FRM Minimum Passing Score: Our Best Estimates So Far 1

FRM Minimum Passing Score: Our Best Estimates So Far

Not to be confused with pass rates, GARP does not release FRM minimum passing score information to candidates. We understand GARP’s reasons for doing this, as FRM candidates should aim to acquire the necessary knowledge as a competent finance professional, rather than aiming for a specific score to beat since an exam’s difficulty can vary. …

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CFA Pass Rates: How Hard Are The CFA Exams?

[Updated for the Jul’21 CFA exams] CFA pass rates are a factor in most candidates’ consideration on whether to sign up for the CFA exams. If pass rates are too high, it lacks prestigiousness. If it is too low, it is too difficult and may not be worth the effort. Tricky, eh? Often branded the …

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When Are FRM Exam Results Released?

Waiting for FRM exam results can be an anxious experience. This isn’t quite helped by the latest vague guidance by Global Association of Risk Professional (GARP): Once an exam window closes, GARP scores the exams in a timely fashion. Candidates are notified when their results are available in their GARP candidate portal. GARP on when …

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CFA ESG Certificate: Our Easy Guide 2

CFA ESG Certificate: Our Easy Guide

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought ESG (environmental, social and governance) issues to the forefront of everyone’s minds. ESG matters. And investors and companies around the world are reacting fast to this current situation, pointing to a longer term demand for investment professionals with green finance and responsible investment knowledge. CFA Institute’s ESG Certificate may be a …

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FRM Exam Pass Rates: How Hard Are FRM Exams?

[updated with May 2021 pass rates] Current or potential FRM candidates often wonder what are the FRM exam pass rates like, in order to have a sense of difficulty of the exams. This is also a common question we get asked when our readers compare between CFA vs. FRM. The short answer? FRM exams are …

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2022 CFA Curriculum Changes: Our Super Summary

Note: This article is for the new 2022 curriculum. For previous year’s info, check out our article on 2020-2021 CFA curriculum changes. The new 2022 CFA curriculum is now out for all 3 levels, given that the L1 Feb22 exam is now open for registration. We have carefully gone through all the 2022 learning outcome …

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Plan Your 2022 CFA Registration With Our Free Journey Planner

2021 represents a big step change for all CFA candidates, with full transition to computer-based testing (CBT), shorter exams and increased testing frequency for all Levels. It also doesn’t help that CFA Institute has since then implemented a few additional changes to 2021’s exam dates and exam cycles. For those considering the CFA exams, how do …

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How To Study Effectively: Proven Methods That Work for CFA, FRM & CAIA Exams

Have you ever wondered if your current study methods are effective for passing the exams? A comprehensive study called “Improving Students’ Learning With Effective Learning Techniques” by Dunlosky et al. (2013), may just help answer that.  More importantly, I’ve read through and applied the learnings of this study for the specific case of CFA, FRM and CAIA exams, …

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CFA August 2021 Cancelled: Latest List of Locations

Here we go again, COVID cases are rising in certain countries and region which necessitates some CFA exam location closures. Here is the complete list of cities where CFA August 2021 exams have partial or full cancellations: Partial closures / Reduced capacity Sydney, Australia Buenos Aires, Argentina London (Ontario), Canada China Beijing Chengdu Dalian Guangzhou …

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What Is FRM Exam? Our Financial Risk Manager Guide

What is FRM qualification all about? If you’re keen on a career in risk management, consider the Financial Risk Manager (FRM) program by by the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP): a two-part, self study set of examinations with global recognition. ​This comprehensive guide is packed with the latest information that will aid your decision making on …

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