I will graduate from a Finance undergrad program in April and will have the whole month of May to study the CFA level I . Has anyone here passed it this way? Do you think it would be enough?
I started to study last month but the problem with this strategy is that I tend to forget the bulk of what I have studied previously hence it is not very efficient.
Preparing for the CFA with Limited Time to Study
Generally speaking it is doable to study for the Level 1 exam with only a month of preparation time but this will depend on your background / education and the amount of time you have to prepare. Coming out of a finance undergrad program it is wise to take a practice exam cold in order to see what level of preparation you already have coming out of school.
Our users recommended skipping the CFA prep books and focusing on the Scheswer notes. One user shared his advice below.
Definitely use the Schweser notes and focus on the most heavily weighted topics (FRA, Ethics, Equity, Fixed Income, etc.).
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