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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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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?

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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.