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 2019 Case Study Exams
OCS MCS SCS
Exam entry open 25 Jul 2018 01 Aug 2018 08 Aug 2018
Exam entry closed 22 Jan 2019 29 Jan 2019 05 Feb 2019
Pre-seen material available 07 Dec 2018 14 Dec 2018 14 Dec 2018
Exam dates 05-09 Feb 2019 12-16 Feb 2019 19-23 Feb 2019
Results published 21 Mar 2019 28 Mar 2019 04 Apr 2019
CIMA May 2019 Case Study Exams
OCS MCS SCS
Exam entry open 24 Oct 2018 31 Oct 2018 07 Nov 2018
Exam entry closed 25 Apr 2019 30 Apr 2019 09 May 2019
Pre-seen material available 22 Mar 2019 29 Mar 2019 05 Apr 2019
Exam dates 07-11 May 2019 14-18 May 2019 21-25 May 2019
Results published 20 Jun 2019 27 Jun 2019 04 Jul 2019
CIMA August 2019 Case Study Exams
OCS MCS SCS
Exam entry open 24 Jan 2019 30 Jan 2019 06 Feb 2019
Exam entry closed 23 Jul 2019 30 Jul 2019 06 Aug 2019
Pre-seen material available 21 Jun 2019 28 Jun 2019 05 Jul 2019
Exam dates 06-10 Aug 2019 13-17 Aug 2019 20-24 Aug 2019
Results published 19 Sep 2019 26 Sep 2019 03 Oct 2019
CIMA November 2019 Case Study Exams
OCS MCS SCS
Exam entry open 26 Apr 2019 1 May 2019 10 May 2019
Exam entry closed 22 Oct 2019 29 Oct 2019 5 Nov 2019
Pre-seen material available 20 Sept 2019 27 Sept 2019 4 Oct 2019
Exam dates 5-9 Nov 2019 12-16 Nov 2019 19-23 Nov 2019
Results published 19 Dec 2019 9 Jan 2020 9 Jan 2020

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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