There are SO many urban legends connected to the Series 7 it makes my head hurt sometimes. One of the most popular is that some vendors have "actual test questions" in their possession. This is absurd on its face because even if Company XYZ had those questions, all other vendors would simply order the materials and eliminate any advantage--also the national pass rate would rise to about, oh, 100%, right?. One would also have to be unaware of a current FINRA lawsuit trying to punish and stop a vendor in this industry from taking exams for the purpose of memorizing test questions. Finally, one would have to assume that the Series 7 wants you to memorize endless factoids and simply spit back the most current/updated version of those facts.
Another shaky assumption is that since the exam is hard, the best questions are the "really hard ones," right?
IDK--what does a "hard question" look like? Is it really hard to read? Does it have 5 or 6 negative words in it? If so--that company has no idea what your test looks like. Are the questions 500 words long? Same deal. The actual Series 7 exam will expect you to know your vocabulary terms very well, but it will go much further than that--you will be forced to figure out the right answer more often than not. The questions will usually seem unfamiliar on first read; your job is to take the facts and eliminate the wrong answer choices. Some of your questions will be lay-ups, but most will force you to think creatively and on-your-feet. If you can do that and get 3 of every 4 questions right, you will be done with this ordeal. If not, you'll have to try again in 30 days or so.
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