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CAIA Exam Locations: Find Your Test Center In Your Area

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The CAIA exam is a computerized exam and therefore you can take the test in any testing centers around the world. The exam sites are administered by Pearson VUE. They have at least 1 center in medium-sized cities in each country. To check whether the CAIA exam is available in your area, you can check […]

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CAIA Exam Results: How and When Do I Get My Score?

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Level 1 results are usually released within 3 weeks of the last examination day. Level 2, which includes essays, takes more time. Level 2 results are generally released within 6 weeks of the last examination day. What to Do After CAIA Exam Results Release? When the CAIA exam results are released, you will receive an […]

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CAIA Exam Structure on Multiple Choice and Essay Questions

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The CAIA exam is a 5-hour test: 2 two-hour exam sections and 1 hour of optional break. In Level 1, both sections comprises of 100 multiple choice questions (altogether 200 questions). In Level 2, the first section is multiple choice, followed by essay type questions formally known as the constructed response. CAIA Exam Structure and […]

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CAIA Level 2: Curriculum, Exam Format and Pass Rate

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The CAIA exam is offered in a two-tier system. This means that you have to pass Level 1 before moving on to Level 2. The exam content is “built on” in a way that Level 2 tests candidates a more advanced knowledge in topis covered in Level 1. Here is an overview of CAIA Level […]

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CAIA Level 1: Curriculum, Exam Format and Pass Rate

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The CAIA exam is offered in a two-tier system. This means that you have to take and pass CAIA Level 1 exam before moving on. Let’s talk a look at the curriculum, exam format and historical pass rate. CAIA Level 1 Curriculum Candidates are expected to know about major asset classes in alternative investment, the […]

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CAIA Exam Difficulty vs CFA Based on 3 Comparisons

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Apart from the general comparison between CAIA vs CFA, how can we differentiate the two in terms of difficulty? Is CAIA necessarily the easier test? Let’s look at some hard data as well as feedback from candidates. CAIA Exam Difficulty Based on Pass Rates At least for now, the CAIA Level 1 exam has a […]

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Are There Any CAIA Exemptions?

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There is in fact no CAIA exemptions at this stage. However, if you are a member of charterholder of other professional association, you may get some benefits. No CAIA Exemptions… … but there are waivers for other professional certifications. Completion of the CAIA program exempts members from the following exams: Professional Risk Managers’ International Association […]

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CAIA Exam Grading, Passing Score and Results Release Dates

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Before taking the CAIA exam, you may want to have a basic understanding on the grading system and passing rate. Here is the information I gather from the CAIA Association. CAIA Exam Grading Information What’s the CAIA Exam Passing Score? The CAIA Examination staff uses 70% of the total points as the initial benchmark, but […]

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CAIA Exam FAQ: 20 Most Common Questions and Answers

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Here are the CAIA Exam FAQ (frequently asked questions) that may answer the top 10 questions on top of your head.  If you have a question that you cannot find an answer to, drop a note in the comment box below. Introduction To CAIA What is a CAIA? Why CAIA? How many CAIAs are there […]

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5 Reasons to Go for the CAIA Designation

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There are lots of certifications that you can get as a finance professional. Why do you want to take the effort to put CAIA on your belt? 1. The CAIA Designation is a Mark of Distinction in Alternative Investment The CAIA program specializes in alternative investment — the fastest growing segment within the investment business. […]

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