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Update 20 November 2020- Remember - for CIMA online exams, your exam conditions start as soon as you are met by the greeter who will check your ID. At this point you must not leave the webcam view. England test centres remain closed until Wednesday 2 December 2020 (for exams booked with a training provider, please contact your training provider for information). Remote online exams are available. Find more information here: https://www.cimaglobal.com/Studying/Student-Coronavirus-COVID-19-exam-FAQs/

Exam timetable

View key 2020 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

November 2020
  Operational Management/Gateway
Strategic/CGMA
Exam entry opening 29 Apil 2020
Add to Calendar 29/04/2020 09:00 AM 29/04/2020 05:00 PM Europe/London Operational exam entry opening date CIMA true DD/MM/YYYY
07 May 2020
Add to Calendar 07/05/2020 09:00 AM 07/05/2020 05:00 PM Europe/London Management exam entry opening date CIMA true DD/MM/YYYY
13 May 2020
Add to Calendar 13/05/2020 09:00 AM 13/05/2020 05:00 PM Europe/London Strategic exam entry opening date CIMA true DD/MM/YYYY
Exam entry closing 09 November 2020
Add to Calendar 27/10/2020 09:00 AM 27/10/2020 05:00 PM Operational exam entry closing date CIMA DD/MM/YYYY
16 November 2020
Add to Calendar03/11/2020 09:00 AM03/11/2020 05:00 PM Management exam entry closing date CIMA DD/MM/YYYY
23 November 2020
Add to Calendar10/11/2020 09:00 AM10/11/2020 05:00 PM Strategic exam entry closing date CIMA DD/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 true DD/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 true DD/MM/YYYY
09 October 2020
Add to Calendar 09/10/2020 09:00 AM 09/10/2020 05:00 PM Europe/London Operational Exam CIMA true DD/MM/YYYY
Exam dates 11-13 November 2020
Add to Calendar 11/11/2020 09:00 AM 13/11/2020 05:00 PM Europe/London Exam dates CIMA true DD/MM/YYYY
18-20 November 2020
Add to Calendar 18/11/2020 09:00 AM 20/11/2020 05:00 PM Europe/London Exam dates CIMA true DD/MM/YYYY
25-27 November 2020
Add to Calendar 25/11/2020 09:00 AM 27/11/2020 05:00 PM Europe/London Exam dates CIMA true DD/MM/YYYY
Publish results 05 January 2021
Add to Calendar 05/01/2021 09:00 AM 05/01/2021 05:00 PM Europe/London Results released CIMA true DD/MM/YYYY
14 January 2021
Add to Calendar 14/01/2021 09:00 AM 14/01/2021 05:00 PM Europe/London Results released CIMA true DD/MM/YYYY
14 January 2021
Add to Calendar 14/01/2021 09:00 AM 14/01/2021 05:00 PM Europe/London Results released CIMA true DD/MM/YYYY

Previous case study windows

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

November 2019

November 2019
  Operational Management/Gateway
Strategic/CGMA
Exam entry opening 26 Apil 2019 01 May 2019 10 May 2019
Exam entry closing 22 October 2019 31 October 2019 05 November 2019
Pre seen material to students 20 September 2019 27 September 2019 04 October 2019
Exam dates 05-09 November 2019 12-16 November 2019 19-23 November 2019
Publish results 19 December 2019 09 January 2020 09 January 2020

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Exam pass rates

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