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Level 1 strategy to June exam needed

gunnysargegunnysarge Posts: 2 New Hire
edited April 13 in CFA Level I
I'm a first-time CFA student, registered for this June. I've been doing study notes from KaplanSchweser and just finished earlier this week. I did maybe about half of the concept checkers as I went along.

From what I'm reading from the site and from people who've done this before, I need to be practicing mock exams from now on. I just took one today and my score was 53%, which I'm guessing, er, sucks.

O experienced ones, please do help me with these humble queries:

1. Is my progress right now on track, or behind (or ahead)?
2. Is my strategy of practicing mocks until the exam the right one given I'm scoring 53%?
3. What are the important topics that I cannot throw away?
4. Is there a summary of things for the exam that I need to memorize? I'm thinking like key formula, rules, acronyms.
5. Is there a target mock exam score? I'm using Kaplan's mock exams.

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  • Thanks for the answer! tried another exam in the meantime and got 56%... ish. It was a bit of an open book thing for a few questions so I feel like I actually might have done worse than 53% in reality.

    I have 6 mock exams from Kaplan, do you think this will be enough to get me to 60-70%?

    Thanks for all your help and sorry if my questions are dumb...

  • I have 6 mock exams from Kaplan, do you think this will be enough to get me to 60-70%?

    You're at 53-56 so reaching 60 after a few more mock exams is likely. If you want to be confident of a pass you need to reach comfortable 70s though.

    I would not obsess about what is the right score and just get practice in. regardless of how shit or good your mock scores are it still boils down to the actual exam day.
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