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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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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 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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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 Is The Best CFA Level 1 Study Order? [2021 & 2022]

Level 1 Topic Order • Level 2 Topic Order • Level 3 Topic Order There are 60 readings in CFA Level 1’s 2022 curriculum (57 readings in 2021’s curriculum). 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 Forum (which, …

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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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What Is The Best CFA Level 2 Study Order? [2021 & 2022]

Level 1 Topic Order • Level 2 Topic Order • Level 3 Topic Order There are 47 readings in CFA Level 2’s 2022 curriculum (48 readings in 2021). 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 can join for …

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How to Be Great at Answering CFA Level 3 Essay Questions

The CFA Level 3 essay section (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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What’s the Best CFA Level 3 Study Order? [2021 & 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 Level 3 changes vs. 2021 are much smaller this time around. A common question we get asked in 300Hours Forum is whether candidates should study the topics chronologically, …

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