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Exam timetable

View key 2021 dates to help you plan your studies

Plan your CIMA exams. On demand tests are are available all year. There are four windows a year when you can sit the case study exams (February; May; August; and November). Within each window exams will be available for three days from Wednesday to Friday.

CIMA exams

We are continuing to offer online CIMA exams and in many countries you can now schedule at test centres. You now have more choice than ever.

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Certificate in Business Accounting exams

On-demand, computer based assessments available all year.

BA1 BA2 BA3 BA4

Professional Qualification exams

Objective Tests

On-demand, computer based assessments available all year.

Operational level E1 P1 F1
Management level E2 P2 F2
Strategic level E3 P3 F3


Case Study exams 2019 syllabus

There are four windows a year when you can sit the case study exams (February; May; August; and November). Within each window exams will be available for three days from Wednesday to Friday.

Preseen material for the Case Studies can be found on the Study Planner.

The 2022 timetable can be found here

2021 Exam Timetable

November 2021
  Operational Management/Gateway
Strategic
Exam entry opening 28 Apil 2021
Add to Calendar29/04/2021 09:00 AM28/04/2021 05:00 PMEurope/LondonOperational exam entry opening date CIMA trueDD/MM/YYYY
06 May 2021
Add to Calendar06/05/2021 09:00 AM06/05/2021 05:00 PMEurope/LondonManagement exam entry opening dateCIMA trueDD/MM/YYYY
12 May 2021
Add to Calendar12/05/2021 09:00 AM12/05/2021 05:00 PMEurope/LondonStrategic exam entry opening date CIMAtrue DD/MM/YYYY
Exam entry closing 26 October 2021
Add to Calendar27/10/2021 09:00 AM27/10/2021 05:00 PM Operational exam entry closing dateCIMA DD/MM/YYYY
02 November 2021
Add to Calendar02/11/2021 09:00 AM02/11/2021 05:00 PM Management exam entry closing date CIMADD/MM/YYYY
09 November 2021
Add to Calendar09/11/2021 09:00 AM09/11/2021 05:00 PM Strategic exam entry closing dateCIMA DD/MM/YYYY
Pre seen material to students 24 September 2021
Add to Calendar24/09/2021 09:00 AM24/09/2021 05:00 PMEurope/London Pre-seen material availableCIMA trueDD/MM/YYYY
01 October 2021
Add to Calendar 01/10/2021 09:00 AM 01/10/2021 05:00 PM Europe/LondonPre-seen material available CIMA trueDD/MM/YYYY
08 October 2021
Add to Calendar 01/10/2021 09:00 AM08/10/2021 05:00 PMEurope/LondonOperational Exam CIMA trueDD/MM/YYYY
Exam dates 10-12 November 2021
Add to Calendar 10/11/2021 09:00 AM12/11/2021 05:00 PMEurope/London Exam dates CIMA trueDD/MM/YYYY
17-19 November 2021
Add to Calendar 17/11/2021 09:00 AM 19/11/2021 05:00 PMEurope/London Exam dates CIMA trueDD/MM/YYYY
24-26 November 2021
Add to Calendar 24/11/2021 09:00 AM 26/11/2021 05:00 PMEurope/London Exam dates CIMA trueDD/MM/YYYY
Publish results 06 January 2022
Add to Calendar 06/01/2022 09:00 AM 06/01/2022 05:00 PMEurope/LondonResults released CIMA trueDD/MM/YYYY
13 January 2022
Add to Calendar 13/01/2022 09:00 AM13/01/2022 05:00 PMEurope/London Results released CIMA trueDD/MM/YYYY
13 January 2022
Add to Calendar 13/01/2022 09:00 AM13/01/2022 05:00 PMEurope/LondonResults releasedCIMA trueDD/MM/YYYY

Previous case study windows

August 2021

August 2021
  Operational Management/Gateway
Strategic/CGMA
Exam entry opening

27 January 2021

03 February 2021
10 February 2021
Exam entry closing

27 July 2021

05 August 2021

10 August 2021

Pre seen material to students

26 March 2021

01 April 2021

09 April 2021

Exam dates

11-13 August 2021

18-20 August 2021

25-27 August 2021

Publish results

30 September 2021

07 October 2021

14 October 2021


May 2021

May 2021
  Operational Management/Gateway
Strategic/CGMA
Exam entry opening

28 October 2020

04 November 2020
11 November 2020
Exam entry closing

27 April 2021

05 May 2021

11 May 2021

Pre seen material to students

26 March 2021

01 April 2021

09 April 2021

Exam dates

12-14 May 2021

19-21 May 2021

27-29 May 2021

Publish results

01 July 2021

08 July 2021

15 July 2021


February 2021

February 2021
  Operational Management/Gateway Strategic/CGMA
Exam entry opening  29 July 2020 05 August 2020 12 August 2020
Exam entry closing 8 February 2021 15 February 2021 22 February 2021
Pre seen material to students 25 September 2020 02 October 2020 09 October 2020
Exam dates 10-12 February 2021 17-19 February 2021

24-26 February 2021

Publish results 01 April 2021 08 April 2021
15 April 2021

November 2020

November 2020
  Operational Management/Gateway
Strategic/CGMA
Exam entry opening 29 Apil 2020 07 May 2020 13 May 2020
Exam entry closing 09 November 2020 16 November 2020 23 November 2020
Pre seen material to students 25 September 2020 02 October 2020 09 October 2020
Exam dates 11-13 November 2020 18-20 November 2020 25-27 November 2020
Publish results 05 January 2021 14 January 2021 14 January 2021

 

November 2020
  Operational Management/Gateway
Strategic/CGMA
Exam entry opening 29 Apil 2020 
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07 May 2020 
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13 May 2020 
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Exam entry closing 09 November 2020 
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16 November 2020 
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23 November 2020 
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Pre seen material to students 25 September 2020 
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02 October 2020 
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09 October 2020 
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