CIMA Exam Dates & Registration Process
If you want to be the top of the curve in the accounting profession, you should definitely pursue CIMA. CIMA is one of the best, globally recognized courses that will take you to your next level.
As you’re reading this article, it’s assumed that you’re already convinced why you should pursue CIMA. Thus, here we will show you how you can take the step forward to making your dream come true.
In this article, first, we will talk about the registration process in detail. Then, we will go ahead and talk about the CIMA exam windows and dates so that you can schedule your exam.
Jump right in. Because if you read this guide about CIMA registration and exam dates, you don’t need to read another article about the same!
- How to register for CIMA?
- CIMA Exam Registration – 4 step process
- CIMA Exam Dates
- CIMA Objective test
- CIMA – Case Study exams
- How to schedule your CIMA exam
How to register for CIMA?
If you want to study CIMA, you need to go through a lot of details. But don’t worry; we will get you covered. In the following paragraphs, we will show you how you can go for CIMA registration step by step.
First: Go to the page
The first step is really to go to – CIMA
In this page, you will be able to get information on how to find your best entry route, how to search for course providers if you want to take tuitions and which exam centers you can attend for your qualification.
Choose your route
The best part of the CIMA exam is that anyone can study it. The only requirement you need to have is that your English and Maths should be strong.
So why it’s important to choose the route! Because you need to know what options and exams you can take to directly get to CIMA certification. You would agree that if you’re a graduate, you’re more advanced than someone who’s just leaving school.
Go to this page – Choose your route
And then you will have four options –
- I’m undergraduate or graduate
- I’m about to leave school
- I’m a member of another professional body
- I’m working
In each section, you have different options. Just click on the option that seems most relevant to you and follow the instructions mentioned there.
The matter of fact is that you can study CIMA part-time or full time.
If you think that it’s better to take tuition classes rather than studying on your own, CIMA got you covered. You can easily get access to their course provider.
First, go to – Colleges that teach CIMA and then read three levels of schemes they offer. After reading it in full, you can fill-up the form below and can search for your nearest course providers.
Have a look at the page below –
CIMA Exam centers
Before the registration process, this is the last thing you should check. You need to know which exam centers you can attend as per your qualification.
This is also very structured and you don’t need to go through any hassle to check the exam center.
Just go to – Pearsonvue
Then in the box, write down your address or where you live as of now. Check whether there’s any nearest CIMA exam center then you can go for.
If you didn’t check the above page yet, have a look at the page below to understand what you need to do –
You’re already done with checking your entry routes, course provider and exam center. Now it’s time to register. To make the process of registration easier, few things you need to keep with you while registering. Here are they –
- You need to have your accurate contact details like email, phone number, and address with you while registering.
- If you’re working anywhere, keep all the details with you while registering.
- If you’re already studying, you also need to provide details of your tuition provider.
- If you choose to pay online, you also need to keep your debit or credit card details with you.
Finally for your information, if you are from UK, you can pay online via debit or credit card; but if you’re from the outside UK, you can pay online or by post.
CIMA Exam Registration – 4 step process
There are exactly four steps in the CIMA Registration process.
In this section, we’ll take you through each step.
1st Step: Start
First, go to – Student Registration
On this page all you need to do is to select your entry route from the options. If you’ve got a promotion code, you can write it down in the given box.
If you’ve doubts about what entry to route to choose, it’s best to go for a standard route.
Once you’re done with this, press “continue” to go to the next step.
2nd Step: My Details
After pressing “Continue”, you will be coming to the following page –
You have two options here. If you don’t have MY CIMA account, get started by writing your email id on the left hand. Or else, if you’re already registered with CIMA, fill up the email/contact ID and password on the right-hand side.
If you don’t have the MY CIMA account, after providing with email id, you need to fill up some more details –
Once you fill this up, there’s another form that you need to fill up. Have a look –
Once you fill this up, you will be asked to press “Complete My Details”.
3rd Step: Registration
Once you press “Complete My Details”, you will be carried to this page –
On this page, you’ll be asked how would you want to study (via which medium). There’re a total of 5 options –
- Attend a college
- CIMA official study texts
- Distance learning
- Not yet decided
If you don’t yet know which option to choose, simply select “Not yet decided” and then “Continue”.
Then you will be asked to fill terms and conditions and agree to CIMA terms. Before you tick and “Continue” make sure you read the whole document carefully.
Final Step: Payment
The final step is simple. Once you’re done with registration, simply choose the way you will pay and your registration process would be complete.
CIMA Exam Dates
In this section, we will go into detail about CIMA exam dates in 2020. As you already know that you need to appear for two tests. First, you need to clear an objective test and then you can sit for case study exams.
So we will go one by one.
First, let’s talk about the objective test and then we will articulate details about the case study exams.
But before that, just have a look at the overall picture so that you can get what we’re talking about later on.
CIMA Objective test
Objective tests would be of 90 minutes for each subject within each level. You can take the objective test any time throughout the year as these are on-demand tests. What’s important here is to know how you will schedule your CIMA exam.
CIMA – Case Study exams
In the case of case study exams, you have four windows throughout the year. You can take case study exams in February, May, August, and November.
Within each exam window, you’ll be able to sit for five days – from Tuesday to Saturday.
Let’s have a look at the exam dates of 2020 in detail. Although February & May windows are already gone, still you’ll get an idea about the next year –
|Exam Entry Opened||5th August 2019||5th August 2019||5th August 2019|
|Exam Entry Closed||28th January 2020
(05 pm UK time)
|4th February 2020
(05 pm UK time)
|11th February 2020
(05 pm UK time)
|Pre seen material available||Week commencing 6th December 2019||Week commencing
13th December 2019
|Week commencing 13th December 2019|
|Exam dates||12th – 14th February 2020||19th – 21st February 2020||26th – 28th February 2020|
|Results released||26th March 2020||2nd April 2020||09th April 2020|
|Exam Entry Opened||23th October 2019||30th October 2019||06th November 2019|
|Exam Entry Closed||28th April 2020
(05 pm UK time)
|06th May 2020
(05 pm UK time)
|12th May 2020
(05 pm UK time)
|Pre seen material available||Week commencing 27th March 2020||Week commencing 3rd April 2020||Week commencing 06th April 2020|
|Exam dates||13th – 15th May 2020||20th – 22nd May 2020||27th – 29th May 2020|
|Results released||25th June 2020||2nd June 2020||09th July 2020|
|Exam Entry Opened||29th January 2020||05th February 2020||12th February 2020|
|Exam Entry Closed||28th July 2020
(05 pm UK time)
|04th August 2020 (05 pm UK time)||11th August 2020 (05 pm UK time)|
|Pre seen material available||Week commencing 23rd June 2020||Week commencing 30th June 2020||Week commencing 7th July 2020|
|Exam dates||12th – 14th August 2020||19th – 21th August 2020||26th – 28th August 2020|
|Results released||24th September 2020||1st October 2020||08th October 2020|
|Exam Entry Opened||29th April 2020||7th May 2020||13th May 2020|
|Exam Entry Closed||27th October 2020
(05 pm UK time)
|3rd November 2020 (05 pm UK time)||10th November 2020 (05 pm UK time)|
|Pre seen material available||Week commencing 25th September 2020||Week commencing 2nd October 2020||Week commencing 09th October 2020|
|Exam dates||11th – 13th November 2020||18th – 20th November 2020||25th – 27th November 2020|
|Results released||22nd December 2020||14th January 2021||14th January 2021|
How to schedule your CIMA exam
If you want to schedule your CIMA exam online, theirs is exactly four steps to consider –
- First step: While you registered for CIMA, you would receive a CIMA contact ID and password. The first step is to use the contact ID and password to log in to your account. If you have any confusion regarding your contact ID, you can email CIMA at contact [at] cimaglobal.com.
- Second step: The second step is to update your contact details (if required) at your MY CIMA account. If there’s any outstanding payment, you need to pay off right now; otherwise, you won’t be able to schedule your CIMA exam.
- Third step: Once you update your details and pay the outstanding amount (if any), you’ll be transferred to the Pearson VUE website directly. At the Pearson VUE website, you need to select “Schedule your exam”.
- Fourth step: This is the last step. You need to choose the exam you want to sit and you need to go through the payment process (if you decide not to pay later). Once you’re done scheduling your exam, you’ll be transferred back to MY CIMA.
You can also schedule your CIMA exam via phone. You can call at +44 (0)20 8849 2251 and the CIMA team will take your details and will transfer you to Pearson VUE that will schedule your exam and take your payment (unless you choose to pay later).
Once you’re done scheduling your CIMA exam, you’ll get a confirmation email from Pearson VUE that your schedule is confirmed.
Rescheduling your exam
If in any case, you feel the need to reschedule your exam, here are the time limits –
- You can reschedule your objective test up to 48 hours before the test.
- In the case of a case study exam, you can reschedule your exam until the registration period is open.
If you read it through, you would know everything about the registration process and exam dates of CIMA. All you need to do is to keep this guide handy and whenever you require, keep referring back.
Before you take the plunge, think through about how CIMA would add value to your long-term career goals and whether you would really like to do CIMA to advance your career or not. Once you’re certain, go ahead and register yourself with CIMA. We wish you all the best for your journey ahead!