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Thread: New tothissite and just failed the p exam .....I NEED ADVICE

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    New tothissite and just failed the p exam .....I NEED ADVICE

    Hey so a little about everything I'm a junior hoping to graduate next may wanting to take and pass the fm and p exams before I graduate. I go to a rather challenging university with a relatively high gpa as an actuarial major. Already passing a probability course and studying from the actex study manual I thought I was well prepared however I wasnt ( I probably studied a total of 120 hours). I failed and now am discouraged. I really want to take it again in march. Do you think this is too soon? Is there any study material that worked for you? Am I being realistic wanting to pass two exams before I get I graduate? Any advice is appreciated because I really feel lost at this point. Thanks for any help you can offer me!

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    I think you can and should take it again in March provided that you can do some hardcore studying between now and then. 2 to 3 hours a day I would suggest. There's a lot of practice material out there, and plenty here on actuary.com. You said you have the ACTEX manual (I used that one too), so study from these sources at a minimum:

    - ACTEX Manual
    - 153 Released SOA Problems and Solutions (http://www.beanactuary.org/exams/pre...obability-exam) (It's listed under Past Questions and Solutions)
    - Krzysztof Ostaszewski's Problems (http://www.actuary.com/actuarial-dis...of-Ostaszewski)
    - Self-test website for P/1 (actuary.brightsea.ca)
    - Marcel Finan's Exam P/1 Guide (http://www.actuary.com/actuarial-dis...ht=finan+p%2F1)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Actuareeee View Post
    I think you can and should take it again in March provided that you can do some hardcore studying between now and then. 2 to 3 hours a day I would suggest. There's a lot of practice material out there, and plenty here on actuary.com. You said you have the ACTEX manual (I used that one too), so study from these sources at a minimum:

    - ACTEX Manual
    - 153 Released SOA Problems and Solutions (http://www.beanactuary.org/exams/pre...obability-exam) (It's listed under Past Questions and Solutions)
    - Krzysztof Ostaszewski's Problems (http://www.actuary.com/actuarial-dis...of-Ostaszewski)
    - Self-test website for P/1 (actuary.brightsea.ca)
    - Marcel Finan's Exam P/1 Guide (http://www.actuary.com/actuarial-dis...ht=finan+p%2F1)
    Just want to echo this. Seriously great material here. Doing all this and passing most of it means you stand a good shot at P!

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