Passed L3 90% Percentile without doing any blue box or EOC questions - FYI
Didn’t read any CFAI text (except for skimming GIPS one week before exam) nor did I work any blue box or EOC problems. I just ran out of study time, so I didn’t get a chance to use CFAI materials. And I only had time to do the 2 mock PM exams (and they both seemed surprisingly difficult). I did a lot of practice on the past essay exams though.
Because I didn’t get a chance to do BB or EOC questions, I got super nervous in the final 2 weeks (even though I was confident throughout the previous months). So I just wanted to let you know that things turned out fine without any CFAI material, and the exam felt very straightforward. I felt super prepared. Not saying this is a wise strategy, but just wanted to let people know it did work for above 90% percentile results, so it appears there wasn’t a lot of information missing from Kaplan.
I did have a good test-taking strategy–mainly a timing technique–on exam day (this was super important because timing is everything). Make sure to develop an exam strategy and gameday techniques. Execution is key for L3. Mastering all the information should not be your (only) strategy.
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