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Rae Toh

Rae shares his experience with the new computer-based assessment format.


Full Name: Rae Toh

Occupation: Singapore Retail Finance Advisor

Organisation: Shell Singapore

CIMA Entry Route: 

CIMA Level/Award achieved so far:

First and foremost, how does it feel to be one of the first students to pass a new 2015 assessment?

I feel delighted and accomplished as my efforts spent on preparation for the examination have paid off. I feel that this new assessment format provides us with a more holistic view, and incorporates an element of realism in its syllabus. This makes learning the syllabus more interesting and a lot more relatable to my current job.

What was your biggest challenge?

Having to straddle work, family commitments and CIMA is the biggest challenge I faced.

How did you overcome that challenge?

Once I received my study materials, I started to develop a study plan. I had to find a way to find a balance between work, family and CIMA, and ensure that I do not compromise the quality of my work in any of these areas. I identified activities which are non-critical and reduced them closer to the examination date.

Can you offer some advice to other students?

Start your preparation early and manage your time well during examination. Keep practising!

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