CIMA E3 Objective Test Exam
CIMA E3: Strategic Management
E3 is one of three strategic level objective test exams. These exams have to be completed before you can attempt the operational case study exam. Here’s a summary of the E3 module:
“CIMA E3 builds on the insights gained from E1 and E2 about how organisations effectively implement their strategies by aligning their structures, people, process, projects and relationships.
E3 aims to develop the skills and abilities of the strategic leaders of organisations, enabling them to create the vision and direction for the growth and long-term sustainable success of the organisation.
This involves successfully managing and leading change within the process of strategy formulation and implementation.“
See how E3 fits into the whole CIMA syllabus here.
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Syllabus weightings & Assessment strategy
15% – Digital strategy
15% – Finance interacting with the organisation
20% – Strategic control
15% – Generating strategic options
20% – Analysing the organisational ecosystem
You will be assessed through a 90-minute long computerised objective test consisting of 60 equally weighted questions. All learning areas of the syllabus will be covered, therefore it is important that you revise ALL topics for the exam. The topic weighting mentioned above will also be reflected in the test. The pass mark is 70%.
Every exam is randomly generated by a computer, therefore the questions are presented in no specific order and each student takes a different test.
The questions will be formatted in a number of different ways:
- Multiple choice & multiple response questions – You will be required to select the correct answer/answers from the several answers presented to you.
- Drop down questions– You will be asked to select the correct answer from a drop-down list of possible answers.
- Drag and drop questions – You will be asked to move an object/label to another location.
- Hot spot questions – These will require you to identify an area on an image by clicking on it.
Your results will be available as soon as you have finished your test. You will also be given feedback alongside your mark.