CMA Exam Passing Criteria – ICWA Foundation, Inter & Final Pass Marks (Minimum Qualifying Score)

Check CMA Exam Passing Criteria for 2019 and 2020. Details of ICMAI / ICWA Foundation, Inter & Final Pass Marks / Minimum Qualifying Score has been provided here. To Clear CMA Foundation / CMA Inter or CMA Final Students are required to get minimum pass marks in each course. To become Cost Accountant, you have to get below mentioned passing score in each level of CMA course. If you don’t know “What are the pass marks of CMA Foundation / CMA Inter or CMA Final“, here you can get right information for that.

CMA Exam Passing Criteria 2019-20

Following are the Passing Criteria of CMA Foundation, Intermediate and Final Courses.

CourseTotal Marks of Each SubjectPass Mark of Each SubjectTotal Marks of CourseAggregate Pass Marks of Course
CMA Foundation10040400200
CMA Intermediate10040800400
CMA Final10040800400
  • A Candidate of CMA foundation examination shall be declared to have passed in the examination, if he secures minimum 40% marks in each paper and an aggregate of 50% of total marks.
  • Pass in a Group in Intermediate/Final Examination: A Candidate shall be declared to have passed in a group of an examination, if he secures minimum 40% marks in each paper of the group and an aggregate of 50% of total marks of non-exempted papers of that group.
  • A Candidate will be declared passed in an examination if he passes all groups in that examination.
  • A Candidate who has passed the examination obtaining 70% marks of total marks of all papers of Intermediate or Final examination at one sitting shall be deemed to have passed the examination with distinction.

ICWAI Minimum Pass Marks for CMA Foundation

A Candidate of ICWAI / ICMAI foundation exam shall be declared to have passed in the exam, if he secures minimum 40% marks in each paper and an aggregate of 50% of total marks.

ICWA Minimum Qualifying Marks for CMA Inter

To clear CMA Inter, you have to score atleast 40 in each subject and if you are appearing for single group pass marks will be 200, which means you have to score 50% aggregate marks to pass. Same goes for both groups, 40 to pass subjectly and 50% to pass both groups, which means 400 marks to clear the groups.

  • A Candidate shall be declared to have passed in a group of CMA Inter examination, if he secures minimum 40% marks in each paper of the group and an aggregate of 50% of total marks of non-exempted papers of that group.
  • A Candidate will be declared passed in CMA Inter examination if he passes all groups in that examination.
  • A Candidate who has passed the examination obtaining 70% marks of total marks of all papers of CMA Intermediate examination at one sitting shall be deemed to have passed the examination with distinction.

Passing Criteria for CMA Final – (ICWAI / ICMAI)

  • A Candidate shall be declared to have passed in a group of CMA Final examination, if he secures minimum 40% marks in each paper of the group and an aggregate of 50% of total marks of non-exempted papers of that group.
  • A Candidate will be declared passed in CMA Final examination if he passes all groups in that examination.
  • A Candidate who has passed the examination obtaining 70% marks of total marks of all papers of CMA / ICWA Final examination at one sitting shall be deemed to have passed the examination with distinction.

Exemption: If a Candidate is unsuccessful in passing a group but secures 60% or more in any paper or papers, he shall be exempted in the paper from appearing in subsequent examination. For calculation of aggregate in the subsequent examination of the group, the marks in each of the exempted papers will be reckoned as 50.

Carry Forward of marks in CMA Course (Single & Both Groups)

CMA Exam Passing Criteria with Carry Forward of Marks : If a Candidate is unsuccessful in passing a group but secures 60% or more in any paper and minimum 40% marks in each of the remaining papers of the group at a time, he shall be exempted in that paper from appearing in subsequent examination and allowed the benefit of carry forward of actual marks of that paper in his subsequent examination of the group.

  • The benefit of exemption or carry forward of marks mentioned above, shall automatically cease if a candidate, on his own, appears in any examination for such exempted paper(s).
  • The benefit of exemption or carry forward of marks mentioned above is not available in Foundation Examination.
  • The benefit of carry forward/exemption is allowed for the immediately successive three terms of Examination from the term in which the exemption is secured in the particular paper(s) by appearance in examination.
  • The benefit of carry forward in a paper earned by a candidate in the examination under Syllabus 2012 will be treated as only exemption in the corresponding equivalent paper(s) in Syllabus 2016. For details of exemption mapping between the two Syllabi, please see website: icmai.in

CMA Exam Passing Criteria to get Result Card (Score Card / Marks Memo)

CMA Exam Passing Criteria : Who appears for both Groups of Intermediate or Final Examination, with or without any exemption : – obtains at least 40 percent marks in each paper appeared; and also – obtains at least 50 percent marks in aggregate, taking both the Groups together shall be declared to have qualified Intermediate Course or Final Course, as the case may be.

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