FINRA Series 53 Exam Prep & Study Materials
The Series 53 Exam is required of individuals who as principals will supervise the activities of municipal securities representatives.
- Series 53 Textbook (Physical & Electronic Versions)
- Online & Printable Practice Exams
- 3+ hrs of Video Lectures
- Mobile App for offline training (iPhone & iPad)
- Downloadable Class Supplements
- Personal Instructor Support
About the Exam:
Number of Questions: 100 questions
Exam Structure: 1 session covering all topics. All questions are multiple choice
Time to Complete: 3 hours
Passing Score: 70%
Recommended Study Time: 50-60 hours
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You should plan on completing about 600 practice questions online prior to taking the exam, plus the benchmark exam. If your scores are not within passing range at that point, you may need to complete more questions.
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 or receive private instruction one week prior to the examination. The total study time is typically four to six weeks.