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Old 07-31-2019, 12:10 AM
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If your overall score is not enough to pass both, you can pass one part and not the other
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If your overall score is not enough to pass both, you can pass one part and not the other
But can one get a 0 on the first part and a 6 on the second part and still pass the second part? In other words, will these 2 parts be graded independently?

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Old 07-31-2019, 09:38 PM
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But can one get a 0 on the first part and a 6 on the second part and still pass the second part? In other words, will these 2 parts be graded independently?

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I haven't seen anything that stipulates any minimum score on one part for the other part to be applicable. So yes, it seems that you could be a 0 on one part and a 6 on the other and get credit for passing that second part. They will be graded independently and also together (so you could pass none of them, just one part, or both parts).

That being said - if it were me, I wouldn't recommend trying to load up too much on one side of the exam and ignoring the other. I know some people have taken that as their strategy, but you have to be careful with that. It could easily happen that you get some unexpected questions on the exam, and you end up with a 4 or 5 on the portion that you thought you would pass. And by having basically ignored the other half, you give yourself no chance there. Remember with the transitional credits, they do eventually expire, so I'd try to take my best shot during each exam sitting to get through it, so you don't get pushed down to the wire with a chance of losing some of your transitional credit.

I would personally still do my best to study for both parts of the exam and give myself a fighting chance for both portions. Yes, if you're running short on time near the end of the study season, that strategy could help increase your chances of at least passing the one section that you're more confident about, but with a long time before the exam date, I recommend just attacking it as a regular exam...at least to begin with...
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I wonder how they will publish reasults. If they will upload 2 pdfs (one for each exam), 4 pdfs (one for each section) or 6 (2 for people that passed both and 4 for people passing only 1 section)

I am leaning towards 6
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Does anyone know where to find the case study?
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I don't even know how to register properly
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Does anyone know where to find the case study?
It hasn't been released yet for Fall 2019 (for DP or FV)

It will come up on the SOA page:
https://www.soa.org/education/exam-r...h-finance-val/
(and the DP Case Study will come up on the DP page)

Typically it takes longer for them to release it than the original syllabus, so we are still waiting for the SOA to finish it and release it to all of us. With all of the changes to the exams, I'm sure it also takes them a while to get everything fully updated.

When they do release it, it will usually show up under the "Updates" link on that page.
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So we will have 2 different case studies? Or is it the same across all GH upper exams?

Do we also have to separately register for DP-A and FV-A?
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So we will have 2 different case studies? Or is it the same across all GH upper exams?

Do we also have to separately register for DP-A and FV-A?
We'll have to wait and see how the SOA approaches the Case Study this time around. In the past, the case studies were related but not exactly the same for Core and Advanced. They had the same basic set-up and ideas, but the information provided had different pieces that aligned with the different syllabi. With the varying iterations of what exams people can take now and during this transition period, I don't know for sure if the SOA will try to throw all the information into one case study or split it up into different parts.

From what I can tell on the SOA website, it looks like you will need to register separately for DP-A and FV-A (even for the full FV exams, it looks like you may need to register separately for FV-C and FV-A).
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Arrow No Case Study for FV in Fall 2019 (U.S. exam)

This was posted yesterday by the SOA.

It looks like Canada candidates are not as fortunate.

From the SOA web site:

Updates - Group and Health Finance and Valuation Exam - U.S.
August 13, 2019

For the Fall 2019 exam, the case study will not be used on the U.S. Segments A and C

https://www.soa.org/education/exam-r...h-finance-val/

From the SOA web site:

Updates - Group and Health Finance and Valuation Exam - Canada
August 13, 2019

The case study is now available.

PLEASE NOTE: For the Fall 2019 exam, the case study will only be used on Canada Segment C.

https://www.soa.org/education/exam-r...-finance-val2/
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