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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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Your 2016 Level I or II Exam Results

A few days ago you either experienced the joy of passing or the disappointment of falling short. The result time is always slightly awkward for me, because I share the happiness of those who did well, while at the same time I feel for those who did not make it. For those who took the exam in June 2016, you will fall in one of the categories given below. Please click on the link which describes your situation. • Passed the Level I exam • Failed the Level I exam • Passed the Level II exam • Failed the Level II…

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Advice for those who just passed the Level II exam

To begin, I would like to congratulate you. You have passed the Level II exam, a significant accomplishment. Now, however, your next major target should be to clear the Level III exam. Unless there are compelling reasons otherwise, I’d recommend that you take the Level III exam in June 2017. You have a rhythm going, the Level II material is relatively fresh, so why wait? Now let us talk a little about Level III. There is a common perception that Level II is the hardest of all three exams, and so things get a little easier with Level III. This…

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Advice for those who just failed the Level I exam

If you failed the Level I exam it is natural to feel disappointed… but you must put this temporary set-back behind you and move on. Failure was never meant to be a signal to turn back, but instead an obstacle that the stronger and wiser use to boost themselves up and attain greater heights. Your recent failure might cause you to wonder whether or not to continue with the CFA Program, and if so, when to re-take the exam. Let us consider the first question: whether to continue with the CFA Program or not. For those who did not pass,…

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