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FRM Level II Exam Structure

FRM Level II Exam Structure:

What is FRM Exam??

The Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) established the FRM designation to identify and recognize risk professionals who are qualified to make informed decisions based on current, globally accepted industry standards. The FRM designation indicates you have a strong understanding of the underlying risk management concepts in today’s ever-changing financial markets which has been validated by international professional standards.

FRM Exam Structure

The FRM Exam Part I and Part II are pencil-and-paper, multiple-choice exams. They are offered solely in English, twice a year in May and November, at over 100 exam sites around the world.

Examination Dates:

  • May Month – 3rd Saturday
  • November Month – 3rd Saturday

FRM Program Fees

Enrollment for the FRM exam requires a one-time enrollment fee of $400 (USD), due when you register for your first level I FRM exam, as well as individual exam registration fees.

  • Early – $425
  • Standard – $550
  • Late – $725

Part II –

  • 80 question multiple-choice exam, the FRM Exam Part II emphasizing the application of the tools acquired in Part I
  • Paper Pencil Exam
  • No Negative marking
  • Part II is always offered in the afternoon and must be completed in four hours or less.

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Topics Weightage
Market Risk Management 20%
Credit Market Risk Management 20%
Operational Risk Management 20%
Liquidity and Treasury Risk Measurement and Management 15%
Risk Management & Investment Management 15%
Current Issues in Financial Market 10%


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Important Topics tested in the FRM Level II Exam

  • Counterparty Risk Charges like CVA
  • Interest Rate Models to create Term Structure
  • Risk related to Portfolio and Investment Management
  • Basel Norms for calculation of Risk Capital charges
  • Latest trends in the Financial Markets and evolving risk



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