Exam Alert: FINRA modifies Series 55 outline and passing score

Effective August 12, 2013, FINRA will revise the Series 55 exam program. This includes significant changes to the Series 55 content outline, along with a change in the passing score. Continue reading

Effective August 12, 2013, FINRA will revise the Series 55 exam program. This includes significant changes to the Series 55 content outline, along with a change in the passing score. The current passing score is 70% – the new passing score will be 67%. The breakdown of questions by topic will also change, though the total number of questions will remain at 100 scored plus 10 unscored. The new breakdown is as follows:

-Trading: 45 questions

-Order Handling: 36 questions

-Record Keeping and Regulatory Reporting: 19 questions

The new exam outline can be found here.

Source: Regulatory Notice 13-22: FINRA Revises the Series 55 Examination Program

This alert applies to the Series 55.

Exam Alert: New passing score for the Series 99 is 68%

First off, congratulations to all of our students who have passed the Series 99: FINRA Operations Professional Exam! We know many of you were anxious about this brand new exam Continue reading

First off, congratulations to all of our students who have passed the Series 99: FINRA Operations Professional Exam! We know many of you were anxious about this brand new exam (and brand new experience with standardized testing for many of you). But your hard work paid off, so well done!

As our students let us know they’ve passed, they’ve also told us that the current passing score for the Series 99 is 68%. Don’t let that low score fool you – this exam will still require hard work and diligent studying to pass. We continue to monitor this brand new exam and will keep you updated to any changes to the passing score or to the exam. Be sure to subscribe to our Blog and regularly check our Exam FAQs and Exam Updates pages to keep current with exam information!