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CIMA results have ‘arrived’

20 April 2018

CIMA has released the latest batch of OT and case study pass rates, and while ‘consistency’ has become the by-word for the current rates, there does appear to be a bit of a ‘problem’ with P1.

The new stats show the P1’s total exams passed percentage remains at 45%. At the same time both P2 and F2 saw a jump in their total exams passed to 52%.

The first-time pass rate of P1 is also much lower then P2 and F2, at 50%.

There are also some great pass rates too! E2 has a first-time success rate of 88% and E3 is 70%. Even P3’s rate at 62%, is up on the 2017 figures.

The case study good news is the February 74% pass rate for the Management case study. The Operational case study success rate also crept over 50% to 51%.

CIMA’s exam chief, Steve Flatman, told PQ that there has been a recent audit of the whole case study exam and it was given a clean bill of health. He stressed this does not mean CIMA isn’t always looking for improvements.

Flatman said CIMA was also aware of the importance of publishing pass rates: “people spend over five minutes have a good old look at the data.”

CIMA Case study February 2018 exam pass rates: Operational 51%; Management 74%; Strategic 63%

CIMA OT First-time pass rates (1/4/17 - 30/3/18): E1 79%; P1 50%; F1 73%; E2 88%; P2 56%; F2 56%; E3 70%; P3 62%; F3 60%

CIMA OT Total exams passed rates (1/4/17 – 3/3/18): E1 75%; P1 45%; F1 69%; E2 86%; P2 52%; F2 52%; E3 71%; P3 54%; F3 55%

CIMA OT Overall exam pass rates (1/4/17 – 30/3/18): E1 88%; P1 69%; F1 84%; E2 95%; P2 79%; F2 80%; E3 84%; P3 79%; F3 80%

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