CFA Level 1, 2019
Updated on Jan 31, 2020 - 10:07 a.m. IST by Ridhi.Khurana
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CFA Level 1, 2019 - The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute has announced CFA Level 1 result on January 30, 2020 for the exam conducted on December 7 and 8 in two sessions, i.e. morning session for 3 hours and afternoon session for another 3 hours. The admit card was released in November 2019 and requests for change of test centres could be made till December 3, 2019. Candidates may note that CFA Level 1 is conducted twice a year, June and December. CFA Level 1 registration for June 2020 is open and last date for early-bird is over (October 2). Standard CFA Level 1 registration can be done till February 12 and late/ final till March 11, 2020. Candidates willing to appear for CFA Level 1 December 2019 session can check the related details like important dates, registration, equivalent fee, etc in the article below.
Latest: CFA Level 1 Result Dec 2019 announced on January 30; CFA Level 1 Registration (Standard) for June 2020 to be done till February 12, 2020.

CFA Level 1, 2019 Overview

Name of Exam

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level1

Frequency

Twice in a year (June and December)

Exam Level

Postgraduate

Medium

English

Mode of Exam

Offline

Number of Sessions

Two sessions of 3 hours each (morning and afternoon)

Type of Questions

Objective

Important Dates of CFA Level 1 (December 2019 session)

S. No.

Events

Dates

1

Registration for CFA level 1 2019 began

Fourth week of January 2019

2

Last date for CFA level 1 registration (early)

Second week of March 2019

3

Last date for CFA level 1 registration 2019 (standard)

August 14, 2019

4

Last date for CFA level 1 registration (late)

September 11, 2019

5

Requests for religious alternate date of CFA level 1 2019

September 16, 2019

6

Requests for disability accommodations at CFA level 1 2019

September 16, 2019

7Availability of Admission TicketMid of November 2019
8

Last date to request for changing CFA level 1 exam centre

December 3, 2019
9Date of ExaminationDecember 7, 2019
10Religious alternate for examinationDecember 8, 2019
11Declaration of CFA Level 1 result December 2019January 30, 2020 (declared)

CFA Level 1 Important Dates (June 2020 session)

S. No.

Events

Dates

1Beginning of CFA Level 1 registrationAugust 8, 2019
2Last date for early registrationOctober 2, 2019
3Last date of CFA Level registration (standard)February 12, 2020
4Last date for final registrationMarch 11, 2020
5Last date of request for religious alternate dateMarch 16, 2020
6CFA Exam: Asia Pacific (Levels II & III); Americas and EMEA (all levels)
June 6, 2020
7CFA Exam: Asia Pacific (Level I only)
June 7, 2020
8Religious alternate exam dayJune 8, 2020

CFA Level 1, 2019 Result

The Institute has announced CFA Level 1 2019 result for December session on January 30, 2020 in online mode. To check their CFA level 1 2019 result, candidate’s registered email ID and password will be required for login. The CFA institute also emails the result to the candidate's email ID. The status of result will display as ‘Pass’ or ‘Not Passed’.

How to check the CFA level 1 result through login?

The candidates of CFA Level 1 can check their result by following the steps provided below:

  1. Visit the official website of CFA at login.cfainstitute.org.

  2. Login with the help of email and password as shown in the image below.

  3. Click on the result option available on the screen.

  4. The CFA Leve 1 result 2019 will show.

  5. Download the result and take prints for future reference

CFA Level 1 Registration 2019

CFA Institute has closed the CFA Level 1 registration for December 2019 on September 11. The examination for December session has been scheduled for December 7 and 8, 2019. The registration process for June 2020 is open now.

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CFA Level 1 registration dates June 2020

EventDate
Registrations startedAugust 8, 2019
Last date for early bird registrationsOctober 2, 2019
Last date for standard registrationFebruary 12, 2020
Last date for late registrationMarch 11, 2020
Exam date for Asia Pacific (Levels II & III); Americas and EMEA (all levels)June 6, 2020
Exam date for Asia Pacific (Level I only)June 7, 2020
Alternate exam date for religious reasonsJune 8, 2020

The steps for registration are as follows:

  • Visit the official website at cfainstitute.org and then click on ‘Register for exam’. Then candidates will be asked to put an e-mail ID and create a password.

  • Opt CFA level 1 as the exam you want to appear for.

  • Fill the address details and click on ‘Save and Continue’.

  • Choose your CFA level 1 2019 exam centre location. In India, the conducting body has provided 6 cities (Bangalore, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai and New Delhi) as options for CFA level 1, December session.

  • Fill your International travel passport details like name, DOB, passport number, etc. International travel passport is the only ID proof that the candidates have to carry to the CFA level 1 exam centres for verification.

  • Check the eligibility criteria for CFA level 1 2019 and then click on the suitable item.

  • Choose your status of employment and answer the 9 questions regarding your history of professional conduct.

  • Read the 21 policies of CFA and tick next to the statement of understanding.

  • The candidate is required to choose the format in which they want to receive study material.

  • Pay the registration fee for CFA level 1 2019 via credit card, Wire transfer, ACH, cheque, money order or postal order. Check the different amounts of CFA registration fees below:

CFA Level 1 Program Fees

Particulars

Amount in USD

Enrolment fee for program

450

Early registration fee

700

Standard registration fee

1,000

Late registration fee

1,450


  • Review the application form and make changes wherever required. Now save the application form and take out a print of it.

CFA 2019 Level 1 Eligibility Criteria

This explains the minimum qualifications (educational/professional) that a candidate needs to possess for appearing in the CFA Level 1 examination. Given below is the minimum eligibility criteria:

Eligibility criteria/ Entrance requirements

Educational qualification (Any one of all)

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Final-year student (Bachelor’s degree needs to be completed before Level II)

  • Professional experience of at least four years (should not be investment related)

  • A combination of professional work experience and education that totals at least four years.

Required Documents

A valid International travel passport

Professional Conduct Statement Criteria


A Professional Conduct Statement form has to be completed attesting that candidate is in compliance with the requirement

Country living in

Candidate should be living in a country which is not excluded from participation in CFA program

CFA Level 1, 2019 Admission Ticket

The admission ticket of CFA 2019 level 1 for December session was released in online mode. Candidates have to bring the admission ticket ‘printed on clean, unused paper’ as per the Institute’s guidelines and students are not allowed to write anything on the admit card. CFA 2019 level 1 admit card contains candidate’s important details like name (as appears on CFA account), CFA Institute ID number, last four characters of passport number, date of expiration on passport, name, date and location of the CFA 2019 exam centre. This admit card has to be taken to the test centre along with the candidate's international passport.

Note- The details mentioned on the admission ticket should be the same as the candidate’s international travel passport. Otherwise, the candidate might not be allowed to appear for the examination. So, if there is a need of updation, candidates can do the same through login and go for ‘update the information on file’ and reprint the admission ticket after updation.

CFA 2019 Level 1 Exam Centres

The candidates get the details of exam centre for CFA Level 1 2019 in their admission tickets which will be available in the mid of November, 2019. Candidates are advised to duly check the personal details, etc and visit the exam centre a day before the exam day as well so that there is no confusion on the exam day. The main test centres for December 2019 session are

  • Chongqing, China
  • Jaipur, India

CFA Level 1 2019 List of Test Centres for December session

  • Bangalore
  • Jaipur
  • Kolkata
  • Lucknow
  • Mumbai
  • New Delhi

CFA 2019 Level 1 Exam Pattern

Candidates appearing for CFA Level 1 December session of 2019 should have a clear understanding of the exam pattern before giving an attempt.

Exam Pattern

Exam modeOffline

Medium of exam

English

Type of questions

Multiple Choice Questions

Number of questions

240 (120 questions in morning session and 120 questions in evening session)

Marking scheme

No negative marking

Contact Chartered Financial Institute

Official website: www.cfainstitute.org

Email at: info@cfainstitute.org

Toll-Free Number: 000-800-100-4025

000-800-852-1157.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CFA Level 1, 2019

Question: What is the profession behind CFA course?

Answer:

The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) is an internationally renowned course for Investment Management Profession. The charter gives a strong understanding of advanced investment analysis and real-world portfolio management skills.

Question: Who is the conducting body of CFA program?

Answer:

The conducting body of CFA program is CFA Institute which conducts the examination at the international level.

Question: What are the stages towards CFA charter?

Answer:

The stages of CFA include enrollment to the programme, passing level 1, 2 and 3 of CFA examination, having 4 years of professional work experience in the process of decision making for investment. After all this, a candidate becomes eligible to apply for membership of CFA institute.

Question: What is the registration schedule for CFA Level 1 December 2019?

Answer:

The last date for early bird registrations for December session was in March, 2019. Standard registration closed on August 14 and the final/ late registration will close on September 11, 2019.

Question: When will the registration for CFA Level 1 June 2020 start?

Answer:

The registrations for CFA Level 1 June 2020 commenced from August 8, 2019.

Question: When will the CFA Level 1 Exam Result for December 2019 session be declared?

Answer:

The CFA Level 1 exam result will be declared on January 30, 2020 for December 2019 session of exam.

Question: What is the mode of CFA level 1 2019 exam?

Answer:

CFA CFA Level 1 2019 exam was conducted offline at the test centre allotted.

Question: Is there any negative marking for CFA level 1?

Answer:

No, there is no negative marking for CFA level 1. So, candidates are advised to attempt all the questions without any fear of losing marks for a wrong response.

Question: What if a candidate doesn't possess an international passport?

Answer:

Having an international passport is the basic eligibility requirement for registration to CFA program. So, not having one leads to ineligibility for CFA Level 1.

Question: Is there any toll free number to contact the CFA institute?

Answer:

Yes, the toll free number for contacting CFA institute is 000-800-100-4025 or 000-800-852-1157.

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