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Old 05-18-2017, 04:11 PM
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Although a couple of people have passed this exam, no one ever shared any solid experience. So I think it is good to share some, in case anyone is still interested in pursuing the GI track...
Thanks for sharing your experience! As you said, with so few people taking this exam, it's hard to get much information or insight on the exam, so I'm sure this is appreciated by both current and future students.

For anyone else reading this, if you do have actual experience with the exam, it would be very helpful to share your own experiences (either now or in the future) to help the others on this track.

And congratulations, syl9810!
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I'm not sure about the OC1/2. But comparing the passing rate >80% vs <30%, they are obviously not equally difficult.
Wow, seems kind of crazy to me. Is the material covered just not well defined, and that leads to poorly prepared candidates? Is the current test materially different from the sample found here?

https://www.soa.org/Files/Edu/edu-20...xam-562UiR.pdf (warning pdf download)

Because that is not a 30% pass rate exam...that's an 80-90%...
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Can I take that instead of OC2
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Wow, seems kind of crazy to me. Is the material covered just not well defined, and that leads to poorly prepared candidates? Is the current test materially different from the sample found here?

https://www.soa.org/Files/Edu/edu-20...xam-562UiR.pdf (warning pdf download)

Because that is not a 30% pass rate exam...that's an 80-90%...
That looks like a joke tbh
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Wow, seems kind of crazy to me. Is the material covered just not well defined, and that leads to poorly prepared candidates? Is the current test materially different from the sample found here?

https://www.soa.org/Files/Edu/edu-20...xam-562UiR.pdf (warning pdf download)

Because that is not a 30% pass rate exam...that's an 80-90%...
I mean the GIIN's pass rate is <30%, whereas OC1/2's rate is >80%...

I wouldn't say the exams are completely different. The current one does have similar types of questions. But there are so many tiny parts you might ignore in the textbooks get examined. This is not the case for the sample exam.
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I mean the GIIN's pass rate is <30%, whereas OC1/2's rate is >80%...

I wouldn't say the exams are completely different. The current one does have similar types of questions. But there are so many tiny parts you might ignore in the textbooks get examined. This is not the case for the sample exam.
OC 1 & 2 ask some pretty obscure questions as well
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I also took the May exam and got a preliminary pass. I can relate to what syl9810 said, the material is massive for a 90 minutes exam. I felt that many of the test questions were tricky and the exam felt harder than the only SOA-released exam paper.

I have already been tested on a similar syllabus for another qualification which definitely helped me a lot for this exam. Dont consider this exam a walk in the park or you might be unpleasantly surprised.
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What's interesting is the SOA does consider it on par with OC1 and OC2 combined. They offer an exam waiver for people who have passing marks for both:

https://www.soa.org/Education/Genera...rules-cas.aspx
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