Wonder how I failed ? -- Is it worth retabulating?

Let me know your thoughts - can’t figure out how I failed? Should I retabulate? Level 2: Fail The table below illustrates your subject matter strengths and weaknesses. The three columns on the right are marked with asterisks to indicate your performance on each question or topic area. Item Set Q# Topic Max Pts <=50% 51%-70% >70% - Alternative Investments 18 - - * - Corporate Finance 36 - - * - Derivatives 36 - - * - Economics 18 - - * - Equity Investments 72 - * - - Ethical & Professional Standards36 * - - - Financial Statement Analysis 72 - - * - Fixed Income Investments 36 * - - - Portfolio Management 18 * - - - Quantitative Methods 18 - - * We have divided the full group of failed candidates into ten approximately equal score bands. Your score band below shows how your overall score on the exam compares with all other failed candidates. For example, if your reported score band is 1, you scored in approximately the bottom 10% of failed candidates. If your reported score band is 2, your score was within the next band width ranging from approximately the bottom 11% to 20% of failed candidates. If your score band is reported as 10, you scored in the top 10% of all failed candidates. Performance band of your overall score among all candidates who failed the exam: 10

Your results look better than mine, and I passed. However, my ethics section was above 70%. In my opnion, your ethics being <50% has a lot to do with the fail. I would go ahead and ask for a retabulation.

ethics comes into play if you were borderline close. Since you were in the 10 band and you failed ethics, I doubt you would get it reversed.

ethics killed you. past graders i have talked to said that ethics is a high pt for the CFAI.

I’ve seen some people on here with low ethics scores and still pass.

if you are borderline then they look at ethics otherwise it does not matter how low your ethics is if your other areas are strong enough to get you out of the borderline area.

cfa girl…i got below 50 in ethics as well n i have sent it for retabulation. i think u shud go for it.

Retabulation of course!! It probably won’t change a thing, but 100$ is nothing compared to all your studies and it may tranquilize you

I second the “failing ethics” cost you meme. I dont see how you would pass, assuming you were borderline, if you failed ethics. Thats rule #1.

Don’t waste your $$$ to enrich CFAI. It is better to donate those money to Africa, Sichuan, Burma, etc.

I wouldn’t. This is directly from the CFA website: The score matrix provided on the exam results is an indicator of overall performance and cannot be used to determine approximate scores or pass/fail status.

You guys are right – except I never thought I would be bombing ethics - felt it went well…feel too down at this point to think of even doing L2 again.