are we not permitted to bring mechanical pencil to the exam? Where does it say that? Why?
not a big deal…yellow pencil’s fine.
While we’re on the topic, what is everyone taking into the exam?
you can bring mechanical. i did for june 08. make sure it’s HB lead which is the same as #2 pencil (99% chance that if it’s a normal mechanical pencil, it uses HB lead).
i brought pen mechanical pencil 3 regular pencils pencil sharpener with built in compartment eraser calculator 2 pairs of earplugs some people brought extra calculators/batteries
Personal Belongings Policy You are strongly encouraged to leave your personal belongings at home or in your car; however, as a courtesy, your test center will have an area away from the testing room designated for personal belongings. If proctors or security personnel find items that are not permitted in the testing room, you will be required to place them in the Personal Belongings Area. You will not have access to these items during the examination, but may access them during the lunch break and at the conclusion of the examination. Please note that it is not the responsibility of the proctors or security personnel to ensure the safety of the materials in the Personal Belongings Area. Neither CFA Institute nor the test center, testing personnel, or vendors will assume responsibility or liability for stolen, lost, or damaged personal property left in this area. You must follow these guidelines at your test center. With your cooperation, we will ensure that candidates are checked in promptly and seated on time. The following items must be kept on your desk during the exam: Exam admission ticket Current government-issued photo identification Approved calculator(s), including calculator case(s) Writing instruments (pencils for Levels I and II, pens and pencils for Level III) The following items may be kept on your desk, if needed: Erasers, calculator batteries (and screwdriver for battery replacement), pencil sharpeners (no knives), eyeglasses, earplugs, and wristwatches (analog and digital) are acceptable; however, audible alarms and/or timers must be turned off The following items are permitted in the testing room but must remain in your pockets or under your chair when not in use: Wallet (money purse) Medicine, tissues, and other necessary medical or personal items The following items are not permitted in the testing room: Food or drinks Baggage of any kind including transparent bags, backpacks, handbags, tote bags, briefcases, luggage, carrying cases, or pencil cases Study materials including notes, papers, textbooks, or study guides Scratch paper, present/future value tables, or calculator manuals Highlighters, correction fluid, correction tape, or rulers Knives of any type, including box cutter and X-ACTO® knives for use as pencil sharpeners Cell phones, MP3 players, BlackBerrys®, cameras, pagers, headsets, computers, electronic organizers, personal data assistants, or any other remote communication or photographic devices Any type of desk clock or timer
topher Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > you can bring mechanical. i did for june 08. make > sure it’s HB lead which is the same as #2 pencil > (99% chance that if it’s a normal mechanical > pencil, it uses HB lead). Does it have to be HB, I hate using HB, 2B is always much sexier to work with nice brighter finish, doesn’t dent the paper as much, easier to correct, it is the porn star of pencil lead. But seriously does it have to be HB or was that just a statement to put one out?
ditchdigger2CFA Wrote: > The following items are not permitted in the > testing room: > > Knives of any type, including box cutter and > X-ACTO® knives for use as pencil sharpeners I wonder if they are worried about an extremist candidate trying to hijack the exam or the guy who knows that he is failing from doing self-harm in an attempt to get out of finishing. That said if you run out of pencils you could try to finish the exam in blood - now that would be a story for those CFA society cocktail parties
aussie_jaco Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Does it have to be HB, I hate using HB, 2B is > always much sexier to work with nice brighter > finish, doesn’t dent the paper as much, easier to > correct, it is the porn star of pencil lead. > > But seriously does it have to be HB or was that > just a statement to put one out? lol