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View Poll Results: How many study hours for Exam C
Less than 150 8 11.94%
150 to 200 7 10.45%
200 to 250 10 14.93%
250 to 300 12 17.91%
300 to 350 11 16.42%
Over 350 19 28.36%
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:15 PM
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I know this is in another thread, but would be easier to view visually rather than having to read through all the different responses.

I'm lazy today - just took MFE yesterday and have to start the studying again
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today is november 8,2012
the nearest MFE is in March 7,2013the nearest C is in Feb 1,2013 //June 8,2013

is it logical to take next MFE , and start in March studying C in june?
or it is better to study MFE and C from now

Please advice
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People who study over 350 hours need to considering dropping the career imo
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People who study over 350 hours need to considering dropping the career imo
or consider a career of getting 10s on exams #gohard
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People who study over 350 hours need to considering dropping the career imo
I'm sorry but this is terrible advice. I've studied over 350 hrs for most all of the prelims (except P and FM). Just b/c the material doesn't come easy to me doesn't mean I should give up. I've found that lots of people who don't have to study as hard for these are lazy - lazy at studying and lazy at work.

I'd 10x rather work with someone who's willing to learn, try hard and work hard, than someone who thinks they know it all b/c this stuff comes easy to them. I'm not saying this is the case with you, but I've encountered too many of these types...

442 hrs for C, first time pass
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People who study over 350 hours need to considering dropping the career imo
You might legitimately need over 350 hours for CAS Exam 6, just because of the massive amount of material involved.

While I don't think you need to reconsider the career if it takes you more than 350 hours for a prelim, I would say that if it takes you more than 400 for a single prelim, you need to seriously evaluate your study habits and see why it's taking you so long.
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...I think it's difficult for anyone to know exactly how many hours they will need to pass an exam. Some people study for 350+ hours to make sure they pass, when perhaps they would have only needed 267.628 hours. ...some people think they can pass with only 180 hours or so, when in fact they needed 267.628 hours. Some people tend to overestimate how much time they spent studying, while others underestimate. ...all walks of life.
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...I think it's difficult for anyone to know exactly how many hours they will need to pass an exam. Some people study for 350+ hours to make sure they pass, when perhaps they would have only needed 267.628 hours. ...some people think they can pass with only 180 hours or so, when in fact they needed 267.628 hours. Some people tend to overestimate how much time they spent studying, while others underestimate. ...all walks of life.
You might say that there is some ambiguity to the answer.

I said 150-200 but I am uncertain. I had studied for less than 8 weeks and a lot of that scheduled study time was very unproductive, where I would listen to music instead of study or something. I also worked 40 hours a week. My study was less intense, I'm convinced the ideas were sinking in even when I wasn't reading the study manual or doing a problem.

Oh well I passed, who cares exactly how long I studied. I figured I would bump this because it's an interesting thread. I also feel good about myself when I think of this as a "200+ hour exam" because I passed it in 8 weeks while working 40 hours, just makes me feel really hard working.
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People who study over 350 hours need to considering dropping the career imo
I studied 403 for C, and passed on the first try. My theory was I'd put in 300 or so either way, and the hours on top of that would separate a pass from a fail. 400 was a stretch goal, but I got it. Those who fail have to study a few hundred more hours and wait at least 4 more months. I would encourage anyone reading this and wondering how much to study to just study hard and try to pass on the first try. Maybe I overstudied, but I have no regrets about this one.
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