CFA® Program in Pune

(Chartered Financial Analyst)

Preparatory Program for CFA® Exam is an in-depth, exam focused and easy to learn training program for candidates to gain a clear understanding of the CFA® Program concepts. Based on real world case studies and examples, the program helps students pass the exams in the first attempt. Being a globally recognized qualification, CFA® Program is considered as the highest standard of professional excellence in Finance, and Level I is your first step towards achieving the CFA® Charter.

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    CFA Institute, US, re-approves EduPristine as a CFA Institute Prep Provider for the year 2023-24. EduPristine was also the CFA Institute Prep Provider for the years 2021-22 and 2022-23.

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    What is CFA® Program?

    CFA® Program is offered by the CFA Institute, United States. There are over 170,000 Charter Holders across 165+ countries. CFA course trains the candidate in all the aspects of finance, be it analysis, estimating, or forecasting the future performance of the company, or financial and portfolio management. CFA® Charter is considered the highest designation in the finance industry. CFA® Program provides extensive knowledge in the field of finance thus making it the best career choice for Finance aspirants.

    CFA® Program: What is it about?

    The CFA course covers ten key areas that include ethical and professional standards, quantitative methods, economics, financial reporting and analysis as per international standards, analysis of taxes, debt, global operations, corporate finance, equity investments, an equity portfolio, and performance measurements, fixed income, alternative investments in real estate, private equity, commodities, portfolio management, and wealth planning.

    The CFA® course consists of three levels- Level I, Level II and Level III.

    Level I CFA® Program introduces various topics like equity, derivatives, etc., which are eventually used for creating portfolios. Level I CFA® Exam is offered in February, May, August, and November. It has 180 MCQs (90 questions, 2 sessions – 2 hours 15 min each).

    Level II CFA® Program emphasizes on the application of various tools like quantitative analysis, portfolio analysis for doing asset valuation. Level II CFA® Exam is offered in May and August and has 88 MCQs (44 questions, 2 sessions – 2 hours 15 min each).

    Level III CFA® Program focuses on Portfolio Management and different strategies for creating specific portfolios for individuals and institutions. Level III CFA® Exam is offered in May and November. It has 9 – 12 essay type questions and 44 MCQs (2 sessions – 2 hours 15 min each).

    CFA® Program: Whom is it meant for?

    • Students who have just graduated or are in the Final year and want to pursue a career in Finance
    • Experienced Individuals who want to upskill and grow in the field of Finance
    • Individuals who want to master Finance with the prerequisite skills in the industry

    CFA® Program Duration

    It takes a minimum of 2 years to cover all the three levels of the CFA® Program. EduPristine provides training for CFA course in Online, Classroom and Self Study format. Students can opt for Full time training or part time training as per their convenience.

    CFA® Program Eligibility

    To be eligible for the CFA course, the candidate:

    • Should have a bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree or be in the final year of the bachelor’s degree at the time of registration. Or
    • Should have four years of qualified, professional work experience or a combination of work/college experience that totals four years.
    • Students with two years remaining in their undergraduate studies are now eligible to register for the Level I exam!

    CFA® Program Registrations and Exam

    Exam registration involves a two-step process: candidates first register for the exams and then schedule their actual exam appointment.

    • Level I exams have four windows (February, May, August, November),
    • Level II has three (May, August, November), and
    • Level III has two (February, August).

    For detailed information on registration and scheduling, visit the CFA Exam Updates page.

    All fees shown are net of any local Value-Added Tax (VAT), Goods and Services Tax (GST), Sales Tax or any similar tax payable by the candidate in their country of residence.

    In line with the significant investment made by the CFA® Institute in the evolution of the CFA® Program, including the introduction of Practical Skills Modules and Specialized Pathways for Level III, modest price adjustments will be implemented for the 2025 exam year. These changes will go into effect when 2025 exam registrations open in May 2024.

    Here are the key changes:

    Early Bird Registration Fees:

    • Early bird registration fee for Levels I & II will increase from $940 to $990.
    • Early bird registration fee for Level III will increase from $940 to $1,090.

    Standard Registration Fees:

    • Standard registration fee for Levels I & II will increase from $1,250 to $1,290.
    • Standard registration fee for Level III will increase from $1,250 to $1,390

    Enrollment Fee for New Level I Candidates:

    • The enrollment fee for New Level I candidates will remain unchanged at $350.

    Deferral Fees:

    • The price of paid (non-emergency) deferrals will increase from $399 to $449 starting with the February 2025 exam window

    Here is how we prepare you for CFA® Program


    1 Disciplined and Exam-focused training

    • Classroom/Live Online/Self-Study training
    • Training by experienced professionals
    • Exam-oriented content
    • Access to exclusive HD video recordings
    • Mock exams for practice
    • Dedicated discussion forum
    • Exam-focused Crash Course

    2 Soft Skills Training

    • Interpersonal Skills
    • Importance of Listening
    • The art of questioning
    • Self-introduction
    • Presentation skills
    • Time management
    • Emotional intelligence

    Exam and Market Ready

    • Frequent job updates
    • Customized career guidance
    • Interview skills workshop
    • Resume preparation assistance
    • Career Services

    CFA® Program Preparatory Training

    Level I CFA®

    Level I CFA® Program Training

    First of the three exams, it focuses on investment valuation, regulations & auditing

    Level II CFA®

    The second exam focuses mainly on financial reporting, fixed income and equity investments

    Level I CFA®

    Weekday Batch The Weekday batch is suitable for non-working candidates since the lectures are conducted between Monday to Friday. The Weekday batch is a rigorous training course and is suitable for someone with no knowledge of the subject.


    • Classroom Training – (Available in Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad.)
    • Live Virtual Classes – (Available for students all over India)


    Weekend Batch The Weekend batch is suitable for working professionals, who work on weekdays and can study on the weekend, and for Freshers as well who wish to manage studies over the weekend.



    • Classroom Training – (Available in Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad.)
    • Live Virtual Classes – (Available for students all over India)

    Level II CFA®

    Weekend Batch Only


    • Classroom Training – (Available in Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad.)
    • Live Virtual Classes – (Available for students all over India)


    Weekend Batch The Weekend batch is suitable for working professionals, who work on weekdays and can study on the weekend, and for Freshers as well who wish to manage studies over the weekend.



    • Classroom Training – (Available in Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad.)
    • Live Virtual Classes – (Available for students all over India)

    CFA® Program Curriculum

    Ethical and Professional Standards

    The topic covers challenges related to ethical behavior and the role ethics and professionalism play in the investment industry. Learn the framework that supports ethical decision making.

    Quantitative Methods

    Learn the quantitative concepts and techniques used in financial analysis and investment decision making.


    Learn analysis of fundamental concepts of supply and demand for individual consumers and firms. The topic covers macroeconomic concepts and principles, including aggregate output and income measurement, aggregate demand and supply analysis, and analysis of economic growth factors.

    Financial Reporting and Analysis

    Learn financial reporting procedures, framework, and the standards that govern financial reporting disclosures with an emphasis on basic financial statements and how alternative accounting methods affect those statements and their analysis

    Corporate Finance

    Learn the framework for understanding and analyzing corporate governance and stakeholder management. Learn how companies make use of leverage and manage their working capital to meet short-term operational needs.

    Equity Investments

    Learn the characteristics of equity investments, security markets, indexes, how to analyze industries, companies, equity securities and use basic equity valuation models.

    Fixed Income

    Learn fixed income securities and their markets, yield measures, risk factors, valuation measurements and drivers, securitization of assets, fundamentals of bond returns and risks, and basic principles of credit analysis.


    Learn the conceptual framework for understanding the basic derivatives and derivative markets, valuation concepts for forwarding commitments such as forwards, futures, swaps, contingent claims, and arbitrage.

    Alternative Investments

    Learn alternative investments including hedge funds, private equity, real estate, commodities, infrastructure, and the use of alternative investments for diversifications and higher returns.

    Portfolio Management and Wealth Planning

    Learn the fundamentals of portfolio and risk management including return and risk measurement and portfolio planning and construction.

    CFA® Institute, US, re-approves EduPristine as a CFA® Institute Prep Provider for the year 2023-24. EduPristine was also the CFA® Institute Prep Provider for the years 2021-22 and 2022-23.

    To know more, please visit:

    We sincerely appreciate the flexibility of teaching and customized guidance that the institute provided each of us. The intensity of the program prepares one for high pressure situations. We are very grateful for the very valuable training and assistance provided to us by EDUPRISTINE.

    Saloni Sharma

    EOL-E&P, Mumbai

    Well structured, comprehensive course that covers all aspects relevant to the industry. EduPristine's CFA® prep course has equipped me with all the skills required in my work.

    Kamlesh Kalike

    M Tech, Manager - Transaction Advisor

    I had taken up EduPristine classes for Level I CFA®. The coach and the trainers provided in-depth knowledge not only about the subject-matter but also about the industry. The trainers were highly qualified and explained all the difficult topics using examples which were not very difficult to relate to. They were very supportive and inspiring and also provided ample tips and tricks for exams. EduPristine also conducts mocks, both offline and online, and provides comprehensive solutions for each question. Their online material is good and the videos are precise. They also provide placement assistance. Overall, my experience with EduPristine was good.

    Tanmay Late

    MBA in Finance

    It was a good experience overall. They took the feedback and quick actions were taken in response when we asked to change the faculty for a subject.

    Hasanur Rahman

    Msc Actuarial Science

    EduPristine is one of the best institutes and I am pursuing CFA level 1 with EduPristine. I have attended their classroom session also, where the environment is good and faculties are best. Even in this pandemic, EduPristine is helping me through online classes and is sending me recorded videos which is very useful.

    Srivatsan Jagannathan


    Well set institute, to the point teaching and excellent placement support even if you are a fresher! The faculties are good and take your negative reviews from a perspective to improve the overall education and institute, aiming student satisfaction.

    Swarada Geet

    Bachelor of Commerce

    EduPristine is an amazing center for people who want to complete their CFA Program. The staff and faculty are very well trained and are ready to help each and every student. They ensure the student understands everything and feel comfortable. Online classes are also of big help, especially during the current situation when centers are closed.

    Nikhil Jacob

    Bcom graduate | Financial Analyst

    The institute has provided the necessary assistance in the conduct of classes and issuing supplementary materials, and faculties were knowledgeable and friendly. Happy to have chosen EduPristine, looking forward to joining for level 2. I'm confident about the course and ready to give my exams, thanks to EduPristine.

    Venkatachalam Manian

    It's been a really good experience with EduPristine. I joined in February this year for CFA coaching. Their material, Staff, and Back end support are really good.


    MBA in Finance and Marketing and working as an Assistant Manager

    One of the most efficient academic experiences I've ever had. Good academic structure and institution for students and professionals to pursue CFA and related courses.

    Sauryan Rajendra Dafle

    BBA (IB) - Private Fund Manager

    The beauty of this course is to have lots of practice. If one chooses to do it seriously, he is done with the subject. Trainers are also very good and are from a good industrial background. Whenever possible they try to relate this to real world examples. I am going to attend this again for topics that I missed out. I could actually solve my real work problem using the example demonstrated in the class. Thank you EduPristine.

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    Director at Harman International

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    FAQ’s – CFA Course

    Why CFA?

    CFA is an international professional course in the field of Finance. CFA is the only course that makes you a charterholder in finance, giving you the authority to practice the profession globally.

    What is CFA Course Scope in India?

    Candidate pursuing CFA can pursue a career as:

    • Equity Research Analys
    • Financial Analys
    • Financial Planner
    • Chief Financial Officer
    • Portfolio Manager
    How long does it take to clear the CFA exams?

    It takes at least 2 years to complete all the 3 Levels of the CFA exam with 6 months of dedication for each level.

    Can I work and study CFA?

    Yes, you can work and study CFA simultaneously.

    What is the salary of a CFA in India?

    The salary of a CFA in India ranges from Rs.6-20 Lakhs.

    What is the CFA course fee?

    There are different fees that the candidate needs to pay while enrolling for the CFA course and appearing for the exams. To know about the Enrollment fee, CFA exam fee, and the CFA course training fee, contact our counsellors.

    Can the CFA qualification help me go abroad?

    Yes, the CFA qualification can help you work abroad as it is a globally recognized designation.

    Do I get some exemptions in the CFA papers?

    There are no exemptions for the CFA papers.

    Can I take CFA exams along with my Graduation?

    No, you cannot take the CFA exams along with your graduation.

    Is the CFA course recognized in India?

    Yes, the CFA course is recognized in India.

    Is there an internship requirement for CFA?

    You need at least 3 years of work experience that constitutes of minimum 4000 hours of work to obtain the CFA Charter.

    What is the eligibility criterion for the CFA course?

    A candidate needs to be a graduate to be eligible for the CFA course. Students can however register or enroll for the CFA course in the final year of their graduation.

    What is the CFA syllabus?

    The CFA syllabus consists of 10 topics

    • Ethical and Professional Standards
    • Corporate Finance
    • Economics
    • Financial Reporting and Analysis
    • Quantitative Methods
    • Alternative Investments
    • Derivatives
    • Equity Investments
    • Fixed Income
    • Portfolio Management and Wealth Planning
    The CFA syllabus consists of how many papers?

    The CFA course consists of 3 exams. Each level exam is divided into two sessions, the morning session, and the evening session.

    Why EduPristine

    • One of the largest, oldest, and leading training providers in the Accounting, Finance and Marketing domain
    • Multiple modes of training delivery including Classroom (In Mumbai), Live Virtual Classes (Online), and Self Study Training for ACCA (Professional Level), CMA and CPA programs.
    • Modern and well-located centre in Mumbai, and services across all India.
    • A well-qualified group of 100+ Faculty members with an industry-relevant background in teaching theoretical concepts and applicability of those concepts.
    • Experiential & practical learning with exclusive HD training video recordings, exam-oriented content and guidance, Mock tests, etc
    • Supplementary classes to support and guide students with difficult topics and doubt solving sessions
    • One of the largest and oldest partners of Becker Professional Education- the world leader in US CPA and US CMA content
    • Gold Partner of ACCA and also an approved CBE (Computer Based Exam) Centre for the ACCA program
    • Kaplan content for the ACCA program with original books and 24*7 LMS (Learning Management System) access
    • Gold Partner of IMA for the CMA program and Becker Partner for US CMA Content. Becker is one of the approved CMA content providers globally
    • CFA Institute Prep Provider for the years 2021-22, 2022-2023 and 2023-24. Edupristine is the largest, oldest and the ONLY CFA Institute Prep Provider for so many years, in India.
    • Approved EPP (Exam Preparation Provider) of GARP® USA for the FRM® program and among Top 2 in India.
    • Partner of BSE Institute for the Financial Modeling program and among Top 2 in India
    • Partner of BSE Institute for the Post Graduate Program in Business Accounting and Taxation.
    • Over 60,000 students trained since inception and over 5 million hours of training delivered
    • Certified Great Place to Work and Safe Place to Work with over 60% women employees
    • Amongst the highest Engagement and Enablement scorers in surveys conducted by KornFerry for Adtalem Global Education
    • Focused on Student Success and Employability with an excellent track record and pass rates
    • Our website features testimonials from hundreds of satisfied students, as well as feedback from faculty members.

    What EduPristine is known for:

    EduPristine is a member of Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE), a global education provider headquartered in the United States. Adtalem has nine institutions and companies with more than 10,000 employees spread across 209 locations. The purpose of Adtalem Global Education is to empower students to achieve their goals, find success, and make inspiring contributions to our global community. Adtalem Global Education Inc. (NYSE: ATGE; member S&P MidCap 400 Index) is a leading workforce solutions provider and the parent organization of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, Becker Professional Education, Chamberlain University, EduPristine, OnCourse Learning, Ross University School of Medicine, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and Walden University.

    CFA® Course: CFA® Course Details, Eligibility, Fees, Duration, Syllabus

    EduPristine provides CFA® course training in Classroom format, Online format and Self Study format for all CFA® course exams – Ethical and Professional Standards, Corporate Finance, Economics, Financial Reporting and Analysis, Quantitative Methods, Alternative Investments, Derivatives, Equity Investments, Fixed Income, Portfolio Management and Wealth Planning. Students can find the CFA® course details like CFA® course eligibility, CFA® course duration, CFA® course syllabus, CFA® course fees on the CFA® course page. Students can also contact us for Free Counselling to get all the CFA® course details and CFA® course training offerings at EduPristine.


    CFA® Program (Chartered Financial Analyst) is offered by the CFA® Institute based in the United States. The CFA® Institute consists of more than 170,000 CFA® charter holders spread across 165 countries. A CFA® certification is considered the highest designation in the finance industry. It is a highly respected designation globally, and major companies prefer CFAs over other finance professionals.


    Below are the CFA® course details forstudents who want to pursue CFA® course in India

    • CFA® Course Eligibility:
      • Candidates and enroll for the Level I CFA® after Graduation or in the third year of Graduation. Students have to clear Level I CFA® exam to be eligible for Level II CFA® exam.
    • CFA® Course Duration:
      • It takes 2 years to complete the entire CFA® course. Each Level of CFA® takes a minimum of 6 months for preparation.
    • CFA® Course Syllabus:
      • The below topics are covered in each Level of the CFA® course
        • Ethical and Professional Standards
        • Corporate Finance, Economics
        • Financial Reporting and Analysis
        • Quantitative Methods
        • Alternative Investments
        • Derivatives
        • Equity Investments
        • Fixed Income
        • Portfolio Management
        • Wealth Planning


    The weightage of each topic changes with the Level of the CFA® exam.


    EduPristine offers CFA® course in 6 cities including Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Pune in Classroom format. EduPristine also provides CFA® course in India through Live Online Classes.

    • Professional Certification courses like CFA® are in high demand with working professionals.
    • With the changing study patterns and feasibility, Online Certification courses are a preferred choice among the majority.
    • There are several certification courses in Accounts that provide expertise in the domain and an opportunity for a global career in accountancy. Students can pursue these online certification courses in India through registered trainers and officially approved centres.


    EduPristine provides Placement Assistance by updating candidates on the available CFA® Job Opportunities after CFA® course  completion.EduPristine’s Career Services helps students build confidence and find the right job opportunities in the desired field through Soft Skills Training, Resume Building Training and other skill enhancing training.

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    CFA® Program in Pune City

    Pune is the seventh largest metropolis in India and the second largest in the state of Maharashtra. Pune city is the administrative headquarters of Pune district and was once the center of power of the Maratha Empire. Pune is known to have existed as a town since 847 AD. It was the first capital of the Maratha Empire under Chhatrapati Shivaji Raje Bhosale. Pune is sometimes considered the cultural capital of Maharashtra. Since the 1950-60s, Pune has had traditional old-economy industries which continue to grow.