Level III Essay Exam Solution Videos

Course Objective:

In order to pass the Level III essay exam, it is essential that you practice essay exams from past years.  By taking this course you will learn the skill required for solving the Level III essay exam.

Course Content:

  • General advice video which explains how to take the Level III essay exam.
  • Several videos on how to solve specific questions from actual CFA Institute essay exams. These videos  guide you on how to think while responding to essay exam questions.
    • Only relevant questions for 2019 are addressed.
    • The questions from exam years 2009 to 2015 are organized by topics such as behavioral finance, individual investor portfolios, and so on.
    • The questions for 2016, 2017 and 2018 are organized by exam year.
  • Relevance document which identifies questions from past papers that are still relevant for 2019.
  • Duration of all videos is approximately 16 hours. For more details, please click here

How to Use This Course

  • Make sure you have access to past CFA Institute essay exams. If you don’t, contact IFT Support.
  • Watch the general advice video.
  • As you finish a given topic say behavioral finance, try to solve relevant questions from past papers. Focus only on questions from 2015 and earlier.   The relevance document will help you identify which questions to attempt. Make sure you solve the question on your own before looking at the solutions. Read the guideline answer provided by CFA Institute.
  • Once you have studied all the Level III topics, work through full-length papers in an exam-like setting. Ideally you should do the three most recent exams (2016, 2017 and 2018). If you have time for only one exam, do the 2018 paper.  Study solutions only after you have solved the paper on your own.

This is an online offering only and you cannot download the videos. All video lectures will be accessible from the IFT Learning Portal. Login to the Level III Free Trial here to find the sample video.

You can also watch this video to learn about this IFT product:

Be sure to watch this Essay Advice video:

Want to know which past paper questions are relevant? Watch this video


* Validity: June 2019