CFA® EXAM DATES: December 2017

What is CFA®?

The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) has become the most globally recognized Finance certification. CFA® program was first introduced in 1963 and conducted by the USA CFA® institute. CFA® exam is a graduate level program and there are commonly three exam referred as CFA® level I exam, Level II exam, and Level III exam. Before applying for the CFA® program, aspirants must be in the final year of their bachelor’s degree or alternatively have 4 years of experience.

CFA® Exam Calendar Dec 2017-18

Have you been planning about appearing for the CFA® exam December 2017? Well, before you start your preparation for the CFA® Level I Exam Dec 2017, it is necessary to be updated about the CFA® exam registration process, test centers, syllabus, ticket available date and exam date for CFA® Level I Exam December 2017.

CFA® Exam Level I December 2017

Enrollment & Registration Fees for CFA® Exam Dec 2017-18

The one-time enrollment fees for the CFA® Exam December 2017 is $450.
The CFA® registration fees should be paid before the deadline of early registration as the fees after that is much higher.

 

STAGES

FEE(US$)

FEE(INR) (when 1US $=INR 67)

Early Registration Fee

650

43,813

Standard Registration Fee

930

62,686

Late Registration Fee

1,380

93,018

 

CFA® Exam Dec 2017-2018 registration fee covers:

Note: To purchase the printed version of the CFA® December 2017 curriculum, you need to pay non-refundable amount of US$150 + Fees associated with shipping.

CFA® December 2017 – 2018 Exam Dates: (Level I only)

December 2017 Exam dates that you surely want to add on Google calendar and reminder lists.

25 January 2017

Registrations open

Upon registration

Topic tests are available

15 March 2017

Early registration fee deadline

15 August 2017

Mock exams become available

16 August 2017

Awareness scholarship application deadline

1 September 2017

Standard registration fee deadline

13 September 2017

Late registration fee deadline

18 September 2017

Final deadline for disability and religious alternate date accommodation requests to be received by CFA® Institute

9 October 2017

Test center change request deadline

November 2017

Exam tickets availability

2 December 2017

Exam day

December 2017 – January 2018

Exams graded

January 2018

Exam Results

CFA® December 2017 Exam Training:

EduPristine provides CFA® classroom training as well as CFA® online training to help you clear your CFA® Level I December 2017 in the first attempt. To prepare for the exam, EduPristine follows the guidelines of CFA institutes. You will get trained by the top notch faculty, get access to Mock tests, Question Bank, Mind Maps, CFA® online training, recording, support and revision course within the time frame.

CFA® Study Planner

Most of the CFA® pursuers believe that CFA® Program tests are very difficult and arduous but that is not the case unless you make them difficult for yourself. CFA® level I syllabus is directed towards covering wide range of topics related to finance rather than going deep into specific topics. While CFA® aspirants can expect CFA® Level I exams in December, studying alone won’t help you to clear this exam. Planning your study schedule will prepare you to cope up with the extensive study syllabus.

CFA® level I planner

What if someone could help you with how many study hours are required every week from start of study day till the date of your exam, which topics you need to focus on as per your preparations and how much time you need to give to individual topics? Won’t that make your work easy? Well, we have made two CFA® Study planners for all the students who are preparing to appear for CFA® level I and CFA® level II.

This course planner will generate your preparation hours required for each section of CFA® Program. To download the planner, please right click on the the link and save the excel.

CFA® Level I Study Plan

CFA® Level II Study Plan

Instructions on how to use the Planner

  • Download the file
  • Fill in your details
  • The Planner worksheet will show you a suggested study schedule

We are sure that this will surely help you to plan out your studies in a better way. If you have any other doubts or require any other guidance, mention in the comments box below and we shall get back to you at the earliest.

All about CFA® exam Pattern and Format

CFA® exam Pattern

Chartered financial analyst® designation is a professional credential that is offer by the CFA institute to the financial and investment professionals.  The designation of the Chartered Financial Analyst or CFA® Charter is the most recognized and respected credential in the field of investment banking. It is a globally recognized credential.

There are three levels in CFA® Program that students will have to go through. Based on the historical data, pass rate for the CFA® examination  is about forty percent. There is a wide range of topics related to investment management, stocks, derivatives, financial analysis which give you great understanding of everything you need in order to become a better Financial Analyst/Investment banker.

CFA® Level I Exam:

This is the first examination that students will have to go through. In level one, students will have to focus on the concepts and tools that are applied to investment management and valuation.

The CFA® Level 1 exam is conducted in two sessions, each 3 hours long. It consists of 240 multiple-choice questions in two sessions of 120 questions each. The questions are designed based on the topic weightages given in the CFA® Level 1 Exam Syllabus, with very slight deviation.

CFA® Level II Exam:

This is the second examination that students will have to go through after passing the CFA® level I Exam. In Level II, students will have to deal with the assets valuation. Students must have the ability to apply the concepts and tools that they have learned in level I.

There are total 20 item set questions, split in two sessions. The morning and evening sessions have 10 item set questions each. The total number of questions in the CFA® Level II exam is 120. The duration of the exam is 360 minutes. Some of the CFA® level II topics are covered only in the morning session and other topics are covered only in the evening session.

CFA® Level III Exam:

This is the last CFA® exam  that students will have to pass to become a CFA® charterholder. In the level 3 examination, students will have to go through portfolio management in depth. CFA® Level I and CFA® Level II revolved around basic financial knowledge, investment valuation comprehension and the application of both. CFA® Level III exam focuses on portfolio management and wealth planning.

The exam format of CFA® Level III is a mix of item set questions and essay type questions. The duration of the exam is 6 hours long and is written in two sessions. The morning session and the evening session.

In the morning session, there will be 10-15 essay type questions. The questions usually describe either a case study or a hypothetical situation to which students need to either construct a solution and explain it or suggest measures to handle it.

In the afternoon session, there are 10 item sets. Each item set consists of a case statement followed by six multiple-choice questions.

Overview of CFA® exam Format:

CFA EXAM
  Level I Level II Level III
  Morning Evening Morning Evening Morning Evening
No of Questions 120 120 60 60 12 10
Type MCQ MCQ 10 Set of Items 10 set of Items Essay Set of Items
Duration 6 Hours 6 Hours 6 Hours
Passing Score 70%* Above 70%* 50-70%* Approx.
Passing Rates 42%* 46%* 53%*

Note: * These numbers vary every year. This is just an approximation based on the historical data.

On the internet you are going to find plenty of tips that will help you in making the preparation easier. It is important that you plan a strategy for each level as each one of them is different from one another. If you have already made the decision of going for CFA® and are looking for a training institute , then EduPristine is a great option as we are CFA Institute authorized training providers

If you have any other queries then mention them in the comments box below and it shall be solved at the earliest. We provide both Online and Classroom trainings for CFA® Certification.

CFA® EXAM DATES: June 2017

CFA® Exam Level I December 2016

source: bresslercompany

Are you planning to appear for the CFA® Program exam June 2017? If you are, you should take a note of all these dates that are extremely important. Add them to your Google calender,reminders,notes and wherever possible. I would suggest frame these dates on your wall. So to begin with, here is our calender:

CFA® Exam Level I December 2016

CFA Exam June 2017: One Time Enrollment Fees
This is basically the fee that you need to pay to enroll into the CFA Institute. You need to pay this fee only once and then you are ready to shoot. This is a sum of $450. You can pay this fee along with the exam fees.

CFA Exam June 2017: Fees & Its Levels
The exam fee for CFA® level I can be paid in any of the three stages mentioned below. The fee increases over the three deadlines. The fees should be paid before the second deadline because after that the fee becomes really high.

STAGES

FEE(US$)

FEE(INR) (when 1US $=INR 60)

Early

650

43,813

Standard

930

62,686

Late

1,380

93,018

CFA Exam June 2017 Registration fee covers:

  • The eBook (contains the complete curriculum you need to study)
  • An interactive study planner to guide and track your exam preparation
  • Topic-based practice tests
  • Mock exams
  • A mobile study app with access to everything listed above

Note: To get a printed version of the curriculum you need to pay a non-refundable fee of US $150, plus the cost incurred in shipping. You can get this at the time of registration or after that.

CFA® Exam June 2017 Important Dates:

This is the calendar that you have to follow to keep track of all the important dates that you don’t want to miss.

July 2016

Registration open

Upon registration

Topic tests are available

21st September 2016

Early registration fee deadline

January 2017

Mock exams become available

1st February 2017

Awareness scholarship application deadline

15th February 2017

Standard registration fee deadline

15th March 2017

Late registration fee deadline

20th March 2017

Final deadline for disability and religious alternate date accommodation requests to be received by CFA Institute

18th April 2017

Test center change request deadline

May 2017

Exam tickets availability

3rd June 2017

Exam day

June–July 2017

Exams graded

July-August 2017

Exam Results

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Training for CFA® Level I:

If you want to clear your CFA® level I in the first attempt and wish to be trained by the best faculty along with a thorough revision of the course well in time train with Edupristine. Edupristine follows CFA Institute prep provider guidelines and you can register for classroom as well as online training.All the best! Prepare well!

CFA® EXAM DATES: DECEMBER 2016

CFA® Exam Level I December 2016

source: bresslercompany

Are you planning to appear for the CFA® Program exam December 2016? If you are, you should take a note of all these dates that are extremely important. Add them to your Google calender,reminders,notes and wherever possible. I would suggest frame these dates on your wall. So to begin with, here is our calender:

CFA® Exam Level I December 2016

One Time Enrollment Fee:
This is basically the fee that you need to pay to enroll into the CFA Institute. You need to pay this fee only once and then you are ready to shoot. This is a sum of $450. You can pay this fee along with the exam fees.

The Exam Fees & Its Levels:
The exam fee for CFA® level I can be paid in any of the three stages mentioned below. The fee increases over the three deadlines. The fees should be paid before the second deadline because after that the fee becomes really high.

STAGES

FEE(US$)

FEE(INR) (when 1US $=INR 60)

Early

630

37,800

Standard

825

49,500

Late

1210

72,600

The Exam Registration fee covers:

  • The eBook (contains the complete curriculum you need to study)
  • An interactive study planner to guide and track your exam preparation
  • Topic-based practice tests
  • Mock exams
  • A mobile study app with access to everything listed above

Note: To get a printed version of the curriculum you need to pay a non-refundable fee of US $150, plus the cost incurred in shipping. You can get this at the time of registration or after that.

CFA® Important Dates:

This is the calendar that you have to follow to keep track of all the important dates that you don’t want to miss.

January 2016

Registration open

Upon registration

Topic tests are available

16th March 2016

Early registration fee deadline

15th August 2016

Mock exams become available

2nd September 2016

Awareness scholarship application deadline

17th August 2016

Standard registration fee deadline

14th September 2016

Late registration fee deadline

19th September 2016

Final deadline for disability and religious alternate date accommodation requests to be received by CFA Institute

17th October 2016

Test center change request deadline

Early November 2016

Exam tickets availability

3rd December 2016

Exam day

December 2016- January 2017

Exams graded

Late January 2017

Exam Results

Training for CFA® Level I:

If you want to clear your CFA® level I in the first attempt and wish to be trained by the best faculty along with a thorough revision of the course well in time train with Edupristine. Edupristine follows CFA Institute prep provider guidelines and you can register for classroom as well as online training.All the best! Prepare well!

Top 10 Companies that hire CFA® charterholders

A lot of hardwork and investment is required to prefix the words CFA® Program before your name and time and again the question that comes to everyone’s mind is “Is the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation worth of all these?” “Does CFA® Program have enough career opportunities?” I’d say yes and I know that you’ll ask how can I be so sure. So to put all your doubts to rest here is the list of Top 10 companies that not only hire CFAs in bulk but take their careers to different heights.

Top 10 companies that hire CFA® Program

JP Morgan Chase

CFA® Charterholders – 1524

JPMorgan Chase is one of the oldest financial institutions in the United States. JP Morgan Chase is a leader in financial services for consumers and small businesses, investment banking, financial transaction processing, commercial banking and asset management. JPMorgan Chase is a great place to work, to grow, and to invest for the future. It has received several awards some of which include America’s Ideal Employer, World’s most admired companies, Best Company for multicultural women, Best Employers for healthy lifestyle, etc

UBS

CFA® Charterholders – 1445

UBS provides superior financial advice and solutions to private, institutional and corporate clients worldwide, as well as retail clients in Switzerland, which generates attractive and sustainable returns for shareholders. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, UBS is present in all major financial centers worldwide. It was named as the Best Global Bank by Euromoney magazine. It has received awards like Best Global Wealth Manager, Best Global Private Bank 2014, Best Global Custodian 2015, Best Bank in Switzerland, etc

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

CFA® Charterholders – 1355

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is the corporate and investment banking division of Bank of America. It provides services in equity and debt capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, risk management, lending, trading, research, and payments and liquidity management. It was formed through the combination of the corporate and investment banking activities of Bank of America and Merrill Lynch following the acquisition of the latter by the former in January 2009.

RBC

CFA® Charterholders – 1236

RBC is one of the Canada’s largest banks and also one of the largest banks in the world, based on market capitalization. They provide services like wealth management, personal and commercial banking, investor services insurance, and capital markets products and services on a global basis. RBC is named one of Canada’s “Best 50 Corporate Citizens” for 2015. It is recognized as one of the Best workplaces in Canada.

HSBC

CFA® Charterholders – 1069

HSBC Holdings is a British multinational banking and financial services company headquartered in London. It is the world’s fourth largest bank by total assets, with total assets of US$2.67 trillion. It provides services like Commercial Banking, Global Banking & Markets, Private Banking, Retail Banking and Wealth Management. HSBC offers a good range of opportunities to students to start their career in banking and financial sector. HSBC provides jobs to experienced professionals and it also hires interns.

Wells Fargo

CFA® Charterholders – 1051

Wells Fargo & Company is an American multinational financial and banking services holding company which is headquartered in San Francisco, California, with “hubquarters” throughout the country. Wells Fargo’s operations include Community Banking, Wholesale Banking, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Wealth, Brokerage & Retirement, Wells Fargo securities etc. They offer training and development programs that helps a student throughout his/her career.

CitiGroup

CFA® Charterholders – 917

Citigroup is an American multinational financial and banking services corporation headquartered in Manhattan, New York City. Citigroup was formed from one of the world’s largest mergers by combining the banking giant Citicorp and financial conglomerate Travelers Group. Its Institutional businesses include Capital Markets Origination, Corporate & Investment Banking, Markets & Securities Services, Private Banking and Treasury & Trade solutions.

Morgan Stanley

CFA® Charterholders – 900

Morgan Stanley is an American multinational financial services corporation headquartered in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Morgan Stanley operates in 42 countries and has more than 1300 offices and 60,000 employees. They provide services that include Wealth Management, Investment Banking & Capital Markets, Sales & Trading, Research and Investment Management. They have opportunities for students, experienced professionals and financial advisors.

Price Water House Coopers

CFA® Charterholders – 698

PricewaterhouseCoopers also known as PWC is a multinational professional services network. It is one of the largest professional services firms in the world, and is one of the Big Four auditors, along with Deloitte, EY and KPMG. It has been ranked as the most prestigious accounting firm for six consecutive accounting years by Vault Accounting 500. The services provided by them include Advisory, Audit & Assurance, Deals, Consulting, IFRS, Family Business services, Entrepreneurial & Private Clients, Legal services, Taxation etc.

Ernst & Young

CFA® Charterholders – 568

Ernst & Young also known as EY is a multinational professional services firm headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is one of the “Big Four” audit firms. It is the third largest professional services firm in the world by aggregated revenue in 2014, after Deloitte and PwC. It offers services that include Advisory, Assurance, Tax, Strategic Growth Markets, Transactions and other specialty services. It has 212,000 employees in over 700 offices around 150 countries in the world.

Top CFA recruiters

Source: CFA Institute

Hope this was helpful. CFA has great career prospects for anyone who works hard for it. So work hard and go for it. If you have any other doubts regarding the CFA® course , mention them in the comments box below and we shall try our best to solve them.