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CIMA exams: free resit offer

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Free exam resit

We know these are challenging times with a lot of unknowns and disruptions. Therefore, we are offering a free exam resit if you are unsuccessful in your exam taken during October, November and December. *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

  1. Valid for any student sitting and failing an CIMA exam between 1 October and 31 December 2020
  2. This offer is valid to CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting exams and Operational, Management and Strategic qualification objective test levels only. 
  3. This offer excludes Operational, Management and Strategic level Case Studies and any exam not in the English language. 
  4. To receive the free exam resit, the student must have attempted and failed between 1 October and 31 December 2020. For example no shows are excluded.
  5. The free resit must be scheduled and taken within 90 days of the original sitting. No extensions are permitted.
  6. 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
  7. To be eligible students must have cleared any outstanding debt including their 2020 subscription fee. 
  8. Ineligible students includes those where the invigilator has stopped the exam for an infringement of exam policy. 
  9. Only 1 free resit will be applied during the promotional period.
  10. Students that have already scheduled an exam in October, November or December 2020 are included in this offer and will be notified of this time limit. 
  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.