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Old 02-04-2020, 10:17 AM
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I've never used adapt, how are you doing on the SOA questions? Hopefully I will be able to start the practice exams next week!! This is so far much tougher than P or FM.
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What level adapt exams do you recommend grinding out? I'm doing level 6, but I get roughly 5 10+ questions that are just unreasonable. Keep ending up with like 18 out of 30
From the previous IFM survey results, many students thought that the actual exam was comparable to an Adapt level of 4 - 7. Thus, it is beneficial for you to practice questions from these levels, and we have many of these in Adapt.
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Where is everyone at? I'm at a 4.75 EL after 5 practice exams with my exam being on the 18th. I've been looking through notes here and there but primarily I review my old exams. I think I'll strive for 18-20 practice exams before the real deal.
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Where is everyone at? I'm at a 4.75 EL after 5 practice exams with my exam being on the 18th. I've been looking through notes here and there but primarily I review my old exams. I think I'll strive for 18-20 practice exams before the real deal.
I think you'll be way prepared! I failed in November with a 4 (I was at 3.8 in coaching which was completely my fault because I did not leave enough time for practice exams) so by the sound of it you will be more than prepared. You could probably pass now with a 6 so keep grinding out 4-6 level exams. Anything higher will never show up on the exam and probably discourage you.
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I think you'll be way prepared! I failed in November with a 4 (I was at 3.8 in coaching which was completely my fault because I did not leave enough time for practice exams) so by the sound of it you will be more than prepared. You could probably pass now with a 6 so keep grinding out 4-6 level exams. Anything higher will never show up on the exam and probably discourage you.
Yeah this is my third attempt at it. My first attempt I just straight up underestimated the amount of material, and top that with just starting my first actuarial job I was setting myself up for failure. My second attempt was in November and I made a 5 with a 5.88 EL, but I really think I fell for some tricks in my exam. Regardless, I'm much farther already than I was in my last attempt so I'm staying hopeful.
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I'm currently on 3.54 adapt level and getting minimum 19-21 correct from 30 can anyone tell me how's my preparation? my exam is on 19th march
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Currently, earned level of 6.58 and have been passing level 6 exams back to back. 4th sitting so it's not as impressive as others posting. Feeling confident, but any feedback other than maintain until exam?
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Currently, earned level of 6.58 and have been passing level 6 exams back to back. 4th sitting so it's not as impressive as others posting. Feeling confident, but any feedback other than maintain until exam?
Unsure as I feel like I'm still trying to figure it out myself. I don't know if I need more studying on the qualitative information or more practice problems, so that means I need more of both.
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After the November 2019 sitting was over, we asked our students approximately what Earned Level in Adapt they would rate the difficulty of the actual exam. Here is the breakdown of the result:
  • Level 1: 0.0%
  • Level 2: 0.2%
  • Level 3: 1.1%
  • Level 4: 9.8%
  • Level 5: 35.1%
  • Level 6: 37.5%
  • Level 7: 10.0%
  • Level 8: 4.9%
  • Level 9: 1.1%
  • Level 10: 0.4%

We also asked about how many of the questions on the actual exam were qualitative. Here is the breakdown of the result:
  • Less than 5: 13.4%
  • At least 5, but less than 10: 71.2%
  • At least 10, but less than 15: 10.5%
  • At least 15: 4.9%

Last but not least, of the 706 survey respondents who took the exam, 74.5% of them responded that they passed the actual exam.

Hopefully this information can help a bit. If you have any questions regarding IFM prep, feel free to email me at tteh@coachingactuaries.com. I will try my best to help. All the best!
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Old 03-10-2020, 04:39 PM
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I've only taken one adapt exam so far, but got lucky with a 29/30 and shot up to a 6 earned level. That was 2 weeks ago and I've been too scared to take another PE, so I've just been doing adapt quizzes around a 6 difficulty. Hopefully ~ 500 problems is enough to pass this Friday.
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