I only did one mock so far but got about 76-78% on both morning and afternoon. Was actually skimming the questions and didn’t put too much effort into reading the vignettes. Completely guessed on swap and FRA valuation questions b/c didn’t bother memorizing those equations yet.
I attribute this score to 2 factors:
That particular exam was light on complicated Equity and FRA concepts. I think that if i got tested on some other sections, it could have brought down my score by 5%. I think that 1 more week of work and some concentration on equity will help me solidify that 5% and even get some extra.
My study method ->> My method is cut up into multiple phases. Each becomes shorter as i move along. Started studying in beg Feb, averaged 3 hours per day. and have 3 weeks off starting friday.
Phase 1 - For each chapter i would watch schweser videos, hi-light the video slides, read each CFAI Chapter, Hi-light what the video slides ommitted, and do EOC questions. (Length - 3 Months)
Phase 2 - Read and try to memorize as much as possible from the hi-lighted video slides + what i highlighted in the CFAI books and do general skimming and understanding. (Length - 1 Month)
Phase 3 - Redoo all EOC questions (~7 days) Am midway through this phase.
Phase 4 - 7 or 8 Practice Exams/Mocks (~7 days)
Phase 5 - Focused review: Read all EOC summaries, read FRA Note, Equity Notes, Ethics Notes, + read formulas, read up on weaknesses, look at questions i got wrong in past mocks. (~7 days)
I have a handy 2 page list of the topics which i’m weak in and i try to review them towards the end if i have time.