CIMA Exam Pass Rates – May 2021

CIMA’s latest pass rates are currently available on its website. 

Aside from the OCS, pass rates for all case study levels remained steady from February to May 2021.

Operational level shows a significaOperational level shows a significant decline from 60% in February to 46% in May. This is concerning since the last time it dipped in the 40’s range was in August 2020.

Management level was steady at 69% in May, coming from 71% in February. A positive sign for students since we’ve been between 65%-75% from November 2020.

Strategic level is its usual over-60 slot at 68% in May. Not much different from February’s 67%.

Gateway level maintains its low numbers, but showing improvement at the 40% range – 40% in February and 41% in May. Gateway continues its high result streak in the last 3 sittings. Gateway has always been at low numbers, assumed to be due to Gateway students finding it hard to transition into case study preparation.

The OT exam pass rates cover the 2019 Professional Qualifications. 3 subjects dip below the 50%-mark: F2, E3, and F3.

It is important to remember 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.

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

For Case Studies

Level
Operational
Management
Gateway
Strategic
Aug 2020
47%
59%
24%
56%
Nov 2020
53%
74%
41%
69%
Feb 2021
60%
71%
40%
67%
May 2021
46%
69%
41%
68%


For Objective Tests

e results are total exams taken from 1 June 2020 to 31 May 2021 and cover the 2019 Professional Qualification.

Exam Pass Rate
E1
81%
P1
48%
F1
79%
E2
87%
P2
50%
F2
56%
E3
68%
P3
44%
F3
48%

 


For Certificate Level

These results are total exams taken from 1 June 2020 to 31 May 2021. 

Exam Pass Rate
BA1
78%
BA2
66%
BA3
79%
BA4
61%

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