CFA CFA Level 1 How to manage your time while preparing for Level 1?

How to manage your time while preparing for Level 1?

  • This topic has 6 replies, 4 voices, and was last updated Dec-17 by Ankita.
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    • Ankita
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      I am done with Quant, FRA and Economics, but I am still left with a good chunk to read. I feel like I am taking a lot of time doing my first read. Also I am forgetting stuff. What is the ideal time to finish a book? And just how do I retain stuff? PS: I am not cramming up; just trying to understand concepts, which is probably why it is taking me so much time…

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      Hi ankita same situation wit me, how I manage my time is that I have put all my study material in PDF in my tablet, that way I try to read or give a quick revision whenever I have 5 mins or in train at restaurant in bed or anywhere

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      PS I am working 12 hours a day.

    • Pranav
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      @Ankita‌ you would want to go back to the material you studied regularly…might i suggest you take a look at this post?

      http://forum.300hours.com/discussion/comment/13317/#Comment_13317

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      You’re done the toughest section (FRA); you can project forward your time knowing that with Quant, FRA and Econ you’re done 42% (http://www.cfainstitute.org/programs/cfaprogram/exams/Pages/exam_topic_area_weights.aspx) so far. Try to leave 3-4 weeks for review and decide if you need to speed up or not. Know that you’ll likely need to increase your avg study time/day as you go forward to accommodate reviewing past topics so that you aren’t forgetting everything.

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      sidharth said:
      PS I am working 12 hours a day.

      I think we’ve figured out why you have that as your display picture haha

    • Ankita
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      Thanks everyone for your inputs, really appreciate it. I think it also helps to do a lot of questions – I am doing the Schweser Pro Q bank after each chapter, helps me understand concepts better. Unfortunately I did not make any major notes except for scribbling important stuff on the text book itself, until I read your note Pranav. My focus is to finish my first read of the curriculum asap, but like Tim and Sidharth mentioned, I must start accommodating time to review past topics. Thanks once again everyone 🙂

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