Students who are taking the HKSI LE or took it before would know that the study manual is a several-hundred pages exam coverage full of long paragraphs. Not to mention the length of the texts, the expression of ideas requires the readers a lot of concentration to understand. Thus, some candidates think only studying the mock questions would be a faster and efficient way to do revision.
Indeed, the exam expert does not recommend candidates to study only the mock questions and recite them. It is preferable to spend more time comprehending the content written in the manual and not to take a shortcut.
- The efficiency of this study method is low. If the candidate only recites the answers to the questions and not really learning the reason behind or the logic, it is possible that he/she memorised them wrong (like taking a “no” as a “yes”, taking “include” as “does not include”).
- When in the actual exam they may rephrase the questions, change the wording, restructure the question terms, ask the reasons behind, turn the idea into a scenario-based question or compare and contrast relationships between different similar concepts. Candidates may lose points due to misunderstanding or lack of understanding.
- Furthermore, the coverage of the securities exams are broad and massive whereas human’s short-term memories are unreliable, disallowing you to recite too much unprocessed information without linking them together at one time. When there are overloaded concepts in your head but you cannot connect them in a reasonable way, you may get it wrong or mix them up.
- The examination fee of HKSI LE is not cheap. It costs more than HK$1000 for each subject. You should probably not risk your money on an unreliable study method.
- If you unfortunately fail the exam, you need to do revision again probably from scratch. The time cost will be high.
Considering all of the above concerns, if you do not possess photographic memory, you may not want to take the risk.
Recommended Way to Study
We suggest that the candidate prepare for the examination by the following steps:
- Study 1 chapter in the study manual
- Finish the relevant topic in the Pass Paper Question Bank
By spending 20-25 hours doing the revision, about 80% of our candidates can pass the exam in their first attempt.
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