Q: How do I know I am ready to sit an examination?
The exam will be based on the exam syllabus.
If candidates understand the syllabus and can apply the knowledge they have learnt they will be well placed to sit the exam, according to Steve Jenkins, director of financial services markets at the CII.
Lucy Courtenay, qualifications director of the Institute of Financial Planning, said you should also check how far you have got through your study plan.
If you have a practice paper, Ms Courtenay said you should look at how well did with completing that.
Ms Courtenay said: “If you are close to the pass mark – ideally above it - you are probably ready. If you are a long way off, then you probably need to do some more learning or revision.”
Timing is key and you should consider the exam as the end point in your study planning, Mark Roberts, further education development manager of the ifs School of Finance, said.
Mr Roberts said: “Knowledge fade is a problem for most; being perfectly primed six months in advance of your exam date is likely to be counterproductive.”