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CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting and CIMA Professional Qualification Objective Test and Case Study exam pass rates.

CIMA exam pass rates

Case study exams 2016

Exam pass rate: total exams passed / total exams taken.

Case study exam pass rates will be made available following the release of strategic case study exam results in each window. 

  May (2016) August (2016) November (2016) February (2017)
Operational 67%  64% 67% 45%
Management 63%  71% 71% 62%
CIMA gateway 26%  39% 33% 26%
Strategic 45%  63% 65% 64%

Objective tests

The pass rates cover the objective test sittings between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2017.


E1 P1 F1 E2 P2 F2 E3 P3 F3
Overall exam pass rate: Percentage of students who have passed the exam after one or more attempts.   88% 69% 84% 94% 73% 77% 82% 79% 78%
First time pass rate: Percentage of students who have passed the exam on first attempt.   77% 50% 72% 86% 51% 53% 67% 57% 57%
Exam pass rate: Total exams passed / total exams taken.   73% 45% 68% 84% 45% 49% 64% 52% 52%

CIMA will publish updated objective test pass rates every quarter following the release of pass rates for case study exams. 

Certificate level exams

Pass rates for the 2017 CERT BA exams will be released in July 2017.

Scaled scores

Read about our process for scaled scores.

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