Paper T4 - TOPCIMA

The Test of Professional Competence in Management Accounting

Syllabus outline

On successful completion of all three strategic level examinations, students must prepare for and pass each part of the two part Test of Professional Competence in Management Accounting. The two parts are:


Part A Initial Professional Development – Work Based Practical Experience (maximum 50 credits)

Students must gain a minimum of three years' relevant work based practical experience. Experience may be drawn from any of the following three areas, but a minimum of 18 months must be gained within the 'Core' area.


Part B Case Study Examination (maximum 50 credits)

The examination is based upon a case study that is set within a simulated business context relating to one or more fictionalised organisations. However, the context described in the case material is based on a real business or industry.

Learning aims

Students will be required to go through the following stages to prepare for, and to answer, the requirements of the Case Study Examination:


A – Preparatory to the exam:
• analyse the context within which the case is set;
• analyse the current position of the organisation;
• identify and analyse the issues facing the organisation.


Note: These activities will be undertaken using the published
pre-seen case study material.


B – During the exam:
• analyse the current position of the organisation;
• identify, analyse and prioritise the issues facing the organisation;
• identify, evaluate and discuss possible feasible
options/courses of action available;
• recommend a course of action;
• prepare and present information in a format and to a standard suitable for presentation to senior management.


Note: These activities will be undertaken using the pre-seen
and unseen case study materials.


There will be a written examination paper of three hours, plus 20 minutes of pre-examination question paper reading time. The paper will have a limited number of questions (requirements). They will normally be answered using a report and/or presentation, with further supporting documents, to a variety of users. The questions will be based upon:


(a) a case study (pre-seen material), which will be published on the CIMA website at least six weeks in advance of the examination. This will provide an opportunity, before the examination, to undertake preparatory analysis based upon the pre-seen material. The volume of preseen material is likely to be between 10 and 20 sides of A4 paper;


(b) further information regarding the case (unseen material), which will be added as part of the examination paper. This will allow further developments to be explained and additional issues to be raised. The volume of unseen material is likely to be between three and six sides of A4 paper;

Course details

Course type:

Only  Revision




475 AZN

Fee includes:

 Revision phase, as well as Progress Tests, Mock Exam and  full package of study materials from CIMA-approved publisher (Study Text, Practice and Revision Kit) and coffee breaks.


Total Duration:

20 hours

Week day:





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You can get 5% discount by registering at least 30 days prior to the course commencement

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3. Before the course client has a chance to take diagnostic test to determine his or her level of knowledge on relevant course(!). Diagnostic test fee is 40 AZN. In case of register to the course and after signing the contract 40 AZN will be deducted from the payment of the course.


Days of the test:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 19:00 till 20:00.

The seats are limited. Registration is undertaken on first-come-first-served basis; early application and early registration are advised.

Success assurance

We strongly believe that you have the best chance of passing exams if you follow our recommendations of enrolment in Taught+Revision course per each paper you intend to attempt and meet the THREE following conditions:

  1. Attend Taught+Revision course without absences
  2. Get at least 50% on both Progress Tests
  3. Get at least 50% on Mock Exam

If the student fails the exam without meeting all the above conditions, GRBS® will allow him/her to re-sit the course FREE OF CHARGE. In addition, we will PAY the re-sit exam fee for the Student.


If the Students fails exam without meeting all above conditions, then GRBS® will grant him/her a 50% discount for a re-sit course.

T4 and CBA Exams

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