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CFA Level 1

CFA Level 1 is the first level out of three levels. Candidates must pass all  three levels of examinations one by one. CFA Level 1 course preparationCFA Level I exam takes place twice a year (June and December). CFA Level II & III exams are held once a year (June).

PROGRAM DETAILS

  • 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 Exam Date: 4 June 2016

  • 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

All three levels have the same subjects but 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

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CFA Level 1 Preparation – FAQs:

What is the minimum eligibility to register for CFA?

There is as such no pre-requisite to enroll for CFA. However, you need to be in final year of your graduation or a graduate. For more details you can visit CFA Institutes official website. http://www.cfainstitute.org/programs/cfaprogram/Pages/index.aspx

What is the exam pattern for CFA level 1?

CFA Level 1 exam has two sittings. Morning session of 3 hours with 120 questions and afternoon session of 3 hours with another 120 questions.

All questions are multiple choice and there is no negative marking.

How much time it'll take to complete CFA program?

It takes normally 3 to 4 years to complete CFA program and get the CFA charter. However, you can complete the program in 2 years also if you plan well.

How CFA can help a CA ?

CA are the best in Accounting, taxation and auditing. Where as CFA are best into investment and finance related matter. So, if you are a CA and CFA both you are amazing Job opportunities in corporate finance, M&A, Investment Banks and plenty more.

Which is better MBA or CFA?

MBA program is designed for business management and administration. Whereas, CFA program is designed for Investment and Financial analysis.
So, Both complement each other.

However, it would be our recommendation that if you are not getting a seat in top 20 B-school. Better go for CFA.

What kind of Job I'll get after CFA?

We recommend you to visit this page. It has complete study and comparison.
http://www.iplaneducation.com/courses/cfa-program/cfa-jobs-salaries/

How much time is needed for CFA Level 1 preparation?

We provide you classes for around 160 hours including doubts session and tests. Also, you should give at least 200 hours for self study to have good command on all the topics.

 

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