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    Gaurav, Many engineering graduates and even...

    Gaurav,

    Many engineering graduates and even students (in the 3rd/4th year) have started appearing for the CFA exam. It is tough but not impossible to pass.

    So don't worry and take the plunge!:p...
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    The two courses have different focus areas. CFA...

    The two courses have different focus areas. CFA is more related to equity research and investment management. FRM is related to risk management.

    I personally think that CFA opens more doors in...
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    I agree with Neetu. Try Schweser's notes...they...

    I agree with Neetu. Try Schweser's notes...they are summarized and concise.
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    Yes, you can pass if you put sufficient amount of...

    Yes, you can pass if you put sufficient amount of time for preparation. Around 5 hours/day for 3-4 months may be required.
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    Sachin, I agree with your analysis. The basic...

    Sachin,

    I agree with your analysis. The basic idea is that CFA candidates need to score above 70% in as most sections. In 2-3 sections if you are in the 50-70% band, you can still pass the test....
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    Welcome aboard Sachin!!! Generally if you score...

    Welcome aboard Sachin!!!
    Generally if you score well in all the sections, then you'll probably score more than the overall min passing score.

    My friends and I have observed that there have been...
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    Take a look at this interview...will be helpful:...

    Take a look at this interview...will be helpful:
    http://www.daulatguru.com/interviews/32-switching-a-career-from-software-to-finance
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    Same to u. Don't hesitate to post any further...

    Same to u.
    Don't hesitate to post any further queries that you may have for CFA L1 test
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    You can practice the problems given at the end of...

    You can practice the problems given at the end of the study sessions in the CFA Institute books. That will help you to clear various concepts.

    Level 1 exam also tests your competency in using the...
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    I am an engineer who is trying to get into...

    I am an engineer who is trying to get into finance field. Have cleared Level 1. Will be taking Level 2 in June'12.

    What about you Mr. Khan?
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    You have to try and score more than 70% in most...

    You have to try and score more than 70% in most sections. If you score less than that in 2-3 sections, you may still pass the exam. Keep in mind that if you score less than 50% in Ethics in Level 1,...
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    In CFA exams, grading is done section wise. You...

    In CFA exams, grading is done section wise. You will need to get more than 70% in most of the sections. In Level 1, Ethics is very imp. I know some friends who had done well but had less than 50% in...
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    In accrual accounting - matching revenues with...

    In accrual accounting - matching revenues with expenses - was the cornerstone of accounting. Revenue can be recognized either if there is completion of the earnings process or assurance of payment.
    ...
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    Kabby, There are some theoretical explanations...

    Kabby,

    There are some theoretical explanations involving graphs that show how a dead weight loss is created in a monopoly and why that loss cannot be eliminated. I am avoiding those things and...
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    Read this news:...

    Read this news:
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-06-27/obama-targets-72-billion-business-tax-break-republicans-balk.html

    This is interesting coz if this happens then CFA syllabus will not have...
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    Do you suggest students to prepare from the CFA...

    Do you suggest students to prepare from the CFA Institute's books or Schweser notes? Or does Pristine have their own study material?
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    Mansi: You can see the link that Chirag has...

    Mansi:

    You can see the link that Chirag has posted. You can start reading the materials he has uploaded.
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    Hey Dude- I have cleared L1 and will take L2...

    Hey Dude-

    I have cleared L1 and will take L2 next year. Was planning to take this year but couldn't prepare due to heavy work load.
    Schweser Notes are enough to pass the exam. Just do as many...
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    In case any of u need the list of test centers...

    In case any of u need the list of test centers for June CFA 2011 exam, you can get it here --
    http://www.cfainstitute.org/cfaprogram/process/Documents/june_test_centers.pdf
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    I am reading Schweser's summary sheet. It's...

    I am reading Schweser's summary sheet.
    It's really good to keep memorising the formulas.
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    Guys...wazzup? How is ur prep for Level 1...

    Guys...wazzup?

    How is ur prep for Level 1 going on?
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    You can see a list of Indian CFA coaching...

    You can see a list of Indian CFA coaching institutes here and also try for discounts:
    http://www.daulatguru.com/discounts
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    I have heard the same...It's difficult to get an...

    I have heard the same...It's difficult to get an Associate position in an investment bank without MBA from top school.:mad:

    However, I know a senior executive at Barclays Capital, Mumbai. And he...
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    Hey Khan, As India is not a center for the...

    Hey Khan,

    As India is not a center for the June exam, which center will u choose?

    Sriram
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    Welcome to the gang ranjeet :p

    Welcome to the gang ranjeet :p
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