Free CMA Content Online

Hello Everyone:

I’ve received many requests for samples of essay questions and answers. After searching online for a while, I was lucky to find the following content absolutely free! I couldn’t wait to share this with you. Although it’s from 2009, it is a great way to familiarize yourself with the format of essay questions, and what complete answers look like.

As you know, the Part 1 and Part 2 exams allocate the last hour of each 4-hour exam to essay questions. Familiarizing yourself with essay questions now will be very beneficial during your exams. As with anything in life, the unknown can be a bit scary, but if you have an idea of what to expect, you’ll be better prepared to succeed.

Please share this with your friends and family ,who may also be preparing for the CMA exams. Helping each other out is what it’s all about.

CMA Essay Questions & Answers: Part 1

CMALS_v3_part1_practice_essay_questions_nov-6-09

CMA Essay Questions & Answers: Part 2

CMALS_v3_part2_practice_essay_questions_nov-9-09

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18 Comments on “Free CMA Content Online”

  1. Dear Nathan,

    Do you know if the IMA tested on calculating and assigning equivalent units in an essay format ( for Part 1), it is awfuly tedious and time consuming..

    Ezra

    1. Ezra,

      It’s very difficult to say because the ICMA doesn’t tell anyone what is in the essay questions. You’ll just need to be prepared to do calculations in this section of the exam. It may seem very tedious in the beginning but the more you practice, the faster you’ll become.

  2. Hello Nathan,

    I recently took the cma exam, but failed. Im in the process of retaking it and im reading all the questions and statement, and now I’m confused.

    I didn’t know that there’s a 1 and 2 part of taking this exam. What exactly does this mean? And whats in the 2nd exam, that made you want to start it first.?

    Jeo

    1. Jeo,

      I’m sorry to hear that you failed the exam, but commend you for not giving up! You can do it!

      Check out the How to Become a CMA page for answers to your questions. If you have additional questions, please reach out.

  3. I did my bachelor of commerce and i want to do cma(us) and i from india
    How hard would it be for me as it would be my first time

    1. Hi Amandeep,

      The CMA continues to grow in popularity and demand in India so I presume you’d do just fine if you use a proven study plan and spend about 15 to 20 hours per week studying for the exam.

  4. Hi Nathan,
    Iam going to start my cma(us) preperation this month.I’ve completed my graduation in commerce recently. can you tell me what is the job scope for cma holders.Can i get job if i pass two part exams ?

    1. Hi Basith,

      The CMA certification is a globally-recognized credential for finance and accounting professionals. A wide range of opportunities await CMAs mostly in the corporate accounting profession. Job roles include financial planning and analysis, general and cost accounting, investments, and risk management.

      Thanks and Regards,
      Nathan

    1. Hi Pamela,

      A performance report will be sent to your e-mail about your performance of each key topic area of the CMA exam plus your overall performance in the essay section. To help you, I would like introduce our CMA courses. Please check this link.

      Thanks,
      Nathan

  5. Hello Nathan,

    I am Sarath, I am a post Graduate in commerce I would like to join CMA.Is it possible to pass CMA by doing job?.How much time need to spend for an average student for studies per day?

    1. Hi Sarath,

      Yes, it is absolutely probable to pass the CMA while working. You must spend at least 2 hours a day during weekdays and 4-8 hours during the weekends on an average for studying the CMA exam.

      Thanks and Regards,
      Nathan

  6. Hi Nathan,

    I am a MBA in finance and would to enroll for CMA exam.
    However as of now I am still working in the IT field.
    will it be possible for me to register and take the two part of the CMA exam?

    Regards,

    1. Hi Malan,

      Yes, you are qualified to register for the CMA exam. You may satisfy your experience requirement prior or within seven years after passing the CMA exam.

      Thanks and Regards,
      Nathan

  7. Hi dear Nathan,

    i am a working professional with 6 years experience in accounting field.
    can you please advice which is the best method for preparation CMA EXAM?
    it is ok to have couching online or shill i join some couching institute for more efficiency?

  8. Hi Natha,
    What is the latest pattern for essay questions? still we have quantitative questions, to prepare budgets or income statments or just a theory.

    Please suggest, Thank you!

    Regards,
    Rakesh

    1. Hi Rakesh, we don’t know what the essay questions will hold. Some may be quantitative and others more theory based.

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