else got a completely new IA when they retook it for a second time?
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I think they changed IA's pretty recently; or at least came out with a new one
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The SOA does not care which attemp you are on. If they release a new IA, you will have to do the new one. It's totally absolutely ridiculous but that's just how they do it
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The SOA does not care which attemp you are on. If they release a new IA, you will have to do the new one. It's totally absolutely ridiculous but that's just how they do it
If you fail a exam, it's ridiculous you don't get the same exam again?
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If you fail a exam, it's ridiculous you don't get the same exam again?
And yes, it's ridiculous because if someone completed their IA, failed and had to take it again, they would normally have the same version of IA. But if SOA released a new version, then they had to take that different one. That person already tried to figure out what he did wrong, and now got a completely new set of questions to deal with. IMO, that's not fair. I just think that people will have an uproar if they take an exam, then the next sitting, the 30-40 questions on the exam are completely changed. You gotta admit that exam in different sittings, at least for the preliminary, are very much alike, except for numbers.


Also, the feedback that they gave you on the last attempt would do you no good. But maybe you are right because their feedback is completely useless anyway.
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And yes, it's ridiculous because if someone completed their IA, failed and had to take it again, they would normally have the same version of IA. But if SOA released a new version, then they had to take that different one. That person already tried to figure out what he did wrong, and now got a completely new set of questions to deal with. IMO, that's not fair. I just think that people will have an uproar if they take an exam, then the next sitting, the 30-40 questions on the exam are completely changed. You gotta admit that exam in different sittings, at least for the preliminary, are very much alike, except for numbers.


Also, the feedback that they gave you on the last attempt would do you no good. But maybe you are right because their feedback is completely useless anyway.
I think it's a good thing. Anyone can fail an exam and then take the same thing again and again and pass at some point. Doesn't seem to demonstrate much, except persistence.

If you really deserve a pass, you should be able to do it with a new exam w/o any feedback (not that it wouldn't realllllllly suck to start from scratch).-
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I think it's a good thing. Anyone can fail an exam and then take the same thing again and again and pass at some point. Doesn't seem to demonstrate much, except persistence.

If you really deserve a pass, you should be able to do it with a new exam w/o any feedback (not that it wouldn't realllllllly suck to start from scratch).-
Agreed that you should get a totally new one if that were the policy from the beginning, but it's really about fairness here: you can't have some people get the same exam, and then other people get a completely different exam. All of your points seem to miss this critical fact.
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Agreed that you should get a totally new one if that were the policy from the beginning, but it's really about fairness here: you can't have some people get the same exam, and then other people get a completely different exam. All of your points seem to miss this critical fact.
Thank you for that. I was trying to explain the same thing
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