For the CFA exam, there are only two calculators allowed by the CFA Institute. The candidates can buy either of these and must carry them to the Exam Center on exam day. The two calculators are: Texas Instruments BA II Plus Financial Calculator (including BA II Plus Professional) HP 12C Financial Calculator (including the HP 12C
In order to work with quantitative sections of the study material, it is important that you be able to work with a financial calculator. The exam questions are construction with the assumption that the candidates have the ability to work with a financial calculator. CFA Institute allows two types of calculators in the exam.