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CIMA assessment


Objective Tests

Format: computer based
Availability: on demand at any of the 5,000 Pearson VUE centres around the world OR Online
Length: 90 minutes
Marking: computer marked
Results: provisional result available immediately followed by confirmation no more than 48 hours later

Objective Tests consist of the following question types:

  1. Short multiple choice questions

  2. Number entry questions

  3. Drag and drop questions

Case Study exams

Format: computer based
Availability: four windows each year (Feb, May, Aug, Nov) at any of the 5,000 Pearson VUE centres around the world
Length: 3 hours
Marking: human marked
Results: available 5 weeks after the close of the exam window

Further information

The Case Study exams are used to test a variety of skills including research and analysis, how to present information, persuasion and communication skills. 

The move to more Case Study exams has been deliberate to test a wider range of skills and integrated learning across the syllabus.

Case Study exams reflect a real life business scenario, comprising a series of time bound tasks set for students to complete based on pre-seen material.

Pre-seen material released to tutors: 9 weeks prior to the exam window through Tutor Resource Hub(Tutor log in details required)

Pre-seen material released to students: 6 weeks prior to the exam window through the Study Planner (Student contact ID and password required)