Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement (CIPM) course is for those candidates who aim to enhance their learning on investment performance and risk evaluation. It covers 30% ethical and professional standards and 70% performance evaluation. To get certificated, the candidates will have to clear Level 1 and 2 exams. The exam is organized by Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). The CIPM exam is held twice a year, in the month of March and September. For now, the registration for CIPM March 2018 has exam has started. The candidates may check more details about CIPM 2018 exam from this page.

Latest: The result of CIPM Sep 2017 has been announced and can be checked through the link provided below.

CIPM 2018

CIPM is a worldwide accepted course and paper. The dates for the CIPM exam remain same every year. The candidates can check it from the table below.

Events CIPM March CIPM September
Application for Scholarship can be submitted from 1 Aug to 15 Jan 1 Mar to 15 July
The online registration can be done from 1 Oct to 31 Jan 6 Apr 1 Apr to 31 Jul
Exam can be Scheduled from 1 Oct to 23 Mar 6 Apr 1 Apr to 23 Sep
CIPM will be held from 16 Mar – 31 Mar 16 Sep to 30 Sep
Announcement of result will be done in Early May Early Nov

Register Here: The candidates may register for CIPM 2018 by clicking here.

How to Register for CIPM 2018

The candidates can register by accessing the link above. Then the candidates will have to submit a functional e-mail id. To create an account, the candidates will have to submit:

  • Given Name (Name)
  • Family Name (Surname)
  • Create Password
  • Security Questions

Password Specification – The password will only be accepted if it has 8 to 30 characters, including 1 capital letter, 1 lower case, and 1 number. Also, it must not contain the given name of the candidates.

Next, the candidates will have to submit Address Details, Employment Status, Professional Conduct Inquiry, Personal Data Consent, Candidates Agreement, and Exam Preparation Provided Details. After submitting the details the candidates will have to review the details and make the final submit.

Candidates will also have to pay the application fee. The amount of fee is:

Registration Amount of Fee Last Date to Pay
Early registration US$ 475 30 Nov 2017
Standard registration US$ 675 31 Jan 2018

How to Reschedule CIPM 2018

Pearson VUE will allow candidates to reschedule the exam after 24 hours from the former attempt. It is to be rescheduled for another time and place but within the same exam window. The candidates will not be able to reschedule the examination if they did not appear for it on the due date.

It should be noted that if the candidates will reschedule or cancel the appointment within the 7 days from the original date then they will be required to pay US$ 25 fee, effective from January 01, 2018.

CIPM 2018 Exam Centers

There are numerous Pearson VUE test centers throughout the world. The candidates need not worry about finding the nearest test center. They may just click here.

CIPM 2018 Exam Details

The details about the Level 1 and Level 2 of the examination are as follows:

Level I for Formerly Principles: The focus of this level is to build a conceptual foundation of performance measurement, appraisal, and attribution. The final exam pattern of the final exam will be as follows:

  • Candidates will have 180 minutes to solve the paper.
  • There will be 100 multiple choice questions.
  • Each question will have three option but only one will be valid.
  • During the examination, no formula will be provided to the candidates. They need to know it by hard.

Level II for formerly Expert: During this Level exam the candidates will be assessed on the basis of performance evaluation and presentation, application of appropriate tools, and inputs in the more complex situation. The pattern of the examination is as below:

  • Duration of the exam will be 180 minutes.
  • There will be 80 item set questions.
  • Out of these 20 will be scenarios in which there will be four multiple choice questions. There will be three answer choices for each.
  • Candidates must know all the formulas, as not will be shared at the exam hall.

Preparation for CIPM

Especially for the Indian candidates, CIPM is a pretty costly affair. Hence, the shots are not a very valid option. The candidates should prepare for the exam keeping in mind the following factors.

  • As per ‘CFA Successful CIPM candidates spent an average of 128 hours preparing for the exam’.
  • Candidates must know the CIPM 2018 Topic Wise Weightage. Preparing according to it will provide direction to the preparation.
Major Topic Area Level I Level II
Performance Measurement 30% 10%
Performance Attribution 25% 15%
Performance Appraisal and Manager Selection 20% 40%
Ethical Standards 15% 15%
Performance Presentation and GIPS Standards 10% 20%
Total 100% 100%

CIPM Sep 2017 Result

The result for CIPM Sep 2017 has been announced. The pass/fail status of the candidates will be e-mailed to them. However, the candidates can able to check the detailed result on the official website. The candidates can able to check it from the login by entering the Registered E-mail and Password. The direct link to check the result has also been provided below.

Result: Click Here to check the CIPM Sep 2017 Result.

Pass Percentage:

Exam Principles Exam Expert Exam
CIPM Sep 2017 46% 59%
CIPM Mar 2017 43% 59%

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