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2021 CFA Program Level III Exam – Overview and Major Changes

CFA is transitioning to computer-based testing instead of paper-based exams for all levels from 2021. Here is a summary of the major changes for the 2021 exams. Study Sessions & Weights Portfolio Management weight has been reduced since 2019 from 40-55% to 35-40%, and the weights for Fixed Income and Equity have increased. There are no changes in Study Sessions’ weights relative to 2020. Notice that the weights are given in ranges so that CFA Institute is not committing to a specified number of questions. For example, Fixed Income has a range of 15 – 20%. This means that Fixed… Read More

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2021 CFA Program Level I Exam – Overview and Major Changes

Changes for 2021 Level I CFA Program Exam In this blog, we provide you a brief overview of the Level I exam and will also go over the major changes that will come into effect from the February 2021 exam. The biggest change is that from 2021 all testing will be computer-based and not paper-based. December 2020 will be the last paper-based exam. Key changes in exam format, topics, and topic-wise weights Here are some key points related to changes in exam format, topics, and topic-wise weights. We will now have two 135 minutes sessions i.e. 2.25 hours per session…. Read More

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2021 CFA Program Level II Exam – Overview and Major Changes

CFA Institute has made many changes in the past few months to the upcoming exam schedule and exam format. As you may know, the June 2020 exam was canceled due to the pandemic and shifted to December 2020 (for locations where there is no test center closure). In this blog, we discuss the key things you need to know about the 2021 exam format and exam schedule. Shift to Computer-Based Testing The biggest change in the 2021 exams is a shift from paper-based to computer-based testing. The CFA Program® exams will still be held in proctored exam centers, but rather… Read More

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September 2020 Level III CFA Exam Advice

With less than 3 months to the exam, here is some advice from the expert about what to do in time left to your exam. Watch this video especially for guidance about the essay exam! ➡️2020 Level III ILEX free trial: https://ift.world/cfalevel3 ➡️Use IFT Grading Service to improve your essay exam: https://ift.world/product/single-essa… ➡️Curriculum Practice Problem Videos videos: https://ift.world/product/l3-curr-pp-… ➡️Watch How to prepare videos here: https://ift.world/preparing-level-iii… ➡️IFT Live Online Classes: https://ift.world/live/ ➡️Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Pass.with.IFT/

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LEVEL III CFA: Study Advice – September 2020

In this blog, We will share some advice on preparing for your LIII CFA Exam Our first point has to do with your schedule. Make a Schedule It is late September and your exam is in early December which means you have less than 3 months left for your exam. You should update your schedule to make the best use of this time. If you haven’t already finished the curriculum, we would suggest that you complete the remaining study sessions so that you are done with the first round of the curriculum by the end of this month. By end… Read More

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Changes for 2021 Level I CFA Program Exam

Watch this video clip by Arif Irfanullah to get a better understanding of what to expect in the upcoming exams. In this brief clip, we talk about the basic information about the Level I exam and also explain the major changes that will come into effect from February 2021 exam; which includes the shift to Computer-Based Testing(CBT), the change in exam cycle and more. Click below to watch the video: NEXT: click here to watch this video next!  (How to Prepare for your Level I CFA® Exam with IFT)

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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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Preparing for Level I 2020 Exam

As the world slowly reopens under Covid-19, it is time once again to start your preparation for Level I CFA Exam. If you have decided to take the exam in December 2020, make a schedule for the five months remaining until the exam. Your strategy should be to make use of both the curriculum and IFT products and services in a way that is both efficient and productive. The deferral has given all LI candidates time to recharge and prepare. As a result, competition has increased.  Then, how do we meet this new challenge and pass the December 2020 CFA… Read More

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