CIMA Exam Dates & CIMA Exemptions

CIMA Exam Dates And Timetable

Exam dates and scheduling for your CIMA objective test exams

There are no fixed exam dates for CIMA objective tests. Instead, you can choose to schedule your exam any time. To do this, you’ll just need to decide whether you’d like to sit remotely or in-person at a Pearson Vue exam centre, and then visit CIMA’s booking system and choose a date.

It takes most students around 8-12 weeks to complete all of the materials in Astranti’s objective test courses, and each course is broken down into a suggested number of weeks. Most students prefer to book their exams when they have almost finished all of the course materials. However, it’s a good idea to have a rough idea of when you’d like to sit your exams when you start the course.

Every Astranti objective test course comes with a full schedule to help you plan your revision effectively, based on around 10 hours of study per week. You can sign up for a free account at any time to view the schedule for each course.

Exam dates and timetable for your CIMA case study exams

The CIMA operational, management and strategic case study exam sittings (more commonly known as the OCS, MCS and SCS) are held four times per year. Sittings take place every three months in February, May, August and November.

Unlike objective tests, where the schedule is decided entirely by the student, each CIMA case study follows a set timetable. This begins with the release of the pre-seen, and ends with a fixed exam week.

A new pre-seen is released every six months. The same pre-seen is used for the May and August CIMA case study sittings, and the November and February case study sittings. Students who sit in the first sitting have the advantage of being able to re-sit using the same pre-seen if they do not pass; however, students who attempt the second sitting effectively have more time to prepare. There is no difference is how scripts are marked based on sitting.

For information on the specific dates associated with each of the upcoming CIMA case study sittings, please see the calendar below:

CIMA November 2021 case study exams
    Operational         Management         Strategic    
Exam entry open 28 Apr 2021 6 May 2021 12 May 2021
Exam entry closed 26 Oct 2021 2 Nov 2021 9 Nov 2021
Pre-seen material available 24 Sept 2021 1 Oct 2021 8 Oct 2021
Exam dates 10-12 Nov 2021 17-19 Nov 2021 24-26 Nov 2021
Results published 6 Jan 2022 13 Jan 2022 13 Jan 2022
CIMA February 2022 case study exams
    Operational         Management         Strategic    
Exam entry open 28 Jul 2021 04 Aug 2021 12 Aug 2021
Exam entry closed 25 Jan 2022 01 Feb 2022 08 Feb 2022
Pre-seen material available 24 Sep 2021 01 Oct 2021 08 Oct 2021
Exam dates 09-11 Feb 2022 16-18 Feb 2022 23-25 Feb 2022
Results published 31 Mar 2022 07 Apr 2022 14 Apr 2022
CIMA May 2022 case study exams
    Operational         Management         Strategic    
Exam entry open 27 Oct 2021 03 Nov 2021 10 Nov 2021
Exam entry closed 26 Apr 2022 04 May 2022 10 May 2022
Pre-seen material available 25 Mar 2022 01 Apr 2022 08 Apr 2022
Exam dates 11-13 May 2022 18-20 May 2022 25-27 May 2022
Results published 30 Jun 2022 07 Jul 2022 14 Jul 2022
CIMA August 2022 case study exams
    Operational         Management         Strategic    
Exam entry open 26 Jan 2022 02 Feb 2022 09 Feb 2022
Exam entry closed 26 Jul 2022 02 Aug 2022 09 Aug 2022
Pre-seen material available 25 Mar 2022 01 Apr 2022 08 Apr 2022
Exam dates 10-12 Aug 2022 17-19 Aug 2022 24-26 Aug 2022
Results published 29 Sept 2022 06 Oct 2022 13 Oct 2022

Ready to book your next CIMA exam dates?

To find your nearest testing centre and which exam dates are available for your next CIMA objective test or CIMA cvase study exam, visit the CIMA global website and view the exam dates timetable: