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    Correction and scanning on the exam

    Ok, I might remember incorrectly. Having carbon copy makes perfect sense as the reason for the no erasure policy. Now if we're talking about the reason for the carbon copy, my guess is twofold: 1) as a backup (I remember CFAI had an incident of a truck loading exam answers being hijacked in...
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    Correction and scanning on the exam

    I believe this started in May 2019? I didn't remember having a carbon copy for my answer sheet in Nov 2018. But back in Nov 2018, the no-erasure policy was already there.
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    Correction and scanning on the exam

    I think I understand why GARP would want to forbid test-takers from bringing their own stationeries, mostly to avoid having cheat notes written or hidden on the pencils or erasers (e.g. eraser's paper wrapper), though I didn't think the proctors checked my calculator more closely...
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    Exam Feedback May 2019 Part 2 Exam Feedback

    During this May 2019 Part II exam, I managed with just the two pink pencils that GARP provided. But in Nov 2018 for Part I, I had to ask for at least two extra pencils, due to the much higher number of quantitative questions. Did anyone experience the same? Also, I hope GARP will provide better...
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    Exam Feedback May 2019 Part 2 Exam Feedback

    At my exam site, everything was in order and quiet, as it was in Nov 2018 for Part II. The proctors were very professional. About 1,5 hours in, a guy in front of me was asked to seal his exam book and leave the room. Didn't know what happened and didn't ask after the exam, I was hurrying to...
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    Exam Feedback May 2019 Part 2 Exam Feedback

    is this really the case? any references?
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    Exam Feedback May 2019 Part 2 Exam Feedback

    Yes, the practice exams do not contain the question on the Current Issues topic (fintech, big data, AI & finance, machine learning, SOFR, cyber risk). I see that a lot of questions for the practice exams 2019 and 2018 are simply copied from previous years'. But the CI questions are really basic...
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    Does the GARP Mock / Practice Exam for Part II approximate the actual exam?

    Just to clarify, GARP practice exams and GARP mock exams are the same thing, correct?
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    Exam Feedback May 2019 Part 2 Exam Feedback

    BTW, I noticed that at my exam site there are (at least) two versions of the test. I got the purple book; there was also the orange book and it was also an FRM part II exam and not ERP. How many test versions are there (I'm guessing quite a few) and are there questions in some versions and not...
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    It took years to pass FRM - Zero Finance Background - Only David at my side!!

    Hi @Finaspirant, a late congratulations from me. I am in a similar position as yours though in a different country. I am interested to know about how you fared in your career migration to Finance.
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    Chinese Test Takers

    On another note, how many test takers were there in your exam site? At my exam site, there were less than 15 test takers for FRM + ERP total. This is for both P1 and P2.
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    Does the GARP Mock / Practice Exam for Part II approximate the actual exam?

    There are still a few hours left before the May 2019 exam feedback thread is open, so I'm not going to comment on the May 2019 exam. But if I recall, the actual Nov 2018 was not really "kinda like" the practice exam. At least if I compare with how alike CFA mock exams to the actual ones (I'm not...
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    Minimum passing scores

    I sure hope so :) Thanks. I wouldn't say the difficulty is crazy, but you do need to be really familiar with the concepts, and there a lot of them.
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    Minimum passing scores

    The 2019 practice exam contains 46% calculation/quantitative questions : 54% conceptual/theory/wordy questions, which is not representative of the actual exam (~75% conceptual/theory/wordy). I've read in the Nov 2018 exam feedback thread that there are far more conceptual/theory/wordy questions...
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    Minimum passing scores

    A combination of both, I'd say. In terms of the material, there are more topics that I was not familiar with prior to studying. I spent roughly the same amount of time studying for P2, probably should have studied more given the relative level of unfamiliarity of the materials. Compared to...
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