CFA 2023- Exam dates (Out), Application, Exam Pattern, Syllabus & Selection Process

Chartered Financial Analyst Exam 2023 ( CFA Exam )


Registration: 13 Jul '23

Saumya Jain

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Updated on May 24, 2023 17:12 IST

The CFA level I May session exam will be conducted from May 16 to May 22. CFA level II May session exam will be conducted from May 23, 2023, to May 27, 2023. The registration for level I, II and III August exams concludes on May 9, 2023, and the scheduling deadline is May 24, 2023. The CFA rescheduling deadline for the Level I May exam was April 14, 2023. The rescheduling deadline for the Level II May exam was April 21, 2023. The deadline to register with invoice payment for the August exams was March 25, 2023. CFA 2023 Level 1 February exam was conducted from February 14 to February 20. The level III February exam was conducted from February 21 to February 23. Candidates who wish to appear for the CFA exams can apply online.

Latest Updates:

May 24, 2023: CFA 2023 scheduling deadline today for August session exams.

What is CFA?

The Chartered Financial Analyst programme is a professional course offered by the US-based CFA Institute. The programme aims to grant ‘The CFA charter’ to investment and financial professionals to help them further their career goals. CFA is a graduate-level program divided into three levels of the exam -I, II and III. The CFA exam will be conducted in computer-based test mode. The exam for the December session is held across 6 cities. The programme covers a broad range of financial aspects including investment management, financial analysis, stocks, bonds, and derivatives. CFA exam pattern and level of complexity differ with each level of the exam. 

The CFA 2023 exam will be conducted at the CFA institute's global test centre and is administered by Prometric and British Council. CFA results for Level I and II are made available within 60 days of the exam date and within 90 days for Level III candidates. Candidates are required to clear all three levels of the exam as per their sequence. CFA exams are offered in English only. A candidate who successfully completes the programme is declared as a ‘CFA charter holder. There are over 1.2 lakh CFA members across 35 countries in the world. 

CFA Exam 2023 Dates

Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of CFA Exam 2023 exam

DatesUpcoming Exam Dates

13 Jul '23

CFA 2024 Level I & III February- Early Registration

21 Jul '23

Rescheduling Deadline (Level I August)

28 Jul '23

Rescheduling Deadline (Level III August)

28 Jul '23

Rescheduling deadline (Level II August)

22 Aug '23 -

28 Aug '23

CFA 2023 Level I August Exam

27 Aug '23 -

5 Sep '23

CFA 2023 (Level III August)

29 Aug '23 -

2 Sep '23

CFA 2023 (Level II August)

DatesPast Exam Dates

24 May '23

Scheduling Deadline (Level III August)

24 May '23

Scheduling Deadline (Level II August)

24 May '23

Scheduling Deadline (Level I August)

CFA 2023: What's New?

From the year 2021 onwards, all the CFA program exams are being conducted in the computer-based test mode. The number of questions in the CFA program exam has been reduced to 180. The duration of the exam has also been reduced. There would be no more June exams at any level. Level II and Level III will use the same item set (vignettes) and essay format (Level III) used for the paper-based exams. The total number of item sets on the exam might vary slightly. The Level II exam will be conducted three times a year and Level III exam will be conducted twice. 

CFA Eligibility Criteria 2023

Eligibility criteria for CFA first level are given below:

  • The candidate must possess an international travel passport

The candidate must also fulfil one of the following:


  • The candidate must be a graduate or a final-year bachelor’s degree student. (To register for the Level II exam, the candidate must have completed a bachelor's degree programme) or

Work experience:

  • The candidate must possess four years of work experience or a combination of work experience and education that totals at least four years

CFA Exam 2023 Highlights

Take a look at the table below to know the important details of the CFA exam 2023.



Exam Name

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) 

Conducting Body

CFA Institute

Exam Level

National Level Exam

Exam Frequency

Twice a year

Exam Mode


Exam Duration

135 minutes each for session 1 and session 2



Exam Purpose

To grant ‘CFA charter’ to investment and financial professionals

Course Offered

CFA program

Exam Helpdesk No.


Exam Website

CFA Registration 2023

CFA registration is a two-step process. It includes enrolling for the CFA exam online and completing the application fee payment. The second step in the CFA program registration is scheduling the exam. Candidates can choose their test centre and exam date according to their preference and availability. The candidates are required to schedule their exams before the scheduling deadline. The application process for each level is announced six months in advance. The aspirants can register for the desired level, prepare for the qualifying exam in the next six months and then appear for it. 

The application forms are made available online on the official website of CFA and are to be filled in and submitted along with the registration fee before the last day. 

Also Read: Complete CFA registration process

CFA Selection Process 2023

The course is divided into three levels:

Level I: Focus on basic knowledge of ten topic areas and simple analysis using an investment tool

Level II: Emphasis on the application of concepts and investment tools with a focus on the valuation of all THE assets.

Level III: Focus on applying all the methods and concepts learned for effective portfolio management and wealth planning.

The exam for each level will be for six hours each, the suggested preparation plan is for six months.

CFA Exam Centres 2023

CFA exams are held across 170 cities in June and 70 cities in December across various exam centres around the world. In India, the CFA exam is conducted in 11 cities. Candidates are required to select the CFA exam centres location while registering for the exam. Candidates can also request a change in the CFA exam centre after completion of the registration process. The exam centres are allotted to candidates as per their preferences and availability of seats. The details of the exam centre are mentioned on the CFA admit card.

List of CFA exam centres 2023










New Delhi 



Read More:

CFA exam pattern

CFA syllabus

FAQs Related to CFA 2023 Exam

Q1: How many months should I devote to prepare for CFA 2023 exam?

A: Candidates preparing for the CFA 2023 exam must devote at least six months for preparations.

Q2: What is the eligibility criteria for CFA 2023?

A: The candidates appearing for the CFA 2023 exam must fulfill the following criteria:
  • Candidates must be a citizen of India and possess an international travel passport
  • The candidate must be a graduate or be a final year bachelor’s degree student, or
  • They must possess four years of work experience or a combination of work experience and educational qualification that totals minimum four years

Q3: What is CFA institute ID? Why is it required?

A: Candidates who apply for the CFA exam have to register themselves on the official website of CFA Institute. Candidates will be assigned a CFA Institute ID which can be used for customer care and other account-related information.

Q4: Can I postponed my CFA Level I exam?

A: Yes, one can postpone and reschedule the CFA exam withing the rescheduling deadline.

Q5: How many times is the CFA exam conducted?

A: The CFA exam is conducted twice a year in different levels. 

Q6: When will the CFA Level III exam be conducted?

A: The CFA 2023 Level III exams will be conducted between February 21 to February 23 and August 27 to September 5 for the August session.

Q7: In how many cities is the CFA 2023 exam conducted?

A: CFA 2023 exam is conducted in all the major cities of India. The exam is conducted in as many as 170 cities in the worldWh. Candidates can choose their preferred city while filling the CFA 2023 application form.

Q8: Can I change the test centre after filling the CFA application form?

A: Yes, candidates can request the exam authorities to change the CFA exam centre after registration.

Q9: What will be the duration of the CFA Level I exam?

A: The CFA Level I exam will be conducted for 135 minutes each for session 1 and session 2.

Q10: What is the purpose of the CFA exam?

A: The purpose of the CFA exam is to grant ‘CFA charter’ to investment and financial professionals. A CFA qualification is valuable to any professional who wants to get into the investment banking environment.

Q11: How can I prepare for CFA 2023?

A: To prepare for CFA exam, candidates must make a strategic study plan. Practice mock test provided by the CFA institute and at the same time dig up other mock test available on the internet. Be well-versed with the syllabus and revise well. 

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