On this website you will find a wide range of information designed to help you understand the syllabus for the CIMA Professional Qualification introduced in 2015 and also the recent update to CIMA Certificate in Business and Accounting introduced in 2017.
We have a number of useful resources for you to work your way through including samples of Objective Test and Case Study questions.
To start, here is an overview of the CIMA 2015 Professional Qualification. I am sure many of you will be familiar with this by now, but it will be particularly useful for new students or those that have taken a break in their studies.
Professional Qualification 2015
While the overriding syllabus content is very similar to the old 2010 CIMA syllabus, the assessment approach has changed significantly. The T4 case study exam has been removed from the new CIMA syllabus and instead each professional level (Operational, Management, Strategic) will have their own integrated Case Study. The individual written exams (E1, P1, F1 etc) have been replaced by computerised on-demand Objective Test exams which can be booked through Pearson Vue.
The Case Study exams involve a range of tasks based around parts of the syllabus from all three papers at that level. Key features of these case study exams include:
The exam questions will be based on pre-seen material
New unseen material will be provided during the assessment and will involve a series of practical tasks to simulate the workplace e.g. responding to an email from the finance director or analysing the response to a change by a competitor
There are no calculations in the Case Study exams, but you will be required to analyse and comment on financial information
You must complete all 3 papers at a level before you can take the case study, and will not be allowed to sit any of the next level exams until you have completed the Case Study at the lower level. For example the Operational Case Study must be completed before exams P2, E2 and F2 can be attempted
You can sit the exam during 4 set periods each year (February, May, August and November)
The Case Study is a computer based assessment at a Pearson Vue Study Centre
The pass mark is 60%
For more information on the Case Study go to our 8439389320
The 9 professional papers are tested using Objective Tests.
They are available on demand - you are able to select a date you wish to take the exam
The tests take place at a Pearson Vue Study Centre
They include a range of short answer questions such as multiple choice, drag and drop, hot spot and fill in the gap questions
You will be required to answer 60 questions in 90 minutes