- January 13, 2020 at 9:55 am
So, it looks like I’m going to have to take my third attempt in the new CBE format. I’ve never had to do a CBE exam before and feel it’s a little unnerving to have to take my exam in a completely new format!
I’m just wondering if anyone here has taken CBE exams and how they’ve found them, especially the difference between CBE & Paper based exams.February 16, 2020 at 12:47 pm
Hi , feel your pain have you practiced the cbe. I just can’t get used to them and they are forever crashing.
Not enough room to see everything on the screen.
Dreading the exam already.February 23, 2020 at 10:03 pm
I sat F9 computer based, pros and cons. I felt my answers were better organised and didn’t have to worry about my poor handwriting, especially towards the end of the exam when I start to tire. I did find the constant noise of other people typing a distraction, though I’m fairly certain I suffer with “Misophonia” ? (I can’t tolerate the sound of people chewing). I would like to wear foam ear plugs in the exam and might check if this allowed. Getting used to the screens can be a but off putting so just be familiar with them before you sit the exam. Speaking of which, I’ve been trying the SBR specimen exam and find I can’t close the windows on the exhibits, very annoying. I’m sure you’ll be fine though, the screens are logical.
Best of luck anyway!February 24, 2020 at 8:55 am
Thanks for the insight nwoa, I had a feeling typing noises could be annoying. I really felt copying the data onto the spreadsheet which wasn’t done properly the worst thing about the practice system.
The copy and paste function is definitely helpful to neaten my answers but as this is a ridiculously time pressured exam, I just hope these neat functions actually save time, rather than consume more time.February 26, 2020 at 11:27 pm
Most of my exams have been cbe except this AAA and SBR. I think cbe exams are slightly easier at this level as you can generally type faster then write and also there’s always the option of going back to add things. You don’t have to worry about space management as much.
Only thing that’s a little hard is making notes and highlighting and underlining which is a little annoying on cbe.
But the time saved on writing and not worrying about spacing makes up for it.
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