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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.

2021 Exam Timetable

February 2021
  Operational Management/Gateway
Strategic/CGMA
Exam entry opening 29 July 2020
Add to Calendar 29/07/2020 09:00 AM29/07/2020 05:00 PM Europe/LondonOperational exam entry opening dateCIMA true DD/MM/YYYY
05 August 2020
Add to Calendar 05/08/2020 09:00 AM05/08/2020 05:00 PM Europe/LondonManagement exam entry opening dateCIMA true DD/MM/YYYY
12 August 2020
Add to Calendar 12/08/2020 09:00 AM12/08/2020 05:00 PM Europe/LondonStrategic exam entry opening date CIMAtrue DD/MM/YYYY
Exam entry closing 8 February 2021
Add to Calendar 08/02/2021 09:00 AM08/02/2021 05:00 PM Operational exam entry closing date CIMA DD/MM/YYYY
15 February 2021
Add to Calendar 15/02/2021 09:00 AM15/02/2021 05:00 PM Management exam entry closing date CIMADD/MM/YYYY
22 February 2021
Add to Calendar 22/02/2021 09:00 AM22/02/2021 05:00 PM Strategic exam entry closing date CIMADD/MM/YYYY
Pre seen material to students 25 September 2020
Add to Calendar 25/09/2020 09:00 AM 25/09/2020 05:00 PM Europe/London Pre-seen material available CIMA trueDD/MM/YYYY
02 October 2020
Add to Calendar 02/10/2020 09:00 AM 02/10/2020 05:00 PM Europe/London Pre-seen material available CIMA trueDD/MM/YYYY
09 October 2020
Add to Calendar 09/10/2020 09:00 AM 09/10/2020 05:00 PM Europe/LondonPre-seen material available CIMA trueDD/MM/YYYY
Exam dates 10-12 February 2021
Add to Calendar 10/02/2021 09:00 AM12/02/2021 05:00 PM Europe/LondonExam dates CIMA true DD/MM/YYYY
17-19 February 2021
Add to Calendar 17/02/2021 09:00 AM19/02/2021 05:00 PM Europe/LondonExam dates CIMA true DD/MM/YYYY
24-26 February 2021
Add to Calendar 24/02/2021 09:00 AM26/02/2021 05:00 PM Europe/LondonExam dates CIMA true DD/MM/YYYY
Publish results 01 April 2021
Add to Calendar01/04/2021 09:00 AM 01/10/2020 05:00 PM Europe/London Results released CIMA true DD/MM/YYYY
08 April 2021
Add to Calendar 08/04/2021 09:00 AM08/04/2021 05:00 PM Europe/LondonResults released CIMA trueDD/MM/YYYY
15 April 2021
Add to Calendar 15/04/2021 09:00 AM15/04/2021 05:00 PM Europe/LondonResults released CIMA trueDD/MM/YYYY

May 2021
  Operational Management/Gateway
Strategic/CGMA
Exam entry opening 28 October 2020
Add to Calendar 28/10/2020 09:00 AM 28/10/2020 05:00 PMEurope/London Operational exam entry opening date CIMA trueDD/MM/YYYY
04 November 2020
Add to Calendar04/11/2020 09:00 AM04/11/2020 05:00 PMEurope/LondonManagement exam entry opening dateCIMA trueDD/MM/YYYY
11 November 2020
Add to Calendar11/11/2020 09:00 AM 11/11/2020 05:00 PMEurope/LondonStrategic exam entry opening date CIMAtrue DD/MM/YYYY
Exam entry closing 27 April 2021
Add to Calendar 27/04/2021 09:00 AM 27/04/2021 05:00 PM Operational exam entry closing date CIMA DD/MM/YYYY
05 May 2021
Add to Calendar05/05/2021 09:00 AM/11/2020 05:00 PM Management exam entry closing date CIMADD/MM/YYYY
11 May 2021
Add to Calendar11/05/2021 09:00 AM/11/2020 05:00 PM Strategic exam entry closing dateCIMA DD/MM/YYYY
Pre seen material to students 26 March 2021
Add to Calendar 26/03/2021 09:00 AM 25/09/2020 05:00 PMEurope/London Pre-seen material available CIMA trueDD/MM/YYYY
01 April 2021
Add to Calendar 01/04/2021 09:00 AM 01/04/2020 05:00 PM Europe/LondonPre-seen material available CIMA trueDD/MM/YYYY
09 April 2021
Add to Calendar 09/04/2021 09:00 AM 09/04/2021 05:00 PMEurope/LondonOperational Exam CIMA trueDD/MM/YYYY
Exam dates 12-14 May 2021
Add to Calendar 12/05/2021 09:00 AM 14/05/2021 05:00 PMEurope/London Exam dates CIMAtrue DD/MM/YYYY
19-21 May 2021
Add to Calendar 19/05/2021 09:00 AM21/05/2021 05:00 PMEurope/London Exam dates CIMA trueDD/MM/YYYY
26-28 May 2021
Add to Calendar 26/05/2021 09:00 AM 28/05/2021 05:00 PMEurope/LondonExam dates CIMAtrue DD/MM/YYYY
Publish results 01 July 2021
Add to Calendar 01/07/2021 09:00 AM 01/07/2021 05:00 PM Europe/London Results released CIMA true DD/MM/YYYY
08 July 2021
Add to Calendar 08/07/2021 09:00 AM08/07/2021 05:00 PMEurope/LondonResults released CIMAtrue DD/MM/YYYY
15 July 2021
Add to Calendar 15/07/2021 09:00 AM 15/07/2021 05:00 PMEurope/LondonResults releasedCIMA trueDD/MM/YYYY

August 2021
  Operational Management/Gateway
Strategic/CGMA
Exam entry opening 27 January 2021
Add to Calendar 27/01/2021 09:00 AM 27/01/2021 05:00 PMEurope/London Operational exam entry opening date CIMA trueDD/MM/YYYY
03 February 2021
Add to Calendar 03/02/2021 09:00 AM 03/02/2021 05:00 PMEurope/London Management exam entry opening date CIMAtrue DD/MM/YYYY
10 February 2021
Add to Calendar 10/02/2021 09:00 AM 10/02/2021 05:00 PMEurope/London Strategic exam entry opening date CIMA trueDD/MM/YYYY
Exam entry closing 27 July 2021
Add to Calendar 27/07/2021 09:00 AM 27/07/2021 05:00 PM Operational exam entry closing date CIMA DD/MM/YYYY
05 August 2021
Add to Calendar 05/08/2021 09:00 AM 05/08/2021 05:00 PM Management exam entry closing date CIMA DD/MM/YYYY
10 August 2021
Add to Calendar 10/08/2021 09:00 AM 10/08/2021 05:00 PM Strategic exam entry closing date CIMADD/MM/YYYY
Pre seen material to students 26 March 2021
Add to Calendar 26/03/2021 09:00 AM 26/03/2021 05:00 PM Europe/London Pre-seen material available CIMA trueDD/MM/YYYY
01 April 2021
Add to Calendar 01/04/2021 09:00 AM 01/04/2021 05:00 PM Europe/London Pre-seen material available CIMA trueDD/MM/YYYY
09 April 2021
Add to Calendar 09/04/2021 09:00 AM 09/04/2021 05:00 PM Europe/LondonPre-seen material available CIMA trueDD/MM/YYYY
Exam dates 11-13 August 2021
Add to Calendar 11/08/2021 09:00 AM 13/08/2021 05:00 PMEurope/London Exam dates CIMAtrue DD/MM/YYYY
18-20 August 2021
Add to Calendar 18/08/2021 09:00 AM 20/08/2021 05:00 PMEurope/London Exam datesCIMA true DD/MM/YYYY
25-27 August 2021
Add to Calendar 25/08/2021 09:00 AM 27/08/2021 05:00 PMEurope/London Exam datesCIMA true DD/MM/YYYY
Publish results 30 September 2021
Add to Calendar30/09/2021 09:00 AM 30/09/2021 05:00 PM Europe/London Results released CIMA true DD/MM/YYYY
07 October 2021
Add to Calendar 07/10/2021 09:00 AM 07/10/2021 05:00 PMEurope/London Results releasedCIMA true DD/MM/YYYY
14 October 2021
Add to Calendar 14/10/2021 09:00 AM 14/10/2021 05:00 PMEurope/London Results releasedCIMA true DD/MM/YYYY

November 2021
  Operational Management/Gateway
Strategic/CGMA
Exam entry opening 28 Apil 2021
Add to Calendar29/04/2020 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 AM12/05/2020 05:00 PMEurope/LondonStrategic exam entry opening date CIMAtrue DD/MM/YYYY
Exam entry closing 26 October 2021
Add to Calendar27/10/2020 09:00 AM27/10/2020 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 AM19/11/2021 05:00 PMEurope/London Exam dates CIMA trueDD/MM/YYYY
24-26 November 2021
Add to Calendar 24/11/2021 09:00 AM26/11/2021 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

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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August 2020

August 2020
  Operational Management/Gateway
Strategic/CGMA
Exam entry opening 29 January 2020 05 February 2020 12 February 2020
Exam entry closing 28 July 2020 04 August 2020 11 August 2020
Exam dates 12-14 August 2020 19-21 August 2020 26-28 August 2020
Pre seen material to students 27 March 2020 03 April 2020 06 April 2020
Publish results 01 October 2020 08 October 2020 15 October 2020

May 2020

May 2020
  Operational Management/Gateway
Strategic/CGMA
Exam entry opening 22 April 2020 22 April 2020 22 April 2020
Exam entry closing 12 May 2020 19 May 2020 26 May 2020
Pre seen material to students 27 March 2020 03 April 2020 06 April 2020
Exam dates 13-15 May 2020 20-22 May 2020 27-29 May 2020
Publish results 09 July 2020 16 July 2020 23 July 2020

February 2020 (2019 Syllabus)

February 2020 (2019 Syllabus)
  Operational Management/Gateway Strategic/CGMA
Exam entry opening  05 August 2019 05 August 2019 05 August 2019
Exam entry closing 28 January 2020 06 February 2020 11 February 2020
Pre seen material to students 06 December 2019 13 December 2019 13 December 2019
Exam dates 12-14 February 2020 19-21 February 2020

26-28 February 2020

Publish results 26 March 2020 02 April 2020

09 April 2020

February 2020 Resit Exams: based on 2015 syllabus

February 2020 Resit Exams; based on 2015 syllabus
  Operational Management/Gateway Strategic/CGMA
Exam entry opening  20 December 2019 10 January 2020 10 January 2020
Exam entry closing 28 January 2020 06 February 2020 11 February 2020
Pre seen material to students 20 September 2019 27 September 2019 04 October 2019
Exam dates 10-11 February 2020 19-21 February 2020

24-25 February 2020

Publish results 26 March 2020 02 April 2020

09 April 2020

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