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One of the courses that has gained a lot of momentum in the management accounting and financial management field is that of a Chartered Financial Analyst. This certification indicates that a person has deep knowledge regarding financial and investment analysis, banking, wealth management, etc.
CAclubindia brings to you the best faculties of India online, so that you can prepare for all levels of the CFA examination, in the best possible way. We also give our students the option of availing free demo classes, so that they can be sure, before committing to a full online or pen drive coaching.
In order to become a Chartered Financial Analyst, one must clear the following levels of exams conducted by the CFA Institute:
The CFA Level I examination is administered twice per year in June and December. It focuses on analysis using the tools of the 10 topic areas of the Candidate Body of Knowledge. These areas are:
The Level II exam is only offered once per year in June. It focuses on the valuation of various assets and emphasizes the application of investment tools and concepts in contextual situations. Exam questions referring to Financial Reporting and Analysis are typically based on International Financing Reporting Standards (IFRS). The exam format is based on the below specified areas:
Ethical and Professional Standards
The Level 3 exam is only offered once per year in June. It focuses on effective wealth planning and portfolio management by requiring the candidate to synthesize all the concepts and analytical methods in the entire curriculum. The exam format is between eight to 12 multi-part structured essay questions and ten multiple choice questions to be completed within six hours. The exam format is based on the below specified areas:
Ethical and Professional Standards
The areas specified are these only but the intensity of the exams increase with the levels. To become a charter holder for CFA, a person needs to clear all 3 levels sequentially.
Before becoming a CFA charter holder, a candidate must meet one of the following educational requirements.
In addition to the educational requirement, the candidate must have an international passport, complete the assessment in English, meet the professional conduct admission criteria, and live in a participating country.
For the Level I exam, the candidate will have to pay one-time program enrollment fees of USD 450 (Approx Rs. 33,601.5) apart from the Registration fees. The Registration fees for all the levels is the following:
|Registration Type||Fees||Deadline (Approx.)|
|Early Registration Fee||USD 700 (Approx Rs. 52,269)||8 Months before exam date|
|Standard Registration Fee||USD 1000 (Approx Rs. 74,670)||4 Months before exam date|
|Late Registration Fee||USD 1450 (Approx Rs. 1,08,271)||3 Months before exam date|
We provide a whole year validity for all three levels of CFA with unlimited views.b. Wiley Question Bank and Self Study Guide
We believe that students must be the most comfortable when studying for their examination, thus, we offer the self study guide and the question bank for a better preparation for the Level 2 and Level 3 examination.c. Mock Exams
2 Full length Mock Exams are available both for Level 2 and Level 3 Examinations.
Students can watch video lectures anywhere, anytime and on any device. With online video classes, students not only save travel time but can also easily manage their work along with their studies. Students can also choose to stay in their hometown and study instead of travelling to the metro cities seeking good faculties.b. Revise your lectures more than twice
With online video classes, students can revise the content more than twice. Students can also revisit the lectures right before the exams for concept clarity.c. Counsellor Support
Students can speak to our counsellors for any help or suggestion by just calling on our toll-free number during office hours.d. Cost benefits
Online classes are much more economical than classroom classes. You can plan your studies as per your budget, the cost is so low that the students can self-sponsor their studies. With online classes, students can save travel costs, food cost and other expenses.e. Query Handling
Students can easily reach out to the faculties on call or via email to solve their doubts and queries.f. Holistic Learning with a host of features
At CCI online learning along with the video classes, students also get e-books or physical books. Students get access to the largest community of professionals in the commerce field. With strong technology, students get access to a dedicated mobile app for students, students centric articles, free files and notes.
Ankur Kulshrestha, CFA, FRM , is one of the most experienced CFA® Program trainers in Asia having coached nearly 95 batches over the last 11 years. He has done his Chartered Accountancy earning national ranks across levels. Ankur has worked with Suzuki India in the corporate strategy divisions and with Ernst&Young in the management consulting space. He is also an empanelled trainer with NIBSCOM, Reserve Bank of India.
Amit Parakh, CFA, FRM , is one of the most qualified global trainers in the CFA® Program- FRM space. He has a B-Com from Calcutta University and an MBA from IIMA. Having aced Chartered Accountancy (a national rank), FRM, CS, CFA Program exams all in the first attempt, he knows what it takes. Amit has been with ICICI Bank in the structured finance division. He has also been a sell-side equity analyst with JP Morgan. He carries an extensive experience of teaching specialised courses in derivative and fixed income.