CFA last week prep tips and to do lists

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

The final week before exam is finally here. 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 over? That’s a good place to be in at this stage, as it usually …

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CFA Passing Score for Level 1, 2 and 3

CFA Passing Score: Here’s the Latest MPS Estimates

[Updated for August 2021 CFA exams Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3.] 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 to CFA Institute to ask for a retabulation/recheck. Our MPS estimate is an …

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cfa pass rates

CFA Pass Rates: How Hard Are The CFA Exams?

[Updated for the Aug’21 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 exam day checklist - what to bring to CFA exam

CFA Exam Day Checklist: What To Bring To CFA Exam

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. Assuming your CFA exam is still going ahead in your location, here is our definitive list of things to bring to the exam, …

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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 exam 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 exam results dates for you in advance, for all of 2021. That …

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Why Is The CFA Pass Rate So Low, and the MPS High? 1

Why Is The CFA Pass Rate So Low, and the MPS High?

Since the CBT exam format has gone live for the CFA exams, the pass rate has taken a plunge. Our minimum passing score (MPS) estimates have also indicated an uptick in the MPS. Naturally, candidates are not sure what to make of the changes. Mainly, why is the CFA pass rate so low now? Is …

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passed cfa level 3

Passed CFA Level 3? Awesome – 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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How Is The CFA Exam Graded? We explain the CFA grading system

The Complete CFA Grading Process, Explained

Have you ever wondered how is the CFA exam graded? A while ago I actually researched and considered applying to be a CFA exam grader. Although I ultimately decided not to apply, I learned a lot about the CFA grading process and what the CFA Institute goes through to get your results to you.  That …

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Frequently asked questions about CFA results

5 Frequently Asked Questions about CFA Results Day

The CFA results day for the Level 1 Jul21 exams will be on 14 September. ​​Remember that you can track all important events by syncing with our CFA Calendar, including our predicted exam results dates. Results day can be a bit chaotic – that’s why in anticipation of results day, we’ve put together a few FAQs …

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Your Essential Eight-Point Checklist for the Final CFA Exam Month 2

Your Essential Eight-Point Checklist for the Final CFA Exam Month

What should you be doing in the last month of CFA exam prep? Here’s an 8-point checklist to go through. Among all the chaos, prioritization and focus are key in the last month. To keep things simple for you, here are 8 concise pointers to take note on to utilize your last month effectively to maximize …

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