CIMA Operational Level

Quick Purchase

Home Page Links:


CIMA Certificate:


CIMA Operational:


CIMA Management:


CIMA Strategic:

   Log in


   BA1

   BA2

   BA3


   E1

   P1

   F1


   E2

   P2

   F2


   E3

   P3

   F3

   Sign up


   BA4




   Case Study


   Case Study


   Case Study

   About us

















   Contact us


ACCA Knowledge:


ACCA Skills:


ACCA Essentials:


ACCA Options:

   Help


   F1

   F2

   F3


   F4

   F5

   F6


   P1

   P2

   P3


   P4

   P5

   P6







   F7

   F8

   F9






   P7



Astranti Cookie Use | Terms and Conditions | © 2016 Strategic Business Coaching
facebookACCAinstagramACCAACCAtwitterAstrantiACCALinkedInACCAyoutubeAstrantiGooglePlusACCA Astranti Number

Syllabus Overview

The P1 syllabus emphasises the important role of costs and the drivers of costs in the production, analysis and use of information in decision making. The focus of P1 is short-term. An important area is the budgeting process as it is vital in executing the organisation’s strategy. The syllabus will builds skills and knowledge on how to analyse information on costs, volumes and prices to make short term decisions on products and services. In addition you will develop a clear understanding on the role of risk in these decisions. The learning and knowledge gained in P1 is the platform for further learning in P2.

Syllabus Structure

The syllabus comprises the following  topics and study weightings:















Assessment Strategy

You will be assessed through a computerised objective test. The duration of the test will be 90 minutes and will consist of 60 equally weighted questions. This equates to 90 seconds per question. However, some questions may take a little longer than others. All learning areas of the syllabus will be covered in the 60 questions therefore it is important that you revise all topics for the exam. The topic weighting mentioned above will also be reflected in the test. The P1 objective test is designed to test your knowledge, comprehension and application. The pass mark for the test is 70%.

Every test is randomly generated by a computer therefore the questions are presented in no specific order and it is important to highlight that each student will be taking a different test

This test will be formatted in a number of different ways. Examples of potential formats are as follows:

  1. Multiple choice/Multiple response - You will be given several answers and you will be required to select the correct answer/answers.
  2. Drop down lists - When clicking on the drop down list you will be given a list of several different answers. You will be required to select the correct one.
  3. Drag and drop - You will be asked to move an object/label to another location.
  4. Hot spot - This requires you to identify an area on an image by clicking on it.

The results will be readily available on completion of the test. You will also be given feedback alongside your mark. This is particularly useful to students that have been unsuccessful as they will be able to identify areas for improvement.

CIMA P1 Syllabus

Want more information on the updated 2015 syllabus and how this affects you?


Take a look at our New CIMA syllabus information site here

CIMA P1 Syllabus Structure