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CFA Fast Track: How to Pass the CFA Exams Quickly

It takes an average of 1,000 study hours to obtain a CFA charter, so it is worthwhile investigating the most efficient way to pass before signing up. While there are no shortcuts, there are things you can do to tip the odds in your favour.  Having completed my CFA exams in 18 months years ago …

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How To Improve Memory For Studying: 18 Effective Ways

This is a SUPER detailed guide to enhancing your memory retention for studying. In this guide, I’ll show you 18 actionable ways on how to improve memory for studying any exams, with CFA-exam-specific examples. So if you want to increase your chances of passing any exams, this list is for you. Let’s get started! What Is The …

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CFA Mock Exams: How Many Should You Be Doing?

One of the most effective ways to learn is through practice, lots of it. However, how many CFA mock exams should we aim to complete for practice? According to our research (8 years worth of data!), there is an optimal number of CFA mock exams you should be doing for the best chance of passing. …

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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 Last Minute Preparation: How to Cram Efficiently

Feeling like you’re running out of time? OK, calm down and take a few deep breaths. For whatever reason, perhaps you’ve now find yourself way behind schedule with a few more weeks to the CFA exams, and you can’t finish your revision in time.  What should you do? What areas to focus on if I don’t have …

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Best CFA Level 1 study order

What Is The Best CFA Level 1 Study Order? [2022]

Level 1 Topic Order • Level 2 Topic Order • Level 3 Topic Order There are 60 readings (or 19 study sessions) in CFA Level 1’s 2022 curriculum across 10 topics. But should you study the topics in sequence? Or is there an optimal CFA Level 1 study order? It’s one of the popular questions we get in the 300Hours …

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What Is The Best CFA Level 2 Study Order? [2022]

Level 1 Topic Order • Level 2 Topic Order • Level 3 Topic Order There are 47 readings (or 17 study sessions) in CFA Level 2’s 2022 curriculum across 10 topics. But should you study the topics chronologically? Or is there an optimal CFA Level 2 study order? We often get these questions in the 300Hours forum (which, by the way, you …

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What’s the Best CFA Level 3 Study Order? [2022]

Level 1 Topic Order • Level 2 Topic Order • Level 3 Topic Order CFA Level 3 curriculum content has undergone a huge revamp during 2019-2021. The good news is that the 2022 CFA Level 3 changes vs. 2021 are much smaller this time around. Currently there are 35 readings (or 16 study sessions) in the CFA Level 3 syllabus …

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Third Party CFA Prep Books: Do You Need Them? Is CFA Curriculum Enough?

The CFA program can feel costly at times, and a fair question we get all the time is whether third party CFA prep books are necessary. Isn’t the CFA curriculum itself sufficient, especially since CFA Institute will only ever test the materials covered in the curriculum? While the CFA curriculum is a fantastic source for …

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How to Be Great at Answering CFA Level 3 Essay Questions

The CFA Level 3 essay questions (constructed response) tends to be many candidates’ Achilles heel, even when they accurately self-grade the essay practice questions during practice. However, there is a quick way to substantially improve your constructed response section’s performance.  Knowing the best strategies on how to answer essay questions is almost as important as …

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