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Barron’s LSAT and MCAT Author Jay Cutts Tips-July Session

Your Expert Guide to Self-Preparation  For LSAT, GRE, GMAT, MCAT, and PCAT  By Jay Cutts Lead Author, Barron’s LSAT and MCAT Prep Materials   Happy July!   REMEMBER: The 3 Keys to Self-Prep Success:  Well-planned study schedule High quality prep materials Peer support   If you’re still not doing well enough, look for a qualified tutor                       THIS MONTH: Let’s take a quick look at where things stand for you.   MCAT/PCAT: You should be devoting as much time as possible to your prep now and for the rest of the summer. By mid-July you should take a mock test to see how you’re scoring. If you haven’t made […]

CFA vs MBA or both, Arun Agarwal CFA, INSEAD 15J shares his story


 Can you tell us about the CFA exam and describe the difference in each level Yes. Let me run through it level by level. The L1 exam is multiple choice but has wide syllabus: all asset classes, Corporate Finance, Economics, Financial Reporting and Analysis, Quantitative Methods, and even a heavily weighted (and tricky!) section on Ethics. Although slightly general in nature, I have found it to be great primer to people without a traditional finance/business background. It ensured that I was on solid ground, be it a lunch with the boss or day to day business meetings. Suddenly the Financial Times started making sense to me. L2 is where you […]

Social studying in New York

Social Studying in New York We often make studying for the CFA unnecessarily hard and lonesome. Let’s take the CFA for example. There are many ways to change that. For starters, get out of the house Lets start with Coffee Shops. New York has plenty of coffee options. Birch coffee-Located in the Gaudi-esque Gershwin Hotel. Seating by the counters are often occupied, however walk into the Gershwin lobby and up some dark stairs you would spot their library, tucked in a small loft. Finish an hour of questions on that Schweser guide, followed with ten minutes of people watching on a Sunday afternoon and the study experience for the CFA […]

Tips and tricks for cracking the CFA

As a CFA Candidate you will spend couple of months each year for the next couple of years studying and preparing for the CFA exams. Exam results, showing that more than 60% of candidates fail, are certainly not a good motivation. Although we believe that there is not a single good strategy for passing the CFA exam, but various good approaches applicable to various people, we have summarized the most important tips and tricks that may help you pass the exams and accomplish the goal of becoming the CFA Charterholder.\ Do first things first. Prior to starting the preparation for CFA, make a study plan. Find a study partner for […]

Life of a CFA Student

Life of a CFA student is miserable – not necessary! Enrolling the CFA program will have an impact on your private life and relationships with your friends, partner and family. If you want to successfully complete the program you will have to dedicate a significant amount of time and effort to the learning process. The CFA program is not very demanding in terms of new knowledge, but it takes a lot of time to go through the entire curriculum and solve decent number of practice problems. You will have to spend certain amount of your free time on the CFA program and make clear cuts in your social life. Although […]

Life after CFA

You can hear very often that life after CFA is beautiful! That is so true! Becoming a CFA charter holder gives you a certain level of personal satisfaction. Completing one of the most prestigious and demanding professional programs in business is certainly a distinctive characteristic that should make you proud. As a CFA Charterholder you will be among approximately only 110.000 professionals in the world who share this designation. CFA Charter will certainly open some doors in the investment/financial industry. It doesn’t mean that you will be instantly promoted at your current workplace, but it definitely makes you a person of choice for lead expert or managerial position. The key […]

Amazing superfood hacks for study group sessions

Moina Oberoi, celebrated food photographer, stylist, writer and recipe developer gives us her tips on how to keep you going during your study sessions. I am often hungrier while writing an article about food rather than while I’m cooking it. Thinking can make us pretty hungry. According to medical researchers, our brain cells need double the energy as the other cells in our body, causing our body to crave food to restore this energy during intellectual activities like test prep. So if you are preparing for standardized tests and often get the munchies, it is merely your brain insisting on a glucose boost. Sorry to be a damper on a […]

Study tips for the CFA

Preparing for the CFA Exam can be a very demanding and exhausting task, one that requires couple of months preparation. TimePrep has a few tips that will help you crack the exam! Once you decide to enter the CFA program and become the CFA Level 1 Candidate, prior to enrolling the program, check if you have sufficient time for the preparation of the first exam. Don’t enrol the program if you can’t make it. This is something that can be assessed in advance. Wait for the other term, and enrol then. In order to assess whether you can do it or not, use the simple math. Start from your usual […]

Study with a partner or a group for the CFA

Many CFA  candidates organize themselves in study groups and study together, which has many positive aspects. Group studying is a common approach used in almost all educational systems around the world. From school to college, students organize themselves in groups for homework and exam preparation. The reason behind the activity is that a group of people is smarter and more productive than an individual. If you study in a group you will solve problems more efficiently. Sometimes you will contribute to the group and at times the group will clarify certain topics or queries you may have. Teamwork makes the whole process less stressful and more pleasant because you meet […]