Who is eligible for exam exemptions?

You may qualify for exemptions if you:

  • Are a graduate with a qualification listed in our database of CIMA accredited programmes.
  • Are a graduate of a degree programme that is related to the CIMA syllabus.
  • Are an Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) student or member.
  • Have an MBA or a Master's in Accounting.
  • Are a member or passed finalist of ICWAI or ICMAB, or a member of ICMAP.
  • Are studying or have completed a relevant qualification with another professional body.


Entry Route Eligibility Exemptions/ remaining papers
Basic Entry Minimum age of 16 ; Matric, O and A levels No Exemptions
Graduation route B.Com 2 years University of the Punjab or University of Karachi
Graduation route BBA Hons, BS accounting and finance Hons , B.COM hons Certificate level exemptions
Master Gateway route MBA, M.COM , M.COM finance, MS accounting and finance 11 papers exemptions
Professional Gateway route ACCA Affiliate 11 papers exemptions
ICAP route ACA below 6 years work experience P3 , SCS
ICAP route ACA, FCA plus 6 years work experience SCS
CFO/BLP route 15 years of experience, 8 years of senior Strategic level experience SCS
PIPFA till 2015 syllabus Certifictate level exemptions, Operational level OTQ E1, P1, F1
PIPFA after 2015 syllabus certificate level exemptions
CPP MCS Managers & Senior manag1 papers exemptions,er, Senior Accountant, chief Accountant etc 11 papers exemptions
CPP OCS Accountant- Assistant Manager 7 paper exemptions

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