CIMA’s latest pass rates are currently available on its website.
Pass rates for all case study levels has either remained steady or seen some growth from November 2021 to February 2022. It is a milestone period to say the least, as most levels break % barriers never seen prior 2019
Operational level jumped from 52% in November to 62% in November. The last time the operational level was in the 60% range was in November 2018.
Management level remained steady at 73% for both November 2021 and February 2022. This continues to be a good sign for students as it signifies we are staying with the trend of being between 65%-75% since November 2020.
Strategic level showed a bigger jump from 67% in November 2021 to 72% in February 2022. It is the first time that strategic level has seen above-70% results. The last time the strategic level reach 70% was in May 2015.
Gateway level maintains its low percentages, but showing improvement at the 40% range – 41% in May 2021, 43% in August 2021, 42% in November 2021, and finally 45% in February 2022. This has been the highest that Gateway marks have ever been (since the beginning – 2015). Gateway has always had low percentages, 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 stayed the same. No new additional information or period in this category. The period covered was 1 November 2020 to 30 November 2021. All good results with nothing below 50%.
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 November 2020 to 30 November 2021 and cover the 2019 Professional Qualification.
For Certificate Level
These results are total exams taken from 1 November 2020 to 30 November 2021.