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.  Here’s …

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Frequently asked questions about CFA results

CFA Exam Results: Top 5 Questions, Answered

The CFA exam results day for the Feb 2023 CFA exams will be announced on 28 March 2023 for Level 1 and 13 April 2023 for Level 3. ​​Remember that you can track all important events by syncing with our CFA Calendar, including our predicted exam results dates. CFA results day can be a bit chaotic …

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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 2023 exams. That …

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CFA Exam Results: How to Interpret CFA Results Charts

What can your CFA exam results charts tell you? More than you may think. To help you get the most out of your CFA exam results, we’ve put together a clearcut guide with: Understanding your results charts can really help you in facing your next exam – use the tips in this guide and take the …

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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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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 still feels the same for most 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 …

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CFA Passing Score for Level 1, 2 and 3

CFA Passing Score: Here’s the Latest MPS Estimates

[Updated for CFA Level 1 and Level 2 Nov 2022 exams – details below. To help our estimates, send your results PDF to] 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 …

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cfa pass rates

CFA Pass Rates: How Hard Are The CFA Exams?

[Updated for CFA Nov 2022 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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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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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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