What is the scoring system of the CMA exam?
The CMA test is divided into two sections, both of which must be completed and passed individually. Each section includes 100 multiple-choice questions and two essays. Each one is given the same grade: Multiple-choice questions account for 75% of the overall score, while essay scenarios account for 25%.
NOTE: You will not be allowed to proceed to the essay portion if you do not correctly answer at least 50% of the multiple-choice questions. Exam scores are scaled from 0 to 500, depending on the difficulty of the questions on your CMA exam. To pass, you’ll need a 360 score but bear in mind that a scaled score of 360 does not always translate to 72 per cent. For a more challenging exam, an applicant could only get 68 per cent of the total points available but still get a passing scaled score of 360.