Hah! My blog post is just right this time. I’ve managed to check for CIMA pass rates as it just came out. Some really good trends showing up, even though some numbers have slightly dipped.
CIMA’s latest pass rates are currently available on its website.
Operational level jumped stays the same from May to August 2022 at 66%, continuing with the upward trend from February 2022. Prior 2022, the last time the operational level was in the 60% range was in November 2019.
Management level dipped down from 82% in May to 69% in August 2022. Was May just a fluke? The August rates is still consistently good enough to give the impression that MCS students are preparing and handling the case study exams well.
Strategic level has also dipped down from 62% in May to 58% in August 2022. Not totally bad results even though the downward trend from February to the current timeline is concerning. Are SCS exams becoming tougher?
Gateway level maintains its low percentages, hovering between 45%-52%. There was a dip back to 45% in August. The dip does look like it’s in line with the MCS and Gateway students having a great May session, but things may have gone back to normal in August. 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.
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.