CMA Exam 2024 (Jun Session): Form (Till Apr 16), Inter & Final Result (Out)

Hafsha Qureshi
Hafsha Qureshi

Updated on - Feb 21, 2024

CMA Exam 2024 Jun session dates have been released by the Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICMAI) for Foundation, Intermediate, and Final exams. CMA Exam application form 2024 for Jun session is ongoing till Apr 16, 2024, for the Foundation exam and Apr 10, 2024, for the Intermediate, and Final exams.

CMA 2023 Dec result was released on the official website at In addition, CMA 2023 result for intermediate and final has been released on Feb 21, 2024. ICMAI will announce the CMA pass percentage for Dec session along with the scorecards. Moreover, CMA toppers 2023 for Dec foundation, final and intermediate will be released soon.

Furthermore, CMA Foundation exam will be held on Jun 16, 2024, while the Intermediate and Final exams will be held from Jun 11 to Jun 18, 2024. Candidates who plan to take these exams can view the exam schedule on ICMAI's official website,

To provide and regulate education for students who intend to pursue a profession in the field of Cost and Management Accountancy, the Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI) conducts CMA (Certified Management Accountant) exam to provide different courses at three levels, foundation course, intermediary course, and the final course.

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CMA 2023 Results

CMA Dec 2023 result for Final and Inter has been released on Feb 21, 2024. The candidates can download ICMAI CMA 2023 results using their login credentials. Candidates who took the CMA inter-final exam can check their results on the official website,

Particulars Link
CMA Intermediate Result Dec 2023 Direct Link
CMA Final Result Dec 2023 Direct Link

CMA 2023 results Dec for the foundation has been declared on Jan 11, 2024, on the official website. The students can check their CMA Inter results by clicking the correct link for the exam they attended and entering their identification number.

Steps to Check CMA 2023 Results

Candidates can follow the steps mentioned below to check and download the CMA Final results 2023.

  • Step 1: Candidates must visit the official website of ICMAI and click on the 'Examination' tab.
  • Step 2: They gave to select the 'Result' link available on the dropdown menu.
  • Step 3: The link will be redirected to display a list of links for the results of different exams for each term. Select the link for the correct exam.
  • Step 4: A new window will open. Candidates will have to click on the 'Online Results' link.
  • Step 5: Candidates are not required to enter the identification number and click 'View Result'.
  • Step 6: Finally, the candidates can click on the 'Download' option to download the result for future reference.

CMA 2023 Topper

ICMAI will release CMA topper list for Dec session on the official website after the results are declared. CMA result 2023 for the Foundation exam was declared on Jan 11, 2024. Meanwhile, candidates can check the CMA toppers list for Dec session, for Intermediate and Final exams.

Candidates can download the topper list from the official website. In the Intermediate exam Dec 2022, Mohith Sukhani Ranked 1, and in the Final exam, Abhijith A has AIR 1. CMA results were announced for Dec 2022 session for both the Intermediate and Final exam.

CMA Exam Dates

The Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICMAI) has released the dates for CMA Foundation, Intermediate, and Final exams. ICAI conducts CMA exams twice every year in June and December. The timelines for applications for each term are as mentioned below.

CMA 2024 Important Events Links
CMA Foundation Notification 2024 Download Here
CMA Exam 2024 Inter and Final Notification Download Here

CMA 2024 Exam Date

According to the notification, CMA Foundation exam will be taken on Jun 16, 2024, while the Intermediate and Final exams will be place from Jun 11 to Jun 18, 2024.

Events Important Dates (Jun Session)
CMA Exam Application Form Last Date Foundation: Apr 16, 2024
Intermediate & Final: Apr 10, 2024
Application Correction Window

Foundation: Feb 2024

Intermediate & Final: Feb 2024

Availability of CMA Admit Card Foundation: Jun 2024
Intermediate & Final: Jun 2024
CMA Exam Dates Foundation: Jun 16, 2024
Intermediate & Final: Jun 11 - 18, 2024

CMA 2023 Exam Date

The Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI) has released CMA exam dates 2024 for the Intermediate and Foundation exams for the Dec term. CMA 2024 Intermediate and Final exam for Dec session was conducted between Dec 10 - Dec 17, 2023. Whereas, the CMA 2023 foundation exam was conducted on Dec 17, 2023. 

CMA Exam Application Form 2023 Dates


Important Dates (December Session)

Upcoming Events

CMA 2023 Result Date

Foundation Exam: Jan 11 2024

Final and Intermediate Exam : Feb 21, 2024

Past Events
CMA Exam Application Form Last Date Foundation: Oct 17, 2023
Intermediate & Final: Oct 10, 2023 
Application Correction Window Intermediate & Final: Oct 2023
Availability of CMA Admit Card Foundation: Dec 2, 2023
Intermediate & Final: Dec 2, 2023
CMA Exam Dates Foundation: Dec 17, 2024 
Intermediate & Final: Dec 10 to 17, 2024

CMA registration for the exam can be done online only. Candidates are requested to keep visiting the official website for detailed information.

CMA 2024 Application Form

CMA 2024 application form for Jun session is available on the official website at The Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICMAI) is presently taking CMA registrations 2024 for the Jun session.

CMA Inter, Final application form 2024 last date to fill out is Apr 10, 2024. CMA registration deadline for the Jun 2024 session is Apr 16, 2024. To be eligible to take the CMA exam in Jun 2024, candidates must complete the CMA online registration for the Foundation within the time-frame indicated.

The candidates will be provided a facility to edit and make corrections to the application form shortly. Candidates could register for the exam from the official website of the ICMAI. The applicant must follow the following steps to apply/ register for the examinations.

  • The applicant must keep all the necessary documents ready at the time of application. The applicant must thoroughly review the official website's instructions before applying.
  • The applicant must submit their application form via postal after filling it out along with the required documents and remittances concerning their regional councils or chapters.
  • The candidates can apply online as well. The candidate must fill out the application form available on the official website of ICAI with the necessary details.
  • The candidate must pay an application fee, without which the application is incomplete. The fee payment can be made via online mode.
  • The applicant must know their registration/ application ID for further registration after the foundation course.

Also Read: How to Become a CMA?

CMA Exam 2024 Fees 

CMA exam fees vary for different courses. They are as mentioned below.

CMA Exam 2024 Application Fees
Examination  Application Fee (India) Application Fee (Overseas)
Foundation Course INR 1200 USD 60
Intermediate Course (Group 1 or 2) INR 1200 USD 90
Intermediate Course (Groups Combined) INR 2400 USD 90
Final Course (Group 1 or 2) INR 1400 USD 100
Final Course (Groups Combined) INR 2800 USD 100

Note: CMA exam 2024 can be rescheduled only more than 30 days before the exam date and this rescheduling can only be done for the two-month testing window the candidate has applied for.

About CMA

The Certified Management Accountant (CMA) credential is an advanced professional certification designed to measure an individual's accounting and financial management skills that drive business performance. CMA is a great career move for anyone who wants to make it big in Cost and Management Accounting.

Obtaining a CMA certification shows a high level of competence and a strong commitment to continuous self-improvement and high ethical standards. CMA exam has a 50% global pass rate with over 70,000 peers when the exam is cleared.

CMA exam is conducted twice every year. Candidates can register for CMA exam whenever it is most suitable for them. The applicant must be eligible as per the criteria to apply for different levels of courses. 

There are 3 credentials available which are given below in detail. Upon completing all three levels of CMA, candidates can have well-paying careers in accounting, finance, etc. You can read below for more information on CMA exams.

CMA Exam 2024 Highlights
Exam Name CMA
Full Form Certified Management Accountant
Conducting Board Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI)
Number of Parts in the Exam 2 parts (CMA I, CMA II)
Exam Time Duration 4 hours per exam
The Period for Completing Both the Exam Parts 3 years
Recommended Study Hours Per Part 150-170 hours of study
Salary Advantage 55% on a global scale, 70% of CMAs between the ages of 20-29
Available testing windows for CMA Exam Jan/Feb or May/June or Sept/Oct, every year

Note: This credential is not supposed to be confused with “Certified Medical Assistant”.

There are various CMA credentials available based in the country where the course and exam are being conducted. They are CMA-US, CMA-India, CIMA-UK. A few highlights about these credentials are as follows:

Highlights of CMA in Different Countries
Credential Issued By IMA (Institute of Management Accountants), US ICAI(The Institute of Cost Accountants of India), India CIMA(Chartered Institute of Management Accountants), UK
Course Duration 6 months 3-4 Years 2-4 Years
Approximate Cost (Training + Examination) INR 120k - 150k INR 100k INR 200k
Academics 2 papers, single-level exams 20 papers, 3 levels of examination 16 papers, 5 levels of examinations
Recognition Globally Recognized India The UK and other Soviet Nations

CMA 2024 Eligibility Criteria

As mentioned before, the CMA course has 3 levels such as foundation, intermediate and final courses. The student is awarded CMA credential after passing all three level exams. The eligibility criteria for appearing in the CMA exam are different for each level of the course. The applicants must check the criteria given on the official website of ICAI. Only those who are eligible based on these criteria are allowed to attend the exams.

To appear for CMA foundation exam candidate must have passed class 10+2 or equivalent from a recognized educational institute. 

Candidates who are appearing for CMA intermediate level need to have passed the foundation exam and before taking CMA final exam, candidates need to have passed CMA intermediate and also need to have practical work experience as required.

The applicants must make sure that they satisfy all the criteria before registering. The eligibility criteria for CMA exam are given below:

Education Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

If a bachelor’s degree is not available, then there is an option to sit for the exam and then acquire the bachelor’s degree within 7 years of taking the exam.

Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)

The candidate needs to hold an active membership with the IMA.

The candidate needs to abide by the IMA’s Statement of Ethical Professional Practice.

Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI)

The IMA has an active Mutual Recognition Agreement with the ICAI.

Members of the ICAI, upon paying the annual membership fees of the IMA and CMA registration fees, can waive off CMA Exams.

CMAs who wish to be a part of the ICAI can do so and they can also waive off the ICAI Exams.

Note: The candidate is required to clear both parts of the CMA exam.

Experience Requirement for CMA 2024

Two continuous years of experience in management accounting and/or financial management.

This requirement too can be completed within 7 years after clearing the exams.

Continuous part-time experience of 20+ hours a week.

Read More: CMA Eligibility Criteria 2024

CMA 2024 Admit Card

CMA exam 2024 Dec admit card for foundation, Inter and final exams was issued on Dec 2, 2024. Candidates can download the admit cards online on the official website. The students who have applied for CMA 2022 can download their admit cards from the official website of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI) by logging in. Candidates must carry a hard copy of CMA admit card for the exam as it acts as the hall ticket to enter the examination hall.

Steps to Download CMA Exam 2024 Admit Card

Candidates can follow the steps mentioned below to download CMA 2024 admit card. 

  • Step 1: Candidates must visit the official website of ICAI -
  • Step 2: They have to click on the ‘Examination’ tab and select the ‘Admit Card’ link that is available.
  • Step 3: The link is redirected to a login page where the course must be selected. 
  • Step 4: Candidates must select ‘Student’ on the displayed page and click on ‘Print Admit Card’.
  • Step 5: The link will be redirected to a page where the course must be selected, and the current registration number must be entered.
  • Step 6: Candidates can click on ‘Print Admit Card’.

Read More: CMA 2024 Admit Card

CMA 2024 Exam Centres

The exam is conducted in various parts of India and overseas. The exams are conducted in the northern, southern, western and eastern parts of India in different cities of different states. The students can opt for a centre that is the most convenient for them in any of these cities. The states and number of centres as set by the ICMAI are given below.

CMA India Exam Centres
States  Centres
Jammu & Kashmir Jammu, Srinagar.
Himachal Pradesh Shimla
Punjab Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Patiala
Uttarakhand Dehradun, Haridwar
Haryana Faridabad
Delhi Delhi
Uttar Pradesh Allahabad, Agra, Ghaziabad, Kanpur, Noida, Lucknow
Rajasthan Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Beawar City, Bikaner, Udaipur, Bhilwara
Gujarat Ahmedabad, Vapi, Baroda, Surat, Adipur-Kutch
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Jabalpur, Indore, Vindhyanagar
Jharkhand Jamshedpur, Dhanbad, Bokaro, Ranchi, Hazaribag
Bihar Patna
Assam Duliajan, Guwahati
Odisha Bhubaneswar,  Rourkela, Berhampur, Cuttack, Agartala
Andhra Pradesh Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Nellore, Guntur, Tirupati, Rajahmundry
Maharashtra Mumbai, Kalyan, Nagpur, Kolhapur, Nashik, Solapur, Pune, Vashi, Aurangabad, Akurdi (Pune)
Chhattisgarh Raipur, Bilaspur, Bhilai
Goa Margao- Goa
Andaman Port Blair
Meghalaya Shillong
Tripura Agartala
Tamil Nadu Chennai, Madurai, Salem, Coimbatore, Vellore, Tiruchirapalli, Neyveli, Erode, Tirunelveli
Puducherry Puducherry
Telangana Hyderabad
West Bengal Kolkata, Naihati, Howrah, Asansol, Siliguri, Durgapur
Karnataka Bangalore, Mangalore, Mysore
Kerala Trivandrum, Thrissur, Calicut, Kannur, Ernakulam, Kottayam, Kottakkal (Malappuram), Kollam,  Palakkad
Chandigarh Chandigarh

CMA 2024 exam centres overseas are as follows:

  • Bahrain
  • Muscat
  • Dubai

Read More: CMA 2024 ExamCentres

CMA 2024 Exam Pattern

CMA exam 2024 is conducted twice yearly, in June and December, as a Computer-Based Test (CBT) with a proctor. The questions are of both objective and descriptive nature, conducted for 3 hours with 15 minutes extra reading time, and each paper carries a total of 100 marks. The question paper has 80% compulsory questions and 20% optional questions where there are choices. The pattern differs for foundation courses and intermediate and final courses, which are discussed in detail below.

CMA 2024 Foundation Course Exam Pattern: The foundation course exam is objective type. The exam has 4 papers for this course, each out of 100 marks, as mentioned below. 

CMA 2024 Intermediate Course Exam Pattern: The intermediate course is descriptive.  This course has 2 groups with 4 papers each. 

CMA 2024 Final Course Exam Pattern: The final course examination is also descriptive, with 2 groups of 4 papers each.

Tips to Plan and Use the Exam Time Strategically

The students are advised to go through the question paper carefully during the reading time, decide on the questions they want to attempt and first answer the questions that are easy for them and continue in the same order. The compulsory questions are to be answered as they cost 80% of the total marks. The students are expected to answer the questions completely rather than attempting every question with incomplete answers.

If there are numerical questions, they are to be answered in the beginning as it requires more time and theory questions afterwards. The student must write the answers in detail and write the answer briefly in case of no time. At the time of writing numerical questions, the students are to leave space on the left side of the page to show the work and calculations. The applicants can refer to the official website of ICMAI for guidelines for writing the exams.

Read More: CMA Exam Pattern

CMA 2024 Syllabus

ICMAI released the application fees online for conversion to the new CMA syllabus, students will be required to pay a fee of INR 250. CMA 2024 syllabus is given in detail on the official website. The students must thoroughly review the syllabus at the time of the exam for every paper and gather all possible study materials such as reference books, guides books and other notes.

CMA previous year's question papers are available on the website which can help the students understand the question patterns and prepare accordingly. They can attend the mock tests regularly, which will also help them understand time management. 

The foundation course has 4 papers and the intermediate and final courses are divided into 2 groups with 4 papers in each group, with a total of 8 papers in each course. The courses and the papers are as mentioned below.

CMA 2024 Syllabus for Foundation Course: This course has 4 papers in total, each for 100 marks. The subjects are as mentioned below

  • Fundamentals of Laws and Ethics
  • Fundamentals of Business Mathematics and Statistics
  • Fundamentals of Economics and Management
  • Fundamentals of Accounting.

CMA 2024 Syllabus for Intermediate Course: The intermediate course has 2 groups, with 4 papers each. The total mark for each paper is 100. The subjects are as follows:

  • Direct Taxation
  • Indirect Taxation
  • Operations Management and Strategic Management
  • Cost Accounting
  • Company Accounts and Audit
  • Cost & Management Accounting and Financial Management
  • Laws and Ethics
  • Financial Accounting.

CMA 2024 Syllabus for Final Course: The final course has 2 groups with 4 papers as well of a total of 100 marks each. The subjects for each paper are as given below:

  • Indirect Tax Laws and Practise
  • Tax Laws and International Taxation
  • Corporate Laws & Compliance
  • Strategic Performance Management & Business Valuation 
  • Strategic Financial Management
  • Cost and Management Audit
  • Strategic Cost Management- Decision Making
  • Corporate Financial Reporting.

The candidate may check the official website of ICMAI for detailed information regarding the syllabus for CMA 2024 examinations.

Read More: CMA Syllabus 2024

CMA 2024 Reference Books

CMA 2024 reference books are an important part of CMA 2024 preparation. Candidates must collect these books to study the topics of the syllabus as these reference books are the most helpful for aspirants of CMA 2024. 

CMA 2024 syllabus includes financial concepts like budgeting, cost management, risk management etc. The syllabus for the different level courses is different. It is important to pass the exam in a single attempt as the fees of the exam can be expensive. To qualify for all the levels in one attempt, candidates must prepare well for the exam by studying every topic in the syllabus and to have a deep understanding of the basic concepts. Candidates should assess themselves by taking a sample test or mock test and prepare accordingly for the exam. They can also take the help of reference books. Candidates must ensure that the books which they buy are the latest editions with each topic of CMA 2024 syllabus. The student can visit the official website of ICMAI for the syllabus and related study materials.

  • Wiley CMA Excel Learning System Exam Review and Online Intensive Review: Part 1 - IMA
  • Wiley CMA Excel Learning System Exam Review and Online Intensive Review: Part 2 - IMA
  • Wiley CMA Excel Exam Review Flashcards - IMA
  • Introduction to Management Accounting - Charles T. Horngren

CMA 2024 Exam Preparation

CMA 2024 aspirants must prepare for the exam months in advance. The study routines and practice must be thorough. The revisions must be weekly to improve accuracy and time management. CMA aspirants must gather all the right study materials to be able to study thoroughly for CMA exam. The preparation of the candidates depends on the amount of hard work they put into their studies. Candidates must not only study but also make effective study routines. The preparation tips for CMA 2024 aspirants are given below.

Follow a Study Plan

To plan is to prepare for success. An in-depth study plan can ensure you cover all essential material and keep you on track.

Choose a study plan that is flexible to your lifestyle. If you are preparing for CMA exam 2024 while doing a job or have family commitments, you need to have a plan that will lead you to success. The candidates must also revise weekly to check their progress and whether their study routine has helped them.

Perhaps, this will require evening and weekend study sessions for several more weeks than someone who does not a full-time job or family commitments.

Use the SQ3R Technique

The best study technique is the SQ3R technique. It helps you retain over 80% of what you study by using a simple method.

S-Survey the material you are about to study. Surveying can be as basic as skimming through the headings and sub-headings of the chapter you are about to study.

Q-Question yourself, ask yourself what the key points are or what formulas do you need to memorize. This will help you connect the dots as you make your way through the material. This will also help you point out the subjects and topics that you need to work on and improve effectiveness.

R-Read actively read the material and keep your questions at the forefront of your mind. Another technique of active reading is to highlight or make notes as you go along. This helps you to not just study but also understand the topics and the subjects and remember them more thoroughly.

R-Recite. After reading a section, close your textbook and try to recite as much information back as you can remember. This is another effective technique to check your memory and how effectively you are studying.

R-Review. Go back to your textbook and review your highlighted points and points to drive it all home.

Previous Year Question Papers and Mock Tests

Another important practice that the candidates must take up is taking mock tests daily or at least weekly. Practising previous year question papers will give the candidates a good idea of what CMA exam 2024 will be like. This will also help the candidates to track their progress and check their accuracy. Practice will also help the candidates remain confident during CMA Exam 2024.

Lastly, if the candidates have doubts or are unclear about any particular topic they can always seek professional guidance. The candidates must be clear about the topics and the subjects they have studied

Read More: CMA Books

CMA Coaching Centres

The ICMAI provides coaching for those who aspire to complete CMA exam 2024 for all the 3 courses. The organization provides coaching via postal as well as online mode. The students must opt for the postal coaching at the time of either admission for the foundation course, register for the intermediate course exam or enrol for the final course exam. The foreign students can only attend coaching via postal mode. The students must mention their identification/ registration number in all the interactions with the Regional Council, and the Directorate of Studies, Kolkata.

The students must get admission to either a recognized oral coaching centre, CMA support centre, chapter or a regional council to attend the course through online coaching. The lecture or coaching is for 4 months with 240 lectures minimum per course, with each lecture for 45 minutes. For further details of postal and online coaching, the student can refer to the official website of ICMAI for a better understanding of the process of application and other related matters.

CMA 2024 Scholarship

The Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI) offers financial aids and scholarship programs for high achieving students to facilitate them to earn a CMA credential and kick start their career as and when they graduate out of college. The organization offers financial support to provide economically challenged students who have excellent merit records, waiver the fees paid by students who are handicapped and other government scholarship programs. The financial assistance programs are discussed in detail below.

Eligibility for CMA Scholarship

  • High Achieving students (students can be studying anywhere between Undergrad through PhD.)
  • Students who attend an accredited college or university.
  • 10 students per year per academic year can be nominated for a scholarship.
  • All students who are nominated by a professor can land a scholarship.
  • The application forms for the professor to nominate students for the scholarship can be found on the official website. The students cannot self nominate.

The scholarship includes the following. 

  • Entrance Fee into CMA program.
  • Exam support package with question papers that appeared in the previous years plus a glossary of terms.
  • Registration fees cover both parts of the exam (excluding the fees for retaking the exam).
  • Wiley CMAexcel Online Test Bank for both exam parts valid for up to two years(all regions except China and India).
  • Up to three years of IMA membership while pursuing the certification.

Note: The student is required to activate the scholarship within two weeks of notification from the IMA.

Why Take CMA exam While Studying?

  • Students have demonstrated a high ability to succeed in the exam as most of the exam content is covered in the coursework.
  • Both exam parts can be taken and Experience requirements can be fulfilled after graduation.
  • The amazing ROI of holding both CPA and CMA certifications.
  • CMAs between the age of 20-29 can earn 70% more in compensation than non-CMAs globally.

Financial Assistance Scheme for Economically Challenged and Meritorious Students 

This program provides financial support to eligible students to help them get a quality education and pursue a career in Management and Accounting without any obstacles due to their economic status. The applicant must be eligible for this program as per the parameters set by the institute. They can apply to the Directorate of Studies by sending the application form to the address given along with the required documents, which are then verified, and a list of eligible students is created. The criteria for receiving this assistance is different for different level courses.

Refund or Waiver of Fees Paid by Handicap Students

Students who are disabled due to an incident or by birth who cannot acquire the required amount of fees and are qualified and experienced and wish to pursue their education in the field of CMA are eligible for this program. The students who suffer from blindness, low vision, hearing impairment, locomotor disability, permanent or total loss of voice, or any other sort of disability can apply for this program. Physically challenged students with more than 40% of these disabilities are eligible to apply for full fee exemption.

Government Scholarship Programs

The central and state governments provide different scholarship programs to those who belong to the minor categories. The eligibility criteria and amount are different for all these scholarship programs. 

The Ministry of Affairs of the central government provides Merit cum Means Based Scholarships to students who belong to minorities and who are eligible based on the criteria set. Some state governments provide scholarships to those who are eligible. 

States like Meghalaya, Karnataka, Assam Tripura, Bihar, Arunachal Pradesh, Chandigarh and Uttarakhand provide Post Matric Scholarships (PMS) to students who belong to the OBC/SC/ST categories.

The students can refer to the official website of ICAI for further information regarding the financial aids and scholarship programs.

Career Prospects After CMA Exam 2024

Cost Accountants are a requirement in various organizations globally. They are necessary for different sectors like banking and finance, development agencies, private and government sectors and education, training and research sectors. 

CMAs are appointed in important positions such as managing directors, financial controllers, marketing managers, finance directors, chairman, chief financial officers, chief internal auditors and so on. Educated and qualified CMAs are considered assets in different organizations as they act as the spine of the companies by taking care of their financial status.

Obtaining CMA certification will open a lot of opportunities in the domestic as well as the global market, such as employment in private firms, small scale companies, MNCs, large publicly listed companies, and academia for different profiles like Analyst, Manager, Controller in Finance and Accounting departments. 

The Cost Accountants can either work with different organizations as well as individually.

Some job roles that can be expected are:

  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Controller
  • Finance Risk Manager
  • Budget Analyst
  • Internal Auditor
  • Finance Manager
  • Cost Manager
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Executive Officer

CMA is the leading and fastest-growing accounting credential globally. Getting a certification now will help to secure a place in a highly respected position at a company or firm.

Careers After CMA in India

CMAs in India are in great demand in the government sector, private sector, and banking & finance sector. Some key areas are:

  • Top management positions in big fortune 500 companies and companies that are relatively big in their sectors.
  • Professors in major online and offline coaching centres in India.
  • Owners of private financing firms.
  • Auditors for big companies.
  • Management consultants for big companies.

Careers After CMA in the USA

Individuals who have completed and received CMA certification have a lot of job opportunities open to them. Some of these include:

  • Financial Analysts
  • Accounting Managers
  • Controllers
  • Chief Financial Officers

Distinction Between CMA USA vs CMA INDIA

Here are a few points of distinction between CMA USA vs CMA INDIA

CMA USA vs CMA India
Duration The course duration of CMA USA is one year The course duration of CMA INDIA is three years
Eligibility Eligibility criteria for CMA USA are class 12 pass or UG Eligibility criteria for CMA INDIA are 12 pass
Pass criteria The pass criteria for CMA USA are 360/500 The pass criteria for CMA INDIA is 40% for individual papers and 50% aggregate in each group
Course format The course format is in two parts for CMA USA and CMA INDIA; the course comprises of three levels, which are Foundation, Intermediates, and Final Level
Recognition CMA USA is globally recognized CMA INDIA is an Indian certification
Area of focus CMA USA focuses on Cost Management i.e. Cost Reduction CMA INDIA focuses on Cost Management i.e Cost Controlling
Article ship Article ship is not applicable in CMA USA Articles ship is applicable six months is CMA India


When is CMA 2023 December session exam held?

CMA 2023 December session exam is held from Dec 10 - 17, 2023 for Intermediate and Final exams while for Foundation exam is held on Dec 17, 2023.

What is the fee for CMA 2023?

The CMA fee for professionals, academicians, and students is different. You may refer to the application fee given above or refer to CMA Registration and Fee.

When is the last date to submit application form for CMA 2023 inter, final Dec session exams?

The last date to register for Dec session CMA is Aug 17, 2023.

How many papers are there in the CMA 2023?

There are total of 20 papers in the CMA Exam distributed in the CMA Foundation, CMA Inter, and CMA Final.

What kind of subjects are covered in the CMA 2023 Exam?

The CMA Exam covers subjects like accounting, laws, ethics, finance, cost and financial management, taxation, company accounts, and audit, etc. Apart from this, there are other subjects in the CMA Syllabus which you can check above.

What is the minimum amount of time period needed to complete all the 3 CMA Exams?

Theoretically, a candidate can complete the CMA within 2-3 years after appearing for the foundation exam provided that the candidate completes all the 3 exams in only one attempt and also has 6 months of practical training. So if the candidate fulfills the other required factors, he/she can get the CMA in about 2 to 3 years.

How can I get placements after completing CMA 2023 India?

After the candidate completes CMA India and receives the result of the final exam, he/she can fill out a placement form on the official website of the Institute of Cost Accountants India [ICAI/ICWA]. The ICAI arranges placements for CMAs every 6 months where interested applicants can participate in and apply for the jobs. In some rare cases, employers may ask the candidates for membership but usually just passing the CMA Exams is enough to get a decent job. Apart from this, ICAI also presents job opportunities for freshers and professionals on their job portal which candidates will have access to after registering.

I am a working professional, can I do CMA 2023?

Yes. Candidates who are working can also do CMA. In fact, completing the CMA certification may open up new doors for them. Working professionals may need to manage their time really well in order to study for the CMAs. They can directly appear for the CMA Intermediate Exam, assuming they have an undergraduate degree. If they do not have bachelor's degree then they will have to appear for the CMA Foundation exam. Candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria of the CMA exams before applying. 

How much salary can I expect as CMA USA fresher in India?

The CMA USA is an internationally recognized qualification in the field of management accounting. So having this certification can be a great stepping stone for a candidate in India. There is an increasing demand in MNCs for certified candidates in management accounting, therefore a candidate with good academic background and holding a CMA USA certification can earn starting salary of anywhere between 4 to 6 lac/annum. Ultimately, the salary depends on the company, candidate, and negotiation skills of the candidate.



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