Series 24: General Securities Principal Exam
The Series 24 Exam is required by FINRA for individuals who will engage in supervisory management of general securities broker-dealers.
- Series 24 Textbook (Physical & Electronic Versions)
- Online & Printable Practice Exams
- 5+ hrs of Video Lectures
- Digital Flashcards
- Mobile App for offline training (iPhone & iPad)
- Downloadable Class Supplements
- Final Benchmark Exam
- Personal Instructor Support
About The Series 24 Exam
Number of Questions: 150 scored questions (plus 10 unscored experimental questions).
Exam Structure:1 session covering all topics. All questions are multiple choice.
Prerequisites: S7, S17, S37, S38, S57, S62, S79, or S82
Time to Complete:3 hours and 45 minutes
Recommended Study Time:100 hours
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If you come to class having read the material you should give yourself about one week to complete practice exams after the conclusion of the program before taking the examination. If you have not read the material before coming to class you will need more time after class ends.
Most students are able to finish the exam within the alloted time, without being rushed.
Though it is not mandatory to read the material before coming to class, doing so will enable you to reinforce the concepts discussed in the book. If you have not read the material prior to class you will need more time after class to prepare before you take the examination.
Assuming you are working full time while preparing for the examination, you should allow yourself two to three weeks to read through the material and another two to three weeks to complete practice exams. You should attend the live class, watch the online KIT or receive private instruction one to two weeks prior to the examination. The total study time is typically four to six weeks.
The Practice Exams questions are about the same level of difficulty as the actual exam, so you should shoot for scores in the mid to high 70s online. The questions on the actual exam are likely to be more scenario based than the practice questions. As such, it is essential that you review concepts in the book while answering practice questions rather than merely reading the rationale. If you only read the rationales you may feel unprepared to answer the more nuanced questions you are likely to see on the examination.