thanks for the detailed suggestion, Stephen. I relied more on Schweser for part 1, but have used Schweser + BT for part 2. I do make notes and I also record explanations of various concepts, answers to trick questions, key formulae in my mobile, and hear these recordings to and from work. this time, I was very confident I would clear, but alas...Hi @Keshav - I am sorry to hear that you did not make it this time. What areas are you struggling with?
I found that my biggest issue with both the FRM and CFA programs is being able to recall the sheer volume of material.
You may find the below useful as a strategy (which is what I employed in order to pass part 2).
*Concentrate on doing BT's questions and asking the people on the forum with regards to anything that may not be clear. (I did this all the time). Furthermore, I would make notes of the questions that I found the most difficult. Even though you may know an answer, working through the logic step-by-step is still useful.
*Create your own sheet of formulas for each of the 4 main topics and construct notes around them. This may include the assumptions behind some of the formulas, or model classification such as the model types for the interest rate trees. It may take some time but I found it useful for revising the key points.
*Apologies if it sounds obvious but unless, it’s a new topic I wouldn't bother reading the syllabus again. Having said that don't do what I did and not take the current issues section seriously. I sat the exam in November 2017 questions were not always obvious to me. As a result I got a “3”
*On a lighter note, if you are like me and you are fond of beer, then cut it down to a minimum. I had to do this in the final few weeks leading up to the exam as it was turning my memory into jelly. Seriously I was struggling to remember an awful lot of basic stuff.
thanks again. owe you a beer for this suggestion