CIMA exam blueprints
In an industry first, we have provided you with examination blueprints which will take the mystery out of our examinations process and clearly articulate what will be assessed in your exams.
Access the CIMA exam blueprints here.
Personas and roles & responsibilities in the Case Study exams
The case study examination is a simulated business role play. Therefore, understanding your persona and role in the case study exam can really help you produce a good answer at the right level for your audience.
The simulation is made up of three broad parts:
- The role of finance
- The role simulated
- The job tasks simulated
Further detail can be found in the CIMA exam blueprint.
Performance descriptors (previously grade descriptors)
For each level of the case study exam we have developed performance descriptors to help you understand your case study exam results feedback.
The presentation of results and feedback for the 2019 CIMA professional qualification case study exams has changed. This is to align with the exam blueprints that have been developed and, most importantly, provide candidates with more meaningful feedback to better support future study and exam preparation.
View actual student exam answers from the August 2020 Case Study Exam. Compare a low scoring script with a high scoring script. Read these walkthrough answers with annotated practical hints and tips.
Case Study articles
Read these three articles written for students who are preparing for 2019 Professional Qualification case study exams. They are based on the authors’ experience in setting and marking CIMA case studies. These articles will be valuable to candidates who are preparing for each of the three levels of the CIMA Professional Qualification.