I think, we shoud sign a petition online and submit to CFA Institute for releasing the AM answers, as we can understand now somewhat where we went wrong, instead of seeing it in December, where we would not even re-collect what we have written. this will help us improve.
I don’t see any points why they can’t release early, when they already published results.
I don’t care a d**n on what people says, i purely said it for my learning, so that we can correct ourself now, as we know vaguely what we have written. Come december and I will not be able to remember even 5 % of questions.
i wholeheartedly hear where you are coming from feeling this is a wise recommendation to the CFAI. i felt the same way last yr after failing Band 9. however, having spent another 7 grueling months studying and learning the material 10 times better than i did last yr, and fortunately passing, i no longer agree. there are many reasons why the CFAI will never do this, or even present it as a valid idea for them to discuss. 1) as much as it may help one “learn” from their mistakes, if you have learned anything from going through the prior Levels, the CFAI doesn’t want you to learn from your mistakes, they want you to KNOW the information inside and out, rather than “knowing the correct answer to a question.” 2) this is more of a side point, but knowing what you wrote down and how you scored last yr will have no bearing on next yr’s attempt (most questions and variations change in the AM session from yr to yr anyhow). 3) the CFAI doesn’t want to teach you how to learn this material, or teach you how to study this material. some argue that the CFA Charter is the most prestigious accomplishment in the industry - it is for those who have the perseverance and acumen to learn, problem solve, and set themselves apart. the CFA program is not a “course,” where they want to teach you information and you to pass a test - giving out prior yr’s exams and your answer booklet, in order to give those an oppty to “learn from their mistakes” with only dilute the very prestige that most strive to attain by tackling the program (and won’t help much in the long run when pass rates remain the same but you need to score in the 80s to pass because the average Joe has a leg up on those who inherently have what is takes to pass).
i would argue that you take the rest of week to vent, drink off the disappointment (i’ve been there…twice), then gather yourself and put in more effort than you ever thought imaginable for next yr. failure is not an option.
Could you imagine how many candidates would be recreating their answers to find a baseline score for themselves? I would be going nuts from Jun7-Aug11 trying to find worst-case and best-case scenarios of my score and comparing that to how well I think I did on the PM section. I agree they should be releasing them sooner, when they release candidate scores would be best, but the day after the exam would be too crazy.
You said this in your other post. Very few people would be willing to pay extra to have that service, myself included.
I don’t agree with you on this, I think by adding more transparency to exam and process of grading will add more credibility to whole process, with so many candidates complaining about surprises with there AM results, it will put all argument to rest. I can see IIT in India provides scan graded answersheet to candidate and answer key after results.