Post exam jitters getting worse and worse
This has been a reoccurring theme during my CFA journey.
I feel the best right after the exam. Then it’s all downhill from there. The closer the results day becomes, the worse I feel.
2016 LEVEL 1 (PASS)
Felt “OK” after the exam. Few days before the results, I was on nervous breakdown mode. I passed scoring the max points in every category (this was back then when your scores were marked “below 50%” “between 50-70%” and “above 70%”
2017 LEVEL 2 (BAND 10 FAIL)
Felt that I had been bent over and taken advantage off by a roman cohort. Few days before the results, I had accepted my faith of not passing. The band fail 10 did not come as a huge surprise.
2018 LEVEL 2 (PASS)
Felt like million bucks after the exam. I knew I was going to pass. No doubt about it. 2 months later…not so sure anymore. Passed in Top-10% all the while getting dummied by ethics.
2019 Level (TBD)
Felt fine. Highly confident that I’ll pass. AM section was difficult but only one question was completely unfamiliar to me. PM was relatively easy and I felt great. Now, 3 weeks later, I’m not so sure anymore. I can only recall the questions which I struggled with. By end of august, I’ll again be stressed like no other.
Anyone else have these same feelings? THe more time passes after the exam, the worse you think you did?
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