All posts by Arif Irfanullah

Incoming: Level I Exam Result!

Dear December Level I Candidate, I am sure that you are anxious about your upcoming exam result. Level I is the first step on the road to the CFA® charter so everyone is hopeful for a pass email! You will either experience the thrill of passing or the agony of failure. Read my advice blogs on how to interpret your results and what to do next. If you pass read this blog If you fail read this blog Best regards, Arif Irfanullah, CFA

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Advice to those who Pass the Level I exam

Dear December 2016 Level I Candidates, In a day or two, the moment of truth will come.  I’m sure you have been anxiously waiting for your Level I result.  You will experience the agony of failure or the thrill of victory. If you have cleared the exam, this is indeed a milestone. If you are interested in my thoughts on what do next read on. I passed the exam.  What next? About this time every year I get the same question from successful Level I candidates: should I take the Level II exam in June this year? As with so…

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Advice to those who don’t clear the Level I exam

Dear December 2016 Level I Candidates, In a day or two, the moment of truth will come.  I’m sure you have been anxiously waiting for your Level I result.  You will experience the agony of failure or the thrill of victory. If you have failed the exam; always remember failure is not fatal. If you are interested in my thoughts on what do next please read on. I did not make it. What next? For those who do not pass the Level I exam, the typical advice is to keep trying; however, I suggest a more thoughtful approach.  Put the…

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Key Tips for the December Exam

With the exam just around the corner, I want to share advice with Level I candidates, especially first time Level I exam takers. Please read the the advice given below carefully. Before the exam day -Print your admission ticket and make sure the name matches exactly what you have on the passport.  If there is a discrepancy, inform CFA Institute as soon as possible. I know people who were sent back on exam day because the name on the exam ticket and the name on the passport did not match. -Get a good night’s sleep before the exam.  A fresh…

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Last week’s advice for Level I students

Dear students, With the level I December 2016 exam under a week away here is a little help and advice from IFT about what to do: 1-Login in on the CFA Institute’s website and make sure you do the practice questions and mock exam which are there. 2-Watch IFT Reading Summary videos 3-Review your personal notes which you may have taken. 4-Practice other full length mock exams. You can purchase IFT mocks here 5-Review formulas. Here is a free resource for you: IFT Level I Formulas – click to download.  Watch the formulas video here: https://youtu.be/tNtimFsUWE4 Our best wishes for your success on…

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