CIMA Exam Dates

Updated on April 22, 2024
Article byWallstreetmojo Team
Edited byAshish Kumar Srivastav
Reviewed byDheeraj Vaidya, CFA, FRM

CIMA Exam Dates & Registration Process

If you want to be at the top of the curve in the accounting profession, you should pursue CIMA. CIMA is one of the best, globally recognized courses to 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!

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How to register for CIMA?

If you want to study CIMA, you need to go through many details. But don’t worry; we will get you covered. In the following paragraphs, we will show you how to go for CIMA registration step by step.

First: Go to the page

The first step is really to go to – CIMA

CIMA Exam 2020 Registration

source: CIMA

On this page, you will be able to get information on finding 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 is that your English and Maths should be strong.

You would agree that if you’re a graduate, you’re more advanced than someone who’s just leaving school. So why is it important to choose the route! Because you need to know what options and exams you can take to get to CIMA certification directly.

Go to this page – Choose your route.

CIMA Exam 2020 Entry Route

source: CIMA

And then you will have four options –

  • I’m an 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.

Is that you can study CIMA part-time or full-time.

Course provider

If you think that it’s better to take tuition classes rather than study 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 search for your nearest course providers.

Have a look at the page below –

Course Provider

course: CIMA

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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.

It is also very structured, and you don’t need to go through any hassle to check the exam center.

Just go to – Pearson Vue.

Then in the box, write down your address or where you live as of now. Finally, check whether there’s any nearest CIMA exam center then you can go.

If you didn’t check the above page yet, have a look at the page below to understand what you need to do –

Exam centersource: Pearsonvue

Additional details

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 the 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 select your entry route from the options. You can write a promotion code down in the given box if you’ve got a promotion code.

If you’ve doubts about what route entry to choose, it’s best to go for a standard route.

CIMA Exam 2020 Student Registration

source: CIMA

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 –

CIMA Exam 2020 Student Registration 1

source: CIMA

You have two options here. First, 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 –

Creating MY CIMA account

source: CIMA

Once you fill this up, there’s another form that you need to fill up. Have a look –

Home Address

source: CIMA

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 –

Registrationsource: CIMA

You’ll be asked how you want to study (via which medium) on this page. There’re a total of 5 options –

  • Attend a college
  • com
  • 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.

Terms & Conditions

source: CIMA

Final Step: Payment

The final step is simple. Once you’re done with registration, choose how to pay, and your registration process will be complete.

CIMA Exam Dates

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. In this section, we will detail the CIMA exam dates in 2022.

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.

Overall picture of CIMA exam

source: CIMA

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. It is important to know how you will schedule your CIMA exam.

CIMA 2020 Objective Exam

source: CIMA

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 2022 in detail. Although February & May windows are already gone, still you’ll get an idea about the next year –

February 2022

February 2022
Exam entry to be opened28 July 202104 August 202111 August 2021
Exam entry to be closed25 January 202201 February 202208 February 2022
Pre seen material to be available24 September 202101 October 202108 October 2021
Exam dates09-11 February 202216-18 February 202223-25 February 2022
Results to be published31 March 202207 April 202214 April 2022

May 2022

May 2022
Exam entry to be opened27 October 202103 November 202110 November 2021
Exam entry to be closed26 April 202204 May 202210 May 2022
Pre seen material to be available25 March 202201 April 202208 April 2022
Exam dates11-13 May 202218-20 May 202225-27 May 2022
Results to be published30 June 202207 July 202214 July 2022

August 2022

August 2022
Exam entry to be opened26 January 202202 February 202209 February 2022
Exam entry to be closed26 July 202202 August 202209 August 2022
Pre seen material to be available25 March 202201 April 202208 April 2022
Exam dates10-12 August 202217-19 August 202224-26 August 2022
Results to be published29 September 202206 October 202213 October 2022

 November 2022

November 2022
Exam entry to be opened27 April 202205 May 202211 May 2022
Exam entry to be closed25 October 202201 November 202208 November 2022
Pre seen material to be available23 September 202230 September 202207 October 2022
Exam dates09-11 November 202216-18 November 202223-25 November 2022
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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 are confused regarding your contact ID, you can email CIMA at contact [at]
  • 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 it 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 directly to the Pearson VUE website. 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 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 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 will know everything about CIMA’s registration process and exam dates. All you need to do is keep this guide handy and keep referring back whenever you require it.

Before you take the plunge, think through how CIMA would add value to your long-term career goals and whether you would 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!

Reader Interactions


  1. Troy Reels says

    Thanks for sharing this valuable information. Well can you tell what the difference between CIMA and CFA is? Are they both same and different? I am lil bit confused in both of this certifications.

    • Dheeraj Vaidya says

      Thanks for your note. Well, actually you must not be confused because CIMA and CFA are not at all related qualification and they both signify different domain of study. But NO they are not completely different but if you talk about focus, perspective and subject emphasis they are quite different from each other. If you want to know more about the CIMA and CFA differentiation’s you can read this blog here.

  2. Cayden Caffey says

    Thanks for this useful information. If you could also tell me how to take the CIMA Exam Qualification in a best way, Please share me some study material if you have related to CIMA Exam Qualification

    • Dheeraj Vaidya says

      : Welcome. Yes I do have a comprehensive guide which will definitely help you to take the CIMA Qualification Exam in the best way possible. To read this blog you can go to this link

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