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Old 02-14-2020, 04:14 PM
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Failed second attempt. I was a lot more confident this time around. I felt like the exam was a 6/7 on a lot of questions with less 4/5 level questions. I got up to a 5.3 EL and dropped down to 4.7 EL the night before. I'll be doing Mahler and SOA to prepare for next sitting. If anyone, who has failed STAM twice, has any recommendations, that would be great!
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I passed exam yesterday probably score with 8 or 9. During the first hour, I was really shaky and could only solve 17 out of 35. I was so frustrated during that time and acknowledged that I need second attempt. But after I calmed down, I found out exam actually wasn't that hard but very manageable. I was able to solve all the questions except 4. I got 6.1 EL by taking multiple exams (more than 10 times like exam sitting condition) and only went through all the SOA sample questions in last two days. I couldn't understand 20ish questions even after checking SOA's solution, but I feel comfortable with rest of 250ish questions. I think this exam was like 4.5-5 EL and very very similar to SOA's sample question. I also bought Mahler and took first 60 questions but Mahler is too hard and feel too much dedication compared to difficulty of actual exam. My suggestion for future exam taker is to digest all the SOA's sample problems and don't panic during the exam. Good luck All!

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Failed second attempt. I was a lot more confident this time around. I felt like the exam was a 6/7 on a lot of questions with less 4/5 level questions. I got up to a 5.3 EL and dropped down to 4.7 EL the night before. I'll be doing Mahler and SOA to prepare for next sitting. If anyone, who has failed STAM twice, has any recommendations, that would be great!
That's hard. Really feel for you.

My advice would be to do ADAPT exams in exam setting, meaning no breaks, no formula sheets and no notes. And then see how many question you get. And then identify the concepts that you missed. Also the SOA sample questions are very representation of the actual exam.

Wish you all the best
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does anybody know when the official exam results are expected to be released?
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does anybody know when the official exam results are expected to be released?
Passing candidate numbers should be updated Friday 4/10 (full 8 weeks after close of testing window) and transcripts the following Monday 4/13.
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Passing candidate numbers should be updated Friday 4/10 (full 8 weeks after close of testing window) and transcripts the following Monday 4/13.
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Old 02-20-2020, 06:21 PM
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That's hard. Really feel for you.

My advice would be to do ADAPT exams in exam setting, meaning no breaks, no formula sheets and no notes. And then see how many question you get. And then identify the concepts that you missed. Also the SOA sample questions are very representation of the actual exam.

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