CIMA Exam Pass Rates – December 2018

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CIMA’s latest pass rates on its website covers the period leading up to the end of December 2018. They must have been out for a while. I am only publishing these on the blog now but by that time, the new ones may be out. Watch the space?!

Anyway, for a little update…

Management and Gateway level pass rates seem to follow a trend as they hit the year-end mark. Both rates took a dive from the previous sitting (Aug/Sep), and in the case of Gateway, quite significantly. Gateway levels are below 50% in the November sitting, which continues to highlight that Gateway students may be finding it hard to transition into case study preparation.

Operational level finally breach 50% and settle on 60% at year-end.

Management level, as mentioned, went down from 75% to 57%.

Strategic level continues on with its average of 60%-ish since last year, this time settling at exactly 60%.

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 still remains the only “dreaded” subject based according to the results at 47%.

It is important to note that the Certificate level percentages are based on the new Cert BA 2017 syllabus and all in all, the results at those levels are satisfactory.

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 2018
51%
74%
36%
63%
May 2018
43%
72%
36%
67%
Aug 2018
49%
75%
35%
59%
Nov 2018
60%
57%
15%
60%

For Objective Tests

These results are total exams taken from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018. 

Passed
vs Taken
E1
77%
P1
47%
F1
72%
E2
87%
P2
51%
F2
52%
E3
70%
P3
54%
F3
55%


For Certificate Level

These results are total exams taken from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018. 

Exam Pass Rate
BA1
72%
BA2
60%
BA3
72%
BA4
58%

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