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CFA Pass Rates: How Hard Are The CFA Exams?

[Updated for the Aug’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 Will My CFA Results Be Released?

Although the CFA Institute announces most of the relevant dates on the CFA exam calendar right at the start, a pretty significant date is usually missing until the last minute – the CFA results date. So just like previous years, we’ve predicted the exam results dates for you in advance, for all of 2021. That …

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BA II Plus Guide: How To Use Your Calculator Better For Exams

Speed and accuracy matter for the CFA, FRM and CAIA exams. It is worth investing some time to learn how to use your calculator more effectively. Our BA II Plus guide is the ultimate list of some lesser-known, time-saving BA II Plus functions that you need to know for your CFA exam preparations, regardless of level. …

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9 Insider Tips to Pass CFA Level 2 in 4 Months

Despite more frequent exam slots per year with computer based exams, it still takes 7-8 weeks for CFA Level 1 results to be announced. Combine this with the fact that there needs to be a minimum of ~6 months gap between CFA exams taken, many candidates – in particular CFA Level 2 candidates – find …

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CFA Exam Dates Deadlines and Schedule For Your Calendar

2021-2022 CFA Exam Dates: Important Deadlines You Need To Know

Keeping track of the important CFA exam dates and deadlines is tough when all you want to do is make sure you’re remembering enough of the CFA exam curriculum to pass the exams. It didn’t help that CFA Institute’s dates keep changing with the pandemic situation, in addition to the new frequency and computer-based exam …

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Why Is The CFA Pass Rate So Low, and the MPS High? 3

Why Is The CFA Pass Rate So Low, and the MPS High?

Since the CBT exam format has gone live for the CFA exams, the pass rate has taken a plunge. Our minimum passing score (MPS) estimates have also indicated an uptick in the MPS. Naturally, candidates are not sure what to make of the changes. Mainly, why is the CFA pass rate so low now? Is …

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What’s A Safe CFA Mock Exam Target Score To Aim For?

It’s easy to get discouraged by the recent unexpected trends in CFA minimum passing scores and pass rates. While there are a few reasons for the recent low CFA pass rates, the implications for CFA candidates are clear: the guidance on CFA mock exam target scores has to change to improve pass chances. In this …

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CFA Scholarships: How to Successfully Get Them 4

CFA Scholarships: How to Successfully Get Them

Scholarship deadlines: CFA scholarships for the 2022 exams are reopening soon: Access (‘fall 2021’), Women’s scholarship (7 Sep 2021), Student/Professor/Regulator scholarship (16 Sep 2021). Aside from the time commitment, there is a considerable cost to pursuing the CFA charter, especially for students. Level 1 enrollment and registration fees alone can be as high as $1,450, not including …

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CFA Ethics: Top 10 Tips To Nail This Section [All Levels]

The Ethical and Professional Standards section is challenging for most CFA candidates given the more subjective nature of the topic and questions (vs. the rest of the curriculum), and the sheer amount of readings to go through. Regardless whether you’re new to CFA exams or a seasoned CFA Level 3 candidate, CFA Ethics section plays …

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