Chartered institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

CIMA is the world’s largest professional body of Management Accountants with more than 218,000 members working in 177 countries. CIMA qualified professionals work in the field of Corporate Finance, Financial Reporting, Financial Analysis, Business Analysis, Project, Treasury Management, Risk Management etc.In collaboration with the CPA (USA) institute, CIMA members receive an additional qualification- CGMA. CIMA has more than 4500 training and recruitment partners across the globe.

Eligibility, Duration and Entry Route

Exam pattern in CIMA across all the levels

Objective type

Case study

Exam at each level





180 min

Paper type

Objective type

Integrated case study

Exam Frequency

Daily based on (Feb, May, Aug, Nov) Pearson Centre

4 times a year (Feb, May, Aug, Nov)

Result Declaration


After 1 month of the exam

CIMA Levels

Certificate in Accounting Level

4 Objective Exams

The Operational Level

3 Objective 1 Case Study

The Management Level

3 Objective 1 Case Study

The Startegic Level

3 Objective 1 Case Study

Syllabus Certificate Level

Operational Level

► E1: Managing Finance in a digital world
► P1: Management Accounting
► F1: Financial Reporting and Taxation
► Exam: 3 Objective Exams and 1 Case study,
► Certificate: CIMA Diploma in management Accounting

Managerial Level

► E2: Managing Performance
► P2 : Advanced Management Accounting
► F2: Advanced Financial Reporting,
► Exam: 3 Objective Exams and 1 Case study
► Certificate :CIMA Advance Diploma in Management Accounting

Strategic Level

► E3 Strategic Management
► P3 Risk Management
► F3 Financial Strategy
► Exam: 3 Objective Exams and 1 Case study
► Certificate: Assessment of Practical experience

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