3 IFT AM
2 S2000 mocks AM
1 Boston PM
3 IFT PM
AM Mocks I am not scoring well like 40-55% on them grading them to MM standard based on his videos. I also think comparing AM scores is useless. As somebody can grade to a different standard then yourself. To get 70% on an AM mock that a CFAI grader would award 70% you better really be nailing your answers with all the terminology in the most concise way possible. If you think 70% is a common score on an AM a true 70% scroll down and look at the 90% percentile of AM test results from 2019. They are at 70%… I scored 60% on one though like 3 AM’s ago but 2 questions reappeared from 2017MM mock so IDK if that counts lol. My time is running over when I am typing out my answers. I feel like paper format would be alot easier for my time management. I type too much. My PM scores are looking good 70%+ on the past ones - but getting destroyed on the topic tests like 60-70% on TT’s. In 2019 I got close to 70% but used schweser mainly and the Topic Tests - I did the ethics topic tests twice I think I may do that the final week before the exam. I got 90% in that category doing that. It is important to be fresh on ethics. Last time around I didn’t know several concepts leading into the exam that I know now. So I feel like what I actually know is better, but the format has changed drastically with the CBT.
In 2019 I did 12 AM/PM mocks the old ones and failed. This time around I spent the cash and bought all 2021 mocks. I don’t want to work problems that won’t be emphasized in 2021. I feel like that hurt me in 2019. Towards the last 2 weeks I would spend time learning stuff from old exams that never appeared in 2019 and I should have focused more on nailing the AM down. I used MM this time as well because in 2019 when I finished studying the Schweser notes in April I felt like the AM format was completely a new obstacle Schweser didn’t help address with the notes or the practice exams. Schweser Exams are not good data points and I would say IFT are not that great either. Both are worded in a different way and give too many easy questions. MM have been good with the videos but also crushing. S2000 mocks and MM are the best I think I have seen. They feel like real exams when you do them. You have to look at the question and try to remember random things and bring it all together. I don’t get that sense with IFT/Boston. You either know it or you don’t. MM and S2000 mocks you can know it but do you know it to a certain level where you can fill in the blank and point out very small things. That is the level of the real exam. Alot of these providers don’t give you that pratice.
I am like 400 questions into the topic tests and trying to finish them this week and I will do 3 more mocks from S2000 AM. final week review AM mocks and rework certain problems. Main thing now is doing 600 Topic Test questions. I have done 1000 of the MM questions out of the1700. I dont think I will be able to finish the MM questions no time.
I am absolutely tired of reviewing this material. Level III is draining. I am a re-taker from 2019 and they changed 70% of the readings i read all the material front to back and IDK if it was even worth it. I probably should have just banged out topic tests from the beginning and read where i needed too. I think I spent way too much time reading the original curriculum.