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 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
CIMA February 2020 Case Study Exams (2015 Syllabus Resit)
OCS MCS SCS
Exam entry open 20 Dec 2019 10 Jan 2020 10 Jan 2020
Exam entry closed 28 Jan 2020 4 Feb 2020 11 Feb 2020
Pre-seen material available 20 Sep 2019 27 Sep 2019 4 Oct 2019
Exam dates 10-11 Feb 2020 17-18 Feb 2020 24-25 Feb 2020
Results published 26 Mar 2020 2 Apr 2020 9 Apr 2020
CIMA February 2020 Case Study Exams (2019 Syllabus)
OCS MCS SCS
Exam entry open 5 Aug 2019 5 Aug 2019 5 Aug 2019
Exam entry closed 28 Jan 2020 4 Feb 2020 11 Feb 2020
Pre-seen material available 6 Dec 2019 13 Dec 2019 13 Dec 2019
Exam dates 12-14 Feb 2020 19-21 Feb 2020 26-28 Feb 2020
Results published 26 Mar 2020 2 Apr 2020 9 Apr 2020
CIMA May 2020 Case Study Exams
OCS MCS SCS
Exam entry open 23 Oct 2019 30 Oct 2019 06 Nov 2019
Exam entry closed 28 Apr 2020 6 May 2020 12 May 2020
Pre-seen material available 27 Mar 2020 3 Apr 2020 6 Apr 2020
Exam dates 13-15 May 2020 20-22 May 2020 27-29 May 2020
Results published 25 Jun 2020 2 Jul 2020 9 Jul 2020
CIMA August 2020 Case Study Exams
OCS MCS SCS
Exam entry open 29 Jan 2020 5 Feb 2020 12 Feb 2020
Exam entry closed 28 Jul 2020 4 Aug 2020 11 Aug 2020
Pre-seen material available TBC TBC TBC
Exam dates 12-14 Aug 2020 19-21 Aug 2020 26-28 Aug 2020
Results published 24 Sep 2020 1 Oct 2020 8 Oct 2020
CIMA November 2020 Case Study Exams
OCS MCS SCS
Exam entry open 28 Apr 2020 7 May 2020 13 May 2020
Exam entry closed 27 Oct 2020 3 Nov 2020 10 Nov 2020
Pre-seen material available 25 Sep 2020 2 Oct 2020 9 Oct 2020
Exam dates 11-13 Nov 2020 18-20 Nov 2020 25-27 Nov 2020
Results published 22 Dec 2020 14 Jan 2021 14 Jan 2021

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.

Join the Astranti Community: 

You're currently offline