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Did you find the exam easier or more difficult than you anticipated?
How did you do with your time management?
What exam techniques did you find worked well in the exam?
Which of our materials did you find most useful?
Do you have any advice for students taking the exam in the future?
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What variant did you have? I sat varient 2 this afternoon. I found I was able to link to the un-seen and vaguely to the pre seen in one question.
Over all I think I got a good stab at the first and last question but not sure how I did on the middle two. Didn't help that I woke up with a stinking headache that just wouldn't go so felt like I was running in third gear when I should have been in forth.
Guess we have done our best and had our shot for this sitting now to sit back and nervously await our results. Though I will be prepping for E3 in the mean time just in case
I thought a couple of qs were ok, though I also struggled to link it in with the preseen. One question baffled me completely and twice I tried to change the question and answer what I wanted! Think I may be resitting but I'm glad it's over with until after Xmas
Hi, this was my first CIMA exam so I have a really silly question - when I was working on my first question once I got to the end of the allotted time - I got a time-out message. For question two I was able to press next with a few seconds to spare. So - here's my silly question - the fact the first question "timed-out" will my answer still have been recorded? Ps - can't wait until we actually get to discuss the exam content
Totally unfair exam.The questions are just out of this world.I have finished my ACCA exams and i can say this whole pre-seen stuff is absolute nonsense.How to link they kinda questions they had to the pre-seen is a nightmare.I revised the whole syllabus and that didn't seem to help..Pretty disappointed.Maybe am just getting dull. Hope for the best.
Hi Ben, Totally understandable. I thin i do agree with pre seen but I also think that the time limit is the biggest limiting factor in these type of papers, for example i made all the notes t tall about payback period etc but I just ran out of time and in most cases could not think on my feet given the time constraints. It showed that I lacked practice which was true. I also made other mistakes which I normally in ordinary circumstances would not make. I think API and user interface could be made better for example we should have the option of watching two screens at once. Reference material on teh left and writing pad on the right etc. That would make things much better. I think I shall be resitting hopefully you would not have to.
I wrote variant 5 and found exam to be time pressured. I had extra time in the last question and could not go back to 3 questions i did not finish. Hoping i did enough to pass Anyone else wrote variant 5?
I sat on the 5th day of the exam i felt there were a lot of questions...and it was difficult to answer all.I tried to answer all.In my varient i had questions about ias 38,quality costs,types of risks,foreign currency translations.Even i felt it was difficult to relate to the preseen.I expected different questions relating to the preseenbut the examiner had aomething different in his mind.Since i tried to answer all questions i hope to pass. All the best everyone for the results.Lets hope for the best.