10 Pros and Cons of Using the HKSI Official Study Notes

June 8, 2022

The HKSI LE study note has long been infamous amongst candidates. Its disadvantages include

  • Too many words, too many typos, it takes a lot of time to read
  • A lot of data will not actually appear in the exam
  • The text is long, difficult to understand and dull
  • The wording is vague and ambiguous. Some of the sentences can have multiple interpretations, novices may easily misunderstand the concept
  • There is not much explanation of the underlying principles, which makes it more difficult for students to remember logically and can only memorize them by rote
  • It has been assumed that the students have a certain foundation, and many financial products and other concepts are not explained from scratch.

…and many more. But in fact, this manual plays a very important role in the exam.

  • List the entire scope of the exam. You need not study or memorise things that are not here.
  • At the end of each chapter, there are several questions to test whether the students’ understanding is correct
  • Some questions in the actual exam are from some inconspicuous words and sentences in the note
  • And it is one of the few free textbooks for students to do revisions with

Therefore, if time permits, students can make good use of this readily available resource to improve test performance.

However, if time does not permit, or if it is really difficult to read long-form articles, students can consider the following free resources:

HKSI LE Past paper 40-60 questions per copy


A free trial of an entire chapter for each paper of the securities test mock test:

English Classes:

HKSI LE Paper 1 Free Class [Not Past Paper, Not Pass Paper] https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLilKLKW6-sshHzqqCUowV243F3sjymUr7

Chinese Classes: 

證券及期貨從業員資格考試(HKSI) LE Paper 1 課程卷(一)講解


證券及期貨從業員資格考試(HKSI) LE Paper 2 課程卷(二)講解


證券及期貨從業員資格考試(HKSI) LE Paper 6 課程卷(六)講解


證券及期貨從業員資格考試(HKSI) LE Paper 7 課程卷(七)講解


證券及期貨從業員資格考試(HKSI) LE Paper 8 課程卷(八)講解


證券及期貨從業員資格考試(HKSI) LE Paper 12 課程卷(十二)講解


Paid Study Materials:

How can we help?

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