January 19, 2021 at 11:41 am #2333
It’s 50/50 for me. I wouldn’t be surprised with a 6 or a 5. My main point above is you can have a lot of time left but not use it effectively because the questions you have left you can’t answer well.January 19, 2021 at 11:43 am #2334
Also I was pointing out that both the CAS environment was different than Excel and the CAS.was aware of it, yet didn’t tell people the differences. And that anyone could have used it while studying any problem. I know multiple people who did their problems in the environment for practice.January 19, 2021 at 1:24 pm #2337
Ok. I think I understand where you’re coming from. Better safe than sorry I guess. I like your chances though and keeping my fingers crossed for you. 50/50 is as good as you can ask for on a fellowship CAS exam.January 19, 2021 at 1:55 pm #2340TryhardActuaryParticipant
I hate feeling 50/50. I failed 4 times throughout this process and all of them I felt 50/50 and got 5’s.
This fall 2020 sitting I feel a bit better than 50/50, more like 60/40, but this is a unique sitting in that, everyone was given a year to study and made writing easier with typing on keyboard…so this is making that 60/40 back into 50/50 haha.January 19, 2021 at 1:59 pm #2341
It’s interesting how everyone assumes that the extra time was used productively by everyone especially given COVID and the uncertainty of the earlier months.January 19, 2021 at 2:14 pm #2343
To me the bigger question is if the CAS will make that assumption. One of the reasons I think the CAS won’t release the passing percentage is because if people see they passed 40% or less for exam 9, instead of 50% then people will be angry. The CAS always falls back on well people aren’t prepared.
If they go into the mindsight well everyone should be more prepared then I can see them likely not to pass as many people.
It is possible they go into the opposite perspective that our test was hard and that people haven’t taken it in a year in and half so they should pass more people (although they can say they are offering 9 again in a few months).January 19, 2021 at 2:29 pm #2345TryhardActuaryParticipant
COVID could have even helped some people honestly. Those that lost time from commuting to work, and had the convenience of working from home prob had more time for studying.January 19, 2021 at 2:31 pm #2346
It definitely helped me in that regard. I was thinking of the people who had other obligations at home and those who were distracted by the whole thing, especially in the early days when the quarantine started, no one knew anything about the virus and they were trying to figure it out.January 19, 2021 at 2:32 pm #2347
I used my commute time in the past to study for around 2-3 hours a day.
Although it’s nice not to have to commute, I am watching my kids a lot more and that time is basically lost. It depends on the situation. I imagine single people had more time because they were working from home.
Also, I imagine there are some people who just study better in an office setting.January 19, 2021 at 2:39 pm #2348
Yeh. I know someone who used to study in the office who decided not to sit for an exam for that reason. To your point, everyone’s individual circumstances are different. Hence the black box that is this sitting!January 19, 2021 at 2:41 pm #2349
I wonder what the not parent/parent split is for fellowship candidates. My guess is roughly 80/20.January 19, 2021 at 4:01 pm #2352ActuarialedParticipant
Does anyone know when exam results will be released?January 19, 2021 at 4:22 pm #2353
If we don’t hear by Thursday. Probably going to be first week of February.January 19, 2021 at 4:37 pm #2355
The CAS made an announcement today but unfortunately it wasn’t related to exams. On to the next day of waiting…January 19, 2021 at 4:52 pm #2356Tigger0209Participant
I really think parents get all the pains here. Kids at home, no chance to escape to library, plus we need longer to study cause all study schedules go out the window with colds and fevers. The late results release is also hurting parents for next sitting by cutting down study time.January 19, 2021 at 5:05 pm #2357ActuarialedParticipant
all exam related announcements are made from 2-3 ET these days
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