CFA CFA Level 1 What is the preferred study order for CFA Level 1?

What is the preferred study order for CFA Level 1?

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  • TheAchiever
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    I have read a certain article here but I don’t understand clearly his discussion. I just wanna know which topic should I study first like on Day 1 of Week 1, Day 2 of Week 1..so on and so forth. Should I start with Ethics or Quantitative?

    I will appreciate your immediate response.

    Thanks.

    Sophie Macon
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    Hi @TheAchiever, let me clarify as I wrote that article (https://www.300hours.com/articles/what-is-the-most-effective-level-i-cfa-exam-study-session-order).

    For the study reference number, it’s helpful to refer to your curriculum, or this summary table (https://www.cfainstitute.org/en/programs/cfa/curriculum/study-sessions).

    So for Level 1, I recommended the following order of topics:

    1) Study Session 2 –> Readings 6-8 in Quantitative Methods Book

    2) Study Session 6-9 –> Readings 19-30 in Financial Reporting & Analysis Book

    3) Study Session 14-19 –> Readings 42-57 in Asset Class section

    4) Study Session 10-11 –> Readings 31-35 in Corporate Finance book

    5) Study Session 3 –> Readings 9-11 in Quantitative Methods Book

    6) Study Session 12-13 –> Readings 36-41 in Equity Investments section

    7) Study Session 4-5 –> Readings 12-18 in Economics section

    8) Study Session 1 –> Readings 1-5 in Ethics book

    As to how many pages a day, it really depends on how many days before exams you have, and your available daily commitment to have sufficient time to study and dedicate the 300+hours needed for L1.

    I suggest having a study plan to work out your weekly schedule – we have a free study planner you can use. Usually we recommend 6 months before exam to start studying to avoid cramming.

    Hope this helps 🙂

    TheAchiever
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    Thank for the swift response @Sophie but, however, I’m still confused. What do you mean by number in Study Session compared to the ranking order? Can you please give me your specific example to illustrate how you study in that order?

    Sophie Macon
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    So, first ones to read are Reading 6-8, then Reading 16-30, and so on along the list.

    Study session is just another way to group the readings, and shorter to list down than the readings 🙂

    TheAchiever
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    Thanks @Sophie

    allaboutsuccess
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    There is no fixed order. You must choose one sequence and stock to it…

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