3 to 4 years 

Three-levels of Exams

Score 70% or more per level (as decided by institute)

Multiple choice and vignettes based exams

 Mode of training

Online - live training on our LMS platform

 Overview of the Course
CFA-USA stands for Certified Financial Analyst.  CFA is one of the most coveted finance-based professional courses which enhances your career with the skills needed to excel at all stages of investment management profession. One has to clear three levels of exams and provide four years of work experience to become a CFA charter holder. CFA exam has topics as given below with each topic weightage differing according to the level with an increased focus on portfolio management in level-2 and level-3.

Topics in CFA across three levels

Ethical and Professional Standards

Quantitative Methods


Financial Reporting and Analysis

Corporate Finance 

Portfolio Management


Fixed Income 


Alternative Investments 

Key Roles for a CFA :

  • Financial Analyst

  • Research Analyst

  • Bond/Equity Trader

  • Credit Manager

  • Portfolio Manager

Key subjects :

  • Ethical and professional standards

  • Investment tools, including (but not limited to):

    • Corporate finance

    • Economics

    • Financial reporting and analysis

    • Quantitative methods

  • Asset classes, including (but not limited to):

    • Alternative investments

    • Derivatives

    • Equity investments

    • Fixed income

  • Portfolio Management and Wealth Planning

FAQs :

Q:  Who should take up CFA-USA?


Students or working professionals interested in pursuing a career in financial analysis,                       Read more...

Exam window :
June and December every year (Level-1)

December 2020 Exam Calendar (Level I)

Exam registration opens
5 February 2020

Early registration fee deadline
25 March 2020 (700$ + 450$ registration)

Standard registration fee deadline
19 August 2020 (1000$ + 450$ registration)

Final (late) registration fee deadline
9 September 2020 (1450$ + 450$ registration)

Exam Day
5 December 2020

Exam centre :
CFA-USA exams are conducted across the world including India. To check your nearest exam centre -
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Exam structure(Level-1) :

240 multiple choice questions     

Morning session:
3 hours; 120 questions
Afternoon session:
3 hours; 120 questions    
Question Format:
Multiple choice questions    
Exam Results Availability:
Within 60 days of taking the exam    
Pass Rate - 43%

Source -

Salary Range

Generally, fresh CFA exam passed without any work experience can expect a starting salary between ₹ 5 to 6 lacs per annum. The salaries, however, would largely depend upon work profile, sector, skills and experience of the candidate.

For more details on CFA placements - click here

Biggest Employers of CFA in India

*Note : Above mentioned salaries are median salaries and may vary depending on individual's experience, skills and job location. 

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What you'll get?

- 300 hours of interactive online training

- Quizzes & podcasts

- Video tutorials for key topics

- Training by industry experts

- Mock tests

- Dedicated WhatsApp group for discussion

- Learning material