I was disappointed with the lack of costumes at my exam centre. The wierdest thing I saw was a few people dressed as they were about to run a marathon. (running shirt, pants, shoes etc.) I guess writing a 6 hour exam isn’t that far off from a marathon though.
Is this unusual (not the pajamas)? For L1 and L2 I wore gym shorts and a Nike Dri-FIT shirt because that stuff is extremely comfortable! Toss in some New Balance Minimus shoes and I was ready to relax, workout, or take a test.
I wore jeans and a t-shirt. Same thing I wore to all my other CFA and CPA exams.
I think you should wear whatever you’re comfortable in, or what you’re used to stuying in. If you work in a suit and tie all day, and when you get off work you go study in your suit and tie, then you should take your test in a suit and tie, because that’s what you’re used to wearing, and it’s what you’re comfortable in.
I noticed this–in Level 1, you’ll see a lot of people trying to show off. Wearing Hugo Boss suits and Gucci shoes and Brooks Brothers oxfords. With women it’s pencil skirts and high heels.
You don’t see anybody wearing that crap at Level 3. Everybody’s in shorts or jeans and t-shirts.
I also find it hilarious whenever people wear t-shirts, sweatshirts, or whatever from prestigious business schools. I’m sure you just coincidentally pulled out your Harvard Business School section whatever t-shirt on the morning of the exam.
I have a lucky polo I’ve worn to all my CFA and CAIA exams. Jeans for pants and some casual shoes. I also comb my hair to the side (line on left side) because it makes me feel smarter than my normal hair do.
Did not pay attention for the look, but the “sound” of some candidates on the test day caught my attention. Some girls wear noticable high heels. Unfortunately, I was assigned to the last row of the test room next to the bathroom, I can hear the high heel girls walking by constently during the exam session with their high heels, it is rather distracting…
I am a female too, but I wear rather comfortable with flat and quiet shoes on the exam day. Not sure if anyone have the same issue with other female counterparts’ high heels…