Series 7 FAQ's

How many questions are on the Series 7 exam? The Series 7 exam is comprised of 260 questions. Broken down into two 3-hour segments of a 125 question each with 10 guinea pig questions, which are not counted against your score.


How long is the Series 7 exam? 6 hours (two 3-hour sessions)


How is the Series 7 exam set up? You should expect the Series 7 examination to be in a “bell-curve” format. Which means, each 3-hour session will start out with easier level questions. As you progress through the sessions, approaching the middle of each session, test questions will become more difficult. Near the end of each session exam questions will again become easier.


How much time can I expect to spend on studies? You should plan on spending approximately 220 to 240 hours in study including the final exams. Keir Educational Resources strongly recommends you complete the Series 7 study between 3 weeks and 5 months. Click here for a list of study schedules.


Do I need a Series 7 class? With accurate study materials and strong study habits, Keir will get you through. Participate in a Keir Virtual Class to increase your potential for success.


Where do I take the Series 7 examination? The Series 7 examination is a proctored exam and must be taken at a qualified exam center. To locate the one nearest you, please see www.prometric.com.


Is there a fee for the Series 7 examination? Yes, $290.


Am I allowed to take a calculator into the Series 7 examination center? No, however, the exam center will provide a calculator upon request.


Will I be allowed to take paper into the Series 7 examination center? No, however, the exam center will provide scratch paper upon request.


Do I have to be sponsored to take the Series 7 examination? Yes.


What is the required pass rate for the Series 7 examination? 72%.