CMA Part 1 Practice Test

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The Certified Management Accountant (CMA) certification exam is designed to assess the knowledge and skills of accountants. This page covers all of the information you need to know about Part 1 of the exam: Financial Planning, Performance, and Analytics.

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What’s on the CMA Exam Part 1?

The first part of the CMA exam contains 100 multiple-choice questions and two essays, and you will be given a time limit of 4 hours.

exam outline for part one of the CMA exam

The CMA exam Part 1 topics are as follows:

External Financial Reporting Decisions (15%)
  • Financial statements
  • Recognition
  • Measurement
  • Valuation
  • Disclosure
Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting (20%)
  • Strategic planning
  • Budgeting concepts
  • Forecasting techniques
  • Budgeting methodologies
  • Annual profit plan and supporting schedules
  • Top-level planning and analysis
Performance Management (20%)
  • Cost and variance measures
  • Responsibility centers and reporting segments
  • Performance measures
Cost Management (15%)
  • Measurement concepts
  • Costing systems
  • Overhead costs
  • Supply chain management
  • Business process improvement
Internal Controls (15%)
  • Governance, risk, and compliance
  • System controls and security measures
Technology and Analytics (15%)
  • Information systems
  • Data governance
  • Technology-enabled finance transformation
  • Data analytics



How many questions are on the CMA exam Part 1?


There are 100 multiple-choice questions and two essays on this part of the exam.


How long is the CMA exam Part 1?


The time limit for this part of the exam is 4 hours.


What is the passing score for the CMA exam Part 1?


To pass this part of the exam, you must achieve a minimum scaled score of 360.

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by Mometrix Test Preparation | This Page Last Updated: December 6, 2023