CIMA Exam dates. Objective and Case study exams

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The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) is a world-renowned professional body that offers the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation. To become a CGMA, candidates must pass all three CIMA Professional Qualification exams.

In this blog post, we will list down the exam dates for all the three levels so that you can plan ahead.

There are a few differences in the options depending on what type of exam you're booking. 

Booking your CIMA objective test exam

For your objective test exams, you can book them on any date that suits you. You can take these anywhere from the beginning of January, all-inclusive, until November 30th each year!

Booking your case study exams

CIMA Exams are held four times a year. You will need to schedule your exams as per the table given below for Year 2023.

The exam windows take place in February, May, August, and November, with three possible dates per window.

CIMA Exam dates

CIMA February 2023 Case Study exams

Operational Management Strategic
Exam entry open July 27, 2022 Aug 3, 2022 Aug 10, 2022
Exam entry closed Jan 24, 2023 Jan 31, 2023 Feb 7, 2023
Pre-seen material available Sep 23, 2022 Sep 30, 2022 Oct 7, 2022
Exam dates Feb 8-10 2023 Feb 15-17, 2023 22-23 Feb 2023
Results published Mar 30, 2023 Apr 6, 2023 Apr 13, 2023

CIMA May 2023 Case Study exams

Operational Management Strategic
Exam entry open Oct 26, 2022 Nov 2, 2022 Nov 9, 2022
Exam entry closed Apr 25, 2023 May 3, 2023 May 9, 2023
Pre-seen material available Mar 24, 2023 Mar 31, 2023 Apr 3, 2023
Exam dates May 10-12 2023 May17-19, 2023 May 24-26 2023
Results published Jun 29, 2023 Jul 6, 2023 Jul 13, 2023

CIMA August 2023 Case Study exams

Operational Management Strategic
Exam entry open Jan 25, 2023 Feb 1, 2023 Feb 8, 2023
Exam entry closed Jul 25, 2023 Aug 1, 2023 Aug 8, 2023
Pre-seen material available Mar 24, 2023 Mar 31, 2023 Apr 3, 2023
Exam dates Aug 9-11, 2023 Aug 16-18, 2023 Aug 23-25 2023
Results published Sep 28, 2023 Oct 5, 2023 Oct 12, 2023

CIMA November 2023 Case Study exams

Operational Management Strategic
Exam entry open Apr 26, 2023 May 4, 2023 May 10, 2023
Exam entry closed Oct 17, 2023 Oct 24, 2023 Oct 31, 2023
Pre-seen material available Sep 15, 2023 Sep 22, 2023 Sep 29, 2023
Exam dates Nov 1-3, 2023 Nov 8-10, 2023 Nov 15-17 2023
Results published Dec 21, 2024 Jan 4, 2024 Jan 11, 2024


If you cannot sit for an exam during one of the scheduled testing windows, you may be eligible to sit for an exception. Exception settings are offered on a case-by-case basis and require approval from CIMA. To request an exception sitting, log into and submit a Sitting Request form no later than 14 days before your desired exam date.  

 If you have questions about scheduling your next CIMA exam, please contact Member Services at +44 (0) 20 8849 2251 or 

Closing comments

Registering for and scheduling your CIMA exams is a simple process. You can register for your Operational level exams as soon as you complete your CIMA registration. For the Management and Strategic levels, you must first complete the required work experience before you can sit for the exams. 

Once you have met the work experience requirements, you can schedule your exam date by logging into Bookmark this blog to refer to the CIMA Exam dates.

Earning your CGMA designation will give you the skills and knowledge to be a successful management accountant. The CIMA exams are not easy, but with proper preparation, you can definitely pass them. Use our exam dates as a guide in planning your study schedule. Additionally, make sure to sign up for a CIMA online training course or get CIMA approved books to help you ace the exams. Good luck!

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CIMA Exams

Objective tests: Available on demand held throughout the year

Case Study: Held four times a year

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