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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 2020 Case Study exams
    Operational         Management         Strategic    
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 27 Mar 2020 3 Apr 2020 6 Apr 2020
Exam dates 12-14 Aug 2020 19-21 Aug 2020 26-28 Aug 2020
Results published 1 Oct 2020 8 Oct 2020 15 Oct 2020
CIMA November 2020 Case Study exams
    Operational         Management         Strategic    
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 5 Jan 2021 14 Jan 2021 14 Jan 2021
CIMA February 2021 Case Study exams
    Operational         Management         Strategic    
Exam entry open 29 Jul 2020 05 Aug 2020 12 Aug 2020
Exam entry closed 26 Jan 2021 02 Feb 2021 09 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

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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