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Examinations

Pass rates

CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting and CIMA Professional Qualification Objective Test and Case Study exam pass rates.

CIMA exam pass rates

Case study exams

Exam pass rate: total exams passed / total exams taken.

Case study exam pass rates will be made available following the release of strategic case study exam results in each window. 

  November 2019 February 2020 May 2020

August 2020

Operational 68% 55% 57% 47%
Management 66% 49% 67% 59%
CIMA gateway 31% 18% 27% 24%
Strategic 64% 59% 69% 56%

Objective tests

The pass rates cover the 2019 Professional Qualification objective test sittings between 01 January and 30 September 2020. They will be updated on a quarterly basis.



E1 

E2 

E3 

F1 

F2 

F3 

P1 

P2 

P3 

Exam pass rate: Total exams passed / total exams taken.  

82%

91%

78%

81%

62%

59%

56%

54%

56%

 

Certificate level exams (Cert BA 2017 syllabus)

The pass rates cover the objective test sittings between 01 January and 30 September 2020.

  BA1 BA2 BA3 BA4
Overall exam pass rate: Percentage of students who have passed the exam after one or more attempts.   80% 74% 84% 75%
First time pass rate: Percentage of students who have passed the exam on first attempt.   75% 65% 78% 65%
Exam pass rate: Total exams passed / total exams taken.   72% 63% 75% 61%