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8 Items to Check Off Before Entering the CFA Exams

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    • Zee Tan
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      8 Items to Check Off Before Entering the CFA Exams

      Posted by Zee Everything except the syllabus material, that is. Hopefully you’re as well prepared as you’re ever going to be. You’ve done all you can, now let’s focus on getting the exam over with….

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      I agree with most of what is written here, but I do happen to think that studying long hours and cramming will be of more help than it will detract from your exam day performance. You are unlikely to sleep more than a few hours pre exam due to nervousness anyway, and the exam day adrenalin (and caffeine dosing) will carry you through almost regardless of how much you slept. You may commit a handful of mindless errors, but I think you stand to benefit a lot more from really hitting the material hard in the last few days (and nights). Especially if you have left studying late and still have a lot of ‘low hanging fruits’ to pick, every additional hour spent studying will likely translate into additional marks. Until you walk in the exam room you can always be learning more and improving your performance.

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      Great site and posts.

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      Found answers to questions – hence removed questions.

    • Swift
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      If you’re bringing two calculators do they have to be identical? I have a Plus and a Pro that I was planning on taking to the exam and couldn’t find anything that said that this wasn’t allowed.

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      @Marek – I agree. What I meant by cramming is that if you’ve got a concept you’re still not getting, just memorize what you need to know for the next 48 hours or so. We’re not endorsing staying up all night – which is another point in the post!


      @SacredSloth
      – you probably would be OK with a mechanical pencil – make sure the lead is #2 or HB. A battery is OK, but as @mattyj said in another thread, replacing it is not as straightforward, and trying to replace it under pressure during the exam is worse…


      @swift
      they don’t have to be identical – they just have to be the allowed ones.

    • Swift
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      Thanks @Zee, the checklist is really helpful.

    • Sarah
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      @Zee I was working on something similar. I guess you saved me from the trouble of having to finish it. Thanks!

    • Zee Tan
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      @sarah aww man, hope I didn’t overlap. Just post it up anyways!

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