Series 3 Securities Exam – Exam National Commodity Futures

Series 3 Exam Prep by Securities Exam Preparation

Securities Exam Preparation Inc’s Series 3 Exam Prep prepares you for the Series 3 Commodity Futures Exam. The Series 3 Exam is for anyone who is going to act as an Associated Person, Commodity Trading Advisor, Commodity Pool Operator, Introducing Broker, or Futures Commission Merchant.   Those who trade ForEx (foreign exchange) are under the jurisdiction of the National Futures Association (NFA) and are  required to sit for the Series 3 and Series 34 tests.

The Series 3 exam prep is divided into ten categories and is graded in two groups: Market Knowledge and Rules/Regulations. The first nine of the following  categories with 85 questions comprises the Market Knowledge Group; category ten, with 35 questions, comprises the Rules and Regulations Group. You must achieve a 70% on each group to pass the Series 3 exam. Note that the NFA study outline has been changed to eight categories, essentially combining financial and agricultural hedging into one group and general speculation and spreading into one group.

The Series 3 exam is a prerequisite to the Series 30 Futures Branch Manager exam. Our Series 3 exam prep gets you ready for this securities exam. For more information on how to pass the Series 30 prerequisite, you can read our How To Pass Your Series 30 Exam guide.

No Prerequisite | $135 Test Fee (Form U-10) | 2 1/2 hour time limit

Test Topics & Approximate Test Questions

Series 3 Exam Topics Approximate Test Questions
     Futures Trading Theory 13
     Margins-Limits-Settlements 15
     Orders-Accounts-Analysis 11
     Basic Hedging 11
     Financial Hedging 10
     Spreads 3
     General Speculation 8
     Financial Speculation 8
     Options 6
     Regulations 35
***Total Questions*** ***120***

Study Materials – National Commodity Futures License

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Series 3 – Exam Study Book


Series 3 Exam Prep Study Book

Our 200+ page Series 3 exam prep book is a 3-ring binder study program is designed to allow you to learn at your own pace and convenience. The Series 3 exam prep text is divided into the same categories as the exam — this gives you a feeling as to the weighting of the topics on the exam.

The Series 3 exam prep program includes end-of-category quizzes of 25 to 40 questions and two 125-point practice final exams. One final Series 3 exam is random but properly weighted and the other is divided into how the test is graded – Market Knowledge and Rules/Regulations — no other Series 3 exam prep study program is constructed this way!   All Series 3 exam prep questions have complete explanations.

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Online Series 3 Home Study Course


Online Series 3 Home Study Course

Securities Exam Preparation, Inc. has partnered with the Center for Futures Education to provide an Online Series #3 program with 8 sections that match the National Futures Association’s study outline:

*  The end-of-section quizzes are followed by the correct answers and an explanation. You can access each quiz a total of 5 times and then the quiz expires.

  • 2 Final Exams are included! After completing a final exam, a list of the questions you missed is presented with your final score. You may choose questions from the list to see the original question, your answer, the correct answer, and an explanation – This lets you focus on the areas that are presenting difficulty — Final Exams have 10 accesses combined for the two final exams.
  • No Books – No Shipping! Nice! Study wherever you have internet access.  Mac or Windows.
  • Course access is good for 90 days from the time you create your user name and password – so make sure you plan your study in relation to when you want to take the actual exam!
NOTE: All FINRA exam are continually being updated. You should take your exam within 120 days of ordering your study materials!