Essay Exam Grading – Single Exam

Level III Essay Exam Grading – Single Exam


For help with the Essay Exam we suggest that you consider one of the below items:

2019 Level III Essay Exam Solution Videos

2019 Level III Essay Exam Completion Portfolio

2019 Level III IFT High-Yield Videos (Summary Videos)

This exam grading service is similar to 3 exam paper (grading) service however for only 1 exam which you select will be graded and you will only get the video solutions for that exam (and also the substitute questions by IFT via the IFT Completion Portfolio).

Service note: Solved exam must be emailed to IFT by 3rd June 2019 to guarantee grading and feedback before 15th June 2019.

As you prepare for the Level III exam it is essential that you work through actual essay exams which are provided by CFA Institute.  As part of your exam preparation we recommend that you subscribe to the IFT Grading & Feedback Service to give you practice on how to write the Level III exam. An IFT expert instructor then reviews your answers and provides feedback.

Here are the features of the IFT Level III Essay Exam Grading & Feedback Service:

  • The service is based on the three most recent essay exams: 2016, 2017 and 2018. You can access these exams on the CFA Institute website under CFA® Program Registered Candidate Resources > Level III Essay Exam.
  • You need to specify to IFT support team which Year you have chosen.
  • Your answer sheets are marked and you receive feedback in areas where you are weak or your answer incorrect.
  • Subscribers to this service receive the IFT Completion Portfolio questions too (for the year you choose). These questions are substitutes for questions from past papers which are no longer relevant for 2019 exam.  See IFT Completion Portfolio.

Benefit of this Service

There are several mistakes you might be making while responding to essay exam questions. Perhaps you are not answering the question directly.  You might be writing too much or too little.  The grading service helps you recognize and correct your mistakes.  The feedback that you will receive on three papers will complement your preparation putting you in a good position to ace the actual 2019 essay exam.

How to Use this Service

When you are ready to take a full-length essay exam, do the following:

  1. Print the 2016 CFA Institute exam
  2. With the help of the relevance document cross out questions no longer relevant for 2019.
  3. Print the 2016 IFT Completion Portfolio questions.
  4. Allocate 3 hours and take the exam.
  5. Send scanned copies (or pictures) of your answer sheet to IFT. You will receive feedback within 10 calendar days.
  6. Study the feedback. Read the guideline answers or watch the IFT solution videos.
  7. Learn from your mistakes and practice more with other essay exams.


Click here to see a grading sample based on Question 1, Part A from the 2013 essay exam published by CFA Institute.

You can watch this video too:


* Validity: June 2019