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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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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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CFA Level 2: How To Prepare & Pass CFA In 18 Months

CFA Level 2 is often cited as the most difficult CFA level to handle, although the debate rages on 🙂 I somehow managed to pass Level 2 exam years go whilst working full time. So here’s my CFA Level 2 study guide with some useful tips and insights for your CFA Level 2 preparation. It …

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10 Ways To Improve Your CFA Practice Exam Scores Now

We are nearly there candidates – it’s CFA practice exam season! You might be worried that your scores aren’t high enough. Candidates should be targeting a consistent practice exam score of at least 70% (the higher the better of course). But the score for your first practice exam can be quite low and demoralizing – …

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CFA Level 2 Tips: Top Advice From Previous Candidates

Congrats on passing Level 1, and welcome to CFA Level 2! Unfortunately, the CFA Level 2 exam is a different beast, with a reputation to be the most challenging exam with the most material to cover. Many candidates failed at this hurdle given the step up in difficulty that is unknown upfront. That’s why we are here: …

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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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3 Proven Methods On How To Study Effectively For Exams

How to study for the CFA exams (or any other finance exams for that matter)? Have you ever wondered if your current study methods are effective for passing your 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 …

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CFA Level 3 Tips: Top Advice From Previous Candidates

I know the feeling – you’ve just beat the beast that was Level 2 – that was the hardest one, isn’t it? Well… yes and no. While on paper Level 2 is harder due to the sheer amount of material, Level 3 is a challenge for other reasons. CFA Level 3 tends to be underestimated and also the most …

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CFA Level 1 Tips: Top Advice From Previous Candidates

So you’ve finally registered for the CFA exams as a Level 1 candidate. Welcome! Facing the first challenge of your CFA journey can be overwhelming. But you are not alone, because we are here to guide you on what you should do in your CFA Level 1 preparation and help you pass.  Here are our top 10 CFA …

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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, although there are some early signs of it returning to long term averages. While there are a few reasons for the recent low CFA pass rates, the implications for CFA candidates are clear: the guidance on CFA …

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