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CIMA latest pass rates are ‘consistent and fair’

There are no surprises and no shocks in the latest set of CIMA pass rates, says the institute. It believes these latest results show qualifying with CIMA is “achievable, fair and consistent”.

June 2016

Steve Flatman, the exams chief, was pleased to see all the OT pass rates were going in the right direction. Only one first-time pass rate has fallen – E2. This was a healthy 85% and is now just 84%! Flatman told PQ magazine in an exclusive interview that pass rates can also continue to rise and revealed current data is showing the rates are still going up. “We are really encouraged with the way students are getting to grips with the syllabus and exam platforms,” he said. Even the dreaded P1 and P2 pass rates are creeping up. For the future, Flatman is predicting that P1 won’t necessarily have the lowest pass rate. He also believes OTs are really driving learning of the whole syllabus.
Turning to the case study results, Flatman revealed a slight drop in the Strategic Level to 56%. He felt this reflected the fact that it was a fairly small cohort in February with many resitting.

CIMA OT pass rates
E1 87%
P1 65%
F1 83%
E2 92%
P2 68%
F2 69%
E3 77%
P3 72%
F3 71%

CIMA case study exams – February 2016
Operational 62%
Management 64%
Strategic 56%

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