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Part 2 Essays Weight

  • 1.  Part 2 Essays Weight

    Posted 02-24-2020 10:50 AM
    Does this time part 2 essay questions have only 12% weight?

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  • 2.  RE: Part 2 Essays Weight

    Posted 02-25-2020 03:36 AM
    ​I think its 25% but I am not sure.

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    Badar Ghafoor
    Accountant
    Dubai
    United Arab Emirates
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  • 3.  RE: Part 2 Essays Weight

    Posted 02-25-2020 07:01 AM
    When I completed MCQs it showed 88% completed
    So I am confused with the distribution of weights to MCQs and Essays

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  • 4.  RE: Part 2 Essays Weight

    Posted 02-25-2020 07:30 AM
    Please don't be confused, that % has nothing to do with overall score.
    Just relax & wait until you receive your final score .. hopefully a passing one

    I believe that CMA exam score doesn't "at any point" reflect the value of knowledge we have earned during our study and preparation. This is why we shouldn't be worried about how IMA will scale the exam scores & points.

    Regards

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    Samer Ahmad, FMVA, SCA
    Kuwait
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  • 5.  RE: Part 2 Essays Weight

    Posted 02-25-2020 03:43 AM
    Dear Shilpa,

    Please don't listen to any outsource info, IMA didn't publish anything about exam scaled score, even how they divide the points over 360 minimum score to pass.
    Very clear note: They have added the essay section to make CMA exam more competitive and difficult, so we should pass through in order to be illegible for overall score valuation.

    Kind regards

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    Samer Ahmad, FMVA, SCA
    Kuwait
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  • 6.  RE: Part 2 Essays Weight

    Posted 02-25-2020 07:59 AM
    Hi,

    I feel what Shilpa is trying to say is, when she completed mcqs the window showed 88% complete. 100% complete was after essay completion.

    Mine was 90% complete and i was also confused. Finally after essays it was 100% complete. I think we don't have to be worried after that weightage, we need get a total of 360 marks to pass the part. Judging weightage will only confuse you. So wait for the results if you are done with mcqs window and hope for the best.

    Regards,
    Anoop

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    Anoop Paliyath
    Accountant
    Mustafa Sultan Ent
    Ruwi
    Oman
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  • 7.  RE: Part 2 Essays Weight

    Posted 02-26-2020 02:09 AM
    ​hi,

    yes me too I had 90% complete after mcqs.. but I don't think it relates to the weightage because IMA published that the weight for multiple choice is 75%

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    Hebah Masoud
    Supervisor
    Amman
    Jordan
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  • 8.  RE: Part 2 Essays Weight

    Posted 02-26-2020 09:37 AM
    Had any one appeared for cma part 2 exam here in recent times ? If yes please give us some tips for preparation and what we can expect most of from whether theory questions or workings in mcqs part ? How many hours does we need to prepare for cma part 2 for some one with good accounting knowledge.






  • 9.  RE: Part 2 Essays Weight

    Posted 28 days ago
    I sat for Part II in October 2019.  passed.  Probably put in close to 300 hours of prep.  When you've done enough MCQs that you feel your head will fall off, do 50% more MCQs.The more you do , the greater the probability of passing.
    Good Luck.





  • 10.  RE: Part 2 Essays Weight

    Posted 28 days ago
    Thank you joseph





  • 11.  RE: Part 2 Essays Weight

    Posted 28 days ago
    I just took Part 2.  It was tough.  Tougher than P1, and I passed that. So tough that I am surprised I even made it to the essays.  If you have Gleim as your review, do as many calculation questions for Ch 10 and Ch 11. For me, those are hard chapters.

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    Daniel Dural
    Accountant
    United States
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  • 12.  RE: Part 2 Essays Weight

    Posted 27 days ago
    I had the same feeling as you but with part 1 it was so hard and I was surprised how i made it to essay portion I couldn't even figure out how many questions i did correct ..i don't know if i am going to pass or fail ..bad feeling :(

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    Hebah Masoud
    Supervisor
    Amman
    Jordan
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  • 13.  RE: Part 2 Essays Weight

    Posted 27 days ago
    Let's hope we passed then and received a more "difficult" exam.  I think I guessed on 10 questions, flagged 10 as I couldn't come up with the number or it was a confusing concept question.  I feel pretty good about the essays to at least get a passing score but not perfect.

    good luck!

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    Daniel Dural
    Accountant
    United States
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  • 14.  RE: Part 2 Essays Weight

    Posted 27 days ago
    yes me too the essay portion was easy ..i hope we pass:) good luck to you too :) ​

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    Hebah Masoud
    Supervisor
    Amman
    Jordan
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