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January 15, 2021 at 12:04 pm #2153
Nah I just checked. Only one acknowledgement letter and blank grade slip for 9.January 15, 2021 at 5:53 pm #2165ybeav24Participant
For people that took multiple exams this sitting, do you have the same “candidate number” across both exams? I’ve never taken 2 exams in the same sitting before, so wasn’t sure if the candidate number was supposed to be unique to an individual exam, or if you have one candidate number for the general sitting (i.e. same across both exams).January 15, 2021 at 6:05 pm #2166
Yes – I had the same candidate number across exams as well. In the past, they would assign different ones for each exam.January 15, 2021 at 6:30 pm #2167
PS: SOA released upper-level results this morning.January 22, 2021 at 5:35 pm #2622ActuarialedParticipant
6C results come out MondayJanuary 22, 2021 at 5:40 pm #2623Psych14Participant
I hate that 6U is not the sameJanuary 22, 2021 at 5:44 pm #2625
“The CAS will be releasing exam results for each exam as soon as they are available, as opposed to releasing the results for all exams on the same day, as was the practice in the past.”
Talk about the wrong sitting to take multiple exams.
https://www.casact.org/press/index.cfm?fa=viewArticle&articleID=4920January 22, 2021 at 5:46 pm #2626
I guess Exam 6C was the least controversial. Perhaps the order will tell us something about pass rates and potential adjustments. Evidently, the timing isn’t based on the number of candidates since I assume 6C is a large group.January 22, 2021 at 6:56 pm #2636
I would imagine exam 9 is last. I can’t see how the others will be as controversial.January 22, 2021 at 6:59 pm #2637
There’s no reason we couldn’t get a couple of singles then all 3. Or a couple of doubles then a single. Whoever has an inside source, get on it.January 22, 2021 at 7:01 pm #2638
act_123, I know you originally said that a bunch of people said 9 was bad. When I read through the goactuary thread, most of the people there seemed to think it was fine. Did I misread something?January 22, 2021 at 7:07 pm #2639
It’s about reading between the lines. Most people don’t post on the actuarial forums. Out of the people who posted they said something to the extent of I didn’t know how to do 4-5 problems but it went okay and I have a shot at passing. That’s the same thing as saying I did horrible because I didn’t know how to do 4-5 problems.
Everyone I talked to in real life, did not feel great but thought they had a shot. Basically similar.January 22, 2021 at 7:14 pm #2640
Well something doesn’t add up. There’s a difference between not knowing how to do 4/5 questions and leaving them blank vs writing down formulas and sub steps and getting partial credit vs doing something you’re not sure of and possibly having been right. It’s hard for me to believe you could pass any of these exams leaving 4-5 questions blank. I say that cause I left 3-4 blank for 9 (ran out of time) and have accepted the reality that im pretty much toast. That’s my opinion at least. Come to think of it, maybe we’re saying the same thing after all.January 22, 2021 at 7:24 pm #2641
Sorry I meant people didn’t know how to do 3-4 questions right.
So we don’t know what that means. Did people throw down something for them (I did – I have semi-reasonable approaches for most – but who knows) or did people just write formulas. Who knows what anyone will get on those questions.
Because of that, that is precisely why I think most people are in a similar boat. I wouldn’t be surprised that on 2 of them everyone got 0 points for and then it becomes a question how much partial credit you get on the other two.
BTW I had a friend who consistently left 3-4 questions blank and always passed. Because he dominated the rest of the test when others didn’t. He did this on upper levels (he is an FCAS now).
And for all we know everyone got all 4 questions wrong got 0s and the pass mark was moved from a 70% to a 65%. That’s pretty unlikely.January 22, 2021 at 7:33 pm #2642
Yeh I see what you’re saying. The point you just made about your friend is quite interesting. Interestingly enough, yesterday I came across two old fail reports (1 for 7 and 1 for 9) and the distribution of points was totally different (to the naked eye, one looked clearly better) but somehow I ended up with the same score for both. I guess you never know till you find out.January 23, 2021 at 1:42 am #2649
I take back what I said earlier. The historical stats show that 6C only has around 150 candidates in a typical sitting. It makes sense that their results would be released first.
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