#1. So when will the results be announced for Dec Level I 2012?
22nd January 2013, after 9am ET. Quoting the CFA Institute:
“We will email December 2012 Level I CFA exam results 22 January 2013, after 9:00 a.m. ET. They will be available online 23 January, after 9:00 a.m. ET.
To ensure that you receive your exam results, confirm that the e-mail address we have on file for you is correct (login required).”
Here are the times for some other areas of the world that you may be in at the time:
- PST: 6AM
- UK: 2PM
- Europe: 3PM
- Dubai: 6PM
- India, Pakistan: 7:30PM
- China, Singapore: 10PM
#3. So I’m getting my results at 9am ET?
No. After 9am ET. The CFA Institute will send out the emails sometime after the 9am deadline, which means that between the thousands of emails that need to be generated and sent out, your results may take hours after 9am to arrive.
#4. Why are the results in categories? What’s my exact score?
CFA Institute does not release your exact scores, nor give you an indication of the minimum passing score (MPS). The score matrix will look something like this (this is Level II but Level I will be similar):
#5. Why are the results always announced on a Tuesday?
We have no frickin’ clue. I wonder that as well. My best guess is that the CFA Institute has a tight results release schedule and always kicks off on the same day of a particular week (e.g. Monday), culminating in results announced on a Tuesday. But if anyone knows for sure, let us know!
#6. How do I find out more about results and results day?
We’ve written extensively about this – check out these articles and resources:
- 5 Common Questions About the CFA Results (and Their Answers)
- If You Failed Your CFA Exam, Would You Retake?
- CFA Results Soon? Get Your Personal All-In-One Results Breakdown
- 5 Things to Know about Level I & II Results Day
- Historical CFA Pass Rates Since 1963