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December 10, 2019 at 2:58 pm #555608shadyplayscr7
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Guys if are studying for 2019 syllabus. You must read whole blueprint document very carefully and preferably take a print of it for your reference. This document will apply for OTQ nov 4 to Jan 2020 and OCS 2020 and Jan 2021 OCS
Download the latest version from here:-
Its very usefull to see chnages in OCS exams.
IF any professor is reading this Can you also confirm my doubt which i have posted in the next post.December 10, 2019 at 3:02 pm #555611shadyplayscr7
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Earlier in 2015 syllabus OCS exams we were required eg.
Technical skills – 64%
Business skills – 16%
People skills – 14%
Leadership skills – 6%
Now as i read the blue print we are required to just get score of 80 out of 150
My question is will we still require to score 1/3 in each of these skills along with scaled score for the new 2020 feb ocs exam ?.
there are the following outcomes in 2019 blueprint-
The six core activities are:
A. Prepare costing information for different purposes to meet the needs of management. B. Prepare budget information and assess its use for planning and control purposes.
C. Analyse performance using financial and non financial information.
D. Apply relevant financial reporting standards and corporate governance, ethical and tax principles.
E. Prepare information to support short-term decision-making.
F. Prepare information to manage working capital.
Now the blueprint says-
Marking, grading and feedback
The Case Study Examinations are human marked.
The Case Study results will contain the following information:
w Grade: Pass or fail w Scaled score: 0 to 150 with 80 and above being a pass
There is no requirement to obtain a pass or meet a minimum threshold for each core activity.
Feedback on performance against each core activity will be provided so that learners know their areas of weakness for further study
So overall as per my understanding will i be just required to score 80 out of 150 to pass the exam? Can you please confirm this with relevant Cima authority.January 5, 2020 at 9:37 am #556854chippychipzModerator
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Hi Shadyplay, (sorry im no professor, but have some extra info that might help)
There does seem to be mixed messages wrt the ‘grading process’, as CIMA blueprint mentioned there is no minimum threshold for each core activity…
But within that same excerpt you are referring to above there’s a link: “More information on performance descriptors is available HERE from September 2019.” clicking on the “here” link you will be lead to a page where you can view the “Understand your case study results”
And in this document they state: “When you get your case study exam results you will receive a scaled score of between 0 – 150. You must achieve 80 or above to pass the exam AND you must meet the minimum threshold for three competencies.” And they have some explanations and examples to follow.
I hope we can receive some clarity on this, but much like you I doubt they’ll be removing the minimum threshold on core activities.
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