CFA Level 1 Training Program

Mentor Me Offers India's most practical and practice oriented training program for the prestigious CFA level I Exam

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CFA Level 1 Training - Learning Options

Self Paced Basic

  • Pre-recorded Videos
  • Question bank of 3000+ questions
  • 1 Year Validity
  • No Forum Support

Fees @ ₹19,999  (+ GST)

Self Paced Plus

  • Pre-recorded Videos
  • Question bank of 3000+ questions
  • 1Year Validity
  • Live Doubt Solving

Fees @ ₹24,999  (+ GST)

Live Online Basic

  • Live Online Classes
  • Question bank of 3000+ questions
  • 3 Mock tests 
  • 24*7 doubt solving

Fees @ ₹29,999  (+ GST)

CFA Live Plus

  • CFA with FM
  • Question bank of 3000+ questions
  • 3 Mock tests 
  • 24*7 doubt solving 

Fees @ ₹49,999  (+ GST)

Trainers from Industry

Allen Aravindan, CFA

  • Lead Trainer at – Mentor Me Careers

  • Vast 11 Years Experience in Fund Management, Product Management & Entrepreneurship.

  • Trained 3000 students in premiere institutions

  • Renowned Visiting Faculty- Symbiosis, Indira, MIT Pune.

  • Ex-Partner- Ennovate Research Investment and Capital, Hedge Fund

  • Ex Product Head- IMS Proschool , Large Ed Tech Company

Rythum Verma
CFA Level III Cleared

  • Stock Market and Derivative Market Trader and Investor.

  • 5+ years of training experience in Financial Modeling and Investments

  • Youtuber @ Knack Backers

  • NSE Certified Financial Modelling Trainer

  • Valuation Mentor for Start-ups
  • Regular Contributor to investment blogs and research

Pankajj Goel
CFA® ,CFP®

  • Trained More Than 14000 students in finance

  • 13+ years  corporate expereince in wealth management and investment banking

  • Conducted trainings at corporates like Goldman Sachs, ICAI, Hindware, HFCL,
    IDBI bank
  • Trained various finance aspirants at the premier educational institutions like
    Bimtech, Delhi University, UPES(Dehradun), Chandigarh University(Mohali), BSE
    Institute, ICICI Centre for Financial Learning

Success Testimonials

"Preparation goes extremely well beyond my expectations with the help of contents designed by Kaushal Sir as it makes it extremely easy to understand"
Gowri Shanker
"I appreciate the way of teaching by Kaushal Sir, he is always available every time whenever I have a doubt in the content and his lectures are great"
Nidhi Garg
"Kaushal Sir is very helpful as he clears all the doubts any moment and sorts any kinda confusion"
Rishabh Mishra
"Being from a non finance background sir’s lectures made me explore great opportunities in CFA. With his expertise in teaching and training for CFA candidates, my preparation is going good and really helpful to attempt and pass the exam"
Aditya Tadas
"Kaushal Sir has helped me to get all the concepts cleared with his expertise levels in teaching and always being available to clear my questions I keep on asking him that made me pass CFA exams easily"
Aarushi Vij
"Kaushal Sir teaches all the topics very nicely and clears the concepts every single time I have a problem, so I’m happy to be his student"
Vaishali Karanje

What is Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®)?

Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) or CFA® is a professional qualification awarded by CFA Institute for those looking for a career in investment banking and analysis. CFA is the world’s largest and most respected designation awarded for completing the program’s rigorous requirements.

CFA is considered the highest qualification in Investment Banking and Analysis.

Why CFA® Program

Typical Job Roles you get after CFA®

  • Portfolio Management
  • Research
  • Consulting
  • Risk Analytics and Risk Management
  • Investment Strategy

Typical sectors CFA® works in

  • Asset Management
  • Private Wealth Management
  • Commercial Banking
  • Investment Banking
  • Insurance
"You can hire people with an MBA, but you don’t necessarily know that one MBA is the same as another MBA, whereas if you hire investment professionals with a CFA [designation], you absolutely have confidence at the level of qualification"
Jenny Johnson
Franklin Templeton COO/President

Our Placement Process

1. Goal Setting

2. Baselining

3. Profile Building

4. Job Applications

5. Mock Interviews

6. Success

Companies that recruit from us

CFA Level 1 Topics

CFA program is one of the most prominent followed qualifications globally for investment finance roles and designations.

The program is divided across three levels. Below is a summary of the CFA Level  1 program.

This topic focusses on ethics, ethical behavior, professionalism and the role it plays in the Investment industry

This topic focusses on quantitative concepts and techniques used in Financial Analysis and decision making.

This topic focus on the supply and demand for individual customers and firms. It also covers macroeconomics concepts and principles. 

Financial reporting analysis  topic focusses on accounting concepts, introduction to various financial statements, ratio analysis ,inventory valuation, long lived assets, non current liablities

This topic focusses on corporate governance, corporate investing and corporate financial decisions. It provides an overview of corporate governance along with framework for understanding and analyzing it. 

This topic focusses on the equity investments, security markets and indexes and explains how to use basic equity valuation models.

This topic focusses on fixed income securities, its markets, and measures.

This topic focusses on building framework for understanding the basic derivatives and derivatives markets.

This topic focusses on alternate investments link real estate, commodities, hedge funds, private equities etc.

This topic focusses on fundamentals of portfolio and risk management 

CFA Level 1-Exam Details

Eligiblity

  • Should have completed a Bachelor’s degree and have received a degree from the college/university.
    Or
  • If you’re an undergraduate, your selected exam window must be 11 months or fewer before your graduation month for your bachelor’s degree or equivalent program.
    Or
  • Have a combination of 4,000 hours of work experience and/or higher education that was acquired over a minimum of three sequential years and achieved by the date of registering for the Level I exam

Exam Structure

The CFA level 1 exam consists of

  • 180 MCQ Type Questions
  • Exam Duration-2hrs

For a detailed exam overview & Preparation Guide, please read our CFA Guide.

 First SessionSecond Session
Level 190 MCQs
Topics - Ethics & professional standards, Quantitative methods,
Economics, and Financial Reporting and Analysis
90 MCQs
Topics - Corporate Finance, Equity, fixed income, derivatives, alternative investments and portfolio management
Level 244 vignette-supported multiple choice questions from random topics44 vignette-supported multiple choice questions from random topics
Level 38-11 vignette-supported essay/calculation questions44 vignette-supported multiple choice questions.

CFA Subject Weightage- All Levels

CFA SubjectsLevel 1
(Weightage in %)
Level 2
(Weightage in %)
Level 3
(Weightage in %)
Ethical and Professional Standards15-2010-1510-15
Quantitative Methods8–125–100
Economics8–125–105–10
Financial Statement Analysis13–1710–150
Corporate Issuers8–125–100
Equity Investments10-1210-1510-15
Fixed Income10–1210–1515–20
Derivatives5–85–105–10
Alternative Investments5–85–105–10
Portfolio Management and Wealth Planning5–810–1535–40

CFA vs Other Qualifications

 CFAMBA
Career PathInvestment Analysis and Portfolio ManagementBusiness Management
Course Requirement900+ hours of self study
10 topic areas
4,000 hours of qualified work experience
2 years program
Class attendance and participation
No practice requirements
Program CostUSD2,400–4,590 depending on fee deadlineMinimum USD 3000
Industry RecognitionBenchmarking by NARIC, as comparable to a Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) Master's Level 7
Waivers from licensing exams in 27 countries
Accredited MBA programs are widely recognized by employers
Educational FocusDeep knowledge of investment analysis, management, and ethicsBroad knowledge of core business concepts with some opportunity to specialize
Program DifficultyLow barrier for entry, low pass rateHigh barrier for entry, high pass rate
Award for CompletionCharter: professional designationDegree certificate
Networking Opportunities167,000+ CFA Institute membersCollege Alumnus

Frequently Asked Questions

We provide training for all 3 levels of CFA.

Your learning portal’s access is till the attempt you select to give.

CFA Level Training is of 150+ hours. 

In self-paced basic you will get the content to self study and in self-paced plus, you will additionally get access to live doubt solving with trainer, twice a week. 

At mentor me we are serious on the quality of content you read, use and learn with.

  1. We have high quality pre – recorded videos, recorded by experts

  2. We have reading slides as summary

  3. Class Recordings for staying updated (Applicable for Online Instructor Led)

  4. Cheat Sheets- Get small pocket mind maps to remember formulas and logic

  5. Excel Templates- Get high quality templates to learn

  6. Interview question bank- we have compiled over the years question banks for interviews for top 50 companies in India. You will get to practice these from day 1.

A valid internet connection that can handle online meetings , a laptop with a working Microsoft Excel account