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View Poll Results: Most difficult prelim
P 68 4.90%
FM 19 1.37%
MLC 379 27.33%
MFE 243 17.52%
C 632 45.57%
Course 42 46 3.32%
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Old 02-07-2008, 02:37 PM
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Originally Posted by BigDawg View Post
I would have to say it is a toss up between M and C. Now if we could include the old system, it would be course 2, hands down.
Have to second BigDawg; Course 2 was the hardest to me also. I actually thought M was harder than C, even thought I passed M on the first try but took two tries to pass C.
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Old 02-07-2008, 02:41 PM
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Another Course 2 hater here... That was the exam that cost me my first job, and stopped me from taking exams for about three years. Since restarting, I've gotten FM, MFE, and C, with C being obviously the toughest of those three. I'm just starting MLC studying now, so I'll check back in a month or two from now.
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Old 02-07-2008, 08:33 PM
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Originally Posted by tanjinee View Post
But I want to see the results. Course 42 is hardest in my opinion. Because it has the answers to everything!!! Whereas the rest only have answers to specific topics!
what is course 42? That was in the old exam system?
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Old 02-08-2008, 06:06 AM
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Remember the Course 2 sitting that had a 25% passrate in May of 2004? I think that's when the wheels fell off the "2000 system." I sat for the Fall 04 exam and was afraid of that exam because of that low pass rate. It was a doozie and I made it through.
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Old 02-09-2008, 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by GuineaPig View Post
i was amazed at the P and the MFE votes. I mean really it has to be MLC or C right?
I think it's difficult to argue that last sitting's MLC was as potent as last sitting's MFE. (And you can't just look at pass rates. Because then P truly would be the toughest exam. ) The only thing that might make MLC tougher *on average* would be its longetivity and scope.
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Old 02-11-2008, 01:00 AM
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The thing about MFE is that everyone (well a lot of people) are taking it lightly. Look at all the threads on here that ask whether people should double up on MFE and something else (FM or MLC). I think there are only a couple of hard topics in MFE, but they take a long time to master.
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Old 02-11-2008, 01:05 AM
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Ever since the SOA split M into MFE + MLC, neither exam by itself is harder than 4/C. Before the split, 3/M was probably the most difficult post-2000 course.
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Originally Posted by Forerunner View Post
what is course 42? That was in the old exam system?
course 42 is the meaning of life
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Old 02-12-2008, 09:10 PM
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The reason I started this poll is because I find MLC stuff rather easy to understand and pick up but MFE blows my mind and it takes me several minutes to answer even the simplest question. Just wondering if I was the only one who thought it was hard.

fractl is right, however, this poll is probably completely irrelevant

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Old 02-13-2008, 01:08 AM
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Default MFE not too bad for me

MFE isnt too bad for me, but I am just starting Delta Hedging. I am zipping through the material. Too bad I didnt add MLC to my study schedule. Oh well, it is too late now.
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