CFA Level 3 Sample Papers 2019
Updated on Aug 9, 2019 - 5:17 p.m. IST by Naureen Gurung
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CFA Level 3 Sample Papers 2019 - The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute released the CFA Level 3 2019 sample papers to help the candidates with their preparation. Along with the CFA Level 3 sample papers 2019, the question paper given below also help candidates identify their weaker areas and work harder on them. The CFA Level 3 sample papers 2019 familiarize the candidates with the type of questions, marking scheme, difficulty level, time to be allotted to each question, etc. The CFA Level 3 exam pattern 2019 includes ‘item-sets’ (like CFA Level 2) and constructed response questions wherein candidates are required to answer on a blank page as well as a page consisting of labeled boxes to provide a visual structure to their answers. Thus, to understand such a complex paper structure, it becomes essential for candidates to practice from the sample papers of CFA Level 3. For more details regarding the CFA Level 3 2019 sample papers, read the full article below.
Latest: CFA Level 3 2019 result to be declared on August 20. CFA Level 3 Registration for June 2020 commenced on August 8, 2019.


CFA Level 3 Sample Papers 2019

Candidates who prepared for CFA Level 3 2019 could check the links below to download the CFA Level 3 2019 sample papers. These are the official sample and question papers released by the official CFA website to help candidates boost their preparation and understand the concept of ‘item-sets’ and essay type questions. By taking the first two levels, candidates are mostly used to answering MCQs. However, in the final step i.e., CFA Level 3 is full of case studies involving two or more mathematical equations. Candidates are required to effectively apply all the concepts they have acquired in the previous levels and solve practical, real life situations.

Click the links below to download CFA Level 3 sample papers for free:

Click here to view the CFA Level 3 Sample Paper (Item Set questions)

Click here to view the CFA Level 3 2015 Question Paper (Essay type questions)

CFA Level 3 Exam Pattern 2019

Candidates can view the CFA Level 3 exam pattern 2019 given below to get familiar with the type of questions that will be asked in the exam. Doing so will help them prepare better and gain confidence for the exam day.

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CFA Level 3 2019 Exam Pattern

Mode of exam

Pen and paper based

Medium of exam

English

Type of questions

‘Item-sets’ and constructed response questions

Number of questions

120 (60 in each session)

Total marks

360 (180 for each session)

Marking scheme

  • MCQs will carry 3 marks each

  • Marks allotted for essay style questions will vary

  • No negative marking for incorrect answers

Topics to be studied for CFA Level 3 2019

  • Equity Investments

  • Economics

  • Ethical and Professional Standards

  • Fixed Income

  • Portfolio Management

  • Derivatives

  • Alternative Investments

CFA Level 3 Sample Papers 2019: Frequently Asked Questions

Question- Do I need to revise the concepts of Level 1 and Level 2 to do well in the CFA Level 3 exam?

Answer- Yes. The question paper of CFA Level 3 2019 is designed to test the candidates’ practical ability to apply all the concepts learnt in the previous levels. Candidates must also revise the questions from CFA Level 2 to refresh their understanding of item-sets.

Question- How many hours should I devote to studying for the CFA Level 3 exam every day?

Answer- According to CFA Institute’s recommendation, candidates must invest at least 300 hours for Level 3 preparation. It is up to the student on how much he/ she wants to study in a day. It is advised to start early so that the study schedule does not get hectic.

Question- What is the minimum passing score?

Answer- To ensure fairness to candidates appearing in different sessions, the CFA Institute Board of Governors changes the minimum passing score (MPS) of the CFA (all levels) exam each year. As the difficulty level of the question paper varies each year, changing the MPS accordingly is a wise practice.

Question- Is rough work allowed on the answer sheet?

Answer- Not on the answer sheet but there will be space given in the exam (question) booklet labelled as ‘This Page is Intentionally Left Blank’. Carrying extra sheets, from home, for rough work is not allowed in the test centre. The CFA Level 3 admission ticket 2019 must also not be used for rough work.

Question- Which topics will carry the most weightage in CFA Level 3 2019?

Answer- Most of the questions are likely to be asked from ‘Fixed Income’.

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