CIMA Exam Pass Rates – September 2017

CIMA Certificate & Objective Tests Exam Pass Rates Sept 2017

CIMA has once again released its latest pass rates covering the period leading up to the end of September 2017.

Gateway level pass rates continue to be below 50% which probably highlights that Gateway students may be finding it hard to transition into case study preparation.

Operational level went up by a small margin, finally breaking the 50% barrier this year (2017) and settling in nicely at 53%.

While Management level moved a few steps back from 73% to 68%, it’s nothing major to report about.

Strategic level continues on with its average of 60+% for the last year.

The OT exam pass rates are calculated on total exams passed over total exams taken for the periods stated below. Highlighted in blue are the subjects/courses that have less than 50% pass rate. P1 and P2 continue to be deemed the “dreaded” subjects based according to the results.

It is important to note that the Certificate level percentages are based on the new Cert BA 2017 syllabus and only cover the period from 11 January 2017 to 30 September 2017.

Don’t be deterred or disheartened by the low pass rates for some of the courses/ subjects/ levels. The good news is that like a good managed project (here’s an E2 reference for you, students!), you will just need to ensure you allocate the costs, time, resources, patience you need to get through the levels effectively.

Visit our Resources page for some helpful links to materials and preparation tips. Check out our Current Promotions if you want to see what our trusted tuition providers have on sale at the moment.

For a graphic view of this, here’s our CIMA Exam Pass Rates page.

For Case Studies

Level
Operational
Management
Gateway
Strategic
Nov 2016
67%
71%
33%
65%
Feb 2017
45%
62%
26%
64%
May 2017
47%
73%
39%
66%
Aug 2017
53%
68%
35%
62%

For Objective Tests

These results are total exams taken from 1 October 2016 to 30 September 2017. 

Passed
vs Taken
E1
76%
P1
45%
F1
68%
E2
84%
P2
46%
F2
50%
E3
64%
P3
53%
F3
55%


For Certificate Level

These results are total exams taken from 11 January 2017 to 30 September 2017. 

Exam Pass Rate
BA1
72%
BA2
59%
BA3
68%
BA4
58%

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