Exam preparation

Looking for exam help? See the resources for our 2010 syllabus, or find out more about the 2015 syllabus and assessment. Try the new practice exams to familiarise yourself with the computer-based exams.

2010 syllabus

Find your level and exam below for free support for specific exams:

  • Past exam papers to practise, plus model answers
  • Post exam guides with feedback from examiners
  • Articles explaining the syllabus, and providing exam and study advice
  • Guides for self-study students
  • Videos with study and exam day tips

Certificate in business accounting

Full syllabus (PDF 1MB)

Certificate level C01 C02 C03 C04 C05

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Professional qualification

Full syllabus (PDF 1MB)  

Operational level P1 E1 F1
Management level P2 E2 F2
Strategic level P3 E3 F3
Professional competence level Practical experience (T4 part A) Exam (T4 part B)

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Gateway route 

Gateway papers A1 - professional gateway G1 - management accountant gateway M1 - Master's gateway

2015 syllabus and assessment


2015 study resources are now available from CIMAconnect  - log in today and check out the new study support platform designed exclusively for CIMA students.

You'll find all the resources you'll need to help you with your 2015 studies, available 24/7 and relevant to what you're studying.

You can also connect with other students all over the world, share tips and experiences. Find out more information.

Get more help

CIMAstudy.com takes you step-by-step through the CIMA qualification and has helped thousands of students pass their exams.
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Official CIMA text books - Helping you pass the first time whichever method of study you choose.
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Our student ethics support e-tool is an easy way to test your ethics skills as part of your exam preparation. It is relevant to all study levels, particularly papers C05, E1, F1, E2, E3, P3 and T4 part B.

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