Syllabus of PIPFA Level 1 Quantitative Methods

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Unfortunately, PIPFA does not publish it’s own study text. But you need not to worry as you can use study texts of ICAP and/or ICMAP. You will have the advantage on other students. The reason being ICAP and ICMAP study texts are comparatively more difficult than the books recommended by PIPFA examination body.

Syllabus GRID:

Here is the grid for syllabus of PIPFA Leve 1 Quantitative Methods.

syllabus of PIPFA Level 1 Quantitative Methods
Business Mathematics 
Basic Mathematics10 – 15
Mathematics of Finance15 – 20
Calculus and Linear Programming15 – 20
Statistical Data analysis for Decision making 
Statistical Concepts10 – 15
Correlation & Regression Analysis10 – 15
Probability and probability distribution10 – 15
Sampling and decision making10 – 15

Detailed Syllabus Contents:

The detailed Syllabus of PIPFA Level 1 Quantitative Methods for upcoming attempt is given below.


Basic Mathematics

  • Exponential and logarithmic functions
  • Equation of straight line
  • Simultaneous linear equations and their application
  • Solving Quadratic Equation
  • Factorization of Equation
  • (Square of sum of two expressions, Square of difference of two expressions, Difference between two squares Completion of squares)”
  • Co-ordinate System (Understanding of slope, intercept, slope intercept form of equation and preparation of graph of linear equations)
  • Arithmetic and Geometric progression and their application. 

Mathematics of Finance

  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Annual, periodic and effective interest rates
  • Time value of money
  • Present Value and Discounting
  • Future Values
  • Net Present Value
  • Annuities and Perpetuities
  • Internal rate of return (including the use of interpolation)


  • Rules for finding derivatives (Sum, difference, product and quotient rule)
  • Marginal Revenue, Cost and Profit functions
  • Maximization and minimizing problems and the use of second order derivatives

Linear Programming

  • Linear inequalities
  • Converting simple situations into linear inequalities
  • Graphical solution to linear programming problems
  • Feasible region (bounded as well as unbounded), redundant constraints, no feasible solution, alternative optimum solution


Statistical Concepts

  • Collection and tabulation of data
  • Bar charts, pie charts, histograms, frequency polygons, ogives, stem and leaf display
  • Measures of central tendencies (Arithmetic/geometric/harmonic means, median, mode)
  • Measures of dispersion (standard deviation, variance)
  • Index numbers, weighted index numbers (Laspeyre, Paasche and Fisher price indices), purchasing power and deflation of income

Correlation & Regression Analysis

  • Scatter diagram
  • Linear regression lines by method of least squares
  • Co-efficient of correlation and determination
  • Rank correlation
  • Interpretation

Probability and Probability Distribution

  • Permutations and Combinations
  • Probability
  • Addition law for mutually exclusive and not mutually exclusive events
  • Multiplicative laws for dependent and independent events
  • Probability Distributions (Binomial, Hyper-geometric and Normal)

Sampling and Decision Making

  • Population and sample
  • Random Sampling
  • Sampling with and without replacement
  • Sampling Distribution and Sampling Error of mean
  • Hypothesis testing (population mean, population proportion, difference between population means and difference between two population proportions)
  • Estimation (Confidence intervals for population mean, proportion and variance and difference between population mean, proportion and variance.
  • Chi-Square distribution (test of independence and test of goodness of fit) indices), purchasing power and deflation of income

Learning outcomes:

On the successful completion of this course students should be able to;

  • Understand basic mathematical tools that would be used in financial analysis at the next levels
  • Apply financial mathematics to solve problems related to financial management
  • Use calculus to solve maximization and minimization problems
  • Solve problems involving linear programming by the use of graphical methods
  • Understand different methods of collecting and presenting statistical data
  • Compute and analysis measures of central tendency and measures of dispersion
  • Understand the concept of index numbers and their practical applications
  • Using regression and correlation analysis to study historic trends and predicting changes independent variable on the basis of its relationship with independent variable
  • Compute probability involving discreet as well as continuous data
  • Making decisions using sampling techniques involved in hypothesis testing, confidence interval estimation and determination of probability


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