Studying CIMA

  • Blog Entry
    04/02/2013 - 8:14am

    Hello Guys,
    Are you struggling to organize and build a study schedule around your work and daily life ? Here is some good news. CIMA has developed a self study guide for you. 

    Click on the link below and download your self study guides.

    F1-Area A of syllabus

    P1-Area A of syllabus

  • Blog Entry
    10/07/2012 - 10:48am
    Exam results come out this week and we're expecting a lot of excited and nervous students to be looking for information, so here is the May exam FAQ blog post!

    If you have a question which isn’t answered, post it as a comment here and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can or get in touch with our contact centre which is open 8.00am to 8.00pm GMT: +44 (0)2088492251. 

    Q: 'I haven't received my results email.'

  • Question
    28/05/2009 - 2:15pm

    Question asked by:

    Deirdre - view profile

    Last night CIMA student Howard Ebison became the latest of the remaining six candidates in the (UK) BBC TV series The Apprentice to be fired.

    The 12-week competition sets the candidates through a gruelling series of tasks and the first prize is the job of Sir Alan Sugar's apprentice, with a six figure salary.

  • Blog Entry
    04/09/2014 - 11:38am

    There's still time to enter for the November 2014 examinations BUT the entry deadline is getting closer (5pm GMT on 12 September).

    This is your last chance to sit exams under the 2010 sylalbus so don't waste it, enter today and get a flying start into 2015 and the revised syllabus.

    Why should I sit in November? 

  • Blog Entry
    22/08/2014 - 11:05am

    The 'extra' exams do seem to come round quickly so I hope that you are feeling prepared and ready to take on your paper next week.

    Hard work and determination are a great combination to get you through the CIMA exams so well done for entering for these 'extra' exams.

    In the countdown to the exams don't let last minute nerves get in the way of your performance. Take some time out over the weekend and have a look at these articles for some tips on keeping calm.

  • Blog Entry
    12/08/2014 - 12:48pm

    Hello all,

    The November 2014 exams are coming up soon, so now is the time to get entered! You have until 5pm BST on 12 September to book and take the next step towards ACMA, CGMA status.

    2015 and beyond

  • Blog Entry
    04/08/2014 - 10:31am


    Entry for the November 2014 exams is open, the standard deadline is 5pm BST on 12 September. The exam dates are 18, 19 and 20 November.

    This is your last chance to sit exams under the current 2010 syllabus so don't delay until next year, enter and sit for some exams in November and keep your career on track. 

  • Blog Entry
    24/07/2014 - 3:37pm

    We are always telling you how important question practice is and now we have some great new resources to help you get exam ready!

    Online question practice

    Get ready for your Certificate assessments with our new, free online practice tests.

  • Blog Entry
    11/07/2014 - 11:51am

    I hope that yesterday brought you good news.

    Looking at some of the discussions here on CIMAsphere some of you got fantastic results so many congratulations to you. Take some time to celebrate - we know that passing the CIMA exams takes a lot of hard work and dedication so well done!

  • Blog Entry
    10/06/2014 - 12:46pm

    Hello all,

    Now the May exams now over, it’s a great time to relax from studying and instead work on your practical experience (PER). This month's Velocity has a great article to help you.


  • Blog Entry
    19/05/2014 - 11:23am

    GOOD LUCK to all our students sitting exams this week.

  • Blog Entry
    13/05/2014 - 5:34pm

    In part one last week I started on seven steps to T4 success; read the remainder below!

    5. Writing too much in the earlier parts of your report

  • Blog Entry
    09/05/2014 - 1:33pm

    Completing your script in the T4 exam is one of the most challenging aspects of the paper but also one of the best ways to ensure that you pass.

    Many T4 students, including myself, have found it difficult to produce an in depth, balanced report that covers all aspects of the marking criteria in the given time. However, this can be achieved by mastering your time management before the exam day arrives.

  • Blog Entry
    09/05/2014 - 6:41am

    With only 2 weeks to go before the May 2014 examination, are you perfecting your exam techniques to get through this final paper?  Stay motivated and you have a good chance to finish all CIMA examinations and be a CIMA member by the end of this year.  You don't even have to worry about the 2015 syllabus update as you will be done by then!  Let's look at a few common mistakes that you should avoid to improve your chance of passing:

  • Blog Entry
    08/05/2014 - 1:30pm

    We love to share new study resources with you - especially when they are free!

    Thanks to Kaplan you can now download paper specific recordings that;

    1. Introduce the subject
    2. Advise on key syllabus areas
    3. Run through the exam structure
    4. Give paper specific guidance on exam technique
    5. Demonstrate good exam technique using a past exam question

    These recordings are a great opportunity to get some essential guidance directly from the Kaplan experts  - so make sure you take a look at them!

  • Blog Entry
    06/05/2014 - 4:37pm

    Countdown has begun to the next CIMA examination diet.  How prepared are you in regard to the Code of Ethics and applying ethical thinking?   Being familar with the Code and how you apply it is an integral part of both studying and practicing as a management accountant.  Through the syllabus questions will arise on how you apply your understanding of the Code as well as your understanding of financial regulations and the law. 

  • Blog Entry
    05/05/2014 - 1:05pm

    Want tips to help pass your CIMA exams? Having failed and subsequently passed the T4 exam, I’d like to share my top ten tips to passing the exam, so that you can avoid the mistakes I made and benefit from what worked for me.

    1. Summarise the preseen
    As part of your revision, summarise the key facts of the pre seen on one page and learn them.I would suggest this includes the important numbers in the financials as well as the key factors surrounding the firm’s strategy.

  • Blog Entry
    04/05/2014 - 11:24am

    In the UK we have a saying "practice makes perfect" and in terms of the the CIMA exams, I would say this is oh so true.

    But don't take my word for it, in a recent survey of CIMA prize- winners from the May 13 exams, their top study tip time and time again was "practice past examination papers". I regularly ask examiners for their top tips, too, and apart from "read the PEGS!!!", their most common advice is "Practice, Practice, Practice!".

  • Blog Entry
    03/05/2014 - 10:14am

    To all May 2014 candidates

    I had an idea for this blog earlier in the week when the sun was shining and the birds were singing. 'Ah, spring is here at last' I thought to myself confidently 'I know, I'll write a blog about spring time'.

    Three days later when I have come to write the blog I can see fog and light rain outside my window.......

  • Blog Entry
    01/05/2014 - 9:07am

    Congratulations to those who have successfully booked and paid up for the exams. You have made the right move along the journey of success to reach that ultimate glorifying CGMA designation.