GARP FRM Frequently Asked Questions – Part 6

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In part 6 of this series, we continue our writings on frequently asked question in the GARP Financial Risk Manager course.

You may read our previous entry by clicking here.


Getting a formula sheet

Believing that formula sheets will be handed out for the exam. Let’s not make this mistake, shall we!

GARP will NOT provide a formula sheet to assist with your examination.

As a professional and diligent student, you are expected to know your FRM formulas from memory and also know when to correctly apply each one, based on the test situation provided.

It is crucial for you to practice constantly leading up to the test day so that you will be comfortable and familiar with the various calculations.

During the preparation phase, we urge students to write and re-write the formulas so that you will not end up making mistakes with them on D-day.

We at FRMQB have complied formulas for you to use and review in our shop page – and these are completely free of cost.

Practice as many questions as you possibly can leading up to the day and don’t wait until the last minute to start cramming all the data.

There is a lot to cover in the syllabus and the earlier you start the better your chances of success will be.


About the admission ticket

We know of no exceptions to this particular rule.

You NEED to carry a printed copy of your official GARP admission ticket. Electronic copies are NOT allowed.

Additionally, please remember to take your photo ID – this must be Government-Issued and the name stated on this form of identification must match exactly when is typed on the admissions ticket.

If there are any discrepancies (such as name-spelling differences or a mis-match of your photos) then the officials will ask you to leave the room.

And one more thing- please check that the expiration date on your photo ID is valid! Expired IDs will cause an issue.


Testing language

As a student of the FRM course (or potential student), we must inform you that the examination will be administered in the English language only.

Perhaps this will change sometime in the future in order for the program to expand beyond its current capacities, but for now just know that you need a relatively good command of English to be comfortable sitting the course.

We must point out that GARP actually tries to avoid using certain colloquialisms that may confuse non-English speakers.

Rest assured, even if your native language is something else, this should not deter you from doing this course- you can certainly pass it and get your designation.


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