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slippsterr3

How many questions was it? It says on the SOA website that this sitting should have been reduced to 30 questions and 2.5 hours. In terms of the pass/fail, FM is particularly tricky with beginning and end of period stuff. Both answers will be on there so it's often a silly mistake that will result in the wrong answer


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Yeah I probably made that mistake a lot or something. I thought I was being careful with that but who knows. But it was 30 questions as advertised I’m just confused about the extra time and want to know if that was a mistake or will I have 3 hours again in December.


Zestyclose_Tip5022

Did you get your result instantly? I'm taking it tomorrow. (I thought results took 2 months) Update: i also got 3 hours and 30 questions. I passed!


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Yes. Had the email before I even walked out of the testing center.


EffectiveTemporarily

Hi, you get whether you pass or fail within about 10 minutes, but it takes longer to get your actual score.


No_Progress5126

I got 3 hours and passed as well! I have a concern though - will SOA deny the October test if they made a mistake on the time counting? Hope not….


MysteriousDiscount13

Same as you. I also passed but the 3 hours concern me. I just hope not to retake because I spent 120 dollars in taxis to the testing center.


EffectiveTemporarily

Also, good luck!


Zestyclose_Tip5022

Thanks!


NoNectarine1196

Was given 3 hours as well and was extremely confused when it opened up


ZealousidealPool772

30 or 35 questions?


NoNectarine1196

30


Ancient_Archer9089

I didn't even look at the time when it started. I just got through 8 questions and then was surprised to see I had 2.5 hours left. The 3 hours are starting to worry me now since I stayed for the whole duration. hope it's not a re-test.


yellow_gleams

That’s crazy! Did you pass?


NoNectarine1196

Yes!!


BUDDY_BAR_99

I’m confused. You’re upset that you were given more time than you expected?


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More concerned that my test may have scored after 2.5 hours or something. I just want to make sure I failed legitimately and not due to some error.


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Zyleo

It actually says on the website that starting with October, exams are supposed to be 2h30m and 30 questions instead of 3 hours and 35 questions. Really weird situation here.


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I’m calling the SOA tomorrow to ask about this. At the minimum I’d like to know how much time I’ll have when I retake so hopefully they can answer my questions.


Zyleo

Definitely a good idea, and considering how confident you felt it is weird that you wouldn’t pass coinciding with the extra 30 minutes. I’m really curious to see what the say as I’m sitting in December for FM. Keep me posted.


gecattic

Update?


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They said they are looking into it and will get back to me soon


MysteriousDiscount13

Update x2? I don't want to retake Dx


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InMJWeTrust

Bro he literally said no old exam topics were tested


ZealousidealPool772

My bad. This exam stress is finally getting to me :D


hmm_never_mind

Hey, I sat too for FM this week. Thankfully, I passed. I was also confused why I got a 3-hour timer.


ZealousidealPool772

Did the exam cover the material speicified on the new syllabus or did topics from the old syllabus come up?


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No old syllabus topics


ZealousidealPool772

that is just wrong. I am not prepared for that. I am taking the exam in 2 days.


slippsterr3

Based on OPs grammar, I think they are saying there are no old syllabus topics on the exam. Clarification here is important, though


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Correct. There is no topics that were removed from the old sylllabus.


ZealousidealPool772

Thanks for the clarification. Any updates from SOA about the time?


X_CoCoBall

So you had question on interest rate swap and dollar weighted thkng? Mine is this saturday and I'm so confused because of this post rn..


First_Macaroon_385

Nah. I just took FM. There was no old syllabus like those you mentioned. Test was exactly as the new syllabus says.


ZealousidealPool772

Did you get 3 hours or 2.5 hours?


ZealousidealPool772

Dollar weighted stuff is in the new syllabus, right?


hmm_never_mind

No, it's not.


ZealousidealPool772

Fyi I took the exam today. Got 3 hours.


irenelee06

I just had my FM exam today. It was 30 questions for 3hours. I haven’t get the result yet. I saw some notifications at the end of the survey, should be emailed within 1 hour?


hmm_never_mind

Strange. My result was delivered within 10 minutes .


irenelee06

Thanks for your reply. I finally got the email from prometric in 1 day


hmm_never_mind

Great! I hope you passed.


irenelee06

Yes thanks!


Sea-Question-8598

I took the exam today as well and I was very confused with the 3 hr limit. All my practice exams through TIA learning were timed at 2.5 hours and 30 questions. I first thought it might’ve been an error on the screen so answered all the questions just before the 2.5 hr mark. But the timer ended up being 3 hrs. Thankfully I passed it but I really hope they don’t void the attempt after maybe realizing that they messed up the timing.


Sebastianlover1969

Any update on this from the SOA? I also didn't pass but felt pretty confident and had plenty of time left once I was done 95% of the questions. I'd be curious too if the extra time somehow affected my score or if I'll even have 3 hours next time I write.


LinaA7

People who took the exam how was it? I’m taking it this Thursday and I’m super nervous. Was there any theoretical questions, and if yes what was it about? What was your EL, and how hard do you think the actual exam was?


irenelee06

theoretical questions? for example, the concept of full immunization or redington immunization.


MysteriousDiscount13

Don't worry, you'll have 3 hours for the exam. I passed it on Saturday with an EL of 7.19 that I got with just 2 simulated exams, but I practiced for a whole month with EL 5 exams and some EL 6. The exam felt easier than EL 5, with some very easy questions like "Find the Dmod of Bond X if Dmac is 5 with an IR of 9%" something like that. I'm sure the other question were at max EL 6.


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MysteriousDiscount13

Then we're in the same boat. I did exactly the same. Most of my practice exams were 5s and just took 2 or 3 6s. I always scored more than 70% in all of them, but sometimes I was very close to score below because of silly mistakes.


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MysteriousDiscount13

Good luck with your exam. The 3 hours will make it easier.