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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 through 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.

Latest: Admission Ticket for CFA Dec 2017 has been released. Download it from the “Admit Card” link given below.

CFA Level 1, 2, 3

CFA Institute offers programmes like- CFA, CIPM, Investment Foundations Program etc. The admissions to these programs are decided through 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. December’s session will end by January 2018, and 2018’s next exam will be conducted in June 2018.

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 centre 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.

CFA December 2017 – Level 1

Candidates will be required to pass a test which will have 240 multiple choice question divided into two sessions. Both sessions will be of 3 hours and mandatory for candidates. Each session will have 120 questions. There will be no negative marking.

As to talk about the current events, the applications are closed. All deadlines have passed.  Previously, change of test centres requests were entertained till 09 October 2017. The exam will take place and result will be declared.

Events Dates
December 2017 exam registration opens 25 Jan 2017
Topic tests available Upon registration
Early registration fee deadline 15 Mar 2017
Mock exams available 15 Aug2017
Standard registration fee deadline 16 Aug 2017
Awareness Scholarships application deadline 01 Sep 2017
Final (late) registration fee deadline 13 Sepr 2017
Last date to receive requests for accommodating disability and religious alternate date 18 Sep 2017
Test center change request deadline 09 Oct 2017
Exam admission tickets available 04 Nov 2017
CFA December 2017 Level I Exam Date 02 Dec 2017
Exams graded Dec 2017–Jan 2018
Exam results emailed and available online Jan 2018

Admission Ticket

The issue of CFA Level I Admission Ticket for Dec 2017 is 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.

Result of CFA Level I December 2017

After the exam is conducted successfully, the result of CFA Level I December 2017 will be declared on the login account of the candidate. The result declaration is scheduled to be announced within the span of December 2017–January 2018. Every year around 43% of the appearing candidates pass the December CFA Level I entrance examination. Exam results and topic area wise performance details of the candidates are available online for a period of 1 year after the exam date.

CFA June 2018 – Level 1, 2, 3

The CFA June 2018 Level I, II, III Exam is scheduled to be conducted on 23 June 2018. The applications are now closed, they were accepted only till 20 September 2017. Candidates were required to fill up a 12 staged application form including fee payment. Candidates will be required to pass a test to be conducted on 23 June 2018. You can expect 240 MCQs divided in 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 change in test centres are yet to take place. So here is the complete schedule for you. Take a look.

Events Dates
June 2018 exam registration opens 27 Jul 2017
Early registration fee deadline 27 Sept 2017
Mock exams and practice questions available Oct 2017
Awareness Scholarship application deadline 01 Feb 2018
Standard registration fee deadline 14 Feb 2018
Final (late) registration fee deadline 14 Mar 2018
Final deadline for disability and religious alternate date requests to be received 19 Mar 2018
Test centre change request deadline 17 Apr2018
Exam admission tickets available May 2018
Exam day 23 Jun 2018
Exams graded Jun–Jul 2018
Exam results Aug 2018

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%

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