Originally Posted by ericdalinda
So im writing my OTL exam next monday morning on the 15th, I really thought this was the RIBO examination but RIBO and OTL are very similar.
OTL is 100 multiple choice questions while RIBO is was described earlier in the thread. Passing mark is still 75 percent.
the material I am studying is ridiculously dry, and incredibly detailed.
We just finished the General insurance and Auto insurance sections. I can not stress this enough, but this material is SOOOOO dry. Nothing exciting about it at all, not one bit. Its all terminology, but its not something that can be "remembered" it all has to be put into practice from what I have heard about the test.
Im really, stressing out over this exam since this determines if I stay employed or if I get canned. 1 shot, no re writes.
finding time to study is really difficult because I find my self getting home around 6:30pm from work. Also staying up till late hours in the evening is really really hard as the material is dry and I get very mentally drained.
just another week of this torture.. whats getting me through this is a quote from "goodfellas"
"He knew what went on at that cab stand and every once and a while I'd have to take a beating. But by then, I didn't care. The way I saw it, everybody takes a beating sometime."
cheers and much respect to the people out there who have their OTL's and RIBOS
Do not spend more than 1 min 20 seconds per question. If you are doubting yourself ...skip it. The key is to get to that 75% mark. If you finish 10 min early look over your answers and ONLY change what you are confident you might have answered wrong. Don't go doubting yourself on all of the questions.
The OTL (agent) exam from FSCO is HARD, and the RIBO (brokers)exam is even HARDER because there is an essay question. I passed it the first time, but many of my colleagues didn't and they chose another career.
Only if you are serious about this will you pass...spend all of your spare time in the next 5 days to study and be prepared to not only remember what you learned but make sure you FULLY UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY ARE SAYING in those books.
Good luck and go study now