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Old 03-02-2018, 01:54 PM
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Default Running out of Time on Adapt exams

I noticed quite a few of the problems on level 5.5 and above exams are extremely computational intensive.

I always run out of time when I do the practice exams. This wasn't a problem with the lower level exams.

Is this representative of the real exam?
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I noticed quite a few of the problems on level 5.5 and above exams are extremely computational intensive.

I always run out of time when I do the practice exams. This wasn't a problem with the lower level exams.

Is this representative of the real exam?
MFE used to be computationally intensive. When I took MFE in 2009, I was surprised by how computationally heavy some questions were. Assuming the current MFE question bank inherited some of the relevant past exam questions, I think it is fair to say that computationally intensive questions still exist in the question bank.

Students from our Nov 2017 survey mentioned that there were relatively more qualitative/theoretical questions in the recent exam than in the previous exams. Some quantitative questions were computationally intensive while others were not. Thus, for the March 2018 MFE sitting, we anticipate that students will continue to receive a blend of both quantitative and qualitative questions.

If I were you, I'd skip questions that are computationally intensive and may be difficult to solve within 6 minutes, and come back to them later if I have time.

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