With an increase in pass rates, the Sri Lankan students have regained their high performance trend at the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) examinations.
The pass rates from the March 2016 exams reveal a marked improvement from the previous results. Operational level pass rates in particular are above the global pass rate:
- Management Case Study Exam – 54 percent
- Operational Case Study Exam – 65 percent
- Strategic Case Study Exam – 55 percent
Commenting on the successes, CIMA Sri Lanka Country Head Radley Stephen stated, “It’s encouraging to observe the rapid change in exam pass rates of Sri Lankan students. Over the past three exam diets, the pass rates of students in Sri Lanka have seen significant improvements, reflecting the commitment and hard work of the colleges and lecturers in training CIMA students towards achieving their goals.
Whilst congratulating the students who have been successful, thereby helping to reinstate the confidence of students taking exams through their hard work, we encourage the students to avail of the facilities such as free practice exams available at CIMA offices, learning resources from the library and CIMAconnect, an online study support community. All these initiatives will help boost exam success even further.”
CIMA’s robust assessment methods incorporate real-life skills and competencies that are sought by the employers. Employability is a key feature of the syllabus, with the assessments demonstrating to employers that the students have both theoretical and practical understanding. The CIMA syllabus focuses on core accounting skills, ‘Big Data’, sustainability, integrated thinking and finance function transformation. CIMA students and members are qualified to drive business success in any organisation, not only in finance.