PMR will make up 20-30% of the exam marks. It should go without saying that you should have some strength in this indicator in order to stay competitive and make the rest of the exam easier on yourself.
By now, you have probably encountered the majority of the types of situations you may encounter on your final and you’ll have some idea where you stand.
Within the PMR competency, here are some ways you might be able to stand out:
- Quantify issues whenever possible – This doesn’t mean just in the quant questions but anywhere you get the numbers to work with is an opportunity to add some depth by giving numeric behind your qualitative response.
- Ranking – Understand that material issues and numbers are more important while other more minor issues can be left behind when time is scarce. The real easy stuff is often in there to take up your time and doesn’t add a lot of value.
- Using case facts to backup your discussion – By far, something that a lot of candidates struggle with at this point is not enough case facts. Whenever writing an issue, always do it in terms of the case fact. In PMR, I always wrote the criteria supported by the case fact in one sentence or bullet point.
- Don’t be afraid to use that handbook – It’s an open-book test! I used the handbook like crazy for SOA and UFE. What an unbelievable source of technical. For specific issues, the technical is often already there.
What other PMR tips do you want to share?