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Waiting for My CMA Results


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Amani is one of our CMA exam bloggers. She writes for us every Tuesday.

It has been two weeks since I sat for part one exam. I tried my best not to think about the results through this period, but of course that didn’t work.

I checked the CMA results on my IMA account many times, although I knew it wouldn’t be there, because as you may already know the IMA states the following regarding the exam results dates:

Approximately six weeks from the end of the month in which you’ve taken your test, ICMA will e-mail your exam results to you. At the time grades are released, results are also available online in your Account Profile transcript.”

During the long hard wait for the results, there are many things you could do to take your mind slightly off of it:

Firstly some like to start studying for part two immediately, only taking couple of days or a week as a break. This is what Gavin did when he took the two parts at the same testing window.

I personally didn’t want to start part two, it’s just that I can’t start studying again without knowing how well I did, how effective my exam preparation was, especially for the essay part, I always ask myself, have I studied enough.

Secondly I started looking into other qualifications to take in this waiting period. I found the CertIFRS offered by the ACCA. It’s a fast paced qualification, and I encourage you to search more about it.

Thirdly you can just take the time off, relax, refuel and plan your study schedule for part two if you feel confident and ready to start studying again.

I also tried to stay busy. I went out with my friends and family for a much needed fun time that I have been postponing while studying, especially in the last two weeks.

You can check out this post about other things you could do during this periods.

Share with us in the comments section: what did you do or planning to do during the wait for the results?

About the Author Amani

Hello, I am from Jordan and a recent graduate. I have passed Part 1 on my first try after 4 months of studying. I accepted a teaching position for a CMA review course and therefore have to postpone my Part 2 to 2016.

  • RASHID says:

    Hi Amani,
    Step referred me to you.
    I am planning to appear for Sep-Oct take. We can help each other for that. I live in US.
    Do write to me.


  • Osama Abu-Taleb says:

    Dear Amani ,
    Good Day ,

    I wish you best of luck .

    I’m also waiting for the results , i sat for Part 2 on 27 MAY.

    I tried to be busy all the time to stop thinking about the results but i didn’t work.

    I hope we can both pass the exam and get ready for the next part as I’m planning to take CMA Part 1 Exam on OCT.

    • Amani says:

      its so hard not to think about the results, hopefully you will pass.
      i am planning to sit for part two in october as well.

      Good luck Osama

    • Stephanie Ng says:

      🙂 Totally understand Osama. It’s restless times no matter what you do… just a couple of weeks more and you will get the result! Stephanie

      • Osama abutaleb says:

        Dear stephanie ,

        I received my result two hours ago and i got 350 .. I’m totaly upset

        Its just 10 marks …

        Is there any explanation of this grade because its totaly taff to handle — so close to pass —

        I hope i can pass next time.

        Dear amani ,

        What happened with you ?

        • Amani says:

          Dear Osama,

          IMA will send you a performance review report, in which there is some detail of your performance in the exam, your weak and strong areas, read it carefully and focus on the weak areas when you restudy for the part, hope this helps you.


  • Aaron says:

    I took Part 1 May 15th. I also plan to take Part 2 in October if I passed!

    • Amani says:

      how did it go ? hopefully you will pass in it.
      i am planning to take part two in october as well, and my advice to you if you pass, dont waste time, start studying immediately so you get to sit for October window.

      Good luck Aaron.

      • Aaron says:

        Thank you Amani. I think it went pretty well, there weren’t too many surprises in the multiple choice section. I used HOCK and supplemented with Gleim materials. One of the essays caught me a little off-guard because it was one of the last things covered in my study materials and I honestly didn’t spend much time on it. There were a few other topics that I spent considerable time studying and no related questions surfaced on the exam in either the multiple choice or essay sections.

        Thank you for your advice, I actually have begun studying and have already covered the Ethics section for Part 2. 🙂

        • Amani says:

          That’s great, sounds like you did well.
          As in my exam, not all topics were covered in the MCQ’s or essays.

          You are on the right track, Keep going.

        • Stephanie Ng says:

          Sounds pretty good to me Aaron! Stephanie

          • Sreedhar says:

            Hi Amani,

            How are you.First of all congrats for clearing CMA part 1. I am also intersting to do CMA but not proper guidance. I want guidence from you. If possible can you please share any documents as mateerial,question banks etc….

            apperaciating for response.


          • Stephanie Ng says:

            Hi Sreedhar, you may want to connect with Amani via Linkedin (see one of her blog posts towards the end). Anyway, I suggest that you get your own version of the latest review materials. Regards, Stephanie

  • Mohammad Razu Ahmed says:

    Hi Amani, How are you? Its really pleasing to me to have your answer of different question. Please give me answer of it as soon as possible. I am a post graduate in economics and working in bank. Am I eligible of CMA?

  • Devika says:

    hiiii amani….

    i understand that waiting for the results is the hardest part in CMA….. i had given my part 2 exam in the month of sept… im eagerly waiting for my results… i was able to complete MCQ’s fairly well… but im concerned about essay part as i could not complete it on time… and its really hard not to think about the results…. keeping fingers crossed…


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