Studying CIMA

  • Blog Entry
    04/02/2013 - 7:14am

    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 - 9:48am
    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 - 1:15pm

    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
    17/11/2014 - 9:47am

    It's finally here, the very last sitting of the CIMA professional exams under the 2010 syllabus.

    On behalf of my colleagues in study and learning support, I want to wish everyone sitting an exam this week the very best of luck. 

    I know we shouldn't be relying on luck and most of you will be well prepared and should therefore have nothing to fear but a little luck wouldn't go amiss either!

    The keys to success are keeping calm and exam technique. For each question, try to follow this ASPECT sequence:

  • Blog Entry
    29/10/2014 - 10:26am

    So, how is it going? The studying that is. 

    As time flies towards November, we are all looking ahead to the final sitting of the 2010 syllabus. This is a great opportunity to push ahead and finish a level or maybe even complete the qualification. Imagine how good that would feel.

    As with most things in life, the key to success in the CIMA exams is planning. You need plans for both your studies and your revision and you need to stick to them!

  • Blog Entry
    22/10/2014 - 12:27pm

    Want help studying for the November exams? This month’s exam special edition is packed with tips for success.

    Exam essentials

     We have lots of help available to help you pass:

  • Blog Entry
    16/10/2014 - 11:07am

    Sitting Strategic level exams in November? Check out these great resources!

  • Blog Entry
    03/10/2014 - 2:52pm
    Create a Study Plan That Gives you the Time and Motivation to Study As a CIMA student you have to manage that fine balancing act of dedicating your time to your job, your personal life and also your studies. This is clearly easier said than done. The hard truth is that there’s going to be a lot to get through before your next exam and so you need to put together a realistic plan of what you are going to study and when, well ahead of exam time. The best way I foun
  • Blog Entry
    19/09/2014 - 1:25pm

    To all Septermber re-sitters (and some T4 part B first timers)

     I sincerely hope that you are in celebratory mood and have received good results today. We know that a huge amount of hard work and dedication go into studying for these exams so very well done to you if you have passed.

  • Blog Entry
    04/09/2014 - 10:38am

    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 - 10:05am

    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 - 11:48am

    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 - 9:31am


    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 - 2:37pm

    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 - 10:51am

    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 - 11:46am

    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 - 10:23am

    GOOD LUCK to all our students sitting exams this week.

  • Blog Entry
    13/05/2014 - 4:34pm

    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 - 12:33pm

    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 - 5:41am

    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: