CMA Exam 2022: Admit Card, Exam Dates, Test Centres, Exam Pattern, Syllabus

Certified Management Accountant 2022 ( CMA Exam )


Exam On: 27 Jun '22

Abhishek Dhawan

Abhishek DhawanSenior Executive – Editorial

Updated on Mar 29, 2022 17:28 IST

CMA 2022 registration for December term exams has commenced. Candidates can fill the CMA December 2022 application form until July 31. The June 2022 term registration window closed on February 25. ICMAI has released the CMA exam dates for June 2022 term exams. CMA Foundation course exam is to be held on July 8. Whereas, the Intermediate and Final course exams are to be held from June 27 to July 4. Candidates have to pay INR 6,000, INR 23,100, and INR 25,000 as Foundation, Intermediate and Final exam fees respectively. The key development around the CMA term exams includes the release of Intermediate and Final exam results under the December 2021 session. As many as 1166 candidates passed the CMA Final exam conducted under December 2021 term. Read further to check complete details on the CMA exams including the application process, eligibility, schedule and more.

What is the CMA exam?

CMA examinations are conducted by The Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI) which was previously known as The Institute of Cost and Works Accountants (CMA). Institute of Cost Accountants, commonly known as ICMAI conducts the exams in two sessions in June and December. ICAI was set up with the objective of promoting and regulating the Cost and Management Accountancy profession in India. It offers courses at different levels as under:

  • CMA Foundation course
  • CMA Intermediate course
  • CMA Final course

Latest Update:

March 28: ICAI CMA Foundation Exam for June 2022 Session to be Held on July 8

March 28: CMA 2022 Intermediate and Final Exam Dates Out for June Term

March 1: India got 1166 CMAs in One Year; Check CMA 2021 Pass Percentage & Result Analysis

CMA Eligibility Criteria

The candidates who want to pursue the courses offered by CMA have to start right after passing Class 12th by taking admission in the Foundation courses. Besides, the eligibility criteria for each course is as under:

CMA courses

Eligibility Criteria

CMA Foundation course

Candidates passing Class 12 or equivalent from a recognized board of education are eligible to take CMA foundation exam. However, with class 10th qualification, candidates can take admission in the course.

CMA Intermediate course

Candidates passing class 12 or equivalent examination and Foundation course of CMA are eligible for CMA Intermediate course.


Candidates who hold a graduation degree in any discipline other than performing arts are eligible for the intermediate course registration.


Candidates who have qualified ICSI Foundation Examination/Inter CA Examination/qualified CAT CMA

CMA Final course

Candidates who have qualified both groups of CMA Intermediate exam are eligible for the enrollment into final course.

CMA 2022 Exam Dates

Registrations for the ICAI Foundation, Intermediate and Final courses are open throughout the year. However, to register for a specified session, candidates need to apply before a stipulated deadline. Students willing to appear for the June term exam should apply before 31st January of that year and for the December term exam should apply before 31st July of that year. However, the deadlines had been extended this year. The schedule for CMA exams have been tabulated below:


Exam Dates (Revised)

Release of CMA Inter and Final results (December 2021 session) 19-Feb-2022

Last date of submitting applications for June 2022 exam




CMA June 2022 Foundation exam date

Last date to fill CMA December 2022 application form (For Intermediate and Final courses) 31-Jul-2022
Last date to fill CMA December 2022 application form (For Foundation courses) 31-Jul-2022
Release of CMA admit card to be notified
CMA Intermediate & Final exam dates for June 2022 exam 27-Jun-2022 to 04-Jul-2022

CMA Admission Process 2022

Step 1: Fill in the CMA Application form

Candidates have to fill the application form of CMA before the last date of each term. The candidates should check the eligibility criteria for each course before filling up the CMA 2022 application form. The application form of CMA is available in online mode only. Candidates have to pay the application fee for their course without which no application form is accepted by the institute. The application fee for each course:

Examination Fee
Foundation course  INR 6,000
Intermediate course INR 23,100
Final course INR 25,000

The fee can be paid using Debit/Credit Cards /*Pay fee module of IDBI only*/ Demand Draft. 

Step 2: Download CMA Admit Card

Candidates registering and submitting the application form for CMA courses will be issued admit cards for appearing in the examination.

  • The admit card will be available at least a week before the date of the CMA exam.
  • Candidates can get their admit cards in an online mode only at the official website.
  • To download the admit card, candidates need to enter their Registered ID and password for CMA exams.

Also Read: CMA Exam Admit Card

Step 3: Appear for CMA

Candidates have to appear for the examinations as per the exam schedule for each course (mentioned above).

  • The exam dates and timings for each course will be mentioned on the admit card of the candidates as well.
  • The candidates have to appear for CMA examinations at their homes in a remote proctored manner.

Also Read: CMA Exam Pattern

Step 4: Check CMA Result

The institute will declare the results of CMA courses within 60 days of conducting the examination.

  • The results will be published on the official website of ICMAI only.
  • Candidates can check their CMA results by login using their Roll Number/ Registration Number and Password.
  • Candidates securing minimum qualifying marks for each paper shall be declared pass and eligible for the next course or CMA graduate (after the final course).

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FAQs on CMA Exam 2022

Q: Who conducts CMA exams?

A: CMA course or CMA exams are conducted by the Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI) formerly known as ICWAI.

Q: What is CMA full form?

A: CMA full form is Cost Management Accountant. CMA course or CMA exam is also known as ICAI-CMA which is typically abbreviated as ICMAI.

Q: What is the frequency of the ICMAI CMA exam?

A: The Institute of Cost Accountants of India conducts the CMA exam twice a year. Two examination sessions for the CMA course are in June and December.

Q: What are the stages to be pursued to become a Cost and Management Accountant?

A: Candidates need to qualify for CMA exams for three stages including CMA Foundation, CMA Intermediate and CMA Final. Post qualifying the final exam, candidates can proceed to avail the membership from the Institute of Cost Accountants of India.

Q: What is the eligibility to enrol for a CMA Foundation course?

A: Candidates qualifying Class 10 can enrol into a CMA Foundation course. While candidates who have qualified class 12th can directly appear for the CMA Foundation exam.

Q: Is CA tougher than CMA?

A: Considering the syllabus, CA is tougher than CMA. However, the number of CA passouts are always higher than CMA passouts. ICAI-CA has a wider syllabus, whereas, CMA syllabus typically covers topics related to cost and accountancy.

Q: What is the difference between the ICWA course and CMA?

A: Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI) was formerly known as the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India (ICWAI). Therefore, people sometimes regarded CMA courses by ICAI with ICWA courses. All CMA courses, ICMAI courses or ICWAI courses are the same.

Q: What is the CMA course fee?

A: Institute of Cost Accountants of India has revised the CMA course fee for enrolment from February 11. CMA course fee for all three stages is as follows
  1. CMA Foundation Course Fee: INR 6,000
  2. CMA Intermediate Course Fee: INR 23,100
  3. CMA Final Course Fee: INR 25,000

Q: Is there any age limit to appear for the CMA exam?

A: No. Institute of Cost Accountants of India has not specified any age limit for any of the CMA exams.

Q: What is the total duration of CMA courses?

A: Candidates can complete the CMA courses in 3-4 years. CMA Foundation course requires a minimum of eight months to complete, the CMA Intermediate course requires a minimum of 10 months and the CMA Final course could be completed in a minimum of 18 months period.

Q: What is the last date to fill out the CMA application form?

A: CMA exam application form can be filled out before January 31 for the June session and before July 31 for the December session.

CMA Exam 2022 Contact Information

Address: The Institute Of Cost Accountants Of India, 12, Sudder Street ,KolKata - 700016

Phone: +91 33 22521031/1034/1035/1492

            +91 33 22521602/1619/7373/7143/2204

            +91 33 22520141/0191

Fax:   +91 33 22527993 / 91 33 2252 1026

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