how i passed cfa level 2 with just practice questions

How I Passed CFA Level 2 With Just Practice Questions

CFA Level 2 is usually regarded as the toughest CFA level there is, and I probably agree with that. The time I spent on preparing for CFA Level 2 is substantial, but the manner of which I went about it is unusual – I did not use any study notes. Instead, my approach consisted of …

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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 1 Tips: Top 10 Advice From Previous Candidates 1

CFA Level 1 Tips: Top 10 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 through this and help you pass.  Here are the top 10 CFA Level 1 tips – a set of golden rules …

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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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How I Passed CFA Level 3 On My First Attempt 2

How I Passed CFA Level 3 On My First Attempt

If you ask a CFA charterholder which CFA exam level they found the toughest, they are likely to answer either Level 2 or Level 3. CFA Level 3 is especially challenging because the exam format also deviates from the multiple-choice format. The constructed response format, or ‘essay’ section, can be very difficult to master for the CFA candidate used …

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CFA Level 2 Tips: Top 10 Advice From Previous Candidates

Congrats on passing Level 1, and welcome to CFA Level 2! Unfortunately, the 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: just …

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how to pass cfa level 1 in 2 weeks

How To Pass CFA Level 1 In 2 Weeks: My Crazy Story

Editor’s note: This is a personal story shared as an anecdote. You should definitely NOT look to this example for your own CFA preparation approach! Hi, I’m Scott, and a few years ago, I passed my CFA Level 1 with just 2 weeks worth of studying.  I started two Saturdays away from the actual test …

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

Wouldn’t it be nice to obtain the CFA charter as quickly as possible? The current fastest route is to pass all 3 exams in less than 2 years, assuming consecutive passes. With computer-based testing for all Levels from 2021, this is still similar with 12-18 months being the normal route with consecutive passes. I somehow managed to do …

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How to Become Awesome at Answering CFA Level 3 Essay Questions 3

How to Become Awesome at Answering CFA Level 3 Essay Questions

CFA Level 3’s essay paper (more formally known as Constructed Response section) tends to be many candidates’ Achilles heel. We’ve also recently published a guide to accurately grading your essay practice questions to help you on this. However, there is a quick way to substantially improve your essay paper performance. Understanding the format and knowing how to …

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