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.
For a graphic view of this, here’s our CIMA Exam Pass Rates page.
For Case Studies
For Objective Tests
These results are total exams taken from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017.
For Certificate Level
These results are total exams taken from 11 January 2017 to 30 September 2017.