Free CMA Content Online

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 Certified Management Accounting exams. Helping each other out is what it’s all about.

CMA Essay Questions & Answers: Part 1


CMA Essay Questions & Answers: Part 2


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33 Comments on “Free CMA Content Online”

  1. Hii Nathan,

    I have completed my Mcom and now working as Project Accountant in a company and now I have no time to study, But I want to pursue CMA. Can you help me in study plan and can you also provide online classes for CMA.


    1. Hi Priyal,

      Sure thing. I offer a complete coaching course at the CMA Exam Academy. It’s an online review course which provides an easy-to-follow study plan and all the study tools you need to pass your exam on your first attempt.

      If you have any other questions, just hit reply.


  2. how can i study difficult sums through online lectures and firstly where can i find online lectures for us cma. secondly i want to understand every concept of each section of part 1 and formulas

    1. Hi Zoha,

      I offer at the Academy an online coaching course that includes all the study tools you need to successfully prepare for your exam. Check it out and let me know if you have any other questions, I’ll be happy to help 🙂


    1. Definitely! Click here here to read about how the CMA certification can benefit you in your career.

      If you have any other questions, Ameer, please let me know!

  3. Hello sr, myself poonam. I have completed my b. Com. And recently I’m doing MBA. But with this busy schedule i want to give the paper of cma inter. I was gived the first attempt of cma inter but I’m not selected. I have a short time of period, I want to give paper on June 2019 but with this i have also MBA sem. Paper now on feb. Pls sr help me how can I manage my time and how can I study for the selection.

  4. Hi Nathan Sir,
    I’m Vijayakumar from India.I finished B.E.Geoinformatics Engineering on 2015 at Anna university,Tamilnadu.I want to joint US based CMA Course.Can i joint this course? If Yes What are the procedures to joint? Kindly Reply to me..

    Thank You Sir….

    1. Hi Vijay,

      Yes, of course. Click here to learn all the steps you need to take to become certified.

      And to enroll in a CMA coaching course to help you prepare for the exams in the most efficient way, click here.

      Let me know if you have any further questions.

  5. hi Nathan ,

    I have done MBA in Marketing and Bachelor in Arts . Could you Please tell me if i am eligible for cma or not .

    1. Hi Ashish,

      Yes, you are eligible for the CMA exam. However, in order to become certified you’ll also need to fulfill the experience requirement within 7 years of passing the exams. Click here to learn more.

  6. Hey nathan ,
    I am preparing for part-1 now and i failed in part-2 i will retake this exam too but right now i have around 1.5 months and i have my exam of part-1 so please suggest me some of the tips like how many hours i have to study .

    1. Hi Sakshi,

      Please check my Study Guide here. It is packed with valuable study strategies and also includes a weekly study plan to help you guide you through this journey.

      Best of luck on your exam!

  7. 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!


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

  8. 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?

  9. 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?


    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,

  10. 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,

    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.


  11. 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,

  12. 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.

  13. 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.?


    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.

  14. 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..


    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.

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