Not to be a debbie downer…Very tough exam but regardless, IMHO, if you fail twice, you’re probably better off devoting attention to some of the many more important things in life. You still walk away with knowledge and can say you gave it a very strong effort, if you did. First, I’ld say the odds of you failing level 3 move up significantly if you fail L2 once, especially twice, so say on average L3 takes you 2 attempts. You’re talking about 7 years of your life, assuming L1 one shot, with 6 mo avg studying/year, so 3.5 solid years of your life, probably some of the most important years, stressing and devoting towards a charter that in the grand scheme of your existence holds minimum value (quality of life, happiness, leisure, all much more important and take a significant hit when studying)…I understand run on sentenece, don’t care. This is just a test and it’s no guarantee of anything, job etc. I notice a lot of people on here who have done EOC 5x, 20 mocks, every question 15 x, and I can’t help but think there are so many more uses of time and energy that would benefit you in life.
This is my first time through and I’ll be honest, i’m pretty beat at this point. I have put in around 400 hours the last 4 months, while working 50 hrs + a week and commuting 10 hrs. That’s 80+hours of work activities for 4 months and it’s a lot for someone who highly values leisure, never done anything like this before. How people do all of CFAI EOC questions, actually read CFAI text several times, and not go bonkers is beyond my understanding. While studying, my standard of living has dramatically decreased and i’m not happy about it, been extremely testy at work because of nonstop pace, distant to certain friends, haven’t traveled to family in 2 months, no g/f last 2 weeks, etc. To go through this 4x more would be unthinkable and not worth it. I’ld rather pick up Mandarin, write several books, read for enjoyability, and take on other side projects that I actually was interested in and would yield other benefits beside those of monetary nature. The knowledge gained would be much more than a great deal of the academic nonsense you’re acquiring which will little be used post-test. My 2 cents…but, since you are already at the finish line, GL and I hope you make it through. Just keep in mind (and maybe this will help you ease up on test day), there are SO many more important things than this charter. Waking up each more and being able to ask yourself, “Am I truly happy with my life” (not ecstatic obviously, but above content), and answer definitely “Yes” is where the true value is. Anyways, GL