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View Poll Results: Most difficult prelim
P 66 4.90%
FM 19 1.41%
MLC 354 26.30%
MFE 240 17.83%
C 623 46.29%
Course 42 44 3.27%
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Old 01-23-2018, 08:42 AM
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My ranking would be:
FM<MFE<MLC<P<C
Granted C was my highest score, and P was my first exam so I didn't quite know what I was getting into at the time. I think if I took P today, it would be on the other side of MLC.
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Having finished the prelims, for me personally it is:

FM>>>>>>C>MFE>=P

I still do not understand anything from FM (I would probably bomb MLC if I took it as those topics are all the ones I struggle at from C and FM, so maybe MLC hardest?). MFE after the change is a joke, and C while tough is still not something I would call "difficult". If MFE had the same amount of material as C, it would be harder imo.
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Finally can give my 2 cents..

MLC>>>>>>C=MFE>>>P>FM

The written portion and the time constraint for mlc really make it difficult
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C>>>>>>MFE>>MLC*=P>>>FM




*I should note that I took MLC before the written portion was added...
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Maybe a better statement is that I enjoyed having experienced it both ways?
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MLC has a written portion?? What does that look like?
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FM<MLC<P<MFE<C

Too much memorization without enough explanation on MFE and C, and C was just a mishmash of topics that were harder to connect.
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For me, FM<MFE<P<C<MLC

MLC has gotten a lot more difficult the past 2 years or so imo as the SOA is looking to make those written answers more and more sadistic.

Also, RIP thread once they rename/refocus the exams this summer.
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Just sat for MLC for the 1st (and last) time and can finally vote on this.
MLC>>>C>>MFE>P>FM
I already know I failed so I'm looking forward to LTAM..yay.
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MLC>>>>C>MFE>FM>P

MLC is a time-crunch.

I'd say MFE and C were easier than FM for me because I had become a superior test-taker and pretty much mastered preparation. C had a lot of content, though, but I enjoyed it.

I have an MS in Applied Stat, so P required no preparation
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Having finished the prelims, for me personally it is:

FM>>>>>>C>MFE>=P

I still do not understand anything from FM (I would probably bomb MLC if I took it as those topics are all the ones I struggle at from C and FM, so maybe MLC hardest?). MFE after the change is a joke, and C while tough is still not something I would call "difficult". If MFE had the same amount of material as C, it would be harder imo.
I have a hard time seeing how you could struggle with FM, but then find the others easier. FM is the basis of actuarial math.
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