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Old 06-06-2018, 12:13 PM
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the make up exam is harder than original exam.

Do you agree with me ? ( but i don't go to make up exam because i go to vacation)
I actually found the make-up exam to be slightly easier just more in depth for answers, if we don't consider the Mango Allen question.
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I actually found the make-up exam to be slightly easier just more in depth for answers, if we don't consider the Mango Allen question.
I found the make-up to slightly harder, though I really don't think there was much difference between the two exams in terms of difficulty. The make-up definitely seemed more calculation intensive while May 4th may have been more theoretical (speaking in broad terms here).
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the make up exam is harder than original exam.

Do you agree with me ? ( but i don't go to make up exam because i go to vacation)
Would say the original was harder but I definitely felt more prepared and comfortable with that one compared to the make up
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Would say the original was harder but I definitely felt more prepared and comfortable with that one compared to the make up
same here
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I think the topics on the make-up were more obscure, which may give a perception of more difficult. But whether or not it was actually difficult will vary by candidate, depending on who knew more about obscure topics.
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Did anyone have any actual idea on the first question, I feel embarrassed to say that was probably the most confused I have ever been on any actuarial exam.
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Did anyone have any actual idea on the first question, I feel embarrassed to say that was probably the most confused I have ever been on any actuarial exam.
I had no clue how to treat an endorsement. I dont even remember what I ended up doing.
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My interpretation: Endorsement written premium would be only for the portion of the term remaining at the time the endorsement is added. So I multiplied these by (months remaining in term)/12, since all were annual policies. In-force would be the whole term premium though.

...do think i bungled the audit premium. I can't remember actively thinking about it during the exam in any case.
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I think that's what I did for the endorsement as well.
but then that made me question if it was correct and how to treat the audit in comparison.
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The results will be published for both sittings but why would the CAS tell us which one we passed/failed? I imagine they will publish the total results and we will only know that we either passed or failed both.
I imagine they'll start with a pass list, and for a little while you won't know if you passed one exam or both (only none).

But they'll have to give individual grades? Worst case scenario they give us the highest of the two grades. Many study programs rely on a minimum grade.

But I doubt two pass lists. I wonder if they'll use the passing information for each exam to help in grading? Those who have a 4-5 get their entire exam regraded? Maybe that's not the case if they're already on the pass list for the other exam. Efficiencies?
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