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CIMA releases latest tranche of exam pass rates

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) has released its latest exam pass rates. The newly-released information covers case studies sat in November 2015, and updates 2015 objective test and Cert BA pass figures to take into account the entire calendar year.

All pass rates continued to climb as the year progressed, a point that Dr Noel Tagoe, CIMA’s executive director of education, ascribes to increased student familiarity with CIMA’s new syllabus and exam format.

Dr Tagoe said: “Our new exam system has now been live for a year, and we are seeing students feel increasingly comfortable with it, and increasingly confident in preparing for the more flexible, on-demand tests. As a result, pass rates are either remaining steady or are becoming higher, which is great news for our thousands of students looking to progress through their exams as fast as possible.

“Above all, we congratulate our students on their hard work – accountancy exams are not easy, so each forward step is hard-earned.”

Case study exams

 

February / March

May

August

November

Operational

44%

67%

34%

61%

Management

33%

62%

77%

78%

CIMA gateway

15%

20%

40%

42%

Strategic

46%

70%

67%

62%

 

Objective tests

The pass rates cover the objective test sittings between 2 January and 31 December 2015.

 

E1

P1

F1

E2

P2

F2

E3

P3

F3

Overall exam pass rate: Percentage of students who have passed the exam after one or more attempts between January and September 2015.  

87%

63%

82%

92%

66%

66%

76%

69%

67%

First time pass rate: Percentage of students who have passed the exam on first attempt.  

78%

45%

74%

85%

44%

47%

61%

50%

48%

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

76%

42%

71%

83%

41%

45%

58%

47%

47%

Certificate level exams

These pass rates cover the certificate level exams between 2 January and 31 December 2015.

 

C01

C02

C03

C04

C05

Overall exam pass rate: Percentage of students who have passed the exam after one or more attempts between January and September 2015.  

81%

89%

77%

84%

90%

First time pass rate: Percentage of students who have passed the exam on first attempt.  

70%

83%

62%

74%

83%

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

67%

81%

59%

71%

81%

 

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