# Probability of passing CFA exam - Googlesheet version

Hello all,

Because some people contact me and demand an Excel file for calculating the probability of passing. So, I make this spreadsheets and you can guess your probability of passing.

the code VBA is in this post

https://www.analystforum.com/forums/cfa-forums/cfa-level-ii-forum/91359989

You change 4 cells (in green and yellow) (and don’t touch grey cells)

• Nb MPS: the minimum passing score (in percentage) fixed by CFAI  (it can be 70% , 65%   or 62%, I don’t know)

• Nb_sure_wrong_answers: The number wrong questions you found
• p: probability of success of each educated guess (I think it is equal to 1/3 , you can put 0.5, it’s up to you)

Example: if you think

• Nb MPS = 65%
• p = 50%

your probability of success is 78.33%.

Goodluck :)

PS: I want to share the Excel file, but for some reasons I can’t do that. That’s why I make this google spreadsheet.

I repeat: CFA is the abbreviation of my last name!

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PierreCFA wrote:

Hello all,

Because some people contact me and demand an Excel file for calculating the probability of passing. So, I make this spreadsheets and you can guess your probability of passing.

the code VBA is in this post

https://www.analystforum.com/forums/cfa-forums/cfa-level-ii-forum/91359989

You change 4 cells (in green and yellow) (and don’t touch grey cells)

• Nb MPS: the minimum passing score (in percentage) fixed by CFAI  (it can be 70% , 65%   or 62%, I don’t know)

• Nb_sure_wrong_answers: The number wrong questions you found
• p: probability of success of each educated guess (I think it is equal to 1/3 , you can put 0.5, it’s up to you)

Example: if you think

• Nb MPS = 65%
• p = 50%

your probability of success is 78.33%.

Goodluck :)

PS: I want to share the Excel file, but for some reasons I can’t do that. That’s why I make this google spreadsheet.

crazyguy :-) .

So what’s your probability :) ?

And what about a specifc passing requiriement in ethics :( ?

Exam_Taker_Unprepared wrote:

crazyguy :-) .

So what’s your probability :) ?

And what about a specifc passing requiriement in ethics :( ?

I don’t think there is specific passing requirement for ethics.

I think my probability is around 90% :).

I repeat: CFA is the abbreviation of my last name!

PierreCFA wrote:

Exam_Taker_Unprepared wrote:

crazyguy :-) .

So what’s your probability :) ?

And what about a specifc passing requiriement in ethics :( ?

I don’t think there is specific passing requirement for ethics.

I think my probability is around 90% :).

Wow, you are very confident!

with a MPS set at 70%?

Exam_Taker_Unprepared wrote:

PierreCFA wrote:

Exam_Taker_Unprepared wrote:

crazyguy :-) .

So what’s your probability :) ?

And what about a specifc passing requiriement in ethics :( ?

I don’t think there is specific passing requirement for ethics.

I think my probability is around 90% :).

Wow, you are very confident!

with a MPS set at 70%?

I think being optimist is good for health :-).

I had 8 sure wrong answers (this is really sure :))  ). I guess I have 80 sure right answers (80 is what I hope  :))  ).

I repeat: CFA is the abbreviation of my last name!

PierreCFA wrote:

Exam_Taker_Unprepared wrote:

PierreCFA wrote:

Exam_Taker_Unprepared wrote:

crazyguy :-) .

So what’s your probability :) ?

And what about a specifc passing requiriement in ethics :( ?

I don’t think there is specific passing requirement for ethics.

I think my probability is around 90% :).

Wow, you are very confident!

with a MPS set at 70%?

I think being optimist is good for health :-).

I had 8 sure wrong answers (this is really sure :))  ). I guess I have 80 sure right answers (80 is what I hope  :))  ).

haha I see :) .

When doing my six mock exams, what I noticed is that I always did some mistakes in the questions where I was sure (but because I was going to fast and was not reading properly the uqestion - like “reading : “which answer is most likely CORRECT” instead of INCORRECT..)

I remember the number of questions which I had noted as “with doubts”but I dont think this is representative of what I actually did right & wrong

Exam_Taker_Unprepared wrote:

PierreCFA wrote:

Exam_Taker_Unprepared wrote:

PierreCFA wrote:

Exam_Taker_Unprepared wrote:

crazyguy :-) .

So what’s your probability :) ?

And what about a specifc passing requiriement in ethics :( ?

I don’t think there is specific passing requirement for ethics.

I think my probability is around 90% :).

Wow, you are very confident!

with a MPS set at 70%?

I think being optimist is good for health :-).

I had 8 sure wrong answers (this is really sure :))  ). I guess I have 80 sure right answers (80 is what I hope  :))  ).

haha I see :) .

When doing my six mock exams, what I noticed is that I always did some mistakes in the questions where I was sure (but because I was going to fast and was not reading properly the uqestion - like “reading : “which answer is most likely CORRECT” instead of INCORRECT..)

I remember the number of questions which I had noted as “with doubts”but I dont think this is representative of what I actually did right & wrong

You are not wrong :-). So, I must make a discount and reduce my estimated right answer to 70.

My probability is 55% :-|

I repeat: CFA is the abbreviation of my last name!

PierreCFA wrote:

Exam_Taker_Unprepared wrote:

PierreCFA wrote:

Exam_Taker_Unprepared wrote:

PierreCFA wrote:

Exam_Taker_Unprepared wrote:

crazyguy :-) .

So what’s your probability :) ?

And what about a specifc passing requiriement in ethics :( ?

I don’t think there is specific passing requirement for ethics.

I think my probability is around 90% :).

Wow, you are very confident!

with a MPS set at 70%?

I think being optimist is good for health :-).

I had 8 sure wrong answers (this is really sure :))  ). I guess I have 80 sure right answers (80 is what I hope  :))  ).

haha I see :) .

When doing my six mock exams, what I noticed is that I always did some mistakes in the questions where I was sure (but because I was going to fast and was not reading properly the uqestion - like “reading : “which answer is most likely CORRECT” instead of INCORRECT..)

I remember the number of questions which I had noted as “with doubts”but I dont think this is representative of what I actually did right & wrong

You are not wrong :-). So, I must make a discount and reduce my estimated right answer to 70.

My probability is 55% :-|

Dude, 55% is amazing, if you were at the casino you would have the best odds ever.

PierreCFA wrote:

Hello all,

Because some people contact me and demand an Excel file for calculating the probability of passing. So, I make this spreadsheets and you can guess your probability of passing.

the code VBA is in this post

https://www.analystforum.com/forums/cfa-forums/cfa-level-ii-forum/91359989

You change 4 cells (in green and yellow) (and don’t touch grey cells)

• Nb MPS: the minimum passing score (in percentage) fixed by CFAI  (it can be 70% , 65%   or 62%, I don’t know)

• Nb_sure_wrong_answers: The number wrong questions you found
• p: probability of success of each educated guess (I think it is equal to 1/3 , you can put 0.5, it’s up to you)

Example: if you think

• Nb MPS = 65%
• p = 50%

your probability of success is 78.33%.

Goodluck :)

PS: I want to share the Excel file, but for some reasons I can’t do that. That’s why I make this google spreadsheet.

97% probability of passing according to you hahah

Be as you wish to seem. Socrates

Frankliving wrote:

PierreCFA wrote:

Hello all,

Because some people contact me and demand an Excel file for calculating the probability of passing. So, I make this spreadsheets and you can guess your probability of passing.

the code VBA is in this post

https://www.analystforum.com/forums/cfa-forums/cfa-level-ii-forum/91359989

You change 4 cells (in green and yellow) (and don’t touch grey cells)

• Nb MPS: the minimum passing score (in percentage) fixed by CFAI  (it can be 70% , 65%   or 62%, I don’t know)

• Nb_sure_wrong_answers: The number wrong questions you found
• p: probability of success of each educated guess (I think it is equal to 1/3 , you can put 0.5, it’s up to you)

Example: if you think

• Nb MPS = 65%
• p = 50%

your probability of success is 78.33%.

Goodluck :)

PS: I want to share the Excel file, but for some reasons I can’t do that. That’s why I make this google spreadsheet.

97% probability of passing according to you hahah

Why not? I think you prepared well because your note is super. Even I don’t use it (just because I already made my own note) , I still like it.

PS: The probability of passing is correctly calculated. If there is any imprecision, that’s because the model depends a lot on unknown input (Nb_estimated_right_answers, p). The sole known input is Nb_sure_wrong_answers.

I repeat: CFA is the abbreviation of my last name!

I think you’d get a more accurate prediction if you discounted “Nb_estimated_right_answers”. I’d probably discount my by 10%, so if you think you got 70 questions correct, your input would be 70(.9) = 63