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CFA® Exam Results and Pass Rates

Results for CFA exams taken on the following dates are now available:

  • June 2019

Access Your Result

Each candidate who sits for a CFA® Program exam is provided with a "pass" or "did not pass" test result as well as detailed information on their exam performance. Candidates can use the CFA Institute exam performance guide to help them interpret their CFA percentile rank. If you are not satisfied with your exam result, you may request that your exam score be manually retabulated.

After candidates receive their CFA test results, they may register for the next exam. We encourage candidates who do not pass to use the exam result information to guide their studies and to re-take the exam at a later date. Candidates can take as much time as they need before registering for the next exam.

CFA Exam Pass Rates

Below are the CFA Program Level I–III exam pass rates for each of the most recent exams administered. Please see the CFA exam historical pass rates (PDF) for the pass and did not pass percentages each year since 1963.

CFA Level I Exam Pass Rate

  • June 2019 CFA Level I exam pass rate: 41%
  • December 2019 CFA Level I exam pass rate: 42%

CFA Level II Exam Pass Rate

  • June 2019 CFA Level II exam pass rate: 44%

CFA Level III Exam Pass Rate

  • June 2019 Level III exam pass rate: 56%

CFA Exam Results Date

The results for the CFA Level I and II exams are available within 60 days of the exam date and within 90 days for the CFA Level III exam.* View the full June CFA exam timeline (PDF) or December CFA exam timeline (PDF) for more information.

Date You Took the CFA Exam Estimated CFA Exam Results Date
7 June 2020 CFA Level I Exam Within 60 days of the exam
6 June 2020 CFA Level II Exam Within 60 days of the exam
6 June 2020 CFA Level III Exam Within 90 days of the exam
5 December 2020 CFA Level I Exam Within 60 days of the exam
6 June 2020 CFA Level I Exam Within 60 days of the exam

Individual candidate results are released only to the candidate and are never released to a third party; however, lists of passing candidates are provided to societies for membership purposes.

Detailed exam scores and responses to exam questions are measurement information and part of a candidate's test record, both of which are owned solely by CFA Institute. This information is not given to candidates.

CFA Exam Minimum Passing Score

After each exam administration, the CFA Institute Board of Governors sets the minimum passing score (MPS) for each level. The purpose for this approach is to ensure fairness to candidates across administrations as the difficulty of each test is taken into account when setting the MPS. CFA Institute does not release the MPS or individual candidate scores.

*Exam results are available online for approximately one year after the test date. After this date, candidates may request an official letter to confirm a "pass" or "did not pass" exam result, but their topic area performance summary will no longer be available.

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