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CIMA Gateway Entry Exam Induction for new students HP GBS University

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•  Role –based recommended learning paths •  Discounts on Certificate in Business Accounting exemptions •  CIMA Helpdesk 2

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES HP GBS University brings CIMA to you. After completing this session, you should be able to: •  Understand & orientate the main subjects of CIMA Professional Qualification •  Learn more about the CIMA Gateway Entry Exam •  Be able to consult the CIMA syllabus •  Prepare to pass the CIMA Gateway Entry exam •  Know how & where to access more information from CIMA study resources

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Fast track through CIMA via the gateway route

CIMA Gateway

CIMA Gateway Assessment The Gateway Entry exam is drawn from the management level of the CIMA syllabus: P2: Performance Management E2: Enterprise Management F2: Financial Management Deadlines: May exams - register by 31 January November exams - register by 31 July Eligibility: MBA from a University recognised by CIMA IFAC (International Federation of Accountants) & member bodies

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The Gateway Entry Examination One exam: Duration – 3 hours + 20 min Section A: 3 compulsory questions @ 25 marks each Q1: P2 B, Cost planning and analysis for competitive advantage Q2: E2 B, Project Management Q3: F2 A, Group financial statements Each question with a short scenario / data.

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The Gateway Entry Examination Section B Q4: Compulsory Objective Test questions @ 25 marks •  Based on areas from P2, E2 and F2 syllabus •  Examines Knowledge and /or Comprehension •  Multiple choice •  Short scenarios applicable for one or more questions •  Calculations may be needed.

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Induction for New Students To Get Familiar with the Syllabus

• Learning Outcomes are the key themes examined • VERB (at the beginning of each Learning Outcome) are generally found in question requirements • All VERBs are grouped into five ability levels examined – knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis and evaluation. VERBs in question requirements suggests ability level examined. • The study weighting for each topic area is an indication of time allocation for studying and where marks are given in the exams

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Exam Skills and Learning Outcomes Learning outcomes - Lead Learning outcomes - Component Indicative content

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Induction for New CIMA Students Additional Resources • 

Syllabus

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Model question papers

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Technical articles – FM magazine

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Study articles – Velocity magazine

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‘Ask a Tutor’ – every April and October

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CIMAsphere boards, groups, blogs

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CIMA local and student events

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Videos on verbs and exam techniques

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Resources from GBS University research hub

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Induction for New Students Preparation & guidance to pass Gateway exam •  Recommended: 150 – 200 hours home study (E2, P2 and F2 syllabi)

•  Section A: allocate time to study areas of the syllabus: P2, E2 & F2 ( 75 marks) •  Section B: study rest of syllabus areas of P2, E2 & F2 (25 marks) •  Join CIMAsphere: CIMA’s online community – expertise & support from peers •  Read technical articles from GBS University & www.cimaglobal.com •  Know the key verbs in each exam paper and precisely what’s expected

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Induction for New Students Organise your studies • 

Start with reviewing learning outcomes

•  Read through relevant past exam papers •  Identify key theories, topics, frameworks, models, calculations under each learning outcome(s) •  Real life examples (business magazines / news papers / TV programmes) will help you understand theory •  Question practice is the key tactic for exam success (answering in time) •  Obtain feedback on areas to improve. Post Exam Guide is very helpful

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Happy to Help Chartered Institute of Management Accountants 26 Chapter Street London SW1P 4NP United Kingdom T. +44 (0) 20 8849 2218/ 2251 E. hp@cimaglobal.com www.cimaglobal.com

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CIMA Gateway entry exam induction for new students HP GBS University