Operational level is the first level of the professional qualification and consists of three exams.
After you have completed these you will receive the 'CIMA diploma in management accounting'.
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The exams are three hours long with an additional 20 minutes pre-exam reading time and the pass mark is 50%.
You can take operational and management level exams at the same time but you must pass both of these levels before you take the strategic level papers.
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