Hi guys, I’ve signed up for FRM Part 1 in Nov 2017. I have NOT as yet got my study materials…I have a deadline set for myself to get something by July 1 (the date I want to start my preparation).
The three most common I see are: GARP official notes, Schweser notes, and Bionic Turtle notes.
Would it honestly be enough, if say I could get the Schweser notes as my primary source, and refer to the GARP official notes as my secondary source? I also have some books on derivatives/options and statistics from my actuarial science degree in university that I could use (though they’re not really part of the recommended reading material).
How important is it to buy the practice questions/mock exams as well? Is it enough to do the questions/examples presented within the notes? Is it OK to do recent past year practice/mock questions (from 2015 + 2016)?
Generally, I just need some idea on the scope of what I should be focusing on to comfortably ace the paper. I am prepared to put in 300+ hours (roughly two hours a day from July 1 till Nov 18, possibly with more hours on weekends).
Would really, really appreciate some pointers. There is a huge ocean ahead of me, I just need to know where to focus. Once I get that settled, I can prepare for the paper with a clearer frame of mind.