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The Series 53 Exam is required of individuals who as principals will supervise the activities of municipal securities representatives.

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Series 53 Course Curriculum
Lesson 1
Fixed Income Overview, Types of Munis & Tax Considerations
Lesson 2
MSRB Rules and Supervision, Origination, Trading, & Operations
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Exam Details
About the Series 53 Exam
Exam Format
100 graded multiple-choice questions
3 hours
Passing Score
Recommended Study Time
50 to 60 hours
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Series 53 FAQ
How many questions should I complete on the Series 53 practice exams before I take the exam?

You should plan on completing about 600 Series 53 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.

Should I expect to use the full time allotted on the Series 53 Exam?

Most students are able to finish the exam within the allotted time, without being rushed.

Should I read the Series 53 book before class?

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 Series 53 Examination.

What is the usual study time for the Series 53 Exam?

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.

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