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Is there a way to get the math curriculum for FRM level 1 without purchasing the Exam? I wish to take a look at the math topics and see if I have any chance of cracking it. But I could not find an online resource that lists the math topics required for FRM 1.

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See below. You can find out more here at the GARP website. You may need to register, but it's free. Download the study guide. The bullets below are from it.

  • Discrete and continuous probability distributions
  • Population and sample statistics
  • Statistical inference and hypothesis testing
  • Estimating the parameters of distributions
  • Graphical representation of statistical relationships
  • Linear regression with single and multiple regressors
  • The Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) method
  • Interpreting and using regression coefficients, the t-statistic, and other output
  • Hypothesis testing and confidence intervals
  • Heteroskedasticity and multicollinearity
  • Simulation methods
  • Estimating correlation and volatility using EWMA and GARCH models
  • Volatility term structures
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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks. Matrix algebra is not explicitly mentioned...but I suppose good knowledge of matrix algebra is expected anyway? $\endgroup$ – Victor123 Dec 2 '14 at 20:59
  • $\begingroup$ These topics are covered in curriculum, detailed knowledge going in isn't required, but would definitely be beneficial. Having sat for, and passed part 1 (in 2013), I can say that a good grasp of basic statistics and basic algebra is a minimum requirement. $\endgroup$ – AfterWorkGuinness Nov 3 '15 at 0:37

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