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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. 

  August 2019 November 2019 February 2020

May 2020

Operational 46% 68% 55% 57%
Management 64% 66% 49% 67%
CIMA gateway 28% 31% 18% 27%
Strategic 64% 64% 59% 69%

Objective tests

The pass rates cover the 2019 Professional Qualification objective test sittings between 01 January and 31 July 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.  

81%

90%

76%

77%

59%

57%

52%

53%

55%

 

Certificate level exams (Cert BA 2017 syllabus)

The pass rates cover the objective test sittings between 01 June 2019 and 30 June 2020.

  BA1 BA2 BA3 BA4
Overall exam pass rate: Percentage of students who have passed the exam after one or more attempts.   80% 72% 84% 75%
First time pass rate: Percentage of students who have passed the exam on first attempt.   74% 63% 78% 64%
Exam pass rate: Total exams passed / total exams taken.   71% 61% 75% 60%