CFA Level 3 Registration 2020
Updated on Oct 4, 2019 - 4:49 p.m. IST by Ridhi.Khurana
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CFA Level 3 Registration 2020- The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute opened registration of CFA Level 3 2020 on August 8, 2019. So candidates aspiring for CFA Level 3 June 2020 session have to fill CFA Level 3 application form 2020 before the specified deadlines in order to appear in the exam coming year. There are three cutoff dates related to CFA Level 3 2020 registration, October 2 was for early birds with the least amount, February 12 for standard and March 11 for final or late CFA Level 3 registration 2020. The CFA Level 3 registration fees shall vary depending upon the last date before which CFA Level 3 registration 2020 is done. Candidates will be required to select preferred test centre location and this can be changed later on as well by making a special request to the CFA Institute. Then the test centre is allocated to candidates depending upon availability which is mentioned on the CFA Level 3 admission ticket. The exam is to be conducted on June 6. June 7 is the religious alternate day for exam conducted at Americas and EMEA, and June 8 for Asia Pacific. To know all the aspects related to Registration of CFA Level 3 2020, read the complete article below.

CFA Level 3 Registration Dates 2020

S. No.

Events

Dates

1

Registration for CFA Level 3 2020 begins

August 8, 2019

3

Last date for CFA Level 3 2020 registration (Early)

October 2, 2019

4

Last date for CFA Level 3 standard registration

February 12, 2020

6

Last date for CFA Level 3 late/ final registration

March 11, 2020

7

CFA Level 3 Exam: Asia Pacific, Americas and EMEA

June 6, 2020

8

Religious alternate exam date (Americas and EMEA, all levels)

June 7, 2020

9

Religious alternate exam date (Asia Pacific, all levels)

June 8, 2020

CFA Level 3 Eligibility Criteria

CFA Institute has listed a specific list of eligibility norms to be followed by candidates in order to appear for CFA Level 3 exams. Those candidates who do not comply with the eligibility criterion are prone to losing their candidature because CFA Level 3 registration 2020 is not enough for passing the exams. Given below is the set of educational and professional requisites which a candidate should satisfy, then only he/ she is said to be eligible for CFA Level 3.

CFA Level 3 Eligibility Criteria 2020

Must have passed CFA Level 2 exam

Educational Qualification (any one of the following)

Should be a graduate in any field

Four years of professional work (does not have to be investment related) experience

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

Documents Required

A valid international travel passport

Professional Conduct Admission Criteria

Must have completed a Professional Conduct Statement form to attest as a proof of fulfilling the eligibility requirement

Living in a CFA exam conducting country

Must ensure that they live in one of the participating countries. Residents of Cuba, North Korea, or the Crimea region of Ukraine cannot appear for the exam.

How to fill CFA Level 3 Application Form 2020?

Candidates planning to appear in the June 2020 session of level 3 have to first accomplish CFA Level 3 registration 2020. Because the candidates are already registered with the institute during level 1, they will not be required to start from scratch but will have to select the test location and assure compliance with eligibility. Given below are the steps to be followed for CFA Level 3 2020 registration:

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  • Visit the official website of CFA Institute or Click here to open the CFA Level 3 registration 2020.

  • Choose ‘CFA Level 3’ as the exam you want to register for.

  • Type in your address, click on ‘Save and Continue’.

  • Choose the most favourable test location for CFA Level 3 2020. In India, the conducting body has provided 11 cities (Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Jaipur, Mumbai, New Delhi and Pune) as alternative locations for CFA level 3 2020. However, Jaipur has been finalised out of the list.

  • Provide the information on your International Travel passport like name, DOB, passport number, etc.

  • Select the box next to the suitable CFA Level 3 eligibility criterion.

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

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

  • Choose the format of receiving your CFA Level 3 study material.

  • Now, candidates can pay the CFA Level 3 2020 registration fee via credit card, cheque, ACH, money order, wire transfer or postal order. The different amounts of CFA registration fees, as have been recently revised by the institute, are given in the table below:

Particulars

Amount (in USD)

Early bird registration fee (ended on October 2, 2018)

700

Standard registration fee (ends on February 12, 2020)

1000

Late registration fee (ends on March 11, 2020)

1450

  • Read the completed CFA Level 3 2020 registration form. Make corrections, if required.

  • Print out the filled up form for CFA Level 3 registration 2020 for future reference.

CFA Level 3 Exam Pattern 2020

Candidates appearing for CFA Level 3 June 2020 session should first understand the exam pattern because this is the most difficult level of all. However there are multiple choice questions, but herein, choices are not easy to make and thus, the difficulty level hikes.

Exam Level

Postgraduate

Frequency of exam

Once a year

Mode of exam

Pen and paper based

Medium of exam

English

Time Duration

Three hours for each session

Sessions of Exam Conduct

Two sessions

Type of questions

Multiple choice ‘item-sets’ and constructed response questions

Number of questions

120 (60 in each session)

Total Marks

180 in each session

Marking scheme

  • MCQs will carry 3 marks each

  • Marks allotted for essay style questions will vary

  • No negative marking for incorrect answers

CFA Level 3 Admission Ticket 2020

Candidates who have filled the CFA Level 3 application form 2020 will receive their admission ticket almost a month before the date of examination. Candidates will be required to take a print of the same on a clear paper, as stipulated by the CFA Institute. Candidates are strictly not allowed to write anything on this hall ticket. The contents of CFA Level 3 admission ticket are as follows:

  • CFA Institute ID number

  • The last four digits of passport number

  • Candidate name (as it appears in CFA Institute account)

  • Date of passport expiration

  • The name, date, and location of the test center which is assigned to take the exam

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CFA Level 3 Registration 2020

Question: What is the procedure of requesting for disability accommodation?

Answer:

Candidates can request for disability accommodations in online mode. They need to submit their form along with supporting documents (in English). A confirmation e-mail will be sent within four to six weeks. It must be ensured that the aforementioned documents must reach the conducting body before the closing date of requesting for such accommodations.

Click here to download the Medical Professional Questionnaire that must be filled by a certified professional.

Question: Can I swap my test centre after submitting my CFA Level 3 registration form?

Answer:

Yes. The CFA Institute will release a window for changing the test centre. If your preferred CFA Level test centre 2 is not available in the list, it implies that it has reached its maximum limit. As and when a vacancy opens, the test centre will appear on the list. The authorities will reach you via email regarding the status of your request within 1-2 business days.

Question: How is the CFA Level 3 exam different from Level 1 and 2?

Answer:

CFA Level 1 has MCQs whereas Level 2 consists of ‘item-sets’ wherein one mini case study is provided with 6 MCQ questions based on the information provided in the case study. Lastly, CFA Level 3 is a mixture of ‘item-sets’ as well as essay type questions.

Question: Can I edit my passport details after submission of CFA Level 3 registration form?

Answer:

Yes. Candidates can change their passport details in online mode. Click here to update your passport number, expiration date, and country of issuance if your passport expires before the exam. If not, candidates need to fill the form application form and submit it at cmservices@cfainstitute.org via e-mail.

Question: Can a candidate request for test centre change at anytime?

Answer:

No, there will be a specific deadline provided before which candidates have to request for a change in test centre location and the final one will show in the admission ticket. Candidates may note that new test centre to be requested for should not come under the same metropolitan area as the earlier one, as such a request might be rejected by the institute.

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