Study Groups

Our free study groups are a priceless alternative to an overly commercialized test-prep marketplace. 

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Leverage our unique learning model to ace any exam in first attempt

Studying can sometimes be difficult and challenging. While some prefer the lone wolf approach, many candidates prefer social interaction with peers to compare notes, discuss problems and motivate one another. If done right, participating in a study group can be one of the best ways to prepare for an exam. Each year many candidates participate in informal study groups, finding them an effective way to study for the exams. Our study groups are comprised of six to sixteen motivated professionals and will meet once a week after normal working hours or on weekends.

Success Rate

Study Group Advantage

Candidates, from different backgrounds, pass all levels in first attempt

  1. Discipline is one of the primary advantages cited by candidates for joining a group. The weekly meetings are scheduled to help candidates stay organized and on schedule.
  2. Diversity of experience and skill sets among candidates. Many of the more difficult concepts can be clarified by a candidate who has experience in that field. The group builds on the collective knowledge of all the participants.
  3. Camaraderie and peer pressure can help you keep a positive attitude. Your anxiety level is likely to spike several times over the next few months, and a close-knit study group can provide valuable motivation and support.
  4. Forming new relationships along with an expanded network of industry professionals are additional benefits of joining a study group.

How it works

Successful study groups need structure and discipline

  1. Study Group create a study plan and adhere to it.
  2. The group move in unison – No one is behind, everyone is always encouraged and enthusiastic about their learning. When someone feels left behind, the rest of the group and the coordinator quickly bring him/her up to speed.
  3. All participants use the same study material, go through the same study sessions and participate in a weekly group session led by Group Coordinator.
  4. The weekly group sessions are meant for quiz, interactive discussions and clarifications of the concepts that the participants have already read.
  5. Every few weeks, the group takes a full-length practice exam of all the material covered upto that point.


FRM Nov 2015 Group Calendar (Levels I and II)

May 31, 2015 Study group registration deadline
Jun 01, 2015 Study groups announced
Jun 06, 2015 Study Group Kickoffs
Jun 07, 2015 Study Group Kickoffs
Jun 19, 2015 Deadline for acquiring study material, calculator etc.
Jun 27, 2015 1st session
Jun 30, 2015 Exam registration deadline
(mandatory for group membership)
Oct 24, 2015 Review begins
Nov 21, 2015 Crack the exam!

CFA 2016 Group Calendar (Levels I, II and III)

Oct 30, 2015 Study group registration deadline
Nov 01, 2015 Study groups announced
Nov 07, 2015 Study Group Kickoffs
Nov 08, 2015 Study Group Kickoffs
Nov 21, 2015 Deadline for acquiring study material, calculator etc.
Nov 28, 2015 1st session
Dec 05, 2015 Exam registration deadline
(mandatory for group membership)
May 01, 2016 Review begins
Jun 04, 2016 Crack the exam!

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