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Old 10-28-2016, 02:12 PM
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Default What will happen if a test taker starts early? Automatic fail?

Okay now this is probably the last thing I planned to do but it happened...

I took the fall 2016 mlc exam earlier today. Our exam room was quite big. When the proctor announced rules I could only hear about 80%. Then when the proctor said to break the seal, I misunderstood and started bubbling the answer sheet (my name and etc). I was later told that we weren't supposed to start writing. The proctor got my candidate id down.

Before I left I asked the proctor and she said it's probably not going to cause any problem, but I also have another friend who got disqualified in a previous sitting because of this. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I can do here? I know I shouldn't have but I don't want to fail because of this...
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Old 10-28-2016, 02:26 PM
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Automatic fail normally.
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Old 10-28-2016, 02:26 PM
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It may be an issue.

Next time if you can't hear, raise your hand and ask them to speak up. There is no reason you should have a less-than-optimal sitting due to poor acoustics or quiet supervisors.
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Old 10-28-2016, 02:46 PM
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SOA will crush you if she reported you, they don't play with such things. There is no in between when it comes to those rules.
I recalled someone who used a basic calculator on the exam and got reported. His exam has not graded and he received a letter from the SOA.
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Old 10-28-2016, 02:54 PM
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Old 10-28-2016, 02:56 PM
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SOA will crush you if she reported you, they don't play with such things. There is no in between when it comes to those rules.
I recalled someone who used a basic calculator on the exam and got reported. His exam has not graded and he received a letter from the SOA.
You also have to take your watch off as well during exams now I believe.
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Old 10-28-2016, 02:58 PM
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You also have to take your watch off as well during exams now I believe.
I didn't. They asked if anyone had a "smart watch or FitBit", but my regular one was ok.
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Old 10-28-2016, 03:09 PM
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Damn OP, that sucks, hope the proctor didn't report you in
I'm pretty sure she did. I think she thought it wasn't serious. After the exam she told me not to worry because "the soa will probably just let it go"
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Old 11-07-2016, 04:15 PM
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I'm pretty sure she did. I think she thought it wasn't serious. After the exam she told me not to worry because "the soa will probably just let it go"
The only thing messed up here is she giving you false hope. This sucks.
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Old 11-07-2016, 04:59 PM
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Started filling in the stupid name stuff early? WTF cares?

"By bubbling in his name the candidate had an extra 15 seconds to sit quietly and stress out, which gave him an unfair advantage..."

The SOA should TAS if they fail you because of this nonsense!
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