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Practice Exams

Next week, I am going to start practice exams. But was wondering, how should I go about it?

What do you guys suggest? Should I try to simulate the final exam day when I am taking the practice exams? Sit 3 hours sessions straight and complete all possible questions? Or should I take the test at my own pace. i.e., Check and review the answers after every 10 questions or so?

I know there is no right or wrong way, but wanted to check if there is a "good for prep" way. :)

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  • christinechristine On the movePosts: 631 Sr Portfolio Manager
    edited April 2013
    @vijay
    Vijay said:

    Should I try to simulate the final exam day when I am taking the practice exams? Sit 3 hours sessions straight and complete all possible questions?

    I wouldn't recommend you do this at the start. I'd recommend you do it without referring to books, but if you get stuck then go 'open book' for that question. Then check all the questions again and review the concepts with study notes.

    The reason why I think you should open this way is that at first, you should try and get a feel of how the questions are like. Once you've done your first paper, you can then start thinking about testing other aspects of the exam (e.g. timing, exam pressure and so on).

    Your scores on average would start low from your first exam and increase as you practice and review more. If you switch on everything at once for your first exam it may be too much, and you may get unnecessarily demotivated from your performance. Ease into it.
    Vijay
  • brilliant. Thanks much @christine. technically I have 235 days for the exam, but I am going to try my LUCK in 46 days. ;))
  • @vijay - you can do it in June! You'd gain more confidence with more practice papers over time, plus you have us here if you run into any difficulties :)
    Vijaysankrutimehta
  • @Vijay Goodluck :-bd Just think of it as you have just one attempt in the year (June). Maybe it'll help you divert all your focus onto the June exam.
    “Once you decide on your occupation you must immerse yourself in your work. You have to fall in love with your work. Never complain about your job, you must dedicate your life to mastering your skill. That’s the secret of success and the key to being regarded honorably. I’ve never once hated my job, I fell in love with my work and gave my life to it.”—Jiro Ono
    SophieVijay
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