Originally Posted by Starscream
I failed with probably 150-200. If I asked any of the Fellows at my work they'd say that I didn't study enough. That being said I don't think another 500 hours would have helped. Those questions were for the most part nothing like I had practiced using sample SOA questions, past tests and manuals. There were a handful of easy/hard questions, but not enough to pass with. I don't mind a hard question as long as its fair. MLC was challenging, but it was fair. I chalk up all my past failures to lack of prep. This time I can't say that it was entirely that.
There were 15 problems that if you knew the material well enough, you could answer with a bit of work. Of those 15, 12 were straightforward plug and chug, and 3 required you to put a couple of things together (but nothing that required long contemplation). There were 3 that were extremely difficult and 2 that were very difficult, but if you knew where to began you could solve them. There were definitely enough easy questions to pass, barring the SOA saying the pass mark was 16, which it won't be.