Conquered CFA Level 1

August 27, 2009

Hi Guys! I hope your GMAT preparation is going well. All the best to all test takers and applicants!
Good news! I passed CFA level 1 Exam. Infact I got >70% in all 10 topics, which I was hoping for. As always I worked hard and it paid off! Hope this inspires all you guys who are finding it tough to sail through. I know office hours can be mean, leaving you no time to study. But the truth is all of us are going through the same phase, and most of the applicants are employed. So if anyone of us can do well on these exams, it goes on to show that you can too. I am an engineer and CFA has nothing to do with it. I had to start from scratch and most importantly I had no one who could give company. So if you want some help or guidance while anyone of you consider CFA, let me know. I will be more than happy to help!

Meanwhile I have updated my website to include the much awaited 3 months schedule. Sorry for not being active. As you can imagine, theres a lot of stuff in my plate. And building and managing the entire website is indeed a huge task.

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  1. Anonymous10:18 AM


  2. Hey..that's awesome! Congratulations!

  3. Anonymous12:00 AM

    hi.. just dropping by here... have a nice day!

  4. Hey congrats !! could you please guide me about CFA, how long does it take to prepare, where is it conducted ?

  5. Hi Mukul,

    Stumbled into your blog while searching for "best gmat books". I've toyed around with the idea of preparing for the test for a while now (I guess, I am in the "comfort zone" right now, and it is hard to disturb that on my own). Well, I think your blog has definitely given me a kick in the butt and provided that spark to make me get out of my comfort zone and start preparing seriously.

    Thanks a lot for the hard work putting all this content here and the several documents uploaded as well. Hope you find a rewarding career path as an MBA!

    All the best,

    PS:I have "sort of" a similar endeavor on one of my blogs... except it has more to do with physical activities

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  7. hi ! great yaar... you really get good marks..Can you Tell me.. Is TCYOnline Good For GMAT preparation ?...

  8. Hi Mukul,

    This blog is really a great source of guidance for people preparing for GMAT (like me). I am glad to know that you cleared CFA level 1. Have you yet started thinking about doing the same for your CFA experience - a blog or a site (like ? You would do a great service to all CFA aspirants (specially now that CFA restarted conducting exams in India) if you create one.

  9. Really, you have done a great job , i am eager to know about your plan to crack and secure good marks.

  10. Anonymous9:42 AM


    just out of curiosity.. why are u giving CFA exam when ur looking to go into B-school.. I don't know what your current status is with work.. Are you done with MBA ? or ur not going to pursue it any more ?


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  13. What was a more difficult exam, CFA level I or the GMAT? Did you have a GMAT tutor?

  14. When you took the GMAT, did you have a tutor?

  15. Hi,

    Belated congrats. I was wondering, can you put up a preparation plan for CFA Level I similar to your Gmat? I am following your GMAT plan and its awesome so far. Hoping you can put a schedule for CFA too.


  16. congrats.i am just valuable is cfa in indian market ?


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