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Objective Tests for the Certificate in Business Accounting and CIMA’s CGMA® Professional Qualification are available on-demand, all year round.

Professional Qualification Case Study Exams are available four times a year.

What to expect

Certificate in Business Accounting

Certificate in Business Accounting exams are 120 minutes long. BA1, BA2 and BA3 will each contain 60 Objective Test questions, while BA4 will contain 85 Objective Test questions.

Objective Tests are available on demand and are computer marked, so as soon as you have completed your Objective Test, you will receive a provisional exam result of either ‘pass’ or ‘fail’ at the Pearson VUE assessment centre. This result will be ratified in your My Profile within 48 hours.

CGMA Professional Qualification

There are two types of computer-based exams for the Professional Qualification:

Objective Tests

  • Format: computer-based
    Availability: on demand at any of the 5,000 Pearson VUE centres around the world or as online exams
    Length: 90 minutes
    Marking: computer-marked
    Results: provisional result available immediately, followed by confirmation no more than 48 hours later

  • Further information
    Objective Tests are composed of a range of items including short multiple-choice questions, number-entry questions, drag-and-drop questions and other formats. They test all component learning outcomes across the entire subject.

Case Study Exams

  • Format: computer-based
    Availability: 4 times a year at any of the 5,000 Pearson VUE centres around the world or as online exams (check the exam timetable for details)
    Length: 3 hours
    Marking: human-marked
    Results: available on your My Profile 6–8 weeks after the close of the case study window

  • Further information
    The Case Study Exam, at each level, integrates knowledge, skills and techniques from across the three pillars into one synoptic capstone examination. Using pre-seen material, which is available on the CGMA Sudy Hub, the exam assesses your application of knowledge to real-world situations.

Exam timetable

View key dates to help you plan your studies.

Scheduling your exam

You can schedule all Certificate in Business Accounting and Professional Qualification exams online and over the phone.

CIMA’s CGMA exams

We offer our exams at test centres, and in many countries, we also offer the choice to take your exam online from your home or office. You now have more choices than ever.

Case Study exams: Pre-seen material

As part of the Case Study exams, you are expected to have prior knowledge and understanding of the pre-seen material. The pre-seen is at the core of every case study and it's essential that you fully understand the scenario to be successful in the exam. The pre-seen material is available to download via the Study Hub. You will need your MY CIMA details to log in.

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