Economics is an area I really have not focussed much on. I’ve been through all the notes on it and read the schweser. I am hoping to just learn a few core things like triangular Arbitrage and try wing it. Need to spend this last month hammering the core areas and supplementing the smaller sections.
Can we assume that if during the exam a topic area has only one item set (such as Portfolio) then given that sample size is small (only 6 question) failing that topic may have less weight on the overall exam? That is, can I fail portfolio 17% and pass the exam 70% on average?
Risky strategy, better choose strategy of 50-60 % coverage each topic and nail at least 2 of them with >70% than
completely underperform in any and nail all other. My opinion is based on reading results topics from prior examination from resulsts posters.
I also have opinion that average overall results does matter. If many other canididates underperform, chance is higher if you are solid. I would say that passing rate on AF forum is over 70 % on average.
The aggregate score is what matters, no? You could score 0% on 30% of the exam and score 100% on the other 70% and pass.
I don’t think a horrible strategy would be to not study quant, derivatives, PM… Those three section are, at most, 35% of the exam and at minimum, 15%. So, say you are unlucky, those three are max weight and you guess and score 33%. You now have a 33% on 35% of the exam. But, you studied the rest hard and score an 80% on the other 65% of the exam which results in 64% aggregate.