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Old 01-23-2019, 01:05 PM
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Most people reported the real exam being closest to levels 5-6 exams in Adapt.

Here are the pass rates by EL based on our survey results for the Oct 2018 sitting:
0 to 4: 50%
4 to 5: 52%
5 to 6: 74%
6 to 7: 92%
7+: 92%
That's definitely reassuring.
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Most people reported the real exam being closest to levels 5-6 exams in Adapt.

Here are the pass rates by EL based on our survey results for the Oct 2018 sitting:
0 to 4: 50%
4 to 5: 52%
5 to 6: 74%
6 to 7: 92%
7+: 92%
Thanks Terence! Just want to confirm, by "the real exam being closest to levels 5-6 exams in Adapt", you mean the individual question's difficulty is close to level 5-6, or the entire exam is close to ADAPT's level 5-6 exam? I did an ADAPT level 6 exam and there are lots of level 7-8 questions in it.
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The latter. The real exam will always have a mix of easy, medium, and hard questions.
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What an empty thread! There's alread nearly as many posts in the June 2019 thread. Just not a popular sitting I guess. Exam opens on Wednesday but I'm not writing until 2/14 (just another reason to dislike Valentine's day).

This is my second attempt, scored a 5 on the October sitting when my EL was a 4.5... Now at EL 6 and feeling more prepared and confident. How's everyone else feeling?
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Completely unprepared.
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What an empty thread! There's alread nearly as many posts in the June 2019 thread. Just not a popular sitting I guess. Exam opens on Wednesday but I'm not writing until 2/14 (just another reason to dislike Valentine's day).

This is my second attempt, scored a 5 on the October sitting when my EL was a 4.5... Now at EL 6 and feeling more prepared and confident. How's everyone else feeling?
Feeling good! Taking it next Thursday as well.
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Currently very unprepared, just finished the content and am in the middle of my first ADAPT exam. However, I am taking it next Thursday as well and have this Thursday through then off for study time, so I'll be cranking out 2-3 exams a day. Hoping to be 6+ EL by the time of the real deal!
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I'm sitting next Thursday! I just hit 4.9 EL on ADAPT last night. So I'm feeling confident with my pace going into the next 9 days.
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Taking it next Monday (I registered quite late and and there wasn't any vacancy on Thursday). Feeling quite prepared.

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What an empty thread! There's alread nearly as many posts in the June 2019 thread. Just not a popular sitting I guess. Exam opens on Wednesday but I'm not writing until 2/14 (just another reason to dislike Valentine's day).

This is my second attempt, scored a 5 on the October sitting when my EL was a 4.5... Now at EL 6 and feeling more prepared and confident. How's everyone else feeling?
BelayMeMaybe, based on your last sitting what do you think about the distribution of topics on the real exam vs. ADAPT?

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Taking it next Monday (I registered quite late and and there wasn't any vacancy on Thursday). Feeling quite prepared.



BelayMeMaybe, based on your last sitting what do you think about the distribution of topics on the real exam vs. ADAPT?
Good luck! The topic distribution was very comparable to ADAPT. Obviously I can't go into detail, but read the Health and Ratemaking PDFs linked near the end of the STAM syllabus. My exam asked a question that was word-for-word answered within and that I didn't encounter in ADAPT.
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