AuthorTopic: CFA level 1 pass rate
@2017-07-13 11:04:13
What's the overall CFA level pass rate? (Total and for individual sessions) I was told it is somewhere around 70% for all subjects. Is that true?
How much should I be aiming for during study sessions to achieve this?
I have 4-5 months left to study and do review questions while working. Any suggestions/ strategies I should use here? (e.g. completely take off derivatives or something that only account for 5% of the syllubus)
@2017-07-23 09:03:06
I think you would need around more than 70% questions correct for each section.
@2017-07-28 07:06:49
You probably need 70% overall, but not necessarily in every section.
@2017-11-09 06:24:32
July 2017

Level 1: Fail
The table below illustrates your subject matter strengths and weaknesses. The three columns on the right are marked with asterisks to indicate your performance on each question or topic area.

Multiple Choice
Q# Topic Max Pts <=50% 51%-70% >70%
- Alternative Investments 8 * - -
- Corporate Finance 20 - * -
- Derivatives 12 * - -
- Economics 24 - * -
- Equity Investments 24 - - *
- Ethical & Professional Standards 36 - * -
- Financial Reporting & Analysis 48 - - *
- Fixed Income Investments 28 - * -
- Portfolio Management 12 - - *
- Quantitative Methods 28 * - -

We have divided the full group of failed candidates into ten approximately equal score bands. Your score band below shows how your overall score on the exam compares with all other failed candidates.

For example, if your reported score band is 1, you scored in approximately the bottom 10% of failed candidates. If your reported score band is 2, your score was within the next band width ranging from approximately the bottom 11% to 20% of failed candidates. If your score band is reported as 10, you scored in the top 10% of all failed candidates.

Performance band of your overall score among all candidates who failed the exam: 7

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I passed! I did not get a chance to tell you before the exam - but your site was excellent. I will definitely take it next year for Level II.
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