Originally Posted by LouWorm
We had 8M, 8V, and 8E candidates all in one room. No 8G. So no one in the room was given the correct case study for 8M. The 8V and 8E people had the right case study for their exams, but that didn't help us...
As it turned out, there was one person in the room (me) who does not usually mark up his study material, so the proctor made a copy of my case study and distributed it to everybody. Of course, between making the copies and, I presume, checking with the SOA to make sure he was doing the right thing, it was about 9:40 before we actually started the exam.
The people I really felt for were the 8V and 8E people who had to sit for the better part of an hour while we got this whole thing straightened out for 8M.
I found myself wondering if the people farther west would get some warning and have the proper case study on hand.
I'm a lowly Exam C peon, but I work at the test site and saw the guy who administers exams running around like a chicken with its head cut off trying to get the right stuff photocopied for the afternoon session. (I'm in the Pacific Time Zone if you can't guess by my avatar.) I guess the SoA must have called/emailed him. Anyway, I think he got the proper materials to the exam room just before it was time to start the afternoon session.
I wonder what impact that would have on grading. I mean if folks in the east didn't get the right stuff and it disrupted their exam, but people in the west had their exam session uninterrupted... well that doesn't seem quite fair. Unless the folks in the east got an extra 10 minutes or something...