Q&A

Q&A – Lite Edition

It’s been about three weeks now since most people have started in on their pre-UFE study period so I’m going to do another Q&A today, but the lite version which is meant to be more humorous than serious. So if you come here just for the serious stuff then you can take today off 🙂 Even the CICA likes to sneak some amusement into the UFE.

You’re always welcome to browse through the previous articles or utilize the forums or Twitter/Facebook to discuss any last minute issues or offer advice.

I can’t be the only one that finds this funny.

As many of you are probably aware, when a Google search brings you to a web site, the search term often gets passed on to the web site. Today’s Q&A comes from some of these search terms.

First question is one that made me chuckle quite a bit.

Making out with a study buddy

Now, you never know, this might have nothing to do with the UFE but I think with how smart Google is, it just might! So you made out with your UFE study buddy, now what? Well good on you my friend, but it might be a good idea to find a new study buddy now. If you can’t provide each other honest advice and feedback it’s not a useful UFE studying relationship. We have a handy Study Partner Search on the site in case you’d like to use it 🙂 Thanks for the laugh!

 

 

The exact number of Cs in Level 2 and the number of RCs in Level 3 that you need are not disclosed. So you won’t find anything but speculation out there. You can view my speculation here where I discussed The Importance of Levels 1, 2 and 3.

 

 

Another one that made me laugh a bit because of the funny wording. If you’re looking for UFE courses check out the post here on the most popular courses. If you actually want to make the UFE, well they have a whole team of people on that one over at the CICA!

 

 

It depends on the province. But you can write it at least three times in all provinces and then I believe you would have to write in another province.

From the CICA Web Site:

If I do not pass the UFE, can I write again?

Yes. The number of times you may write varies by province; all CA students may retake the UFE at least twice, for a total of three attempts. Check with your provincial institute /Ordre/region for the rules in your province.

But why search for such a negative topic already! Stay positive and keep studying hard 🙂

Keep the fun stuff coming, makes this more fun. Less than a week, hang in there and don’t forget to take breaks if you’re starting to feel drained.

Q&A – Lite Edition

It’s been about three weeks now since most people have started in on their pre-UFE study period so I’m going to do another Q&A today, but the lite version which is meant to be more humorous than serious. So if you come here just for the serious stuff then you can take today off 🙂 Even the CICA likes to sneak some amusement into the UFE.

You’re always welcome to browse through the previous articles or utilize the forums or Twitter/Facebook to discuss any last minute issues or offer advice.

I can’t be the only one that finds this funny.

As many of you are probably aware, when a Google search brings you to a web site, the search term often gets passed on to the web site. Today’s Q&A comes from some of these search terms.

First question is one that made me chuckle quite a bit.

Making out with a study buddy

Now, you never know, this might have nothing to do with the UFE but I think with how smart Google is, it just might! So you made out with your UFE study buddy, now what? Well good on you my friend, but it might be a good idea to find a new study buddy now. If you can’t provide each other honest advice and feedback it’s not a useful UFE studying relationship. We have a handy Study Partner Search on the site in case you’d like to use it 🙂 Thanks for the laugh!

 

 

The exact number of Cs in Level 2 and the number of RCs in Level 3 that you need are not disclosed. So you won’t find anything but speculation out there. You can view my speculation here where I discussed The Importance of Levels 1, 2 and 3.

 

 

Another one that made me laugh a bit because of the funny wording. If you’re looking for UFE courses check out the post here on the most popular courses. If you actually want to make the UFE, well they have a whole team of people on that one over at the CICA!

 

 

It depends on the province. But you can write it at least three times in all provinces and then I believe you would have to write in another province.

From the CICA Web Site:

If I do not pass the UFE, can I write again?

Yes. The number of times you may write varies by province; all CA students may retake the UFE at least twice, for a total of three attempts. Check with your provincial institute /Ordre/region for the rules in your province.

But why search for such a negative topic already! Stay positive and keep studying hard 🙂

Keep the fun stuff coming, makes this more fun. Less than a week, hang in there and don’t forget to take breaks if you’re starting to feel drained.

I’m still getting NCs, help!

One of the downsides of running this web site is that most of the visitors are anonymous but I can see what’s on their mind through the keywords that appear in their searches. Surprisingly, a lot of people are searching for the same things though which are bringing them here. So hopefully I can help some of them.

“scoring nc in ufe prep” 

First off, you’re not alone. This is one of the reasons I started this web site, try the Community Forum with your question, maybe you can get some support and help there. There isn’t a lot right now but a lot of you are passing through. All it takes is a few good questions. If you prefer, we’ve also got Facebook and Twitter which are gaining followers and you can leave your question on. Give it a shot, it’s can’t hurt.

If you’re getting more NCs than RCs the good news is that at least you are not missing the issues and that’s still a reasonable place to be. Make sure you are debriefing properly. This is hard work, don’t give up now or take the easy way. Debriefing is hard but you have to do it to improve. At this point in my study schedule I was in between study groups and getting very worried I was going to fall behind but I still go through it.

It’s also possible you’re feeling some burnout or stress that’s causing a downside in your performance. Consider taking a day off on Friday. Give yourself a long weekend UFE free and start again Monday.

Last thought on this, even though by UFE day you should be getting more RCs and Cs than NCs, it’s still not uncommon to see NCs. Each UFE report has a breakdown of how candidates scored on each indicator and there’s usually a handful of indicators where more than 20% of candidates score NC or NA.

2011 UFE Report

PQ: NA: 12.9% / NC: 30.1%
GSRM: NA: 0.2% / NC: 12.0%
Finance: NA: 0.6% / NC: 19.8%
Tax: NA: 0.7% / NC: 28.5%
Assurance: NA: 0.6% / NC: 6.5%
PMR: NA: 0.3% / NC: 11.1%

And that’s on the actual UFE. Again, you want to aim for RC and C but don’t freak out if you are still getting the odd NC or NA closer to the UFE. Even Vicky Au, 2010 UFE National Gold Medallist saw some NCs in the week prior to the UFE.

There are still two full weeks to get those NCs to RCs and C so hang in there. All the best!

 

I'm still getting NCs, help!

One of the downsides of running this web site is that most of the visitors are anonymous but I can see what’s on their mind through the keywords that appear in their searches. Surprisingly, a lot of people are searching for the same things though which are bringing them here. So hopefully I can help some of them.

“scoring nc in ufe prep” 

First off, you’re not alone. This is one of the reasons I started this web site, try the Community Forum with your question, maybe you can get some support and help there. There isn’t a lot right now but a lot of you are passing through. All it takes is a few good questions. If you prefer, we’ve also got Facebook and Twitter which are gaining followers and you can leave your question on. Give it a shot, it’s can’t hurt.

If you’re getting more NCs than RCs the good news is that at least you are not missing the issues and that’s still a reasonable place to be. Make sure you are debriefing properly. This is hard work, don’t give up now or take the easy way. Debriefing is hard but you have to do it to improve. At this point in my study schedule I was in between study groups and getting very worried I was going to fall behind but I still go through it.

It’s also possible you’re feeling some burnout or stress that’s causing a downside in your performance. Consider taking a day off on Friday. Give yourself a long weekend UFE free and start again Monday.

Last thought on this, even though by UFE day you should be getting more RCs and Cs than NCs, it’s still not uncommon to see NCs. Each UFE report has a breakdown of how candidates scored on each indicator and there’s usually a handful of indicators where more than 20% of candidates score NC or NA.

2011 UFE Report

PQ: NA: 12.9% / NC: 30.1%
GSRM: NA: 0.2% / NC: 12.0%
Finance: NA: 0.6% / NC: 19.8%
Tax: NA: 0.7% / NC: 28.5%
Assurance: NA: 0.6% / NC: 6.5%
PMR: NA: 0.3% / NC: 11.1%

And that’s on the actual UFE. Again, you want to aim for RC and C but don’t freak out if you are still getting the odd NC or NA closer to the UFE. Even Vicky Au, 2010 UFE National Gold Medallist saw some NCs in the week prior to the UFE.

There are still two full weeks to get those NCs to RCs and C so hang in there. All the best!

 

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