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Preparing for Level II: IFT Products and Study Strategy

As I have mentioned in earlier blogs, Level II is significantly more quantitatively intense relative to the Level I. Specifically, there is an emphasis on pricing and valuation across multiple topics. Some candidates might have cleared Level I by slogging in the last few weeks; this strategy is much less likely to work at Level II. It is critical that, firstly, you have the right materials to study from, and secondly, you use a well thought out strategy for preparation. In this blog, I will address both of the above. Beyond the curriculum, at IFT we feel that we have… Read More

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How to Pass the Level III Essay Exam

The Level III Structured Response or ‘Essay’ Exam is very different from the exams you have seen at Level I and II. Only if you understand this exam format and are able to ACE it….will you stand any chance to Pass the Level III exam! Watch my videos below to understand how to approach this formidable paper and the next steps you need to take! The below video tells you how to take advantage of past essay exam papers. You can download the 2020 Relevancy document from this link. All 2020 IFT video packages include the Past Essay Exam Solution… Read More

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The Magic Number to Pass Level I

In his book Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell asserts,“10,000 hours is the magic number of greatness”. After reading the book I began to wonder whether there was a ‘magic number’ in the context of preparing for the CFA exams. Though most of you do not have 10,000 hours left to prepare, it is tempting to say that if you study more than x number of hours, you’ll pass. However, after many years of preparing candidates I’ve realized that there is no magic number of study hours. This is particularly true with Level I. The number of required study hours varies from candidate… Read More

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2020 Level III Program Changes

Each year CFA Institute makes changes to the exam curriuculum. For details on what has been added, removed or changed for Level III please see the chart here: Level III 2019-2020 Program Changes by IFT If you have any comments or questions please visit the   IFT Help Desk Why should you choose IFT to pass the exam? Watch this video! Best Regards, Arif Irfanullah, CFA

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Preparing for the Level II Exam with IFT

We know how daunting it is to start preparing for the CFA exams. To achieve success, you have to organize, schedule, study and practice, all in the most efficient way. That’s why we have made a simple How to Prepare for the CFA exams series to guide you through the process of beginning your studies. Make sure you watch the next video “Level II CFA: Preparing with IFT!” Make sure you watch the next video “Level II CFA: What are IFT Video Lectures?”  

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