ISM Institute of Stock Market Delhi

Unlock a Rewarding Finance Career: Enroll in the CFA Level 1 Course

Dive deep into core concepts such as ethics, quantitative methods, economics, financial reporting, corporate finance, equity investments, fixed income, derivatives, and portfolio management.

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Course Overview

The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) curriculum begins with CFA Level I, which aims to give applicants a strong foundation in finance and investment management. The main goal of this level is to present the fundamental ideas and concepts needed to comprehend financial markets and evaluate investment opportunities.

A wide range of subjects are covered in the course, such as corporate finance, equity investments, fixed income, alternative investments, quantitative methods, economics, financial reporting and analysis, ethics and professional standards, and portfolio management. To guarantee that applicants gain a full comprehension of the subject, each topic is thoroughly addressed.

It is necessary for candidates to show that they can effectively recall, comprehend, and apply the knowledge they have learned throughout the course. Multiple-choice questions make up the exam format, which assesses candidates' understanding of basic concepts and their capacity to use analytical skills to solve real-world issues.

A candidate's commitment to understanding the fundamentals of finance is demonstrated by their successful completion of CFA Level I, which also paves the way for them to move on to the next levels of the CFA program. It offers a solid basis for professional development and promotion and provides doors to a variety of employment prospects in finance, investment banking, asset management, and related industries.

Adherence to Policies and Procedures

Candidates must agree to adhere to the CFA Institute's Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct throughout their participation in the CFA program. This includes maintaining high ethical standards and integrity in all aspects of their professional conduct.

Payment of Fees

Candidates are required to pay the exam registration fees, which vary depending on the registration deadline and membership status. Fee payment is necessary to complete the registration process and secure a seat for the exam.

Confirmation of Identity

Candidates must provide valid identification documents, such as a passport or government-issued ID, to confirm their identity during the exam registration process and on exam day.

Why choose ISM for CFA Level 1 Training

Choosing ISM for CFA Level 1 training provides students with access to expert instruction, comprehensive study materials, an interactive learning environment, a track record of success, and valuable career support services, ultimately increasing their chances of passing the exam and advancing their careers in finance.

CFA Level 1 In-detail curriculum

Ethical and Professional Standards

Introduction to the Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct. Ethical and professional conduct in the investment industry. Integrity of capital markets, duties to clients and employers, and conflicts of interest.

Quantitative Methods

Time value of money concepts. Probability and probability distributions. Statistical concepts and methods for analyzing data. Common probability distributions and statistical inferences.


Microeconomic analysis covering demand and supply analysis, market equilibrium, and consumer theory. Macroeconomic analysis including national income accounting, monetary and fiscal policy, and economic growth. International trade and capital flows, exchange rates, and open economy macroeconomics.

Financial Reporting and Analysis

Understanding financial statements (balance sheet, income statement, cash flow statement). Analysis of financial statements including ratio analysis, profitability analysis, and quality of earnings. Introduction to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

Corporate Finance

Corporate governance and agency problems. Capital budgeting, cost of capital, and capital structure decisions. Dividend policy and working capital management.

Equity Investments

Introduction to equity markets, indices, and benchmarks. Fundamental analysis of equity investments. Valuation methods for equity securities.

Fixed Income

Overview of fixed income securities, yield measures, and term structure of interest rates. Understanding bond pricing and valuation. Analysis of fixed income securities including credit risk, interest rate risk, and duration.


Introduction to derivatives markets and instruments. Understanding forward, futures, options, and swap contracts. Valuation and analysis of derivatives instruments.

Alternative Investments

Overview of alternative investments including hedge funds, private equity, real estate, and commodities. Characteristics, risks, and valuation methods for alternative investments.

Portfolio Management and Wealth Planning

Portfolio management process and investment policy. Asset allocation, portfolio construction, and portfolio rebalancing. Performance evaluation and measurement.

Ethics and Professional Standards (Review)

Review of ethical and professional standards covered earlier in the curriculum. Practice questions and case studies to reinforce understanding and application of ethical principles.

This comprehensive curriculum covers a wide range of topics essential for understanding the principles of finance, investment analysis, and ethical conduct in the investment profession, preparing candidates for the CFA Level 1 exam and their careers in the finance industry.


Familiarize yourself with the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, which is a globally recognized certification for finance and investment professionals.

CFA Level 1 Course Fee & Timings

The CFA Level 1 course at our institute offers exceptional value at a competitive fee of ₹35,000. This fee covers comprehensive study materials, expert instruction from experienced faculty, access to online resources, and support services to ensure your success in the exam. Additionally, our flexible class timings accommodate the needs of working professionals and students alike, with options for weekday evenings and weekend sessions.

We understand the importance of balancing your studies with other commitments, so we strive to provide convenient scheduling options that allow you to effectively manage your time and progress through the course at your own pace. With our affordable fee structure and flexible timings, we aim to make quality CFA Level 1 preparation accessible to aspiring finance professionals, empowering them to achieve their career goals and excel in the competitive field of investment management.

Placement Partners

We collaborate with leading placement partners to connect our students with lucrative career opportunities in the finance industry.


The CFA Level 1 exam consists of 240 multiple-choice questions, divided into two sessions of 120 questions each.

The exam covers a wide range of topics including ethics, quantitative methods, economics, financial reporting and analysis, corporate finance, equity investments, fixed income, derivatives, and portfolio management.

The exam is conducted over one day, with a morning session of approximately 3 hours and an afternoon session of approximately 3 hours, with a break in between.

The pass rate for the CFA Level 1 exam varies from year to year but typically ranges between 40% and 50%.

Candidates should study the official curriculum provided by the CFA Institute, utilize practice questions and mock exams, and consider enrolling in a review course or study group.

The exam fee varies depending on the registration deadline but typically ranges from $700 to $1,450.

Candidates who fail the exam can retake it in subsequent exam cycles, with no limit on the number of attempts allowed.