Three characteristics of the CAMS exam:
A large chunk of content to read in the questions
While not all, but most of the questions in the real CAMS exam comes with a very lengthy content of questions you need to read and comprehend. Very often, the questions itself is so complicated that it intentionally gives you some hints that direct you to select the seemingly correct answer.
There will not be any precise definition for you to memorize but more like a situational question. A classic example is that the question for handling “clients” and “new clients” will definitely come with different answers. Yet, both choices are available in the choices.
As such, do make sure you read and read the questions again. In our experience, candidates who read the question once only will tend to select the answer wrong. We recommend you to read the question and then review what is the option for you to choose and go back to the question again. Very often, you will have a much better picture of the question.
The answer is designed to confuse you
Unless you are very clear of each FATF, FSRB, CFATF, Basel Committee, and etc. functions and definition. Simply giving you a situational question and asking you to select the group that will best fit in handling or which organization have issued the guidelines is definitely not easy. Do not expect to use the method by elimination compare to most of the MC exams common technique that you can apply. The real CAMS exam often provides all answer that might only have one or two wordings differ, what worse is that these answers are all correct if you look at the statement itself alone.
This is not a single choice answer
While this has already shown in ACAMS study material chapter 6’s practice questions. However, many candidates fail to notice that in the real examination, it is definitely not some simple select one among four types of MC. Very often you are given 5 or even 6 options and to select 2 or 3 that is correct. Fail to select all of them correctly will not score you the correct point in the exam.