|Real Estate Board Exam last March 27,2011|
Bloody. Tricky. Waterloo.
As I call it, it was the most tedious and mind torturing event in my life. Sleepless nights, out-of-memory brain cards (too many items to memorize) and the anxiety disorder management made my whole experience unforgettable.But, the learning I got from studying real estate is priceless and worthwhile.
1 month is not enough to store all the knowledge in real estate. From the basic fundamentals in the practice, appraisal process and to ecology, these require an in-house and thorough study with the experts.
Memorizing the formula and the terms did not sustain our needs to answer confidently the questions. Most questions were situational and full of PROBLEM SOLVING! I could also say, the 120 CPE review with Davao Board is not enough.Most of the questions were answerable by stored knowledge, analysis, data, facts, given figures, computation and COMPREHENSION on legal terms. The CPE review has helped us in introducing ourselves and bind with it. What lacks? Thorough and actual use of each topic which 120-hour class is not enough.
400 items from 7am - 6pm exam is no joke.With a passing grade of no below 50 pts to each subject with an average of 75%, too high. I wish I would have started dreaming to be licensed years ago. 100 items lang, licensed ka na.My batch was the first group to take the exam under the PRC.After the exams, negative feedbacks from the examinees covered the whole building.We were all shocked because most of the questions were too theoretic.The entry of ecology in the exam annoyed most of the examinees. Ecology to the point we have to dig back our memory about biotic and abiotic concept of living and non-living things, biosphere and even the food chain and food web process. Well, advantageous to me since I love science. I was able to answer it by the way. How about the oldies?
One feedback was the too-many-typographical error of the questionnaires. The hand written on the choices overlapping the printed words delayed most of us since we have to decode what that words were all about.
Generally speaking, being the first examinee under PRC, everything was too fast. RESA, REVIEW, the implementation, and the exam...we were all running constrained by time.
We will just pray for the next ten days that we will pass this bloody exam. For my personal evaluation on my exam, 60% pass, 40% not...If the effort was not enough, that doesn't limit me. It's not the end of the world yet.
The battle has just begun.