Warning to all first time 5.0 test takers: TIME IS TIGHTER THAN 4.0!
I thought I was making pretty good time but made it to the case studies (having answered ~90% of multiple choice on the main exam) with about 1 hour left. The first case study (harder of the 2) had a ton of reference material and calculations to digest and I rushed to get through it in about 40 minutes leaving me only 20 minutes to answer the remaining 8-9 questions and review/finish answering the main body. Needless to say, I don't feel I was able to give too many well educated guesses/answers over the last hour of the exam as I began to eye the clock and fidget nervously. I could've easily used another half hour.
This never happened to me on 4.0 -- I'm not sure why it feels they've sped up decision-making. Is this a useful metric to really prove whether we know the material? I'm pretty frustrated at the moment. I hope the score breakdown is able to illustrate which areas need some more focus. Starting with the case studies seems like a great strategy for next time.
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