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Level 1 strategy to June exam needed

gunnysargegunnysarge Posts: 15 Associate
edited April 2019 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...
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