FAQ Before Exam Where can I find previous GARP practice exams?

Post Edited in 2020: We do not recommend studying any practice exams prior to 2019, as there were many errors. Most of them are actually the same exact questions (GARP used the same practice exams for a few years and just changed the dates), but in the 2019 and 2020 practice exams, the previous errors should be fixed (should be but we still find errors, unfortunately). Our resources page that previously contained the GARP practice exams is no longer available.
Hello @Vin

You can find GARP's previous practice exams here in our resources section: https://forum.bionicturtle.com/resources/categories/frm-practice-garp.16/.

Thank you,

Nicole
Hi Nicole, I was going to ask about a difference on an identical question from the 2017 and 2020 exams, but just noticed this post on the thread.

Would you mind confirming that for Q24 on the 2020 Part II Practice exam, it is correct to use 1.96 as the Z-value? We are looking for the lower bound, so I would think it is 2 sided and 1.96 is correct, however 2017 has 1.645 as the z-value. Just want to check.
 

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David Harper CFA FRM

David Harper CFA FRM
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Hi @corinne.lieberman21 You are correct: the question asks for the lower bound of a confidence interval such that the two-sided deviate (i.e., 1.96 at 95% confidence) is appropriate, rather than the one-sided 1.645 that would be appropriate if the question were asking a VaR-type (aka, SaR in this context) question. GARP has many errors in prior practice questions, including the 2017 question required three revisions :(; e.g., see https://forum.bionicturtle.com/threads/garp-p2-question-24.21932/
 

Meta

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I am quite disapointing that there are only 3 exams: 1 GARP + 2 BT.
It seems that GARP exams are pretty similar year on year, i really can't understand why they are not able to provide more after so many years...
 

David Harper CFA FRM

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@Meta They should be able to, but they don't have a good track record of writing high-quality questions, so they seem to focus on revisions/corrections to the existing limited sample. if they wrote entirely new questions each year, their 30+% error rate would be more manifestly obvious. Instead, we have a roughly similar set over the past 4-5 years, unfortunately.
 

LucreziaB

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I am quite disapointing that there are only 3 exams: 1 GARP + 2 BT.
It seems that GARP exams are pretty similar year on year, i really can't understand why they are not able to provide more after so many years...
Have you done all the BT end of chapter quizzes and all the practice problems? I definitely applaud you if you have but even as someone who put over 300 hours into studying for each part I personally didn’t have time to go over 100% of the questions and still did very well on both parts so I’d be surprised to hear you ran out of material.
 

lushukai

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Hi @Chris ,

I don't think they provide t tables, only the z tables. You can take a look at the previous exams to compare what references GARP offers on the exam template.
 

Hamam

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Hi Nicole,
I've been looking for the part 2021 practice exam everywhere, is there anyway you can help me retrieve it?
Thanks
 

lushukai

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Hi @Hamam ,

Did you check on the GARP website under study materials?

Also, it is worth noting that GARP's exams year on year are mostly the same...
 

Hamam

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Hi @Hamam ,

Did you check on the GARP website under study materials?

Also, it is worth noting that GARP's exams year on year are mostly the same...
The GARP website has only the 2022 material, yes I figured it's the same year on year; however, if the latest is out makes sense doing that, but anyhow just did the 2020 paper. Thanks for your response.
 

GavinInsight

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The practice exams at the beginning of this thread are the same as the practice paper provided in 2022 Fyi, all the same questions, same order. Thought I’d save someone else the paper before they print them all out like I
 

ppodles

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Hi, where can I find previous practice exams? I found some links but apparently these links are not working.
 
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