CIMA exams: free resit offer

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Exclusive initiative to support your CIMA Operational Level studies

We’re delighted to have designed an exclusive initiative to support your CIMA Operational Level studies (OT and CS exams), This covers:

  • Learning resources that will help you develop your exam practice skills and provide insight as to how your examination answers will be marked
  • Revision support tips and specific exam guidance for those resitting
  • A case study exam walkthrough – featuring real life examples. A low scoring answer is compared with a high scoring answer
  •  Examiner insight – an outline on common mistakes in Case Study examinations
  • A free exam resit, if you are unsuccessful (you must schedule your initial exam between 1 February and 31 July 2021)*Terms and Conditions apply.  

Take the next step towards earning your CGMA designation and schedule your exam today. 

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How do I claim my free resit?

If you have been unsuccessful in your exam and are eligible for a free resit, you will receive an email from CIMA approx 5-10 days after your exam confirming the exam credit was added to your account in My CIMA.

Students that are unsuccessful should first wait to receive the email confirming their credit before going on to schedule their resit exam in the usual way.   

Undecided about online exams?  

Hear from CIMA student Maria as she talks about her thoughts about the online exams.

Preparing for your online exam 

Before your exam, make sure you're ready by reading our guidance information. 

Carry out a systems test before scheduling your exam

You should check the system requirements and complete a system check before you schedule your exam*. You need to use the location and equipment that you intend taking the test on. Check your equipment reaches the minimum required.

*If your system test fails you should not schedule an exam until you can resolve the issue and pass the system test. If you have already scheduled your exam you should cancel your exam (within the usual 48hr cancellation period).

Get your room ready

Ensure that your desktop is clean and that you are not within arm’s reach of books, notepads, sticky notes, papers, pens, pencils, and other writing instruments/objects. Additional monitors and computers must be unplugged and turned off. Items on the wall with writing on them, such as whiteboards, will be inspected.

How to check in and begin your exam

It is imperative that you read the guidance on how to check in and begin your online exam. View our step by step guide and video

What to do if you experience problems during the exam

Watch our video on what to during the exams if you experience problems for example with connectivity. 

Read the FAQs

Make sure you read the FAQs which provide more information. If you need to contact us we recommend you use our Live Chat function.

Hints and tip videos 

We have produced a series of videos that provide some guidance and information on the exams: 

  1. Introduction to CIMA online exams
  2. Your top questions answered
  3. CIMA study support resources 
  4. Online exam whiteboard guide 
  5. How to check in and begin your exam.  

Terms and Conditions for Operational Level Free Exam Resits

  1. Valid for CIMA students sitting and failing an Operational level OT exam, or an Operational Level case study exam.
  2. This offer is valid to CIMA Operational level Objective Test & Case Study only. 
  3. This offer excludes Diploma in Performance Management Cert BA, Management & Strategic level Objective Test & Case Studies & any exam not in English language. 
  4. To receive the free exam resit, students must have attempted & failed between 1 February & 31 July 2021. For example, no shows are excluded.
  5. For objective test, the free resit must be scheduled & taken within 90 days from the original sitting. No extensions are permitted.
  6. For case study exam, the free resit must be scheduled for the Operational Case Study by the following deadline dates: 8 February (February exams) 27th April (May Exams) and 27th July (August exams) 2021. No extensions are permitted.
  7. 90 days credit will start from the date CIMA processes the exam credit. Each student will be notified by email within 10 days of their exam failure that a credit has been added to their MYCIMA account
  8. To be eligible students must have cleared any outstanding debt including their 2021 subscription fee. 
  9. Ineligible students includes those where the invigilator has stopped the exam for an infringement of exam policy. 
  10. Only 1 free resit will be applied during the promotional period.
  11. Students that are unsuccessful should wait to receive the email confirming their credit before scheduling their resit exam. The exam credit will be lost if the resit exam is scheduled before it been applied to your My CIMA account.