The single most difficult question I’m often asked about the ABPI exam by candidates is: –
How long will it take me to study?
Truth is – I can’t answer that directly for them. Or, for you.
Instead, when we get into it, I turn the question around by asking: how much time do you have available? Then, we can have a conversation about next steps in study planning.
We all know that when it comes to answering – “how much time do you have?”- you need to work backwards. If you’ve already enrolled for your exam, what’s the deadline? Working back from that cut off point tells you exactly how much time you’ve got to prepare for the exam. This is my least favoured option when planning, but in the real world, it’s the most common situation exam candidates find themselves in.
If you haven’t yet signed up for your exam, you’re forward planning.
So, where to start?