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CIMA pass rates: the lowdown

As promised, CIMA has published the latest case study and OT pass rates.

March 2016

Operational case study sitters will be pleased with November’s 61% pass rate – it was 34% in August. What students in 2016 will be hoping for is less of a yo-yo in the pass rates.
The Management and Strategic case study pass rates were a healthy 78% and 62% respectively. The Management 78% is the highest case study pass rate since the new exams were introduced. Meanwhile, Strategic sitters will look longingly at the 70% achieved at the May sitting.
CIMA also released the OT overall, first time and total pass rates for the whole of 2015.
Looking at total exams passed, P2 has the lowest success rate at 41%. This is followed by P1 at 42% and F2 with 45%.
By contrast, E2 has an 83% pass rate and E1 is 76%.
The first-time OT pass rates also point to P2 and P1 being the big hurdles, closely followed by F2 and F3. The E papers (and F1) seem much easier, with P3 sitting neatly in the middle.
CIMA’s Noel Tagoe felt that overall pass rates are “either remaining steady or are becoming higher”. He suggested that students are feeling increasingly comfortable with the new system.

OT pass rates (2 Jan to 31 Dec 2015): E1 87%; P1 63%; F1 82%; E2 92%; P2 66%; F2 66%; E3 76%; P3 69%; F3 67%

CIMA case study exams – November 2015: Operational 61%; Management 78%; Strategic 62%

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