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Old 08-26-2016, 03:26 PM
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As always, you don't need to know every question to get a 6. Just my 2 cents: to pass C, it's important to figure out the "must-know" vs. rarely-tested topics. ADAPT questions are pretty good for the credibility stuff and okay for agg. loss. I found the questions on the real exams are trickier than ADAPT one's for the aggregate loss concept.

Obviously if you want more than just a passing grade, then study everything that you wish. For me, 6 is the perfect score. and I passed with a 6 - first attempt.
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Hi everyone,

I could see that many people are talking about how helpful SOA305 and Mahlers are for preparing examC. How about the past exams? How helpful are those past exams released on the SOA website?
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Old 08-30-2016, 11:33 PM
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Congrats! What do you think was your issue with C?
I think with C , understanding the material alone wasn't enough. Exposure to a lot of different questions is key
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Hi everyone,

I could see that many people are talking about how helpful SOA305 and Mahlers are for preparing examC. How about the past exams? How helpful are those past exams released on the SOA website?
Thank you so much!
The most recent released exam for C is almost 10 years old. It might be helpful to look at, but it's not the best representation of what the exam looks like now IMO.

Use it as a resource, but it should be one of many things you look at.
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I think with C , understanding the material alone wasn't enough. Exposure to a lot of different questions is key
This seems to be the key that really hit me. I received a 5 then turned that into an 8. I went from ASM/ADAPT to including Mahler/TIA the second time around. Mahler and TIA provided ways of doing problems that I found easier to understand on some topics and I know that a few of the shortcuts I saw on TIA I used during my sitting and definitely saved myself 10-15 minutes of time. As always though I wouldn't say one material is greater than another. I saw question types from all sources that I looked at. Exposure is key.
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This seems to be the key that really hit me. I received a 5 then turned that into an 8. I went from ASM/ADAPT to including Mahler/TIA the second time around. Mahler and TIA provided ways of doing problems that I found easier to understand on some topics and I know that a few of the shortcuts I saw on TIA I used during my sitting and definitely saved myself 10-15 minutes of time. As always though I wouldn't say one material is greater than another. I saw question types from all sources that I looked at. Exposure is key.
Could you please nicely share some shortcuts that you think are very helpful if you could remember them? I would really appreciate it! Thank you in advance.
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ASM does not have a discussion of stimulation, but considering how boring the manual is, maybe it would be a good idea.
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This seems to be the key that really hit me. I received a 5 then turned that into an 8. I went from ASM/ADAPT to including Mahler/TIA the second time around. Mahler and TIA provided ways of doing problems that I found easier to understand on some topics and I know that a few of the shortcuts I saw on TIA I used during my sitting and definitely saved myself 10-15 minutes of time. As always though I wouldn't say one material is greater than another. I saw question types from all sources that I looked at. Exposure is key.
Hello, Please post which TIA shortcuts were the most helpful or which lessons by section#
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Anyone still here and used Mahler and wrote the exam, please give your opinion on Mahler exams compared to your exam
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