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3000+ Aspirants Trained

Exam Pass Commitment*

900+ Hours Of Training

Placement opportunity after Level 1

3000+ Aspirants Trained

Exam Pass Commitment*

900+ Hours Of Training

Placement opportunity after Level 1

About The CFA Course

The CFA® Program is a globally-recognised professional certification program that provides a
strong foundation for students and professionals in Investment Banking,
Equity Research, Capital Markets, Portfolio Management, Corporate Finance, etc.

Enrolling with IMS Proschool not only allows you to ace each of the CFA levels in one go, but also
helps you get a job just after CFA level 1.

The Flow of Learning

Here’s how you can become a global financial analysis expert.

What Students Have To Say About Our CFA Course

I have completed my CFA level 1 and am a student of IMS Proschool, Chennai. Throughout my course, in Proschool, I have been getting all the support I needed. The course was conducted in such a way that even people coming from non-finance backgrounds can understand the concepts well.

Bharathi M

The faculties were very experienced & had in-depth knowledge on the subjects. They always made sure that we understood the topics clearly & clarified most of our doubts on spot only then they moved to the next topics. Reasonable coaching fee.

Viveka Anbukarasan

 I enrolled for their CFA level 1 classes. All the faculties who taught us are well experienced and very supportive. Mock tests that they provided had good quality questions which helped me identify my strengths topic wise as well as topics which needed more efforts.

Nandhini R


Any individual who aspires to have a career in Investment Banking, Equity Research, Capital Markets, Portfolio Management and Corporate Finance must pursue the CFA Program. To be eligible for the program, you must hold a passport and If you are a graduating student, you can apply for the course in your pre-final year and take the Level 1 exam in the final year

Faculty Speaks

Get trained by some amazing the CFA® charterholders. Meet our army of talented CFA® charterholders who will mentor you through your journey.

Sameer Gunjal

CEO (Ennovat Research Investment
and Capital (Hedge Fund))

Yogesh Sakunia

Ex-CRISIL | CA | CIMA | Level 1 of the
CFA Program

Mushtaq Ali

18 Years of Experience in
Equity Research and FPA

How We Help Our Students Master The CFA Course!

We focus on personal career goals.

Exam Pass Commitment*

With Proschool’s CFA course, you can take advantage of unlimited revision and doubt-solving sessions if you don’t pass your exams.

Learn From CFA Gurus

Our CFA faculty members are CFA Charter holders with a combined industry experience of 30+ years. Get solutions for your doubts 24*7

Active Learning Pedagogy

Our one-of-a-kind system which engages students through case studies, practical methods & problem solving. Study in groups with like minded people.

Growth Support Mentors

Growth support mentors help to improve learning and enhance career aspirations as per the candidates’ potential.

Get Customized Learning Plan

Our faculty ensures that you get adequate time to learn all the CFA subjects in 6 months & revise all the subjects in 3 months.

Valuable Placement Assistance

IMS proschool and its network help you find the right internships during the course and the right kind of job roles after completion of the course.

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CFA Certifications

You become a CFA® charterholder after you successfully clear the CFA® Program level 3 exam and complete four years of relevant work experience.

CFA Institute 

In 1947, the institute was set up to offer world-class financial education to investment professionals. Since then, the organisation has spread across the globe, offering high-quality training to students in over 165 countries. The chartered financial analyst designation is recognised within the investment domain as a powerhouse certification. The course covers a variety of industry-specific subjects such as corporate finance, economics and financial analysis. There is also a high emphasis on ethics and professional standards. CFA Institute has come a long way in its mission to set an unmatched standard of financial excellence.

Certificate from IMS Proschool & NSDC

Students will also receive a completion certificate from IMS Proschool and NSDC on completing respective papers.

Check Your Eligibility

Get through this CFA quiz and wreck your brain for free

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CFA Program Highlights

Here are the key points of our CFA program

Focus on speed, accuracy and depth

Detailed learning of every financial tool

CFA charterholders as faculty and mentors

Rigorous practice and doubt clearing sessions

Learning resources include over 2000 practice questions

5 full-length mock tests to prep you for the exam


For Level I of the CFA® course exam, the candidate will have to pay a one-time program enrollment fee of USD 350 apart from the Registration fees. The Registration fees for all the levels are the following:

Early Registration Fee – USD 900

Standard Registration Fee – USD 1200

Exam Rescheduling Fee – USD 250

The focus area of CA is Auditing, Accountancy, and Taxation.

The CFA® course teaches Investment Banking, Equity Research, Investment Advisory Services, Portfolio Management, Wealth Management, etc.

CA is a statutory qualification in India

CFA® Program is an international qualification recognized by any Investment company worldwide.

The CFA® course is investment-oriented. Pursuing the CFA® Program means learning about Investment Banking, Mutual Funds, Derivatives, Portfolio Management, Equity / Debt Research, Financial Services, Fund Management for large institutional investors, Banking Industry, etc. The emphasis is on the analysis and research side instead of accounting.
CIMA is a ‘management accounting qualification’ for those working outside public accounting (i.e. audit). It deals with accounting-related issues within finance departments and companies.

Both qualifications are recognised across the world. The focus of the CFP curriculum is to create financial plans for an individual.

The focus of the CFA® course curriculum is to make financial plans, and work on research and other domains in the investment finance industry.

CFA® charterholders work in financial areas that deal with institutional investments. CFP-certified professionals are involved in advising individual investors, typically with smaller investment portfolios.

Recognition: As an analyst with a CFA® designation, you would analyse individual companies and industries intensively.

Area: The CFA® charterholders lean toward financial research and analysis, whereas the CFP looks at investment planning for individuals.

The CFA® course duration takes at least 2 years to complete, while the CFP can be completed within a year.

Profile: After The CFA® Program, you can make a career in Investment Banking, Mutual Funds, Derivatives, Portfolio Management, Equity / Debt Research, Financial Services, Fund Management for large institutional investors, Banking Industry, etc,

After the CFP course, you can make a career in financial planning.

Eligibility: You can start pursuing the CFP after the 12th year

You can sit for level I of The CFA® Program only after graduation or during the final year of your graduation.

Expenditure: Total expenditure of the CFP along with tuition fee is INR 50,000 to INR 60000.

The CFA® course expenditure is between INR 2 lakh to INR 2.2 lakh.

Salary: After completing the CFP, the annual average salary is in the range of INR 2 lakh to INR 4 lakh.

On the other hand, after the CFA® Program, it is in the range of INR 4 lakh to INR 12 lakh.

Commitment: Compared to CFP, The CFA® course exam is tough and requires more time commitment.

Exams: To get the CFA® designation, you must take three exams in a separate year. The exams cover finance, accounting, economics, investments, and ethics.

In CFP, you have to write five exams: investment, retirement, tax, insurance, and advanced financial planning.

Work Experience: In both CFP & the CFA® Program, you must meet certain education and work experience requirements.

You need to have 4 years of relevant work experience for the CFA® charter.

You need 3 years of relevant work experience for the CFP certification.

Without an MBA degree from a reputed B School, it is tough for engineers to get into finance. Still, with the CFA® course certification, it is possible because the course is focused on Investments.

If you are an engineer who wants to make a career shift to a financial field, then your top priority should be the CFA® Program.

Your engineering background gives you quantitative problem-solving skills. Along with a CFA® charter, your qualifications are a perfect match for the investment industry.

If you are good with numbers and have an interest in finance, then you should do the CFA® course. Financial engineering and quantitative finance is a field where they like to hire engineers.

You can start preparing for CFA Course by yourself. But, if you are someone who needs structured learning, faculty guidance to solve your doubts as and when you want, tips in passing exams or simply need some motivation in completing the CFA course on time, we seriously recommend that you join a good CFA institute.

At IMS Proschool, we make sure that you complete each subject on time and have sufficient time for revision. Not only that, you get 24*7 doubt solving faculty & study with peers who are adamant to pass CFA course.

Yes, now you can start preparing for CFA straight after 12th. And attempt your CFA level 1 exam in prefinal year. By the time you complete your graduation, you will be ready to appear for CFA level 3.

FYI, there are 5 scholarships that the CFA Institute offers. They are –

  1. Access Scholarship
  2. Women’s Scholarship
  3. Student Scholarship
  4. Professor Scholarship
  5. Regular Scholarship

To apply for these scholarships, candidates need to submit an application that includes their personal and professional background, their financial situation, and their motivation for pursuing the CFA program. Candidates also need to provide two professional references.

IMS Proschool will guide you with applying for the CFA Scholarships. Enroll Today.

Yes, students passing CFA Level 1 are eligible to get entry level jobs in core finance. Not only in India, you can appear for job interviews in foreign countries like Germany, USA, UK etc. also. Students enrolling with IMS Proschool get job & internship opportunities straight after CFA Level 1.

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