I just finished my SIE and failed at 68%. I did better than I thought. I honestly thought I’d get 50-60% because that was how I was scored on practice exams.
I made a huge mistake. I didn’t understand just how important taking practice tests is! For some reason, I was under the impression that Achievable only offered one practice test, so I waited until I reviewed all the material to take a practice test on Achievable and the practice test available on FINRA. I took just two full length practice tests, in addition to watching some YouTube videos from various channels walking through practice tests and going through the review questions.
Watching YouTube videos just wasn’t as helpful as taking the actual practice tests, personally. It wasn’t until this morning when I was cramming last minute that I read Achievable offers 20 practice tests. I wish I had taken at least 10 of those. I know I would have passed with flying colors if I did.
Now I will wait for a month until I can take again! My pride is definitely hurt but I am grateful to be able to learn from my mistakes… Take the practice tests!!!