CMA Study Group


  • 1.  Calculator

    Posted 24 days ago
    Hey ,

    I have my exam coming up next week and was wondering if a Casio scientific calculator was allowed for the part 1 exam or if I have to use a basic calculator. Anyone have any clue?

    Craig Miranda
    Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates

  • 2.  RE: Calculator

    Posted 23 days ago
    Hello brother, scientific calculator is NOT allowed , so you should bring a basic one.

    Soharab Hossain

  • 3.  RE: Calculator

    Posted 23 days ago
    Hi Craig,

    From what I've heard, it has to be a basic calculator. Scientific calculators are not allowed.


    Ross Coelho
    United Kingdom

  • 4.  RE: Calculator

    Posted 23 days ago

    Calculator Policy

    Small battery or solar powered electronic calculators restricted to a maximum of six functions –addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, square root, and percentage are allowed. The calculator must not be programmable and must not use any type of tape. Candidates can also use the Texas Instrument's BA II Plus, Hewlett- Packard 10BII, HP 12c, or HP 12c Platinum calculators when taking the exams. Candidates will not be allowed to use calculators that do not comply with these restrictions

  • 5.  RE: Calculator

    Posted 23 days ago
    Hi Craig, stick to the list in the CMA manual. I was not allowed to take a TI BA II - "Professional", but the basic TI BA II is allowed. I even took a printout of the IMA statement to prove it.
    For Part I a basic calculator did just fine. For Part II it would be good to have a better model like the BAII for NPV and IRR calculations.
    Good luck.

    Donald Dauman
    Chief Financial Officer
    Depew NY
    United States

  • 6.  RE: Calculator

    Posted 23 days ago

  • 7.  RE: Calculator

    Posted 22 days ago

    You can use a basic calculator, and start using it for practice sessions so that you could easily use it in your exam.