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CFA Level 1 Course Highlights

Level 1 of The CFA® Course Batches start every month | 8+ hours of live faculty-led training every week | Proven CFA® Program teaching methodology

What students have to say about our CFA Level 1 Course

We think we’ve earned their trust and respect

The thought of joining any other institute for Financial Modeling did not even pop up. Being an IIM postgraduate, there were very few jobs that matched my expectations but Proschool’s Placement Team did a stellar job!

Piyush Kheradikar, ICRA Limited

If you are looking for a course in Data Science then look no further than Proschool’s PG Diploma in Data Science. Highly recommended program!

Jyoti Dixit, Accenture

Proschool’s Business Analytics course gave me invaluable hands-on experience that I can apply in my day-to-day business scenarios.

Soumya Pal, Marketing Manager

Think You Are Eligible For CFA Level 1?

Anyone can enrol, but we suggest at least 18+ age.

Also, a background in economics, commerce, finance or business is usually suggested, however this is not mandatory.

  • Have a valid passport
  • 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
  • Be willing to take the exam in English language
  • Complete the Professional Conduct Statement form

Clear all 3 levels of the CFA® Program

Be a graduate (or be within 11 months of the same)

Have 4,000 hours of professional work experience (full-time, any field) OR a combination of professional work experience and education totaling 4,000 hours (education and work cannot overlap).

Why you should prefer IMS Proschool for CFA Level 1?

65% + pass rate

We pride ourselves on pass rates that are higher than global averages. This is due to our expert faculty, unique course design and robust exam simulation

Exam Pass Commitment*

Worried about passing CFA Level 1 Exams? Worry not as IMS Proschool offers unlimited revision and doubt-solving sessions in case you fail CFA Level 1 Exams.

Expert faculty

Learn from experienced and professionally qualified faculty who are able to provide industry experience, exam-related insights and theoretical knowledge

Mock test design

Designed to replicate actual CFA exam patterns. Questions updated basis latest syllabus. Mirrors difficulty level of actual exams

Active learning

Learn by doing rather than just by memorizing theories and formulas. Faculty focus on real examples to give a context to each theory

Placement support

Complimentary placement preparation (CV writing, Aptitude tests, communication and mock interviews) and one-click access to curated jobs

Where Our Alumni Work

Our Alumni are all placed in reputed firms in high positions due to the knowledge and skills gained from this course.

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CFA Level 1 Certifications

Chartered financial analyst®:

Awarded by CFA Institute and recognized as a powerhouse certification within the investment domain. CFA institute was established in 1947 to offer world-class financial education to investment professionals. Since then, organization has spread across the globe to over 165 countries.

On successful completion of Level 1 exam, students will receive a confirmation from CFA Institute. The Certified Financial Analyst will be available post Level 3.

Additional certificate from NSDC

Awarded to all students who successfully clear ProSchool’s internal assessment.

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Meet your expert faculty

Our faculty are all professionally qualified and have rich industry experience, essential for giving a practical context to concepts

Sameer Gunjal

CEO Ennavat 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


Level I of the CFA® Program exam is held in two sessions of 135 minutes each. It consists of 180 multiple choice questions, and you also get optional breaks in-between.

When you enroll for CFA Classes at IMS Proschool, we make sure that you get the best value for your money.

You not only get 5 mock tests and 2000+ Practice Questions, but you can reach out to our faculty 24/7 to solve all your doubts.

IMS Proschool also provides 1:1 mentorship to the students from mentors who are all level I of the CFA® Program candidates and industry experts.

Since the CFA syllabus is vast and difficult to retain, our faculty helps you with customized study plan where they cover the entire syllabus in a way that it is easy for you to remember all the topics till the day of your CFA Level 1 exam.

In case you are not able to clear the exam on the first attempt, IMS Proschool would help you with extra classes and doubt-solving sessions at no extra cost.

You can expect a salary of around 40 thousand per month in the beginning after passing the CFA Level 1 exam. But it depends on the company and the city you are based in. In a metro city like Mumbai or Bangalore, you can even get up to 45K each month on a beginner level.

It depends on your goals. If you have decided that you want to pursue a career in core finance and not in sales of financial products, then the CFA® Program is a better choice than MBA. The CFA® Program is more affordable than MBA and is more finance-specific as well. If you are still figuring out which subject to choose, then you can go for an MBA. But from a finance perspective, the CFA® Level 1 Program is better than MBA in every aspect.

No, CFA® Program certifications do not expire. The certification states that you have cleared Level I of the CFA® Program exam and that you do acquire the list of skills and knowledge tested.

As per the latest update from CFA Institute, you can start preparing for CFA Level 1 straight after 12th standard.

You can also apply for this exam if you have 4,000 hours of relevant work experience. You’ll need an international travel passport as well before you enroll in the CFA® Program to take the exams.

Candidates will have to pay an enrolment fee of USD 350 one time. After that, the CFA® fees for level 1 registration is USD 900 for those students who apply within the early registration deadlines. After that, you’ll have to pay USD 1200.

The candidates get a maximum of 6 attempts to clear the CFA®Level 1 exam. However, you can only take the exam twice in a one year period, but the gap between two attempts should be 6 months or more.

While the curriculum of the CFA® Level 1 course is vast, it’s not that difficult to understand with the right preparation. The hard part of the exam is a large number of questions you’ll have to solve in the exam itself. The difficulty can be compared to a diploma-level curriculum. But just like every other exam, you can clear Level I of the CFA® Program with proper mentorship and regular practice.

Countries like China, USA, Canada, UK and Australia have high demands for CFA® Program candidates. This is because the CFA® Program is a course centered around everything related to finance, from procurement to management. MNCs in the finance sector are always on the lookout for CFA® Program passed candidates as they are skilled in finance and have practical experience due to the course. The CFA® Program is very much in demand, and it will always stay in demand in the finance sector.

Yes, math is compulsory for the CFA® Program. You cannot pass the CFA® Program exam without math. But on the bright side, the syllabus for CFA® Level 1 Program relies more on analytical skills than mathematical skills. By enrolling in IMS Proschool’s level I of the CFA® Program classes, you can easily improve your math to pass the CFA® Program exams.

Yes, all three levels of the CFA® Program have multiple-choice questions.

No, you cannot get a CFA® Charter without a degree. There is no precise requirement for the type of degree, but a degree is a must.

Yes. Candidates get an optional in-between break of 30 minutes during the Level I of the CFA® Program exam.

To prepare for the Level I of the CFA® Program exam, you’ll need to study for an average of 300 hours in total. If you study for an average of 2.5 hours for 4 months, you can prepare your CFA® Level 1 syllabus really well. This time is for self-study only; your learning sessions are not to be included here.

The CFA level 1 fees in INR are mentioned below 

Particulars Fees
Enrolment fee Rs. 28,987
Early registration fee Rs. 74539
Standard registration fee Rs. 99386

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The CFA instititue

The CFA institute was established in 1947. The institute was set up to offer world-class financial education to investment professionals. Since then, the CFA organization has spread across the globe, offering high-quality training to students in over 165 countries. The chartered financial analyst designation is recognized as a powerhouse certification within the investment domain. 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. The CFA Institute has come a long way in its mission to set an unmatched standard for financial excellence.