How do you guys feel like you did on the exam? I went through and marked each answer as confident, fairly confident or not sure for all the questions. Assumed I got 90% of the confident ones right, 50% of the fairly confident ones right and 33% of the not sure ones right and am estimating about 70% with that. I’m hoping that’s enough to pass me.
Didn’t feel like any one section was too hard. Equities and derivatives were easier than expected while fixed income and quantitative methods were harder than I expected (I was consistently scoring 90-100% in these sections on mock exams)
That wasn’t to say I found Quant hard, just harder than I was expecting. That’s one of the sections I feel fairly confident I got >70% in. FRA got me in both the AM/PM sections but I’ve known that would be the case for the past month despite how much I tried to target my studying towards it. There’s just an ungodly amount of information to remember relative to the other sections.
Felt great about it. PM was easier for me than AM although ethics was a bit more of a challenge. There were only a handful of questions in each portion that really stumped me. Needless to say I was relieved but for some reason I am still anxious about the results!
The afternoon session was better for me. In terms of topics, Ethics, Portfolio management and derivatives were more challenging. The fact that i wasn’t feeling well didn’t help matters. However,through the grace of the Jehovah, i somehow made it through both sessions.
Just to be doubly sure, can we give generic statements about the exam i.e. found it easy etc just not discuss what did or did not come up and specific questions? Don’t want to get myself in trouble just after the exam do I!
Did better on Ethics, Quant, Econ, FRA than expected . PM, AI, and Derivatives were a little tricky so a lot of educated guesses there.
Does anyone else think the actual exam was a lot easier than Wiley/CFAI mock exams? I don’t know if its good to be fairly confident since I was getting between 65s - 70 on Wiley/CFA practice exams… gonna be an anxious wait till end of July…
Easier? I think so in at least it was more straightforward, but I think it was a bit harder (FRA particularly) because CFAI felt it was really prudent to test you on the outer limits of your studying with random glossary terms.
what you guys think the pass rate would be? did you guys feel that it was bit too easy…i had tough times with economics and 2nd session quants. also had many guesses at equity. FRA in bth sessions were saisfactory though…not sure about ethics