How to approach exams

Getting ready for an exam can be stressful. Follow our advice to ensure you are prepared.

Create a study plan

Think about how much time you are going to allocate to studying, what you want to achieve in each of your study sessions and where you will study.

Use our global study planner (PDF 625KB) to help you plan your time properly.

Read these study tips from CIMA students and watch our 'planning your studies' videos for more guidance.

Use our resources

Whether your are studying alone or with a tuition provider, we have a number of resources to help you prepare:

Keeping calm

Taking exams can be an anxious time. Read these articles for some advice on how to manage your stress:

Perfect your exam technique

Improving your exam technique could be the difference between a pass and a fail. Try CIMA Aptitude, the online question bank that simulates the actual exam allowing you to fully prepare for your next objective test exam and assess your readiness. 

Find out what you should and should not be doing in the exam and watch our exam techniques video.