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About CFA

  • CFA Program is a professional credential offered by the CFA Institute (formerly AIMR) to investment & financial professionals and students.
  • The CFA Program Certification has three different Levels and the minimum time required to clear all three is approximately 2 years.
  • CFA® charter holder membership requirements are 48 months of acceptable professional work experience and passing the Level I, Level II, and Level III exams.
  • Global Recognition: With a six-decade history of maintaining a rigorous focus on globally relevant investment knowledge, the CFA Program is the most widely known and respected investment credential in the world.
  • Career Advantage: Employers recognize the CFA charter as the definitive standard by which to measure the competence, integrity, and dedication of serious investment professionals.
  • Practical Skills: The CFA Program curriculum focuses on the practical knowledge and current real-world skills necessary in the global investment management profession. These skills are immediately useful on the job.
  • Community: Earning the CFA charter places you in the company of an elite group of more than 90,000 respected investment professionals. Access to their collective expertise, networks, and resources is an invaluable asset. Source cfainstitute.org

Pre Requisite

  • Minimum Eligibility: The candidate should be Graduate or in the Final Year of graduation to pursue CFA Level I Exam.There is no Age bar.
  • To get the charter: Four years of qualified, professional work experience, in addition to passing the CFA level I, II and III.Prior work expereiance will also count,means if a candidate have 4 year of expereiance ,then just after passing CFA Level 3, he/she will get Charter.

Examination Schedule

Level I exam is available in June & December each year. Level II & III exams are available in June each year

CFA Exam
Level Style No of Questions Duration
I Multiple Choice 240 6 hrs.
II Multiple choice vignette style 120 6 hrs.
III 50% essay type, 50% multiple choice 60 6 hrs.

The recommended preparation time is 250 hours for each level.

Regular Classroom Coaching

Fees

  • Standard Fees : 30,000/= (Non negotiable)

Salient Features

  • Small batch size to give individual attention .
  • Expert Faculties and Well-Equipped Classrooms.
  • Online/Offline Mock Tests under Real Exam Conditions.
  • Weekly Tests.

Duration and Batch Timings

Weekends (Morning and Evening Batch)

Duration 3.5 months

CFA Level I
Subject Weight Duration
Ethical and Professional Std. 15% 4 Hours
Quantitative Methods 12 % 16 Hours
Economics 10 12 Hours
FSA 20 % 24 Hours
Corporate finance 8% 6 Hours
Equity Investments 10 % 8 Hours
Fixed Income 12% 12 Hours
Derivatives 5 % 8 Hours
Alternative Investments 3% 4 Hours
Portfolio Management 5 % 8 Hours
Doubt Clearning Sessions 0 8 Hours
Full Lenght Mock Test 00 24 Hours
Mid Term and End Term tests 00 10 Hours

The recommended preparation time is 250 hours.

CFA Level II
Subject Weight Duration
Ethical and Professional Std. 10% 4 Hours
Quantitative Methods 5-10 % 12 Hours
Economics 5-10 12 Hours
FSA 15-25 % 24 Hours
Corporate finance 5-15 % 16 Hours
Equity Investments 20-30 % 16 Hours
Fixed Income 5-15 % 12 Hours
Derivatives 5-15 % 12 Hours
Alternative Investments 5-15 % 12 Hours
Portfolio Management 5-15 % 8 Hours
Doubt Clearning Sessions 0 8 Hours
Full Lenght Mock Test 00 24 Hours
Mid Term and End Term tests 00 10 Hours

The recommended preparation time is 250 hours .

Online Live Coaching

Fees

  • Standard Fees : 30,000/= (Non negotiable)

Salient Features

  • Just like in a real-world classroom, a student in a virtual classroom participates in synchronous instruction, which means that the teacher and students are logged into the virtual learning environment at the same time.
  • Students will be provided Login Details to join the live session after they register for Free DEMO.
  • Flexible batch timings for professionals.
  • Weekly Tests.
  • Mock Exams.

Duration and Batch Timings

Weekends ( Evening Batch)

Duration 3.5 months

CFA Level I
Subject Weight Duration
Ethical and Professional Std. 15% 4 Hours
Quantitative Methods 12 % 16 Hours
Economics 10 12 Hours
FSA 20 % 24 Hours
Corporate finance 8% 6 Hours
Equity Investments 10 % 8 Hours
Fixed Income 12% 12 Hours
Derivatives 5 % 8 Hours
Alternative Investments 3% 4 Hours
Portfolio Management 5 % 8 Hours
Doubt Clearning Sessions 0 8 Hours
Full Lenght Mock Test 00 24 Hours
Mid Term and End Term tests 00 10 Hours

The recommended preparation time is 250 hours.

CFA Level II
Subject Weight Duration
Ethical and Professional Std. 10% 4 Hours
Quantitative Methods 5-10 % 12 Hours
Economics 5-10 12 Hours
FSA 15-25 % 24 Hours
Corporate finance 5-15 % 16 Hours
Equity Investments 20-30 % 16 Hours
Fixed Income 5-15 % 12 Hours
Derivatives 5-15 % 12 Hours
Alternative Investments 5-15 % 12 Hours
Portfolio Management 5-15 % 8 Hours
Doubt Clearning Sessions 0 8 Hours
Full Lenght Mock Test 00 24 Hours
Mid Term and End Term tests 00 10 Hours

The recommended preparation time is 250 hours .

Extensive Classroom Coaching

Fees

  • Standard Fees : 1,25,000/= (Non negotiable)

Salient Features

  • Personalized attention .
  • UNLIMITED DOUBT CLEARING AND TOPICS WILL BE TAUGHT REPEATEDLY UNTIL A STUDENT GRAPS IT.
  • Full support till exam date.
  • Crash course included.
  • Study material and exclusive professor's notes will be provided.
  • We have 100 percent pass rate in this format.
  • Expert Faculties and well-equipped classrooms.
  • Flexible batch timings for professionals .

June 2018 Exam (Level I)

There are three possible registration deadlines for each CFA Exam, and fees increases with each subsequent deadline.A one time enrollment fee is required when you register for your first level 1 CFA program exam.The one time program enrollment fees(USD 450) and the exam registration fee are paybable in USD only.
Deadline Date Fees
1st. 17th October, 2018 Passed
2nd 13thFebruary, 2019 $950 +$450
3rd 13thMarch, 2019 $1380 +$450
What is CFA Level I Exam ?

 “This is the first of three exams offered by the CFA Institute. This exam (in addition to other requirements) must be passed for an individual to become a CFA charter holder. The CFA program is a globally recognized standard for measuring the competence and integrity of financial analysts. Level 1 focuses on tools and concepts that apply to investment valuation and management.

What is the Eligibility Criteria for CFA ?
  • Have a bachelor's (or equivalent) degree or be in the final year of your bachelor's degree program at the time of registration*.
  • Have a valid international travel passport (required for enrollment and exam registration).
  • As fees are to be paid by credit cards only .One needs to have a credit card with limit of around 65 thousand INR(but fees varies).
  • You should have a good understanding of Quantitative analysis (Stats), Balance Sheet as well as of Economics and Financial Market Instruments (Stock market products) .
What types of Calculators are permitted in the Exam ?

Only two calculator models are authorized for use during CFA Program exams:

  • Texas Instruments BA II Plus (including BA II Plus Professional).
  • Hewlett Packard 12C (including the HP 12C Platinum, 12C Platinum 25th anniversary edition, 12C 30th anniversary edition, and HP 12C Prestige) .

We recommend BA II plus .

Where we get the study material ?

There are many online and offline source

  • Syudy material is provided by CFA institute after you register for the Exam.These books are bit elaborative in nature,but is good if one wants a detail and deep preparation.
  • For online source you can visit Investopedia,the link is provided in the footer of this website.We are also working in this direction to make available online notes on this website .

*contact us for Hard copy of the notes

Can I pass the CFA Exam if I do poorly in the ethics ?

You may still pass the Chartered Financial Analysis (CFA) Level I even if you fare poorly in the ethics section, but don't count on it. The CFA Institute has long emphasized that ethics is a particular area of focus for it. The seriousness with which the CFA Institute views ethics is evident from the fact that for exam candidates with borderline total scores, performance on the ethics section can mean the difference between passing and failing the exam. This is true for all three levels of the CFA and not just for Level I.

What score do I need to pass the exams ?

The CFA institute does not reveal the passing score. However a rough estimate after reviewing score card of many students our institute held that score of 70% is safe.

This means that in each Exam session(Morning and Evening) one needs to attempt around 80 questions out of 120 correct.

What type of exams are these ?
Time Limit: 6 hours.
Cost: Varies.
Number of Questions: 240.
Passing Score: Varies Anually.
Passing Rates: As of June 2015, 39%.
Format: Multiple Choice.
Prerequisites: Bachelor's degree or equivalent. An exemption can be made where you can write the level 1 if you a) are in the final year of your undergraduate program, b) have four years of professional experience, or c) have a combination of both, equating to at least four years.
Corequisites: Four years of qualifying work experience must be obtained.
Exam Date(s): June and December.
Exam Results: Usually provided within 60 days.
Offical Exam Website: CFAInstitute.org

How will CFA benefit my career ?

Employers and media around the world recognize the CFA charter as the standard of professional excellence. With such widespread recognition, CFA charterholders earn a significant competitive advantage for international employment.

Top 10 employers of CFA Institute members*:

  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Barclays
  • Citigroup
  • Credit Suisse
  • Deutsche Bank
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
  • RBC
  • UBS
  • Wells Fargo

*Based on self-reported employment data from CFA Institute members.

What Would Be A Expected Salary After passing Lvl l ?

CFA certification ensures better earnings for professionals in India as well. An entry level CFA holder earns an average annual salary of Rs. 5 lakhs and with the growing years of experience, the salary figure keeps increasing. Having seven to eight years of experience, a CFA holder can earn an average annual salary of Rs. 15 lakhs. The employer type and working ground also plays a major role in deciding on the CFA salary. Companies irrespective of the size have been paying handsome salaries to CFA credential holders in India.

Why Us

Do you provide a free Demo class ?

Yes, we allow students to take two free classes.We do not organize dummy Demo class.In fact we start with Quant,which is supposed to be toughest part of CFA and in IInd Demo we touch Financial Reporting analysis.If one gains substantial understanding of these two grey area then rest of the syllabus is just a piece of cake . .

  • Free DEMO.
  • Our first lecture (DEMO), where we generally take up hardest part of syllabus gives a student fair understanding of our academic standard and style of teaching before paying course fees.
  • Small batch size to give Personalized attention .
  • Expert Faculties and well-equipped classrooms.
  • Our Faculties maintain very orderly pattern and pace throughout the course .
  • Flexible batch timings .
  • Excellent Pass rate.
  • You can either buy an online or Face to Face coaching package.
What is the minimum duration of course ?

We have one weekend/holiday program for working professionals and one regular class for full time student.We generally cover course 15 days before exam schedule.

When is the next Demo class ?

Pls Visit our home page for detail.




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