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CFA ® COURSE : CFA Institute, USA

CFA course has 3 levels and it is conducted by CFA Institute, USA Since 1969. Candidates must pass all  3 levels of examinations one by one to get cfa chartered. CFA Level 1 course exam preparationCFA Level 1 exam takes place twice a year in June and December. CFA Level II & III exams are held once a year (June).

CFA Level 1

  • Have a bachelor’s degree or be in the final year of your bachelor’s degree.
    • Or have 4 years of qualified, professional work experience
    • Or a combination of work and university experience that totals at least 4 years (Part-time, and internship positions do not qualify)
  • Meet the professional conduct criteria of CFA Institute.

Next CFA Exam Date: 4 June 2017

  • Level 1 exam is held in June and December: Important Dates
  • Exam Pattern
    • Questions: 240
    • Time: 6 hrs
    • Type: MCQ
    • No negative marking
  • Exam is pen paper based.
  • Calculator is allowed
  • Centers are currently in India and abroad. Exam locations

CFA Program has three levels but the subjects are same with different difficulty level and understanding.

Topic Area

Level I

Level II

Level III

Ethical and Professional Standards (total)

15

10

10

Investment Tools (total)

49

30-60

0

Corporate Finance

7

5-15

0

Economics**

10

5-10

0

Financial Reporting and Analysis

20

15-25

0

Quantitative Methods

12

5-10

0

Asset Classes (total)

29

35-75

35-45

Alternative Investments

4

5-15

5-15

Derivatives

5

5-15

5-15

Equity Investments

10

20-30

5-15

Fixed Income

10

5-15

10-20

Portfolio Management and Wealth Planning (total)

7

5-15

45-55

Total

100

100

100

 Early RegistrationStandardLate
Date Passed15-Feb15-Mar
Program EnrollmentDeadline Passed$450$450
Exam RegistrationDeadline Passed$930$1380
Curriculum eBookIncludedIncludedIncluded
Total$1380$1830

 

CFA Program Jobs and Advantages


The program is conducted in 130+ countries world wide, that bring you opportunity to be recognized and work in almost every part of the world. Normal, Salary around the world for a CFA Charter is around USD 100,000. After you complete your CFA training and pass all the exams you can work in the following profile:

  • Research Analyst
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Chief Executive Officers
  • Financial Consultant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Advisor
  • Relationship Managers, Sales, & Marketing
  • Risk Manager
  • Investment Banking Analyst
  • Strategist
  • Trader
  • Broker
  • Performance Measurement Specialist
  • Private Banker
  • Hedge Fund and Mutual Fund Manager

 

Who all are hiring


Almost all the companies in investment and finance  are hiring CFA around the globe. There are approximately 120,000 CFA members in 135 countries as of July’2014.

Top Employers are:

  1. JP Morgan
  2. PWC
  3. HSBC
  4. Bank of America
  5. UBS
  6. E&Y
  7. RBC
  8. CITI Group
  9. Morgan Stanley
  10. Wells Fargo
  11. SBI
  12. CRISIL
  13. Nomura
  14. Goldman Sachs

Passing and Difficulty Level


Normal average passing rate for CFA Level 1 is 36%. This is comparatively very high from other competitive exams. You need to invest around 300 hours in self-studies to complete the syllabus. All 240 questions are objective and contains no negative marking. We have a good article on how to pass the cfa exam in first attempt.

CFA Preparation


Normally, students start preparing for cfa level 1 at least 5 months in advance. So, for CFA exam June 2017 you can start your CFA classes in December or January. You can get the cfa coaching at iPlan Education.

Our cfa preparation is based on our Start-Study-Solve-Score modelTM. An awesome approach for training students across all streams and class. All your CFA classes are delivered by CFA ® Charter faculties. Along with classes proper study material and practice questions are provided.

It is suggested that you should invest at least 300 hours for cfa preparation. More focus should be given on understanding of concepts and solving practice questions. See some sample videos on CFA.

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