Actually I don’t think it’s fair to grade it more strictly as it’s quite subjective and they have said:
“There will be no changes to the way exam questions are graded, except that graders will now be able to consider formulas entered in the Pearson VUE spreadsheets. As has always been the case, candidates are encouraged to show all their work, with partial credit offered for candidates who are able to demonstrate some understanding of the question.”
They also said “While we do not expect any adjustments, per our normal process, we will carefully consider any issues that arise that might indicate whether an adjustment is appropriate.”
So hope they could at least let candidates know if any adjustments are done during grading and setting the passing rate/mark.
You are not alone. I finished all exam questions and felt that would at least receive a 6, but ended up with 5. (One of my friend taking Exam 5 got unexpected fail as well, as he was aiming a score 6-7.) I think ppl are receiving 1 grade level below expectation in general. Very curious on the passing rate and the passing row score for this sitting.