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Testing Day

  • 1.  Testing Day

    Posted 8 days ago
    Hello Everyone,

    Are we able to bring our own pencil and scratch paper for problem solving or is this typically provided at the testing site? Also, what calculator can we bring for example i have the HP 12c calculator?

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    Derrick Durbin
    Controller
    Graham NC
    United States
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  • 2.  RE: Testing Day

    Posted 7 days ago
    Hi,

    the test center will provide 2 pencils and 2 scratch papers. You can check on CMA website the list of calculators that are allowed to bring to for part 2.thanks,
    Katie

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    Katie Tran
    Accountant
    Midway City CA
    United States
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  • 3.  RE: Testing Day

    Posted 7 days ago
    Hi! You cannot bring your own scratch paper or even your own pencils.  I took my exam a couple weeks ago and they provided me scratch paper as I expected, but then gave me a pen to write with.  I guess pencils can't be sanitized so they switched to pens for COVID.  I asked if I could use my own pencil instead and they said no.  You can get unlimited scratch paper though, they'll give you all you need.

    I brought my own basic calculator, but they also had one I could borrow if I needed to.  Calculator policy is on page 10:

    https://www.imanet.org/-/media/6f64b804887641d880afef2178a44b9c.ashx

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    Katie
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  • 4.  RE: Testing Day

    Posted 7 days ago
    At the Prometric center I tested at, I was also provide with a Pen. They do give you a couple sheets of scratch paper but if you need more you will need to request more and they take away the one you were using probably an effort to prevent people from copying test questions and taking them home. So keep this in mind if you write a bunch of formulas on your scratch paper to help you through the exam. If you need more they will take that original away. I had plenty of room on the original scratch paper they provided to complete the exam. Write small!

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    Andrew Murphy
    Controller
    San Diego CA
    United States
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  • 5.  RE: Testing Day

    Posted 5 days ago
    Hi,

    in Dubai testing centre whoever have given part 2 exam  I want to know which calculator you all have taken. I am still using Casio six function calculator for the calculation. But for the NPV calculation this calculator is not suffice.

    When I checked with the prometric center I got the below reply
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    • Center-supplied
      • Any basic six function non-programmable calculator
      • Programmable calculators allowed: either Texas Instrument BA II+ or Hewlett
      Packard 10BII


    Calculators not allowed:
    • All programmable calculators except the two listed in the allowable list.
    Unquote

    Do anyone know which calculator is the above Texas Instrument BA II+ which is being allowed?

    Thanks & regards,




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    Shashikala Mudaliar
    Dubai
    UAE
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  • 6.  RE: Testing Day

    Posted 4 days ago
    Hi,

    I recently appeared at Abu Dhabi Prometric Testing Center and I took BA II Plus calculator for NPV and it was a wise decision as there were so many questions related to NPV calculations. So better go for BAII Plus calculator.
    Please note there is BA II Plus Professional calculator as well, do not buy that, it is not allowed. I bought this one and later came to know it is not allowed. 

    Regards,
    M. Usman







  • 7.  RE: Testing Day

    Posted 3 days ago
    Hi

    Can anyone please confirm that BA II plus Professional is not allowed for CMA exam. 

    Thanks and regards
    Daliya 





  • 8.  RE: Testing Day

    Posted 3 days ago
    Hi Muhammad,

    Thanks for the reply. Could you please share the image of the BAII Plus calculator which you are referring to is allowed. Since I want to buy the same.

    Thanks & regards,
    Shashikala