Cut-off Score Previous Years
The percentage of marks that students are too score to pass the CMA exam is 72% for each of parts one and two. Considering the scope of the syllabus, and the complexity of the topics, the pass percentage over the years has not been very high.
As per the statistics released by IMA on their website, the following have been the pass percentage is in the CMA exams:
|JANUARY TO OCTOBER 2016||SEPT 14 TO JUN 16|
|Part 1 – Financial Reporting, Planning, Performance and Control||34%||35%|
|Part 2 – Financial Decision-Making||50%||50%|
The pass rate for Part 1 in the last 4 years has been in the range of 30 to 35%. Part 2 has seen a higher average pass rate, in the range of 40 – 45%.
Though the CMA examinations are computer-based, the results are not declared immediately since there are essay type questions that the candidates have to answer. After the evaluation of the essay type answers is complete, the results are posted on the candidate’s profile by IMA’s testing partner Prometric. Approximately two weeks after this, the results are emailed to the candidates.
In case the candidate has been declared unsuccessful, Prometric will provide them with a detailed report indicating their performance in each topic, including in the essay type questions. The candidates can use this report to understand what went wrong and prepare better for the retake.