ATTENTION ALL Certificate Students
A great new video presentation has been created by our team to show students how to answer exam questions, use the on-screen calculator and mathemathical tables.
It's now live on the website, click here to view today.
Let me know what you think, happy studying!
I just thought I'd forewarn anyone sitting C03 that when I sat the assessment yesterday I was told that I couldn't use my calculator and had to use the on-screen calculator. It was like the Microsoft one.
I didn't know how to calculate square root and although I guessed at the button for "to the power of" it didn't work so I thought I'd got it wrong but now I've tried the same button at home it works.
It was really slow and didn't show the minus sign if you typed one.
I just sat the c03 exam and I have to say that the onscreen calculator is absolutley rubbish.
I can't imagine any competent accountatnt would use a scientifc calculator like this when there are much better calculators avialable to them. I couldn't answer questions because I couldnt function the calculator properly or quick enough!!!
I recently took my first certificate level exam, C01. Although I passed, I was appalled that CIMA students were not allowed to use their own calculators in the exam. This rule substantially slowed me down and I was not able to complete all the questions.
To add to the frustration, the ACCA students taking their CBAs at the same time and in the same room as CIMA students were allowed to use their own calculators.
Can anybody guide me which calculator would be useful for me to purchase for CIMA course. I am giving P2 paper in May 2013 and for solving problems on learning curve I am not able to understand which calculator to use. Please guide..
I am planning to take up F1. I am wondering if I can use Casio FC 200V in the exam. I know there are a lot of discussions about calculators and the guidelines on the use of calculator per CIMA is so vague.
I hope someone can please advice if this one I can use. Appreciate your time and effort. Below is the link for the Manual:
Please can anyone tell me if i can take a scientific calculator into the exam please, when i booked the exam which is tomorrow they said yes as long as it did not connect to the internet , but i just read the exam guidelines on kaplan and it says you can have a calculator that does not have a programmable function.
can someone please explain how to calculate the cumulative learning rate. I am looking at May 2008 Q4, part c. I have reviewed the model answer and the PEG for this question and it says something about the third root of 51% being 80% - how is this calculated, I've never been able to find any reference to this 'third root' in any of my textbooks.
Could anyone recommend a good calculator that is permitted for use in the CIMA exams? I currently have a TI-86 but realise that this is not allowed because of its memory and graphical functions.
Currently I am looking at the Casio FX 85 ES - anyone know if this model is allowed? I realise that it has some alphanumeric characters, but pretty much every calculator has that nowadays.
Any help would be appreciated.