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Old 10-08-2019, 06:11 AM
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I used TIA for everything. I think their practice exams were comparable, besides the wording / formatting being a little different sometimes.
Thanks! Just got the result, I passed as well!! I think the actual exam is harder than ASM Practice Exam (I only finished 3). I will consider using TIA for next exam.
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Passed with EL 5.8. Even though CA was great, it really helped me to work SOA problems + the one free Mahler exam in the last few days before the test. Those two resources were the closest to the actual exam.
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Old 10-08-2019, 01:34 PM
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Passed! EL 7.9.
I did the SOA problems and the free Mahler exam as well. I had to guess on one conceptual question.
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Old 10-08-2019, 05:14 PM
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Passed! EL 5.0

Practiced with Coaching, SOA ~328, and ASMís free one-day trial of GOAL (their version of ADAPT) + free one-day trial of their manual.
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Old 10-09-2019, 07:04 PM
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Passed! EL 7.9.
I did the SOA problems and the free Mahler exam as well. I had to guess on one conceptual question.
Did you feel that the questions on the exam were comparable/easier/harder than the CA questions you saw? I'm on the fence about getting the Mahler exams but have heard that those are the toughest questions (i.e. the best prep for the actual exam). Any advice you have on SOA problems and Mahler would help too! Thanks!
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Old 10-10-2019, 09:50 AM
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Did you feel that the questions on the exam were comparable/easier/harder than the CA questions you saw? I'm on the fence about getting the Mahler exams but have heard that those are the toughest questions (i.e. the best prep for the actual exam). Any advice you have on SOA problems and Mahler would help too! Thanks!
I'd say the actual exam is comparable to an EL 5-6 with SOA only questions. Nothing in the real thing was unexpected, there was just one question that took me like 10 minutes to solve, the wording was a little odd on that one btw.

As I only took the free Mahler exam I can't say much about the rest of them, but from the sample I can say that it helps by testing the fundamentals and topics that do not appear much, and if you want to be confident about every topic, this will help on that.

If you can afford only one thing, I'd say ADAPT is the way to go.
If you can afford ADAPT and Mahler, then much better.

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Old 10-14-2019, 08:04 PM
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Passed!!! EL 5.9. Same it was for the June sitting. I found quizzes to be way more helpful. Using CA, I did a quiz on section 1 at level 6. If I did poorly on a subsection, then I would do a 5 question quiz at level 3 and then another 5 question quiz at level 6 until I mastered that subsection. Repeat for sections 2, 3, and 4. I finished with an exam forced to level 4 and focused on the time it took me and knowing which questions I should skip based on difficulty or content.

Honestly, with the real exam, I had an hour left to work on tough questions and review. I breezed through it!
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Passed as well - EL of 6.35.
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Old 10-17-2019, 12:02 AM
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Passed with a EL of 6.0

Thought the exam was easier than I thought. Had over 30 min left when I finished the exam so I just redid a few problems to make sure I didn't make any dumb mistakes.

I took 12 exams on Adapt and never went through an exam without guessing on multiple questions but on the real one I never had to guess. I am interested to see what my actual score was
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