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The World of CFA Charter

A Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter is a highly respected finance credential that showcases deep expertise in finance and investments.

This globally recognised qualification opens doors to diverse opportunities in finance careers. After completing the program, you can explore various finance career paths.

It covers economics, investment analysis, accounting, and ethics. With its well-structured curriculum, this chartered financial analyst course can significantly boost your career.

World Of CFA

Define your career as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

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Digital Practical Skill Modules

Better Career Choices

Connect with Industry Experts

High Paying Global Careers

Average Salary of CFA Charterholder is Rs. 20 Lakhs per annum

Career as a Chartered Financial Analyst

Career Opportunities After CFA

Business Analyst

Research Analyst

Equity Analyst

Portfolio Manager

Fund Manager

Credit Analyst

Investment Banker

Head of Treasury

Chartered Financial Analyst

4.8k+(Approx)

Job Openings

A Business Analyst plays a crucial role in bridging the gap between business needs and financial strategies. The role requires investment research, financial analysis, regulatory compliance, risk management and strategic planning.

Business Analyst

4.8k+(Approx)

Job Openings

A Business Analyst plays a crucial role in bridging the gap between business needs and financial strategies. The role requires investment research, financial analysis, regulatory compliance, risk management and strategic planning.

Research Analyst

Equity Analyst

Portfolio Manager

Fund Manager

Credit Analyst

Investment Banker

Head of Treasury

Chartered Financial Analyst

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Achieve one of the highest professional qualifications in investment management. Gain the requisite skills to thrive in a competitive industry. Imarticus is one of the leading learning partners in India to be approved by the CFA Institute.

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We are confident our chartered financial analyst course will definitely help you clear the CFA program. If we aren’t able to help you clear the CFA exam, we will refund the fees. Terms and conditions for the course are mentioned in the FAQ

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Experience the best learning resources from Kaplan Schweser, which is the globally trusted content for CFA preparation . Get books, study notes, question banks, and mocks to prepare for the CFA Exam.

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Our program instructors are known for teaching and mentoring students to clear the hardest finance exams. Their years of experience in teaching and practising finance have helped students crack the exam and perform well in their jobs.

Dual Teacher model

Our CFA charter preparation program operates on a dual-teacher model. One teacher will conduct live online classes for students, while the other teacher will be available to provide one-on-one support and guidance to students 24*7 who need extra help.

Doubt Clearing Sessions

We help you clear your doubts in doubt-clearing sessions with our Charterholder faculty, who will help you clear your doubts that you will encounter in your preparation.

Placement Assistance

We don't just stop at education; we assist you in landing the right job. After successfully clearing CFA Level 1, Imarticus Learning provides placement support, including mentorship, resume building and mock interviews.

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Open Collateral Representative

Citi Bank

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Pooja More

IB Operations

Intertrust Group

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Sujay Venkatesh

Analyst

Standard Chartered

The overall learning experience at Imarticus was absolutely great. When it comes to the course curriculum, it's very precise and the trainers are highly professional in terms of teaching and providing ..See More

Rudraksh Gandhi

Analyst Corporate Actions

Saxo Bank

It has indeed been a delightful experience to have been a part of Imarticus Learning. I’ve Gained a lot of knowledge of Investment Banking which I believe will help me in the long run. The placement s ..See More

Anjali Sharma

Open Collateral Representative

Citi Bank

I had a great experience at Imarticus learning. The course structure, the faculty, the professionalism and highly experienced industry trainers helped me gain a proper knowledge of IB which facilitate ..See More

Pooja More

IB Operations

Intertrust Group

The investment banking operations course at Imarticus is well-designed and proves helpful in developing oneself. The course covers all the topics related to investment banking. Thank you, Imarticus, f ..See More

Sujay Venkatesh

Analyst

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Learning Journey

Programme Curriculum

The CFA program curriculum consists of 3 Modules

Before starting your CFA preparation journey, laying a strong foundation is important. The CFA Institute offers prerequisite readings encompassing quantitative methods, economics, and financial statement analysis. While this content won't be directly tested in the CFA exam, it is a prerequisite for grasping the core curriculum.
These prerequisites are the building blocks to your CFA exam success. Start strong and achieve remarkable results on your CFA preparation journey!

The core module has 10 subjects, which are asked across three levels of the CFA Exam. The weightage and depth of coverage and curriculum differ depending on the exam level you are preparing for. Details of the curriculum for each are shown below.
CFA Level 1
CFA Level 2
CFA Level 3
Quantitative Methods
Economics
Portfolio Management
Corporate Issuers
Financial Statement Analysis
Equity Investments
Fixed Income
Derivatives
Alternative Investments
Ethical and Professional Standards

In this section, the learner will develop financial analysis skills to calculate returns, assess risk, and make data-driven decisions for investment management

Topics

Rates and Returns

Time Value of Money in Finance

Statistical Measures of Asset Returns

Probability Trees and Conditional Expectations

Portfolio Mathematics

Simulation Methods

Estimation and Inference

Hypothesis Testing

Parametric and Non-Parametric Tests of Independence

Simple Linear Regression

Introduction to Big Data Techniques

CFA Level 1
CFA Level 2
CFA Level 3

In this section, the learner will develop financial analysis skills to calculate returns, assess risk, and make data-driven decisions for investment management

Topics

Rates and Returns

Time Value of Money in Finance

Statistical Measures of Asset Returns

Probability Trees and Conditional Expectations

Portfolio Mathematics

Simulation Methods

Estimation and Inference

Hypothesis Testing

Parametric and Non-Parametric Tests of Independence

Simple Linear Regression

Introduction to Big Data Techniques

This section teaches analysis of fundamental concepts of supply and demand for individual consumers and firms. This also covers the various market structures that firms operate in as well as macroeconomic concepts and principles, including aggregate output and income measurement, aggregate demand and supply analysis, and analysis of economic growth factors. The section concludes with coverage of the business cycle and its effect on economic activity.

Topics

The Firm and Market Structures

Understanding Business Cycles

Fiscal Policy

Monetary Policy

Introduction to Geopolitics

International Trade

Capital Flows and the FX Market

Exchange Rate Calculations

In this topic, you learn the fundamentals of portfolio and risk management, including return and risk measurement and portfolio planning and construction. You learn to examine the needs of individual and institutional investors along with the range of available investment solutions. The capital asset pricing model is used to identify optimal risk in portfolios.

Topics

Portfolio Risk and Return: Part I

Portfolio Risk and Return: Part II

Portfolio Management: An Overview

Basics of Portfolio Planning and Construction

The Behavioural Biases of Individuals

Introduction to Risk Management

This topic provides an introduction to corporate governance as well as investing and financing decisions. This section presents an overview of corporate governance along with a framework for understanding and analyzing corporate governance and stakeholder management. This also highlights the growing impact of environmental and social considerations in investing. We cover how companies make use of leverage and manage their working capital to meet short-term operational needs.

Topics

Organizational Forms, Corporate Issuer Features, and Ownership

Investors and Other Stakeholders

Corporate Governance: Conflicts, Mechanisms, Risks, and Benefits

Working Capital and Liquidity

Capital Investments and Capital Allocation

Capital Structure

Business Models

This section provides a thorough explanation of financial reporting procedures and the standards that govern financial reporting disclosures, with an emphasis on basic financial statements and how alternative accounting methods affect those statements and the analysis of them. This section teaches to examine primary financial statements and provide a general framework for conducting financial statement analysis.

Topics

Introduction to Financial Statement Analysis

Analyzing Income Statements

Analyzing Balance Sheets

Analyzing Statements of Cash Flows I

Analyzing Statements of Cash Flows II

Analysis of Inventories

Analysis of Long-Term Assets

Topics in Long-Term Liabilities and Equity

Analysis of Income Taxes

Financial Reporting Quality

Financial Analysis Techniques

Introduction to Financial Statement Modeling

This section explores the characteristics of equity investments, security markets, and indexes and explains how to analyze industries, companies, and equity securities as well as the use of basic equity valuation models. Global equities are important for meeting longer-term growth and diversification objectives.

Topics

Market Organization and Structure

Security Market Indexes

Market Efficiency

Overview of Equity Securities

Company Analysis: Past and Present

Industry and Competitive Analysis

Company Analysis: Forecasting

Equity Valuation: Concepts and Basic Tools

This section explains how to describe fixed income securities and their markets, yield measures, risk factors, and valuation measurements and drivers. This also covers calculating yields, values of fixed income securities, the securitization of assets, the fundamentals of bond returns and risks, and basic principles of credit analysis.

Topics

Fixed-Income: Instruments and Markets

Fixed-Income Bond Valuation: Prices and Yields

The Term Structure of Interest Rates: Spot, Par, and Forward Curves

Interest Rate Risk and Return

Curve-Based and Empirical Fixed-Income Risk Measures

Credit Risk and Analysis for Government & Corporate Issuers

Fixed-Income Securitization

Asset-Backed Security (ABS) and Mortgage-Backed Security (MBS) Instrument

This section teaches you to build the conceptual framework for understanding the basic derivatives and derivative markets. You then get introduced to essential features and valuation concepts for forward commitments such as forwards, futures, swaps, and contingent claims. Finally, you learn to examine arbitrage, a critical concept that links derivative pricing to the price of the underlying asset.

Topics

Derivative Instrument and Derivative Market Features

Forward Commitment and Contingent Claim Features and Instruments

Derivative Benefits, Risks, and Issuer and Investor Uses

Arbitrage, Replication, and the Cost of Carry in Pricing Derivatives

Pricing and Valuation of Forward Contracts and for an Underlying with Varying Maturities

Pricing and Valuation of Futures Contracts

Pricing and Valuation of Interest Rates and Other Swaps

Pricing and Valuation of Options

Option Replication Using Put–Call Parity

Valuing a Derivative Using a One-Period Binomial Model

This topic explores alternative investments, including hedge funds, private equity, real estate, commodities, and infrastructure. You cover the use of alternative investments for diversifications and higher returns. In this curriculum, you understand alternative investments and the characteristics they have in common.

Topics

Alternative Investment Features, Methods, and Structures

Alternative Investment Performance and Returns

Investments in Private Capital: Equity and Debt

Real Estate and Infrastructure

Natural Resources

Hedge Funds

Introduction to Digital Assets

The focus of this topic is ethics, related challenges to ethical behavior, and the role ethics and professionalism play in the investment industry. CFA institute provides a framework to support ethical decision-making

Topics

Ethics and Trust in the Investment Profession

Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct

Guidance for Standards I–VII

Introduction to the Global Investment Performance Standards

(GIPS)

Ethics Application

A Practical Skills Module (PSM) uses a combination of videos, multiple-choice questions, guided practice, and case studies to develop your practical skills. To receive your exam result, you must complete at least one PSM at each level 1 and 2. You may begin your PSM topic at any time after registration. Each PSM takes 10-15 hours to complete.
To clear each CFA Exam level, candidates must complete at least one PSM module per level. PSM for Level 3 hasn’t been announced yet; it will be released shortly.

For CFA Level 1

Build a three-statement financial model showcasing an understanding of business issues, design best practices, and technical skills.

Develop fluency in writing Python code for finance-based data science projects using Jupyter Notebooks.

For CFA Level 2

Analyse best-in-class practices of successful equity research analysts and apply them to your practice.

Develop the skills to execute financial data science workflows using Python by applying advanced machine learning techniques from forecasting EPS changes to sentiment analysis.

Develop fluency in writing Python code for finance-based data science projects using Jupyter Notebooks.

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CFA Exam Structure

CFA Level 1
CFA Level 2
CFA Level 3

When?

Key Dates Of CFA Exam Calendar

What?

Subject Weightage In CFA L1

Where?

CFA Exam Centres In India

How?

CFA Exam Structure

February

  • Early Registration by previous year July
  • Standard Registration by previous November

May

  • Early Registration by previous year October
  • Standard Registration by February

August

  • Early Registration by January
  • Standard Registration by May

November

  • Early Registration by April
  • Standard Registration by August

February

  • Early Registration by previous year July
  • Standard Registration by previous November

May

  • Early Registration by previous year October
  • Standard Registration by February

August

  • Early Registration by January
  • Standard Registration by May

November

  • Early Registration by April
  • Standard Registration by August

Ethical and Professional Standards

Weightage 15-20%

Quantitative Methods

Weightage 6-9%

Economics

Weightage 6-9%

Financial Statement Analysis

Weightage 11-14%

Corporate Issuers

Weightage 6-9%

Portfolio Management

Weightage 8-12%

Equity Investments

Weightage 11-14%

Fixed Income

Weightage 11-14%

Derivatives

Weightage 5-8%

Alternative Investments

Weightage 7-10%

Ahmedabad

Bangalore

Bhopal

Bhubaneshwar

Chandigarh

Chennai

Coimbatore

Guwahati

Hyderabad

Indore

Jaipur

Kochi

Kolkata

Lucknow

Mumbai

Nagpur

New Delhi

Noida

Pune

Raipur

Ranchi

Surat Vizag

Visakhapatnam

Exam Delivery Partners

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CFA Level 1 - Exam Session 1

135 mins
90 MCQs
No Negative Marking

OPTIONAL BREAK - 30 MINS

CFA Level 1 - Exam Session 2

135 mins
90 MCQs
No Negative Marking

OPTIONAL BREAK - 30 MINS

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Ankur Kulshrestha

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Pankaj Goel

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Neeraj Gupta

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The Program Is Ideal For?

Individuals with an interest in Investment Management and Financial Analysis

Minimum Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who are in their 1st Year of Graduation

Start CFA Course Study at Just

₹ 10,000

(Admission Fee)

Balance 50,000 needs to be paid in easy instalments

CFA Level 1
CFA Level 2
CFA Level 3

₹ 60,000

(All inclusive)

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Imarticus Learning has a strong track record of success. The company's programs have helped thousands of working professionals advance their careers. Over 56,000 successful career transitions have been completed with us. Moreover, we have assisted 3500+ renowned organisations in meeting their human capital requirements by developing highly skilled individuals to strengthen their workforce.

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Imarticus Learning's finance education programs use comprehensive and effective training methods to impart knowledge, as well as a cutting-edge Learning Management System to seamlessly integrate online and live learning. This format allows students to learn at their own pace and conveniently while also benefiting from interacting with faculty, industry experts and other students.

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FAQs

About the Program

Exam

Preparation

Fee

Chartered Financial Analyst designation is a charter provided by The Chartered Financial Institute, USA. This qualification is considered highly valuable in the finance domain.

The CFA is a global program and one of the most respected qualifications across the world. The larger markets such as the USA, India, China, Europe, Middle East have the highest demands for CFA professionals. India is a part of the 160+ CFA societies in the world. You can find more information about the CFA society in India here.

Chartered Financial Analyst designation is a charter provided by The Chartered Financial Institute, USA. This qualification is considered highly valuable in the finance domain.

The CFA is a global program and one of the most respected qualifications across the world. The larger markets such as the USA, India, China, Europe, Middle East have the highest demands for CFA professionals. India is a part of the 160+ CFA societies in the world. You can find more information about the CFA society in India here.

Candidates who are within 23 months from the graduation date can take the level 1 exam, which means even if you are in the first year of your graduation, you are eligible to join the CFA program. CFA Institute doesn't put any restriction on stream or percentage to join CFA program and hence one who is at least an undergraduate can join the CFA program.

No, CFA exams have different exam windows throughout the year.

Following are the exam windows for different levels CFA Level Exam windows

Level 1

February, May, August, November

Level 2

May, August, November

Level 3

February, August

Imarticus will help you in the following ways:

  • 6 months of training by CFA charterholder faculty
  • Doubt-clearing sessions
  • One-on-one support from a mentor

There are 2 types of fees that you pay to the CFA Institute - First one is the one time registration fee (which is common to all 3 levels of CFA program). The one-time registration fee is USD 350. The second fee is the Exam fee which you pay for each level separately. The early registration exam fee for each level is USD 940 if you register during the early registration window but if you register for the CFA exam after the early window ends, then the exam fee for each level is USD 1250.

For preparing for the CFA exam, you will be provided 6 months of live training, doubt-solving practice questions, and mocks.

This will be charged at Rs 60,000(all inclusive) for training for each level of CFA exam

Imarticus offers you a unique Pass Protection or else Money Back Guarantee. While you study for the CFA course at Imarticus, you get a guarantee to pass the CFA exams with us or else 50% of your CFA course fee for that level is refunded to you. This is our Money Back Guarantee.

The Money Back Guarantee is designed to ensure that you pass your CFA exams. In order to pass the CFA exams under Money Back Guarantee terms, we require the following:

  • Min 80% attendance in live classes
  • Min 80% On-Demand Video Consumption
  • Min 80% Course Content and Books Consumption
  • Completion of all Mock Tests / Quizzes
  • 100% Attendance in Doubt Clearing Sessions if the student scores less than 80% in any topic
  • Min 2 attempts for exams
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