CFA Passing Score for Level 1, 2 and 3

CFA Passing Score: Here’s the Latest MPS Estimates

[Updated for CFA Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 Aug 2022 exams – details below. To help our estimates, send your results PDF to results@300hours.com.] This article is about minimum passing scores. For CFA exam pass rates, see this article instead. IMPORTANT: Please do not use our MPS estimate as a basis to plead …

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passed cfa level 3

Passed CFA Level 3? Now What?

Just received your CFA Level 3 results? We hope it’s good news. Commiserations to those who did not pass, you’ve worked so hard on this so far, do take some time to overcome your disappointment. You’re too close to the end to give up at this stage! Passed CFA Level 3? Congrats on your amazing …

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cfa pass rates

CFA Pass Rates: How Hard Are The CFA Exams?

[Updated for Aug 2022 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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CFA last week prep tips and to do lists

CFA Last Week Prep: 10 To-Dos Before Exam Day

The week before CFA Level 1 must feel pretty daunting, as it feels the same for Level 2 and 3 candidates too. Back then, I still remember feeling what can best be described as equal parts of zen and zombie. How are you feeling? Tired of all this studying, and just want this to be …

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cfa work experience requirements

CFA Work Experience Requirements: A Crystal Clear Guide

Did you know that there has been some changes to the CFA work experience guidelines that affect both CFA program enrollment criteria and CFA charter applications? And what does ‘relevant’ work experience really mean when you’re applying for your CFA charter? No worries, we will take you through this tangled web of mess logically so …

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How to display CFA status on resume CV LinkedIn Business Cards

How To Properly Show CFA On Resume and LinkedIn

With 45% of candidates registering for CFA exams for career reasons, it is crucial to keep your “personal marketing materials” – such as CV/resume, LinkedIn, business cards and even email signature – up-to-date to reflect your latest accomplishments in the CFA Program.  However, did you know about CFA Institute’s strict guidelines on the CFA designation usage …

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CFA exam day checklist - what to bring to CFA exam

CFA Exam Day Checklist: What To Bring To CFA Exams

This is the only CFA exam day checklist you need: what to bring, what to expect, what to wear, and everything else – updated for the latest pandemic-related procedures and computer-based exams. Here is our definitive list of things to bring to the exam, how the exam day will be like, and any other questions …

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Failed CFA exam - here's what to do next

Failed CFA Exams? 5 Clear Steps To Recover

CFA exams are famed for being difficult to pass. Failing CFA exams is unfortunately pretty common, but certainly not discussed enough. When I failed CFA Level 2 many years ago (just below the Minimum Passing Score), I remember the overwhelming devastation and anger after spending 350+ hours studying for it. If any of you have …

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cfa last month preparations

CFA Last Month Preparations: Your Essential 8 Point Checklist

What should you be doing for your CFA last month preparations? Especially if it’s your first time, and you’re not sure what a CFA Level 1 last month study plan looks like? Among all the chaos, prioritization and focus are key in the last month. To keep things simple for you, here are 8 concise …

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When will CFA exam results be released

When Will My CFA Results Be Released?

Although the CFA Institute announces most of the relevant dates on the CFA Program 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 CFA exam results dates for you in advance, for 2022 and 2023 …

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