CFA is also known as Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). The CFA program is offered by CFA Institute. Institute functions with high goals of leading the investment profession globally with its efforts directed through promoting the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence. The admissions to this program are decided by conducting an entrance examination. The CFA Program includes a series of three exams: Levels I, II, and III. The exams are offered on annual basis at test centers around the world in June. However, Level I exam is also offered in December.

CFA December 2018 Level 1

CFA Institute offers programmes like- CFA, CIPM, Investment Foundations Program etc. The admissions to these programs are decided by conducting entrance examinations. The CFA Program includes a series of three exams Levels- I, II, and III. CFA exam is held in December and June.

CFA December 2018 Exam Calendar – Level 1 Only

The CFA December 2018 for Level I Exam will be conduct on December 01, 2018. The applications are now closed. Candidates were required to fill up a 12 staged application form including fee payment. Candidates will be required to pass a test will be conduct on December 01, 2018. You can expect 240 MCQs divided into two sessions. Both sessions are usually of 3 hours and mandatory for candidates. Each session will have 120 questions each. There shall be no negative marking. Read the full article to know it all.

The application form submission is now over. However, the further events such as mock exams and online practice questions availability, last date to submit the fee, requesting for the change in test centres are yet to take place. So here is the complete schedule for you. Take a look.

Schedule for Level I exam offered in December is given below:

Events Dates
December 2018 exam registration opens 24 Jan 2018
Early Registration Fee Deadline 14 Mar 2018
Standard registration fee deadline 22 Aug 2018
Final (late) registration fee deadline 12 Sep 2018
Religious alternate date requests are due 17 Sep 2018
Final deadline to request disability accommodations 17 Sep 2018
Exam admission tickets available Nov 2018
Exam day 01 Dec 2018
Exams Graded December 2018 – January 2019
Exam results January 2019

Official Website: www.cfainstitute.org

CFA Registration

Candidates will, first of all, create their account. The first step will be to provide a valid email id. After that, a form will appear on your computer screen containing spaces for the details such as Name- first name/ last name, Email id- pre-filled, choosing a password and entering security question. If details are filled correctly, then your account will be created within 5 seconds.

Candidates will then proceed through the 12 staged form filling process.

  • Enter exam details
  • Enter address details
  • Select test center location
  • Fill in International Travel Passport details
  • Check entrance requirements
  • Mark employment status
  • Fill in Professional Conduct History
  • Candidate agreement
  • Curriculum format
  • Getting to know the exam preparation providers
  • Make payment
  • Reviewing your application status.

Admission Ticket

The issue of CFA Level I Admission Ticket for December 2018 will be started as per the schedule above. Candidates must carefully check the printed details on it such as Your CFA Institute ID number, The last four characters of your passport number, candidate’s name, passport expiration date, date, and location of the test centre etc.

CFA Level 1 Exam Details

The Level I exam will consist of 240 multiple choice questions, divided among two 3-hour sessions. Candidates must attend both sessions. Level I is basically meant to test a candidate’s knowledge of the ethical and professional standards. The question paper consists of questions based on conceptual knowledge and comprehension focused on investment tools.

  • Morning session (3 hours)- 120 MCQs
  • Afternoon session (3 hours)- 120 MCQs

On an average, candidates should spend around 90 seconds for each multiple choice question. There will be NO NEGATIVE MARKING for incorrect answers.

Exam Topic Exam Weight%
Ethical and Professional Standards 15%
Quantitative Methods 12%
Economics 10%
Financial Reporting and Analysis 20%
Corporate Finance 7%
Portfolio Management 7%
Equity 10%
Fixed Income 10%
Derivatives 5%
Alternative Investments 4%

CFA Result

After the exam is conducted successfully, the result of CFA Level I will be declared on the login account of the candidate. The result declaration is scheduled to be announced in January 2019. The exam result will be announced on the official website i.e., www.cfainstitute.org. Exam results and topic area wise performance details of the candidates will be available online for a period of 1 year after the exam date.

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