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FRM Exam question weightings

Eustice_Langham

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Hi, maybe an odd question, I realise that the FRM is assigned weightings ie 20% to topic 1, 20% to topic 2 , 30% to topic 3 etc..does this mean that there will be 20 questions assigned to topics 1 & 2 and 30 questions assigned to topics 3 & 4 and that each question is worth 1 point each? Or does GARP assign a different number of questions to a topic regardless of weighting ie say 25 questions to topic 1 but the weighting is only 20%? Or some variant of this. I know that this probably a moot point but I am curious. Thankyou
 

David Harper CFA FRM

David Harper CFA FRM
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Hi @Eustice_Langham I had assumed the weighting reflect the actual number of questions, but I admit that I can't recall any verification of that. It would be a good test to see if each of the practice exams comport to this ... sorry I don't know
 
Hi, I actually happened to do this for the 2021 mock exam to check where I made my mistakes. Can't guarantee there's not a miscount or two since it was done manually, but it should give you an idea.

TopicAmountWeight
1​
18​
18%​
2​
23​
23%​
3​
32​
32%​
4​
27​
27%​
100​
1​
 
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