Here is some rambling. I haven’t told anyone (co-workers, friends, family) that I haven’t passed yet, so this forum is the first people to hear.
I thought a while about posting:
I keep wanting to tell myself, its not how many tells you fall, its how many times you get up.
Thoughts after the test: Test was a miserable experience, terrible procters, sat there for so long. Test started 30 minutes late. Didn’t know you could not have a water bottle. Ran out of time on the morning section, but still filled in answers for all questions.
These are all excuses.
I scored a Band 9.
I failed Economics and Fixed Income.
Middle for Corporate Finance, Derivatives, Financial Reporting and Analysts, and Quant.
I had above 70 in Alternatives, Equity, Ethics, and Portfolio Management.
How close was I to passing? If I had scored middle for Econ and Fixed Income would I have passed?
Its funny that Econ and Fixed Income were the sections that I knew I was weakest at. I completely skipped Econ and was hoping for the best. I definitely studied the wrong way and studied like I was in college the first 3 months. I would go through the scheweser book, get the end of chapter quesitons right and move on. I would not review it in a few weeks, which made me forget it.
The last month of studying was when things started clicking. I owe it to this board and S2000 for even getting a band 9. I wished that I had 2 more weeks to study, and would have felt super comfortable going into the test.
I guess now, it’s the game plan for December. Or I can just quit.