Question regarding Past AM Exams

I realize I might be little late in the game with this comment and my current posting status on AF qualifies me as a lurker, but can someone please validate for me with any justification you can think of that the past three year’s worth of AM exams are much harder than anything one could ever read in the CFAI text or CFAI EOC questions. I’m looking for some level headed responses so that should I fail come next week, perhaps it’s time to use Schweser as I’ve been all CFAI text these past several months. I realize, of course, that this question may have been asked several times the past several weeks so that if someone has the link to the thread, please kindly post or reply. Thanks, SFG