CIMA’s latest pass rates are currently available on its website.
Pass rates for all case study levels remained steady from May to August 2021 signifying that students are acclimatising to the new syllabus quite well.
Operational level shows a significant jump from 46% in May to 53% in August. This is a great upward trend since the big decline in May. This may highlight that May was just an unfortunate month for OCS students and they have bounced back for the August sitting.
Management level was steady at 68% in August, coming from 69% in May. A positive sign for students since we’ve been between 65%-75% from November 2020.
Strategic level is its usual over-60 slot at 69% in August. Not much different from May’s 68%.
Gateway level maintains its low numbers, but showing improvement at the 40% range – 40% in February, 41% in May and now 43% in August. Gateway continues its high result streak in the last 3 sittings. Gateway has always had low numbers, assumed to be due to the fact that Gateway students find it harder to transition into case study preparation.
The OT exam pass rates covering the 2019 Professional Qualifications remained unchanged. No new pass rates were shared by CIMA in this regard. It may only then come out after November’s sitting.
Despite the good performance shown in the pass rates, students must not become complacent about studying. Good results do not mean that the exams are any easier. I’d like to think that it’s more about students focusing and dedicating more towards their studies, thereby earning good marks for their exams.
If you require assistance, visit the 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
For Objective Tests
The results are total exams taken from 1 June 2020 to 31 May 2021 and cover the 2019 Professional Qualification.
For Certificate Level
These results are total exams taken from 1 June 2020 to 31 May 2021.