CFA® Program is offered by the CFA® Institute, United States. It is considered at the Gold Standard in Finance and Investment education globally. With heavy focus on investments and portfolio management, it produces highly trusted investment professionals across the world. It has 3 levels of exams which are extremely conceptual in nature.
Registration fees – $250 + GST = $295
Early Bird – $900 + GST = $1,062
Regular – $1200 + GST = $1,416
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The Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) charter is a professional designation (not a degree) issued by the CFA Institute. It is considered the global gold standard in finance and investments education and training. It opens doors to careers in finance and investments across the most prestigious companies globally.
The current CFA exam windows are as follows:
CFA level I Exam – 4 CFA exam windows in a year – Feb, May, Aug, and Nov
CFA level II Exam – 2 CFA exam windows in a year – Feb and Aug
CFA level III Exam – 2 CFA exam windows in a year – May and Nov
In India, the CFA exam is conducted in 15 cities. Candidates are required to select the CFA exam India centers location while registering for the exam.
15. New Delhi
CFA Level I prep requires a total of 450 – 450 hours. Spread over 6 months, that requires only 2.5-3 hours of effort everyday at max. CFA as a program is designed to be pursued along with other activities like:
1. College Studies (in case you are in College)
2. Job (in case you are working)
3. Internship related to finance field
Some commerce and Arts students naturally feel a bit underconfident in Mathematics. This subject has a 8 – 12% weightage in CFA Level I exam. However the interesting part is that it has none of the difficult math topics like Derivatives, Integration, Limits, Matrices, Determinants, etc. It contains relatively simple and practical topics like Probability, Time Value of Money, Mean, Median, Mode, etc. Also, you are allowed to use calculator in all CFA exams.