I am planning to give CFA level-1 exam in June 2009. I dont have any financial background. What all things I need to study . Is material provided by CFA institute is enough ? I have heard many taking notes of Schweser. Is it necessary ? what all material should I take from Schweser.
Buy the schweser notes and qbank and use it (2-3x should be enough). I was in the same boat as you and that worked for me. Most likely you will get bogged down with the CFA material (I did and then finally gave it up). The test is a beast if you have no prior background, so be prepared to put in some serious time… 4 months of diligent study should be enough.