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When did you first sit for the Level 1?

i’m a slow one too…

2012: Level 1 Fail, Band 10

2013: Level 1 Pass

2014: break

2015: Level 2 Fail, band 5

2016: Level 2 Pass

2017: Level 3 Fail, Band 10

2018: Level 3 ???

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I think I have everyone beat.

2003, December:  Level 1 Pass (very confident afterwards, will obtain my CFA in 18 months)

2004: Level 2 Fail (before bands were calculated)

2005: Level 2 Fail (before bands were calculated)

2006: skipped year - Army War College 

2007: skipped year - Army War College, received Master in Strategic Studies

2008: skipped year - life

2009: skipped year - life

2010: skipped year - life

2011: skipped year - life

2012: skipped year - life

2013: skipped year - life

2014: Level 2 Fail, band 6

2015: Level 2 Fail, band 10

2016: Level 2 Pass

2017: Level 3 Fail, band 4

2018:  ???

2015, June: Level 1 Pass

2016: Level 2, Band 8

2017: Level 2, Pass

2018: Level 3, ???

Dec 16 for me

For this crew…. what’d you think of the difficulty of the quick turnaround to L2 relative to the difficulty of study period for L3? Harder or easier?

get down with OPP

June 2014 -          Level 1, Band 7 (attempted just out of school, no study)

December 2015 - Level 1, Pass (actually studied, lol)

June 2017 -          Level 2, Pass (studied, blood, sweat, and tears)

June 2018 -          Level 3, ?  (hopefully studied enough)

Level 1 Dec 2015, pass

Level 2 June 2016, pass

Level 3 June 2017, pass

CFA Instructor for Level 1 course, spring 2018

I did some detailed calculations from available data and about 3% of the people who take Level 1 finish in 18 months.  Similar amount in 24 months.  Of those who actually pass all 3 levels, around 12-15% do it in 18 months.  In order for the numbers to work, there are a lot of people who pass every attempt, but take a break and skip an exam.  

june 2015

failed for the first time at level 3 last year, so close but yet so far. shook my self-belief alot but i was worn out by the start of the programme. should have taken a break. missed about 3 questions spending too long on some questions.

this year was much better, finished on time. felt manageable, hoping for the best

June 2016

sh@t Never Quit. You’re really living up to your name. 

When I decided to enroll into de CFA Program I was really hyped, self-encouraged and committed. My target was always to learn, not just pass the exams. My trend:

DEC 2014 - L1 pass

JUN 2015 - Skipped for studying L2, active member in AF

JUN 2016 - L2 pass

JUN 2017 - Skipped year for a better job performance

MAR 2018 - Tried to enroll in the FRM Program, but found out risk management was not my main interest.

JUN 2018 - Skipped year for a better job performance

JUN 2019 - Going to pass L3 :)

In both of years I skipped L3, I paid my fee anyway in case the circumstances pointed to ”study and work” and no just “work”, but It didn’t. I will enroll this august again.

Another advantage of skipping L3 is that I got more than 4y of pro experience in the financial industry and good recommendations.

Las almas de todos los hombres son inmortales, pero las almas de los justos son inmortales y divinas.
Sócrates

June 2016 - Passed Level 1

June 2017 - Passed Level 2

June 2018 - Sat for Level 3 and almost certainly passed

Dec 15 - Pass L1

June 16 - Pass L2

June 17 - Fail - Band 8 L3 :-(

June 18 - TBD

1994 - fail L1

1995 - pass L1

1999 - fail L2

2013 - fail L2

2014 - fail L2

2015 - pass L2

2016 - fail L3 (band 2)

2017 - fail L3 (band 10)

2018 - ???

I sat in pole position for the test and I think I had the lowest number (six figures starting with a 2). 

tristatecoog wrote:

1994 - fail L1

1995 - pass L1

1999 - fail L2

2013 - fail L2

2014 - fail L2

2015 - pass L2

2016 - fail L3 (band 2)

2017 - fail L3 (band 10)

2018 - ???

I sat in pole position for the test and I think I had the lowest number (six figures starting with a 2). 

The shirt’s in the mail.

#NeverGiveUp

June 2012 — but I received my charter in 2016, so…

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I took L1 in Dec 2013. Failed, retook June 2014 and passed.

Took a year break, then took L2 in 2016, failed. Passed in 2017. 

L3 in 2018!

LONG ROAD.

.....woof

2008

Sweep the Leg wrote:

2008

#ditto

Level 1 June 2015, Level 2 June 2017, Level 3 will be registering for June 2019

June 2014 - CFA L1, passed

June 2015 - CFA L2, passed

June 2016 - CFA L3, passed

May 2017 - FRM part I, passed

Nov 2017 - FRM part II, passed

2018 - enjoy life…

Jun 2015 - L1 - passed

Jun 2016 - L2 - failed

Jun 2017 - L2 - passed

Jun 2018 - L3 - ?

Dec 2017 - L1 (pass)

Jun 2018 - L2 (pass)

Jun 2019 - L3 (TBD)

No law against waiting, people do it all the time.

Alex74 wrote:

June 2014 - CFA L1, passed

June 2015 - CFA L2, passed

June 2016 - CFA L3, passed

May 2017 - FRM part I, passed

Nov 2017 - FRM part II, passed

2018 - enjoy life…

Lol

"Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom." -Viktor Frankl

Jun 2017 - L1 passed

Jun 2018 - L2 passed

Jun 2019 - L3 ??? *nervous laughter* *fingers crossed*

We rise again

I was supposed to sit L1 in Dec 2011 but I was not allowed to sit due to STUPID error in my ID number. I mistyped 89 instead of 98. I was so frustrated. However, CFAI granted me a free second attempt in June 2012 which I failed. 

I decided to resume the program in 2017 and passed L1 and L2.

2003 Level 1 failed

2008 Level 1 passed

2009 Level 2 failed

2015 Level 2 passed

2016 Level 3 failed

2017 Level 3 failed

2018 Level 3 ?????? praying for a miracle.   

Level 1 - Dec 2017 - Pass

Level 2 - June 2018 -Pass

I’m lazy

Level 1 - Dec 2013 - Pass

Level 2 - June 2014 - Skip

Level 2 - June 2015 - Fail

Level 2 - June 2016 - Pass

Level 3 - June 2017 - Skip

Level 3 - June 2018 - ?

I have been a member of this forum for 12 years and 3 days.

Fist time:  December, 2004.

2x Level 1

4x Level 2

3x Level 3.  (Passed - June, 2012.)

Brutal ride, but I learned a lot, and taught my kids a lot.

First sat level I in December 2017

Sat Level II in June 2018

Sitting Level III in June 2019 (registering just before the early bird deadline…)