CIMA publishes May 2014 exam results

CIMA is delighted to announce its May 2014 exam results. Noel Tagoe, Executive Director, Education at CIMA, said:

“It is very pleasing to note that the pass rates for most papers have been maintained or have improved when compared with recent examination sessions, and in particular, there are excellent performances in papers E1, Enterprise Operations, and F2, Financial Management.”

“It is extremely pleasing to see that there are, as we have come to expect, some excellent student performances from around the world. This highlights CIMA’s ethos, that dedication and hard work can produce exemplary results. These results also show that the CIMA qualification is increasingly seen as a global passport to success. The proportion of students sitting the CIMA exams outside the UK continues to increase, with some excellent performances being demonstrated by the global prize-winners and commendees.”

Prize-winners and commendations in individual papers included students employed by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, J P Morgan and the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement, RWE npower plc, Shell International and Sotheby’s. Prize-winning students and commendees sat these exams across the globe, in China, Hungary, India, Poland, Sri Lanka and the UK.

Examination results letters include a breakdown of marks by question. This, together with the post exam guides, will provide students and tutors with valuable feedback.

All ten papers in the professional qualification will again be available in September 2014 in the UK. This will allow a resit opportunity for students with T4 part B Case Study on PC being available globally for students sitting for the first time as well as for those resitting.  The three strategic level papers will also continue to be available globally for resitting students.

Students have access to a wide range of free study support resources through the website along with e-magazine Velocity.


Paper UK Pass Rate (%)   Range of UK Pass Rates May 2005 – May 2014 for equivalent paper
Operational & Management Levels      
P1 - Performance Operations    57   43-69
P2 – Performance Management    53   42-66
E1 – Enterprise Operations    79   63-84
E2 -  Enterprise Management    65   46-66
F1 -  Financial Operations    61   53-80
F2 - Financial Management    66   48-73    
Strategic Level        
P3 – Performance Strategy    60   53-64
E3 – Enterprise Strategy    61   42-65
F3 – Financial Strategy    62   42-62
T4 Part B Case Study Examination - (includes March & May 2014  PC      exams)    65   36-67


Paper Global Pass Rate (%)
Operational & Management Levels  
P1 - Performance Operations (includes Russian and Arabic papers)    50
P2 – Performance Management (includes Russian and Arabic papers)    45
E1 – Enterprise Operations    71
E2 -  Enterprise Management    58
F1 -  Financial Operations    60
F2 - Financial Management    63
  Strategic Level    
P3 – Performance Strategy    48
E3 – Enterprise Strategy    50
F3 – Financial Strategy    53
T4 Part B Case Study Examination - (includes March & May 2014 PC exams)      58
Gateway Papers    
M1 – Masters Gateway    38
Overall for Gateway Papers    44