# The Least Schweser can do is...

give us new set of practice exams each year. As a repeater of L2 i noticed that most if not all of the questions on the Schweser exams are the exact same questions from last year’s volume 1 set. That is BS. What a waste of \$.

If that’s true, that is ridiculous, especially with the new 3 answer choice format.

Really? That is lame.

not to mention their wrong answers suck for calculation questions. it’s like they put the right answer, then randomly put junk numbers. When you take a practice exam, don’t look at the choices for calculation questions. Calculate the #, and if it’s not in the choices, just mark it wrong, because the real exam will probably have your wrong calculation as a choice. (assuming you make a common mistake)

f2d Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > not to mention their wrong answers suck for > calculation questions. it’s like they put the > right answer, then randomly put junk numbers. > > When you take a practice exam, don’t look at the > choices for calculation questions. Calculate the > #, and if it’s not in the choices, just mark it > wrong, because the real exam will probably have > your wrong calculation as a choice. (assuming you > make a common mistake) I totally agree. If your calculation isn’t one of the answers, and you have to guess, it’s better to assume that the guess will be wrong. Assume the worst-case senario.

DC Zanini Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > f2d Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > not to mention their wrong answers suck for > > calculation questions. it’s like they put the > > right answer, then randomly put junk numbers. > > > > When you take a practice exam, don’t look at > the > > choices for calculation questions. Calculate > the > > #, and if it’s not in the choices, just mark it > > wrong, because the real exam will probably have > > your wrong calculation as a choice. (assuming > you > > make a common mistake) > > > I totally agree. If your calculation isn’t one of > the answers, and you have to guess, it’s better to > assume that the guess will be wrong. Assume the > worst-case senario. I’m saying don’t even try to recalculate. If your answer isn’t there, assume it would be on the real test and that you would’ve gotten it wrong

That is so dismal…but so true hahaha…i forgot about that factor.

Yeah, I find that a lot of questions can be answered just by knowing enough about the concept and seeing that the answers don’t fit. The real thing wasn’t like that at all, I wouldn’t count on being able to pick out the right answer if you screw up the calculation. And Kelly, I totally agree - we should complain to Schweser that if they’re going to charge us retakers another \$500, we should get some new questions!!!

lol. That’s why I said many times before, don’t be too trusty of any mocks. I strongly believe the people in CFAI who make the exams every year do pay attention to what are in the popular mock exams (Schweser, Stellar, BSAS). That’s one way they can access how hard or easy the actual exams are, as well as knowing what blind spots candidate could have, so they can lay traps for us. XD Mocks are useful in pinpointing where the troubling areas though. So by all means, do the mocks but don’t be too faithful to the reading.