If CFA exam failure is likely to happen for you or for someone you know, there will be some warning signs that make it clear this will happen. I will tell you what the signs are. That way you can nip them in the bud before they happen, and instead be a CFA success!
First, lack of study time is a clear and obvious sign of projected failure. If you do not do some solid work to learn the CFA content, then you will be very puzzled by the exam questions. This is unacceptable so you need to buck your ideas up and improve lengths of time studied up to 2 hours a day but if you can, more time than that even.
Second, you lack a copy of Wiley’s CFA review. I have friends who swear by that very product for this exam. They said that it’s contents were so accurately made for the exam questions that they couldn’t fail. And it will be the same for you if you study from it.
That said, there are other good enough CFA reviews if you’ve got beef with Wiley, so let me show you a resource that can guide you through them: