Start Studying Now
Some unsolicited advice to all of you at the final step (granted you have the work experience) of the Charter process. I passed first try and began studying in December 2016 for the June 2017 exam. Start now. You will get through the material in 2-3 months which will leave you ample time to revisit and refine.
The reason you’d start this early on a lower content exam? The hardest section of all 3 levels lives at CFA III… The essay section. Yes you plan to survive the morning and ace the afternoon, but I don’t care if you finish under 3hours on all your mocks. Come game day, you will struggle to finish in time. Take the extra time and learn how to take the essays. It is a total bear and if you aren’t hard on yourself while grading your mocks, then you’re sunk.
Otherwise, good luck. Buckle down and take what is yours. You worked at this and don’t let something like a few hours of leisure prevent you from the grail.