Here is a checklist on what to bring.
- Notes – just need to bring your own notes or the CFA Secret Sauce. Avoid bringing the textbooks (Do not laugh, because I thought I was dreaming what I saw a fellow candidate pulling out his textbooks from his bag) because you would have time to read during the break. The only time I could think of revising is during your journey to Expo Hall and maybe 10~20min during the lunch break.
- A Jacket – It’s is freaking cold in the Expo Hall especially if you are doing nothing except for using your brain. Plus if you keep yourself warm you will also feel comfortable too. This will also help you think better. (Thanks to my study buddy who reminder to bring a jacket the night before. Thanks EZ)
- HB Pencils – I brought 4B pencils (What a joke!) but just in case you know. There is a set of instructions that mentioned because the paper is mark by a scanning machine and if you happened NOT to use a HB Pencils. The scanning machine may not read the shaded oval correctly. I had not choice since I only had 4B pencils. All other stationery will be left outside. You just need HB Pencils, Calculator and Eraser. (Sweets is allow too)
- Lunch – Very important because there are many fellow candidates taking the exam too so it would be very crowded (there are also fairs and conventions around so you will be fighting with the public crowd as well). Plus you only have an hour of break. The morning session starts at 9am to 12pm. Than you will be release at about 1210pm, Note* you need to start reporting back at 1pm for the afternoon session. So it is better to bring your own lunch. Something that will gives you energy and motivation. 🙂
- Watch – but there were clocks every where and every half and hour there will be announcement
That’s all the things I brought today and my experience. and oh. Going to toilet is not an easy task with so many people around so take a bit of exercise go up level 2 of the Expo. Less people and cleaner too 🙂
Update: I added links for past CFA materials to allow easy reference 😀 Good luck to all.
Update 2. All files removed – sorry guys
Got served the following
So good luck to all taking the exams 😀