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The Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) is one the most respected and recognized investment designation in the world. The CFA Program curriculum covers concepts and skills which you will use at all stages of your career. The Program connects academic theory with current practice and ethical and professional standards to build a strong foundation of investment analysis, corporate finance, valuations, portfolio Management and Global Finance.
It is the globally recognized mark of distinction and benchmark for measuring the expertise, experience, and ethics of investment professionals.
You need to be a graduate or should be in final year of graduation to appear for the CFA Exams. To appear for CFA Level 2 exam, you must have completed your graduation at the time of registering for the exam. For further details on the eligibility criteria click on http://www.cfainstitute.org/cfaprogram/process/Pages/index.aspx
The curriculum is divided into 4 major areas:
|COURSE SUBJECTS (Weightage)||Level I||Level II||Level III|
|Financial Reporting Analysis||20%||15-20%||0%|
The exam is structured in three levels: Level I, II and III. Level I Exam is conducted twice every year on 1st Saturday of June and December. Level II and III Exams are conducted only once every year on 1st Saturday of June every year.
The Level I exams will include 240 multiple choice questions, divided between 2 exams held on the same day i.e. 120 on the ‘Morning Session’ and 120 questions on the ‘Afternoon Session’. Each multiple choice question has three possible answers: A, B, and C. All questions carry equal weight and there is no penalty for wrong answers.
|Exam Format||Type of Questions||Number of Questions||Duration of Exam|
|Level I||Multiple Choice||240||Two Exams
on same day of
3 hours each
|Level II||Caselet based MCQ||120|
|Level III||Morning session: Essay type,
Evening session: Caselet based MCQ
|9 – 11 varies
Visit the CFA Website www.cfainstitute.org and create your login, and register for the exam online. You would need to fulfill your personal, professional details, select your test center, and pay up the exam fees.
|Payment deadlines (For June 2016 Exam)||Program enrollment fees (new candidates only)
||Exam registration||Total cost|
|23 September 2015||$450 One Time only||$650||1,100|
|17 February 2016||$860||1,310|
|16 March 2016||$1280||$1,730|
For more details visit http://www.cfainstitute.org/cfaprogram/process/fees/Pages/index.aspx
For historical pass rates of various exams visit the link below
To become a CFA charterholder, you must:
There are 6 test centers in India: Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore and Pune.
If you are a non- finance graduate, it doesn’t matter, once you start with the preparation with us. All topics on the CFA Level 1 exam are designed to communicate the basics of finance in most simplistic way. Training with us, we ensure that all the fundamentals are properly understood by the candidates. So, Don’t limit yourself due to lack of financial knowledge.
Relevant work experience implies that your work should add value into the investment decision making process. This means, that you should be using on your job any part of the content that you are learning at the CFA. This 4 year work experience can be before, during or after your CFA Exams. Apart from clearing all levels, 4 years of relevant work experience is a must requirement to attain the CFA Charter. You can give the exams irrespective of your work experience and previous education or current profile.
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