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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.
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.
ENTER FOR THE NOVEMBER EXAMS TODAY AND KEEP YOUR CAREER ON TRACK!
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.
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.
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!
GOOD LUCK to all our students sitting exams this week.
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
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.
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:
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;
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!
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.
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.
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!".
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.......
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.
With four weeks to go until the exams, there’s no need to panic: the exam force of success can be with you if you let us help you! The latest Velocity is packed full of great advice to help sustain you during your studies, help plan your revision, and succeed on the day.
This month’s highlight
Need advice for how to make the big day go smoothly? We know exams can be stressful, so this month we show you how to stay relaxed and confident.