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how similar are the exams year by year?

so I really want to get this exam on the first try and take as much time as I need. I’m using the 2019 cfa institute study materials to prepare right now and I’m wondering if it’s an option to take the cfa level 1 next winter or even the year after. I’ve read sources online that say it’s 80% year by year the same. while there are certain changes in how much you’re expected to know and what the policies are.

so yeah, how similar are the exams year by year?

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Depends on the year. For example for 2020, they revamped the entire curriculum so I’d say that the upcoming exams will be quite different than the 2019 ones. 

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he hasnt read L1 ethics hahahahah

really? I just looked online and found this link

https://www.efficientlearning.com/cfa/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2019/08/CFA_Level1_2020_curriculum_updates_BH.pdf

it pretty much says a handful of sections are updated and one section has been removed.

it also says here that the sections are the same topics, but the percentages only changed a little.
https://www.efficientlearning.com/cfa/resources/2020-cfa-exam-curriculum-changes/

i haven’t physically read any of the 2020 study material itself. I’ve just been looking at the 2019 curriculum. did you get to take a look at the 2020?

Codtrawler87 wrote:

Depends on the year. For example for 2020, they revamped the entire curriculum so I’d say that the upcoming exams will be quite different than the 2019 ones. 

srry, forgot to quote, post above^