The OCS Pre-seen for November 2020 and February 2021 is Out!

The pre-seen material will now be used for the November 2020 and February 2021 sittings. CIMA has released the OCS pre-seen material. To get your copy of the pre-seen, check out my Home page. The preseen company is AmaZZZing Beds, the largest bed and mattress retailer operating in a fictitious country, Eastland. NOW is an excellent … Continue reading The OCS Pre-seen for November 2020 and February 2021 is Out!

CIMA Exam Pass Rates – May 2020

CIMA's latest pass rates are currently available on its website.  Pass rates for all case study levels went up from February 2020 to May 2020. This is a good sign after the launch of the 2019 Professional Qualification in the case study exams starting from the February 2020 sitting. Operational level holds steady from 55% … Continue reading CIMA Exam Pass Rates – May 2020

The Balancing Act Between Requirements

Dear Tutor MJ I've been following your blog in an effort to learn more about the CIMA case study exams. I am currently a Gateway student and a first-time case study exam taker. In the new exams, the question clearly states the requirements and even provides a percentage as to the amount of time to … Continue reading The Balancing Act Between Requirements

I’m Dyslexic, Can I Take the Exams

Dear Tutor MJ I am currently signed up with an Astranti, sitting for my OCS exam in May. Last year, I found out I had dyslexia. It was such a shock to me. But now I understand why I failed so many papers in the past. Anyhow, I am really struggling and wondered if there … Continue reading I’m Dyslexic, Can I Take the Exams

What I Know for Sure…on Being an Accountant

While this may not seem CIMA-related at all, it has been a long journey - sometimes enjoyable, sometimes not - which I'm sure is a sentiment many students share. This post was originally published on December 10, 2014 and I dedicate it to my mom. She would have been 72 today. I've always professed that … Continue reading What I Know for Sure…on Being an Accountant