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How is the quality of the CFA Mock Exam? I am working on what test I am going to take this weekend under timed conditions. I don’t want anything that is going to be poor quality or kill my confidence.

I have taken the first 2 Schweser practice exams in book 1 and all of the CFA Sample Exams. So that leaves me with limited choices for this coming Saturday.

I am thinking a combination of the Book 1 3rd Schweser AM Session + the CFAI Mock Exam as the afternoon session.

Thoughts on:
Difficulty/Quality of Mock Exam questions?
Difficulty/Quality of Schweser Book 1 Exam 3 AM?
Would I be better off using a different practice exam?

I don’t think I have time for more than one more full practice exam so I want to make sure it’s good.

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Mock was easy/manageable … though I score only 70% :( but still I think it is pretty decent and will boost your confidence. Just 2 spoilers I know of.

Perfect.

i thought Schweser Book 1 exam 3 was the best of the three, hands down.

i am doing 2007 exam and CFAI mock next weekend though. already did book 1 of schweser….

KRochelli Wrote:
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> i thought Schweser Book 1 exam 3 was the best of
> the three, hands down.
>
> i am doing 2007 exam and CFAI mock next weekend
> though. already did book 1 of schweser….

why would you say that about exam 3, KR? I’m glad since that is the one I have left for next week.. but why do you think it’s better than 1 and 2 of volume 1?

IPS 2007 exam was pretty good. definitely some take aways

i got seriously discouraged for all the return calculations on the official answers. 2007 return calculation is quite novel. to be honest so far i haven’t made 1 right in all return calculation for the individual IPS…

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the morning is pretty tough on the PM stuff with not many calcs and much more discussion of portfolio management than the others. and the afternoon had a ton of calcs that put some time pressure on. i did bad on the morning, great on the afternoon.

Has anyone completed any exams from Schweser’s Volume 2? If so, is it painful like volume 2 was for L1 & L2?

I’m trying to prioritize tests over the two weeks (I have 6/1-6/5 off from work). I did one test from Volume 1. I was going to do the following (in order)

last two exams from PE Vol 1
2006-2008 morning sessions
CFAI mocks and sample exams (all MC)
Some special mock exam schweser sent me cause my company bought a lot of stuff for me

psn0706 Wrote:
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> Has anyone completed any exams from Schweser’s
> Volume 2? If so, is it painful like volume 2 was
> for L1 & L2?
>
> I’m trying to prioritize tests over the two weeks
> (I have 6/1-6/5 off from work). I did one test
> from Volume 1. I was going to do the following
> (in order)
>
> last two exams from PE Vol 1
> 2006-2008 morning sessions
> CFAI mocks and sample exams (all MC)
> Some special mock exam schweser sent me cause my
> company bought a lot of stuff for me

Do all of the CFAI stuff (AM sessions, Mock). Only take Schweser tests if you have time left.