CFA CFA Level 1 Exam day questions

Exam day questions

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  • Pranav
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    Hi, guess everyone would be super busy in the last week, good luck to you all.

    1. To those who sat for the exam before, is a pen-pencil allowed? The one which pushes the lead out when you tap the pencil head? Or only regular pencils that require sharpeners are allowed?
    2. Assuming the calculator battery dies out during the exam, on replacing the battery again, aside from the P/Y=1 change, is there any other change required?


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    Pranav
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    3. also, how do you carry your exam day supplies? i have a box of pencils, couple of erasers, a sharpener (maybe the pen-pencil – depends on answer to 1), a calculator. There is no mention of any box allowed on the CFA site, so does everything have to be carried loose?

    Pranav
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    ok, it says pencil cases and carrying cases not allowed for (3). so carry loose items is the choice 🙁 what a bother!

    Zee Tan
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    @Pranav‌ no containers are allowed. some centers allow clear plastic bags but I wouldn’t bet on it. Loose items is the best bet. I don’t remember about mechanical pencils – I used wooden ones. I’m not sure about the calc change – I never had to change it!

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    @Pranav you may also have to reset the number of decimal places on the calc. As for loose items, I just wore a hoodie to the exam and carried everything in those pockets. From what I remember they blast the air conditioning anyway so it pays to have an extra layer.

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    @Pranav‌ i used a big rubber band and bundled my eraser and pencil together, each calculator on the back pocket of my jeans, front pockets will be my passport and exam ticket.

    I used a mixture of mechanical pencil and wooden pencil, just be gentle with your mechanical pencil as you do not want to puncture through the answers sheet.

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    @Zee‌ gotcha, no containers…doubt i’ll have to bother with the batteries either but precaution prevails 😉

    @mattyc
    ‌ ah yes, forgot about that…will check the steps for that too…hoodie ain’t suspicious? 😛 i anticipate very cold environment too, will go with a jacket…guess the pockets will suffice, thanks!

    @vincentt
    ‌ oh good, so it’s allowed then…will carry the mechanical one but most likely use the wooden ones…off to find rubber bands now 😀

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    make sure there’s no wording on the band, otherwise it will be banned! :)) The proctors are very strict!

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