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Old 12-02-2016, 04:04 PM
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Especially near the end when time is crunching and you are fatigued.

Interesting the there are two problems (6 and 42) where basically everyone got it wrong. That is 8 points right off the bat. Wouldn't surprise me to see the pass mark around 100-104?
I just started working the exam yesterday, so I can't comment on the difficulty. Not surprising that most students missed the FFL calculation in problem 6. They have not tested ALL the details since 2003!
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I did annual annuity instead of monthly annuity and getting 40,500 now so it should be range C.
I just jumped ahead and worked this problem to verify the answer. PV of the 20 year C&L normal form benefit is 480,658 and PV of the life annuity form benefit is 521,157. The difference is 40,498 and is in answer range C.
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I finished working the exam this past weekend. It was more computational than most of the recent exams (very few factual true/false, and no triple true/false, which I was happy about). Having fewer quick factual questions is what made the exam seem longer, although I think that overall it made for a better exam. I was also glad to see the focus taken off of multiemployer plans as compared to last year. Overall I think that the exam is a little harder than average. I expect a slightly lower than normal pass mark, but I'm not really great at predicting it without the score data to look at. I didn't find any flaws in the questions, but Rick is still working on it, and we compare our answers.
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I expect a slightly lower than normal pass mark, but I'm not really great at predicting it without the score data to look at. I didn't find any flaws in the questions, but Rick is still working on it, and we compare our answers.
I finished working the exam, and I agree with Dave's assessment. It was a bit longer than usual, and some questions were a bit different than in prior years. We did not find any defective questions.
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Any guesses on the pass mark?
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Any guesses on the pass mark?
I definitely think it will be less than 112, but not sure how low they will go...
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Anyone else sitting at a 112 and super nervous that the pass mark will somehow be higher than 112???
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Anyone else sitting at a 112 and super nervous that the pass mark will somehow be higher than 112???
I'm at 115 and I'm still nervous... I think we both should be fine but fingers way crossed!
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I passed! I didn't do the PAK but my rough estimate of my score was between 105-115.

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