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Old 06-05-2011, 10:10 AM
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You can't take ASM scores seriously though. On 3F I took one of the ASM practice exams two days before the exam and got 9 right. It totally killed my confidence and I felt like shit going into it, but ended up passing with a 7. I've stayed away from the ASM PE's since then.
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You can't take ASM scores seriously though. On 3F I took one of the ASM practice exams two days before the exam and got 9 right. It totally killed my confidence and I felt like shit going into it, but ended up passing with a 7. I've stayed away from the ASM PE's since then.
What is the consensus on the TIA exams?

I have now written all five, and have scored between 50% and 60% (no guessing). Obviously want to score higher, but trying to take the positive out if it, in that I have seen more potential question topic/style and targeted some areas of weakness.
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PE1: 21/35
PE2: 18/35
PE3: 14/35
PE4: 21/35

Those include guesses as well. Not too worried now...this as always happened with me on the ASM practice exams. A bit below the pass mark on practices, but always pass the real thing when it matters.

For what it's worth, I actually like the difficulty of the ASM exams. They're hard enough to not take too seriously, but they piss me off to the point where I just keep studying. It's this last part that I'm pretty sure has gotten me the pass on the last few exams. Hopefully it will do so again in a few weeks.
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You can't take ASM scores seriously though. On 3F I took one of the ASM practice exams two days before the exam and got 9 right. It totally killed my confidence and I felt like shit going into it, but ended up passing with a 7. I've stayed away from the ASM PE's since then.


Same thing happened to me with MFE. The ASM manual, aside from the abundant errors, is great. However, the practice exams are a very bad representation (IMO) of the actual exam. For this June sitting I will be using TIA and Mahler, as well as the Spring 07 exam for practice exams.
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This isn't an exam score, but I just finished a pass through the SOA 289. I missed 62 out of 271 (adjusting for the deleted questions), so I got about 77% right. Hopefully I can master the other 23% in the next two weeks... I didn't realize until today that there's only two weeks to the exam! :\
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Are these ASM scores?
Yes!
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1. 22
2. 10
3. 18
4. 18
5. 18 in fact 2 marked wrong
6. 20
seeing slight improvement!
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24/35 on ASM PE1
19/35 on ASM PE2
19/35 on ASM PE3
24/35 on ASM PE4
24/35 on ASM PE5
25/35 on ASM PE7

29/35 on TIA PE1
23/35 on TIA PE2
30/35 on TIA PE3
22/35 on TIA PE4
27/35 on TIA PE5

27/34 on Spring 07

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Working on the second time through the SOA 289. Wow, what a difference a few weeks makes. Here are my scores (again, using the 3 outcome scoring system):

Try #1: 117 / 55 / 110 (58%)
Try #2 (in progress): 77 / 17 / 23 (73%)
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Nice psu! Keep it up!

For those of you who didn't do the higher ASM exams.... that's probably a good choice. I did 8 & 9 over the weekend, and became very discouraged. I tried to look at it as another opportunity to learn some tricks/new ways to approach problems, but honestly it just made me frustrated.
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