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06 March 2018

Sitters really loved this one! It was described as ‘easy’ and even ‘great’. Many students also admitted they had finished the exam with lots of time over, a rarity indeed. For some sitting the CBE exams it wasn’t so straightforward, and we heard from few students whose computer screens froze. “I had to be moved to another room,” explained one.
One student’s on Open Tuition’s noticeboard summed up what many thought: “Great exam, finished with one hour to spare – no surprises, everything was asked as expected.”

We loved the fact that one PQ said this was “not an evil paper”. That still didn’t mean many didn’t suffer from the time pressures, that is so evident in many comments.
Most sitters felt the exam itself was OK, it is just the time pressure they can’t cope with. As one PQ put it: “I can’t write any faster”. Another explained: “The time pressure will cost me dear.” Again candidates admitted they forgot basic exam technique and spent too long on trying to get the right answer to Q1. One sitter admitted to having only 1 hour 20 minutes to answer three questions!

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