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Old 01-12-2018, 11:10 AM
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Well hopefully we here some good news from everyone else... I passed!
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Well hopefully we here some good news from everyone else... I passed!
I passed as well...5th try is a charm!
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I passed as well...5th try is a charm!
Congrats! That is very impressive that you were persistent and stuck with it. Nice job getting it this time
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Well, I failed on try 3. It's getting harder and harder to get up the energy to give it another go.
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Well, I failed on try 3. It's getting harder and harder to get up the energy to give it another go.
Feel free to message me if you want to discuss how to improve for next sitting. You can also email me at zak@theinfiniteactuary.com
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Pass on second attempt.

Firstly, Thanks for the PAK study manual.

My main study strategy on this exam is (1) PAK study manual + (2)memorising the past exam question technical + (3)scan-reading the official textbook.

PAK study manual is extremely helpful!! The advantage of using PAK is that they have summarised the key of the topic & exam materials in each chapter. PAK has also categorised the past exam questions by topic which could easily compare the different type of questions in each topic.

The key of passing this exam is not about whether you could get full marks in each question or not, it’s about maximising the score that you could get from each question. It’s fine that candidate couldn’t finish few “extremely hard” sub-questions, but you need to make sure that you have attempted 80% overall on each questions. Also, it’s always a good idea that candidate attempts the questions with confidence first and leave the extremely hard questions to the end. Last but not least, writing style in point form makes it clear to exam marker & save your time!

Best luck on QFIC!
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Thanks RM for your constructive feedback....
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The key of passing this exam is not about whether you could get full marks in each question or not, itís about maximising the score that you could get from each question. Itís fine that candidate couldnít finish few ďextremely hardĒ sub-questions, but you need to make sure that you have attempted 80% overall on each questions. Also, itís always a good idea that candidate attempts the questions with confidence first and leave the extremely hard questions to the end. Last but not least, writing style in point form makes it clear to exam marker & save your time!

Best luck on QFIC!
These are all great tips! I completely agree! Congrats on passing!
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All:

Please be aware that the upcoming PAK videos are built on the strong performance of the PAK Study Manual, the PAK Flash Cards and most of all the Exam Aids.

Don't be left out.
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Well, I failed on try 3. It's getting harder and harder to get up the energy to give it another go.
You have my DEEPEST sympathies, especially since you and I are in the same boat (just failed my 3rd attempt too). I'm still just getting stumped on so many of those stochastic calculus problems. They don't seem to get any easier for me. I may give it one more try.
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