CFA Level 1 Topic Weights

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The table shows the weights for all CFA level 1 topics:


 

As you can see the most important topics are:

  • Financial Reporting and Analysis (FRA),
  • Ethical and Professional Standards (Ethics), and
  • Quantitative Methods (QM).

Read more about 3 most important CFA level 1 topics


You should devote around 50% of your study time to these three topics.

Note that the topic weights on your exam may slightly differ from the topic weights given above.


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The most probable number of questions for each exam session

ETH = 18

FRA = 24

DI = 6

PM = 8

QM = 14

CF = 9

FI = 12

TOTAL = 120 questions

ECO = 12

EI = 12

AI = 5

1.5 minute per question

IMPORTANT! The whole CFA level 1 exam includes 240 questions, 120 per each exam session.

 
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