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CFA Program

CFA Program is a globally recognized, graduate level curriculum that provides a strong foundation of real-world investment analysis and portfolio management skills along with professional conduct requirements.

The CFA® Program is split into CFA Level 1, CFA Level 2, CFA Level 3. Minimum time required to clear all the three is around 1.5 years. The CFA® curriculum equips the successful candidates with the most required skills in the global finance industry.

Bachelor's Degree

CFA Course in Mumbai requires the candidate to complete a bachelor's program or equivalent program and have received a degree from the college/university. This makes one eligible to begin with CFA Level 1 coaching.

Undergraduate Student

CFA Course in Mumbai requires your selected exam window to be 11 months or fewer before your graduation month for your bachelor’s degree or equivalent program. You must complete your degree program prior to the date of sitting your CFA Level II exam. So the candidate must plan CFA Level 1 and 2 coaching accordingly.

Professional Work Experience

  • Have a combination of 4,000 hours of work experience and/or higher education that was acquired over a minimum of three sequential years and achieved by the date of registering for the CFA Level I exam.
  • The dates of education and professional work experience cannot be overlapping. If you have a combination of work experience and higher education to achieve the minimum hours and years, assume that higher education takes 1,000 hours per year.
  • Professional work experience does not need to be investment related.
  • Internships/articleships are accepted if they are paid.
  • Work experience with your own business or your family business will qualify only if it is professional experience for which you are paid.

The CFA® Program Structure and Curriculum

CFA Level I: CFA Level I computer-based exam consists of two sessions having a duration of 2 hours and 15 minutes and consists of 90 MCQ’s each. There is a 30 minute optional break between sessions. Each MCQ is free-standing (not dependent on other questions). All questions are equally weighted and there is no negative marking. The exam is offered four times in a year in February, May, August and November.

CFA Level II: CFA Level II computer-based exam consists of two sessions having a duration of 2 hours and 15 minutes and consists of 44 MCQ’s each. Each item set on the CFA exam consists of a vignette (or case statement) and four to six multiple choice questions. Conducted twice a year in Feb & August.

CFA Level III CFA®: CFA Level III exam uses the essay format in the morning, and the item set format (like level 2) in the afternoon session. Conducted twice a year in May & November

Topics and Structure Level I Level II Level III
Ethical and Professional Standards 15-20% 10-15% 10-15%
Quantitative Methods 8-12% 5-10% 0%
Economics 8-12% 5-10% 5-10%
Financial Reporting and Analysis 13-17% 10-15% 0%
Corporate Issuers 8-12% 5-10% 0%
Equity Investments 10-12% 10-15% 10-15%
Fixed Income 10-12% 10-15% 15-20%
Derivatives 5-8% 5-10% 5-10%
Alternative Investments 5-8% 5-10% 5-15%
Portfolio Management 5-8% 10-15% 35-40%
Total 100% 100% 100%

May 2022 dates and deadlines (CFA level I and III)

Opens Closes One time registration fee Charges Total
Early bird registration 20th July 2021 1st November 2021 $531
(including GST)
$826
(including GST)
$1357
Standard registration 20th July 2021 8th February 2022 $1180
(including GST)
$1711
Scheduling deadline: 16th February 2022
Rescheduling deadline: 16th April 2022 for level I, 23rd April 2022 for level III

August 2022 dates and deadlines (CFA level I and level II)

Opens Closes One time registration fee Charges Total
Early bird registration 26th October 2021 1st February 2021 $531
(including GST)
$826
(including GST)
$1357
Standard registration 26th October 2021 3rd May 2022 $1180
(including GST)
$1711
Scheduling deadline: 25th May 2022
Rescheduling deadline: 23rd July 2022 for level I, 30th July 2022 for level II
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