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#1
07-10-2012, 09:08 AM
 Watkru Member SOA Join Date: Apr 2012 College: Fudan University Posts: 68
How to get a 10 for FM?

IMO "LUCK" is an important factor to get a 10 for exam FM/2.
Suppose we get the exam with a pass mark of 72% or more than 72% (or even >= 71.43%), so we are IMPOSSIBLE to get a 10. Although we made all questions correct, we only got a 9.
BUT if the exam is a bit harder, the pass mark will somehow decrease a little.
So we have a chance to get a 10 if we get all 35 questions correct.

To get that, we must do all the practice exams over and over again.
However I did all Actex, ASM, TIA PEs and I've found that I'd made many mistakes in every PEs.... so discouraged to get a 10.

Could anyone suggest the way or the new PEs for me for trying to get a 10 in this FM sitting??
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#2
07-10-2012, 09:26 AM
 Gandalf Site Supporter Site Supporter SOA Join Date: Nov 2001 Location: Middle Earth Posts: 26,467

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 Originally Posted by Watkru IMO "LUCK" is an important factor to get a 10 for exam FM/2. Suppose we get the exam with a pass mark of 72% or more than 72% (or even >= 71.43%), so we are IMPOSSIBLE to get a 10. Although we made all questions correct, we only got a 9. BUT if the exam is a bit harder, the pass mark will somehow decrease a little. So we have a chance to get a 10 if we get all 35 questions correct. To get that, we must do all the practice exams over and over again. However I did all Actex, ASM, TIA PEs and I've found that I'd made many mistakes in every PEs.... so discouraged to get a 10. Could anyone suggest the way or the new PEs for me for trying to get a 10 in this FM sitting??
Suggestion: don't worry about getting a 10. Why beat your brains out when it might turn out to be impossible even if you answer every question correctly?

I am not suggesting you aim for only a 6 or 7, even though the only thing that really counts is pass fail. Aim to learn the material well, but do not obsess about a 10.
#3
07-10-2012, 09:37 AM
 Colonel Smoothie Member CAS Join Date: Sep 2010 Studying for CAS 5 College: Jamba Juice University Favorite beer: AO Amber Ale Posts: 9,601

Lol. If you got all the questions right on your last exam, just keep doing the same thing - it seems like an effective study method.

Don't be discouraged about not getting a 10. You would have gotten one if the passmark was lower, so it's not your fault.
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07-10-2012, 09:40 AM
 Actuarialsuck Member Join Date: Sep 2007 Posts: 5,332

All 10s or I am not hiring you.
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07-10-2012, 09:42 AM
 panther Member Join Date: Feb 2009 Posts: 2,190

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 Originally Posted by Watkru So we have a chance to get a 10 if we get all 35 questions correct. To get that, we must do all the practice exams over and over again.
No.
#6
07-10-2012, 07:54 PM
 Kaner3339 Member SOA Join Date: Jun 2011 Location: Canada Studying for MLC & MFE Posts: 962

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 Originally Posted by Watkru IMO "LUCK" is an important factor to get a 10 for exam FM/2. Suppose we get the exam with a pass mark of 72% or more than 72% (or even >= 71.43%), so we are IMPOSSIBLE to get a 10. Although we made all questions correct, we only got a 9. BUT if the exam is a bit harder, the pass mark will somehow decrease a little. So we have a chance to get a 10 if we get all 35 questions correct. To get that, we must do all the practice exams over and over again. However I did all Actex, ASM, TIA PEs and I've found that I'd made many mistakes in every PEs.... so discouraged to get a 10. Could anyone suggest the way or the new PEs for me for trying to get a 10 in this FM sitting??
To get a 10 you need to have sufficient understanding of the questions you get on the exam. Doing all of the practice questions over and over doesn't really guarantee improvement of your understanding.
#7
07-10-2012, 09:52 PM
 Ozzman Member SOA Join Date: Apr 2011 Studying for P College: Xavier Favorite beer: Free Posts: 312

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Watkru IMO "LUCK" is an important factor to get a 10 for exam FM/2. Suppose we get the exam with a pass mark of 72% or more than 72% (or even >= 71.43%), so we are IMPOSSIBLE to get a 10. Although we made all questions correct, we only got a 9. BUT if the exam is a bit harder, the pass mark will somehow decrease a little. So we have a chance to get a 10 if we get all 35 questions correct. To get that, we must do all the practice exams over and over again. However I did all Actex, ASM, TIA PEs and I've found that I'd made many mistakes in every PEs.... so discouraged to get a 10. Could anyone suggest the way or the new PEs for me for trying to get a 10 in this FM sitting??
I passed it without taking a single practice exam. I didn't get a ten, of course, but practice exams are definitely only a piece of the puzzle.
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#8
07-10-2012, 10:29 PM
 FelisLachesis Member Join Date: Jul 2011 Posts: 69

Watkru,

You were right from your original post, and everyone else agrees with you. If the pass mark stays in the 72% range, a 10 is impossible. Even at a pass rate of 70%, you can only get a 10 with a perfect paper.

My advice: don't sweat the 10. If it's not possible, it's not possible, and there is nothing you can do about it.
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#9
07-11-2012, 09:26 AM
 ebeebs Member SOA Join Date: Jul 2008 Location: New England College: '09 grad Posts: 2,723

What's even better for you is that nobody else will care if you got a 10 or 9...or 8 or 7 or 6.
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07-11-2012, 12:13 PM
 Celtics4Life Member SOA Join Date: Jul 2011 Studying for EOM1 Favorite beer: Straight Edge Posts: 388

get every question right and settle for a 9.
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