CIMA Exam Pass Rates – November 2017

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CIMA has once again released its latest pass rates covering the period leading up to the end of November 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. Strangely enough, the percentage has gone down even further to 17%, which is a worrying trend.

Operational level went up by a small margin last August (53%), but is back down at 49%. What both operational and gateway results tell us is that most first-time case study students are likely finding the exams difficult to prepare for. The difference in studying technique may have something to do with it.

Management level moved a few steps back from 68% to 56%, but it’s nothing major to report about.

Strategic level continues on with its average of 60+% for 2017.

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 is now the only deemed “dreaded” subject 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
Feb 2017
45%
62%
26%
64%
May 2017
47%
73%
39%
66%
Aug 2017
53%
68%
35%
62%
Nov 2017
49%
56%
17%
66%

For Objective Tests

These results are total exams taken from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017. 

Passed
vs Taken
E1
75%
P1
45%
F1
69%
E2
86%
P2
51%
F2
51%
E3
65%
P3
54%
F3
55%


For Certificate Level

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

Exam Pass Rate
BA1
71%
BA2
60%
BA3
68%
BA4
56%

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