I have studied with the Exam Kit by Kaplan and the book for my E1 exam. Other E1 Takers have advised me to focus on the exam practice test because without practicing them, I would fail.
Thus, I practice and practice the exam kit questions. During my endless practice, online and offline, I always passed my exam by more than 75%, sometimes even by 95%. I reckon that was because that after a while, I knew the questions and answers by heart. Yet, yesterday, I attended the real exam, and sadly, I failed.
Can you please give me any advise how to improve my learning methodology?
Sorry to hear of your disappointing result.
I think you might benefit from another practice book, eg BPP’s, so that you haven’t learnt questions and answers by heart.
Do not mark your answers on the book, but list them somewhere else so that the book stays unmarked fro future attempts. Mark which questions you got right and don’t visit them again for a while. Concentrate on understanding why you got some answers wrong: don’t learn the answers, but try to understand what your error was, if necessary using this as an incentive to go back to parts of the text/notes. Leave them a few days then go back and you should gradually be able to whittle down the wrong ones.
Then you might be able to revisit the Kaplan questions having probably forgotten some answers. If possible, completely eliminate clues as to which answers you previously chose.
Remember also that CIMA has a practice exam on their site.
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