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Old 06-10-2018, 06:39 PM
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I've heard a wide variety of opinions on ADAPT earned level versus actual test difficult. At what earned level would you all rate the exams? Also (AND PERHAPS MOST IMPORTANTLY), is it more useful to spend most of my study time creating custom exams within this difficulty (of the actual test) rather than doing (for example) earned level 9 difficulty tests?
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Old 06-10-2018, 09:05 PM
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I'm sorry, I don't understand your question. I suspect it is either not the classic question you see it as, or usually it is phrased very differently.

Are you asking about US actuarial exams? You would probably get a better response if you posted in a different part of the forum.

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Old 06-10-2018, 11:34 PM
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I am asking about the website coachingactuaries, and the best utilization of that tool.
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Old 06-10-2018, 11:48 PM
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That's not a classic question.

Beyond that, follow Woodrow's advice.
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Old 06-11-2018, 03:50 AM
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I've heard a wide variety of opinions on ADAPT earned level versus actual test difficult. At what earned level would you all rate the exams? Also (AND PERHAPS MOST IMPORTANTLY), is it more useful to spend most of my study time creating custom exams within this difficulty (of the actual test) rather than doing (for example) earned level 9 difficulty tests?
Depends on the exam but for the exams P, FM, MFE, and C (the exams I used the ADAPT system on) I would say that sticking to something around EL 7 exams was about where the actual exams sat. There is some tendency for MFE & C exams, especially, to just have more computationally time consuming questions at EL higher than 7.

You should really ask (as someone else recommended) in the exam specific fora.
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I recommend asking this question in each exam-specific sub-forum, one at a time as you study for that specific exam, as the answer could vary.

Personally, I thought the prelims were generally around a 6 and I would keep taking practice exams 1-2 levels above that. That's what worked for me by YMMV and the exams are constantly being updated anyway, hence my first paragraph.
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This is an older graph. CA themselves would be best to equipped to answer your question.

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