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Old 07-02-2020, 08:44 PM
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Passed! Only got to earned level 4.0 on CA and pretty much always referred to the formula sheet for help. The exam seemed to consist of almost entirely level 3-5 questions. Over the past month, I took 13 CA practice exams and then 10 quizzes on specific sections where I was weak.

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Failed. I was up to 6.4 EL this time, so I was confident that I had prepared enough. I honestly think I'm getting more difficult exams. The questions were mostly level 5.5 and higher from what I had seen in Adapt exams. Looks like another sitting. Congrats to those who passed.
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Passed on the 4th!

Honestly, maybe I just was over prepared, but I didn’t think it was too bad at all. Probably closer level 4-5.
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I got to a level 5.6 on ADAPT and didn't pass again. Very disappointing as I got a 5 on my previous sitting, so I was sure this would be a pass. I've realized that the last two sittings have been different from any previous sitting, in that the questions they ask greatly differ from what I've seen in ADAPT. There were about 15 questions I was unsure on, with 3 being just very random topics that were "immediate skips" and the rest being topics where I was very familiar with the concepts but the questions had some sort of weird caveat or algebraic manipulation required that I had not seen before in all my prep. I'm not sure if there's a way to tackle this issue, but I welcome any suggestions anyone has!
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I got to a level 5.6 on ADAPT and didn't pass again. Very disappointing as I got a 5 on my previous sitting, so I was sure this would be a pass. I've realized that the last two sittings have been different from any previous sitting, in that the questions they ask greatly differ from what I've seen in ADAPT. There were about 15 questions I was unsure on, with 3 being just very random topics that were "immediate skips" and the rest being topics where I was very familiar with the concepts but the questions had some sort of weird caveat or algebraic manipulation required that I had not seen before in all my prep. I'm not sure if there's a way to tackle this issue, but I welcome any suggestions anyone has!
I’ve found the SOA sample questions to really be the best resource available. Wording on those is the most similar to that of the actual test and definitely picked up a few tricks and such through them.
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Anyone know when we can expect official results since they extended the window?
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I got to a level 5.6 on ADAPT and didn't pass again. Very disappointing as I got a 5 on my previous sitting, so I was sure this would be a pass. I've realized that the last two sittings have been different from any previous sitting, in that the questions they ask greatly differ from what I've seen in ADAPT. There were about 15 questions I was unsure on, with 3 being just very random topics that were "immediate skips" and the rest being topics where I was very familiar with the concepts but the questions had some sort of weird caveat or algebraic manipulation required that I had not seen before in all my prep. I'm not sure if there's a way to tackle this issue, but I welcome any suggestions anyone has!
I failed IFM twice even I think I prepared good enough with good results. I think to beat the real exam with different wording, we don't need to cram on a lot of formulas, but we need to understand how to get there and what are the assumptions behind. I myself never finish the practice exam on A/S/M on time, but in the real exam I have 1 hour left, and I don't see any twists or unfamiliar concepts.

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