CIMA® Exams

CIMA® exams are compact and are available in both Online and Offline modes.


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You may choose to take your CIMA® exam(s) in any of the four online/ offline exam windows/ dates in a year. If online exams are available in your country, you can schedule them in advance from your myCIMA dashboard. If your country qualifies for Offline, pen-and-paper exams, please check your myCIMA dashboard for information on exam dates and venues. Each Online exam window is three weeks long with a specific scheduling deadline and exams can be taken on any date in this window. All offline exams, however, are held only on specific dates. CIMA® exams carry 75 multiple-choice questions, and are timed for 3 hours.

Exam Overview

Registration/ Candidacy Tracks

  • Number of Exams
  • Mode of Exam
  • Duration of Each Exam
  • Number of Questions
  • Type of Exam Questions
  • Pass Percentage
  • Exam Registration
  • Exam Scheduling
  • Exam Results
  • Exam Structure
Standard Route
  • Level 1 exam
    Level 2 exam
  • Online/ Offline
  • Level 1 exam- 180 minutes
    Level 2 exam- 180 minutes
  • Level 1 exam- 75 questions
    Level 2 exam- 75 questions
  • Multiple choice
  • Level 1 exam- 65.7%
    Level 2 exam- 65.4%
  • Create your myCIMA account
  • Choose from any of the four exam windows/ dates
  • Level 1 exam- 15 days
    Level 2 exam- 15 days
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Master's Pathway
Professional Pathway
CALENDAR FOR CANDIDATES REGISTERED AFTER JUNE 20, 2021 -

ONLINE EXAM WINDOW 2022

Only for candidates registered after June 20, 2021 in any of the 3 CIMA Tracks

Those registered before June 20, 2021 must check the 2021 exam calendar. Standard Route candidates must complete their CIMA® Level 1 exam before registering for their CIMA® Level 2 exam.

Participants from India, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia and Nigeria may be offered the facility of Offline exam as well. They must check their dashboards for notifications.

Feb 12 - Feb 19, 2022

  • Registration Deadline

    Jan 28, 2022

  • Scheduling Deadline

    Feb 4, 2022

  • Rescheduling Deadline

    Feb 6, 2022

  • Cancelation Deadline

    Feb 8, 2022

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May 23 - May 30, 2022

  • Registration Deadline

    May 1, 2022

  • Scheduling Deadline

    May 7, 2022

  • Rescheduling Deadline

    May 11, 2022

  • Cancelation Deadline

    May 17, 2022

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Aug 13 - Aug 21, 2022

  • Registration Deadline

    Aug 01, 2022

  • Scheduling Deadline

    Aug 04, 2022

  • Rescheduling Deadline

    Aug 06, 2022

  • Cancelation Deadline

    Aug 08, 2022

  • Schedule Now

Nov 23 - Nov 30, 2022

  • Registration Deadline

    Nov 1, 2022

  • Scheduling Deadline

    Nov 7, 2022

  • Rescheduling Deadline

    Nov 11, 2022

  • Cancelation Deadline

    Nov 17, 2022

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Note: The exam dates may change globally or in some countries. All candidates much check their myCIMA dashboards for exact information on dates.

ONLINE/OFFLINE EXAM DATES 2022

Only for candidates registered after June 20, 2021 in any of the 3 CIMA Tracks

Those registered after June 20, 2021 must check the 2022 exam calendar. Standard Route candidates must complete their CIMA® Level 1 exam before registering for their CIMA® Level 2 exam.

ONLINE/ OFFLINE EXAM

Online and offline exams may both be available for participants from India, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia and Nigeria, Brazil, Bangladesh, China, Egypt, Ghana, Guyana, Hongkong, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Namibia, Pakistan, Philippines, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Vietnam and Zambia.

Registered participants must check their dashboards for mode and schedule confirmation.


Important Information:

  • Participants from any other countries are ONLY eligible for Online exam.
  • The exam dates and venues may change globally or in some countries.
  • All candidates much check their myCIMA dashboards for exact information on dates and venues.

Feb 12, 2022

Registration Deadline

January 28, 2022

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Scheduling Deadline

February 1, 2022

Rescheduling Deadline

February 4, 2022

Cancelation Deadline

February 6, 2022

Feb 13, 2022

Registration Deadline

January 28, 2022

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Scheduling Deadline

February 1, 2022

Rescheduling Deadline

February 4, 2022

Cancelation Deadline

February 6, 2022

May 28, 2022

Registration Deadline

May 1, 2022

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Scheduling Deadline

May 7, 2022

Rescheduling Deadline

May 11, 2022

Cancelation Deadline

May 17, 2022

May 29, 2022

Registration Deadline

May 1, 2022

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Scheduling Deadline

May 7, 2022

Rescheduling Deadline

May 11, 2022

Cancelation Deadline

May 17, 2022

Aug 13, 2022

Registration Deadline

August 1, 2022

Schedule Now

Scheduling Deadline

August 4, 2022

Rescheduling Deadline

August 6, 2022

Cancelation Deadline

August 8, 2022

Aug 14, 2022

Registration Deadline

August 1, 2022

Schedule Now

Scheduling Deadline

August 4, 2022

Rescheduling Deadline

August 6, 2022

Cancelation Deadline

August 8, 2022

Nov 26, 2022

Registration Deadline

Nov 1, 2022

Schedule Now

Scheduling Deadline

Nov 7, 2022

Rescheduling Deadline

Nov 11, 2022

Cancelation Deadline

Nov 17, 2022

Nov 27, 2022

Registration Deadline

Nov 1, 2022

Schedule Now

Scheduling Deadline

Nov 7, 2022

Rescheduling Deadline

Nov 11, 2022

Cancelation Deadline

Nov 17, 2022



CALENDAR FOR CANDIDATES REGISTERED BEFORE JUNE 20, 2021 +

Standard Route Exam

Candidates must qualify the Standard CIMA Level 1 and Standard CIMA® Level 2 exams of 180 minutes each carrying 75 multiple choice questions. The exams cover the following 20 knowledge areas – 10 in each level. Expand the boxes below to read the Standard route exam coverage.

Master's Pathway Exam

Candidates are required to qualify only one, unified Master’s Pathway Exam of 180 minutes carrying 75 multiple choice questions. This exam covers 15 knowledge areas – 7 from Level 1, and 8 from Level 2. Click the boxes below to read the Master’s Pathway exam coverage.

Professional Pathway Exam

Candidates are required to qualify only one, unified Professional Pathway Exam of 180 minutes carrying 75 multiple choice questions. This exam covers 13 knowledge areas – 6 from Level 1, and 7 from Level 2. Click the boxes below to read the Master’s Pathway exam coverage.

Read about Exam Study Planning in the CIMA® Program Candidate Guide

Taking Offline, Pen & Paper CIMA® Exams

  • Check the Country-wise Offline Exam information here. If you are already registered in CIMA®, please reach your myCIMA dashboard for more detailed information on exam dates and venues in your country. You will require to register for and schedule your offline exam from the dashboard as well.
  • Once you have registered for one of the Offline exam dates in your country, you will be authorized to take the exam from the assigned exam center on the date you have selected at a pre-decided time.
  • You have to reach the exam venue using your own mode of transport at least an hour before the scheduled start time of the exam, and follow the instructions of the Proctors on duty.
  • You will require to carry a photo identity proof on you to obtain authorization for entering the exam center and taking the CIMA® exam.
  • After obtaining the authorization, you will sign into the examinee log and take the seat reserved for you.
  • You get a printed exam pack containing 75 questions with multiple answer options, of which you will require to choose the correct one.
  • You have to complete your exam in 3 hours without any formal break.
  • Once you have completed your exam, you must submit the exam pack back to the Proctor on duty and sign again on the examinee log. This will be the proof that you have completed the exam and submitted the exam pack.
  • If you decide to drop out of the exam due to any reason after spending some time on your seat, you must submit the exam pack to the Proctor before leaving the exam center. Not submitting the exam pack is a criminal offence, and there are severe consequences.
  • Check for exam-related updates on your dashboard regularly.

To check the complete details for both Online and Offline exam mode, please visit the CIMA® Examinations section of the Candidate Guide

Taking Online CIMA® Exams

Follow these simple steps to plan and take your CIMA® exam(s) in the Online mode. You may also check the process to take the offline exam here.

  • Check and confirm from your myCIMA dashboard about the mode in which CIMA® exams are available in your country. If online exams are available, you can follow the steps stated below.
  • You can schedule your CIMA® exam(s) only if you are a registered CIMA® program candidate. If you have not registered for CIMA® program yet, please visit the official website www.cima.institute and complete the online application form. Your myCIMA account will be created automatically. Once your CIMA® program application is approved and you complete your fee payment, you will be ready to schedule exam(s). Click here to see the detailed process.
  • Log into your myCIMA Account.
  • Click the Manage CIMA® Exam button on your myCIMA dashboard to schedule your exam(s).
  • Once you have selected the exam window, you can schedule your exam after choosing from the date and time slots available.
  • You will receive the exam-schedule confirmation email.

Important to Remember!

  • Candidates will be able to schedule their exam only within the slots available on the four exam windows/ dates.
  • If you want to change the date/ time of an already scheduled CIMA® exam, you must do it before the exam Rescheduling Deadline mentioned on your myCIMA dashboard.
  • If you are a Standard Route candidate, you will require to qualify the Standard CIMA® Level 1 exam before you schedule the Standard CIMA® Level 2 exam.
  • You can cancel your scheduled CIMA® Exam(s) only before the exam Cancelation Deadline mentioned on your myCIMA dashboard. The re-sit attempts for each exam may be charged in accordance to the policy, if you have already exhausted your free re-sits.
  • The analysis and result-report will arrive within 15 days of your exam date.
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Exacting Exam Standards

CIMA® exams are delivered on the most rigorous Question and Test Interoperability (QTI) norms that conform to leading edge Portable Custom Interaction Best Practices. CIMA's qualification exam practices exceed the most stringent of international testing, accreditation and credentialing norms – including those of the CLEAR, ICE, the NCCA and the ANSI 17024:2012.


Read more on CIMA® Exams in the CIMA® Program Candidate Guide

CIMA® Exam Policies

CIMA® exam system is rigorous and securely controlled, ensuring reliability of assessment and candidate-convenience. CIMA® exams are conducted both online, with digital proctoring as well as offline - in the pen-and-paper mode in some countries. CIMA® online exam windows open four times a year for 3-weeks each. You can choose the online exam window, or the offline exam dates most convenient for you and schedule your exam from your myCIMA dashboard.


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Save your exam appointment confirmation

Once your exam date is scheduled, you’ll receive a confirmation email with registration information. Make sure to store this information in a safe place.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • That the payment once made is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • That some spam filters may unintentionally block or forward electronic communications from CIMA Institute to junk folders. The applicant is requested to add the following email addresses to the personal address book or to the safe senders list in the registered email account to avoid missing any important updates from CIMA Institute.
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