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Do I need it? Official books for the FRM Exam Part I


New Member
Hi Everyone,

I need some help with this question, thanks!

I currently have BT professional prep, and I am not sure if I need to purchase the official books from FRM(sold when you are registering for the exam). Mainly because 1) I am not sure if I will have time to get to it 2) not sure if it's necessary if I already have BT materials.

Can I please get some insight on what other people are using the official books for? If there is practice questions at the end of the each chapters by GARP, then I think it might be useful, but since I don't have the book, I am not sure if there is practice problems or not. Any insights on the value of these books are much appreciated.


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No. You can find the primary sources online if desired, but BT notes are sufficient for most provided you do the practice questions as well.