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  • #2333
    act_123
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    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.

    #2334
    act_123
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    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.

    #2337
    resact26
    Participant

    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.

    #2340
    TryhardActuary
    Participant

    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.

    #2341
    resact26
    Participant

    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.

    #2343
    act_123
    Participant

    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).

    #2345
    TryhardActuary
    Participant

    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.

    #2346
    resact26
    Participant

    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.

    #2347
    act_123
    Participant

    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.

    #2348
    resact26
    Participant

    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!

    #2349
    resact26
    Participant

    I wonder what the not parent/parent split is for fellowship candidates. My guess is roughly 80/20.

    #2352
    Actuarialed
    Participant

    Does anyone know when exam results will be released?

    #2353
    act_123
    Participant

    If we don’t hear by Thursday. Probably going to be first week of February.

     

    #2355
    resact26
    Participant

    The CAS made an announcement today but unfortunately it wasn’t related to exams. On to the next day of waiting…

    #2356
    Tigger0209
    Participant

    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.

    #2357
    Actuarialed
    Participant

    all exam related announcements are made from 2-3 ET these days

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