CIMA Exam Dates & CIMA Exemptions

CIMA Exam Dates

Scheduling objective test exams

The exams for each of the CIMA objective test exams can be scheduled at any time throughout the year. Simply book up the exam at your local Pearson Vue centre via CIMA’s booking system.

Scheduling case study exams

The CIMA operational, management and strategic case study exams (OCS, MCS and SCS), can only be taken during specific windows, four times per year: February, May, August and November.

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

CIMA February 2021 case study exams
    Operational         Management         Strategic    
Exam entry open 29 Jul 2020 05 Aug 2020 12 Aug 2020
Exam entry closed 8 Feb 2021 15 Feb 2021 22 Feb 2021
Pre-seen material available 25 Sep 2020 2 Oct 2020 9 Oct 2020
Exam dates 10-12 Feb 2021 17-19 Feb 2021 24-26 Feb 2021
Results published 01 Apr 2021 08 Apr 2021 15 Apr 2021
CIMA May 2021 case study exams
    Operational         Management         Strategic    
Exam entry open 28 Oct 2020 4 Nov 2020 11 Nov 2020
Exam entry closed 27 Apr 2021 5 May 2021 11 May 2021
Pre-seen material available 26 Mar 2021 1 Apr 2021 9 Apr 2021
Exam dates 12-14 May 2021 19-21 May 2021 26-28 May 2021
Results published 1 Jul 2021 8 Jul 2021 15 Jul 2021
CIMA August 2021 case study exams
    Operational         Management         Strategic    
Exam entry open 27 Jan 2021 3 Feb 2021 10 Feb 2021
Exam entry closed 27 Jul 2021 5 Aug 2021 10 Aug 2021
Pre-seen material available 26 Mar 2021 1 Apr 2021 9 Apr 2021
Exam dates 11-13 Aug 2021 18-20 Aug 2021 25-27 Aug 2021
Results published 30 Sept 2021 7 Oct 2021 14 Oct 2021
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

Do you qualify for exam exemptions?

When starting out on your CIMA qualification journey, you may have already achieved the minimum requirements for some exams through your previous qualifications, meaning that you will be exempt from sitting those exams. To find out if there are any exams that you do not have to complete, head over to CIMA’s exam exemptions page.

Need to schedule your exam?

For more information about scheduling your exam and to find your nearest test centre, head to the CIMA global website.

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