US CMA in India - Syllabus | Exam Pattern | Exam Centres

US Certified Management Accountant (CMA) or US CMA is a professional certification credential in the management accounting and financial management fields. The certification signifies that the person possesses knowledge in the areas of financial planning, analysis, control, decision support, and professional ethics. The CMA is a US based, globally recognized certification offered by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA US).

CMA USA Syllabus

Now that you are familiar with the basic details pertaining to the course, let us understand the CMA USA syllabus of Part 1 and Part 2 through the tables given below:

Part 1: Financial Planning, Performance and Analytics


Technology and Analysis


Internal Controls


Cost Management


Performance Management 


Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting 


External Financial Reporting Decisions 



Part 2: Strategic Financial Management


Financial Statement Analysis 


Corporate Finance


Decision Analysis


Risk Management


Investment Decisions 


Professional Ethics



Exam structure of US CMA Course in India:

CMA Exams are online computer based Exams of 4 Hours duration and the passing marks being 360 out of 500 (each paper) i.e. 72% Score Required.

CMA Exam Question Pattern is as follows:
3 Hrs for 100 Multiple Choice Questions (Weightage 75%)
1 Hr for 2 Essay Type Questions 30 minutes each (Weightage 25%)

CMA Exam Windows:

Examination Windows

Window 1

Window 2

Window 3

Examination Months

Jan & Feb

May & June

Sep & Oct

Last date for exam registration

15th Feb

15th June

15th Oct

Note: During each window, exam can be taken any working days as per seat availability.

CMA Exam Format


Exam Duration



Financial Planning, Performance, and Analytics

4 Hours



Strategic Financial Management

4 Hours



Note: In order to make it to the essay portion of the exam, you will have to earn at least 50% on the MCQ section.

Prometric Testing Center Locations in India [Exam Centers]

The CMA exam is administered by Prometric Testing Centers. There are currently 10 test centers in and around India where you can schedule your exam dates:

  • Ahmedabad
  • Allahabad
  • Bangalore
  • Chennai
  • Dhaka
  • Gurgaon
  • Hyderabad
  • Kolkata
  • Mumbai
  • Trivandrum

For Prometric Testing Center Locations, Click Here.

Some Important Points

  • Changes in GAAP/IFRS Policy

Changes in GAAP and/or IFRS are reflected on the CMA exam one year after the effective date. 

  • Rescheduling or Cancellation of a Scheduled Appointment
Cancelling your appointment with Prometric does not generate a refund or an automatic approved test window change. It only allows you to have the possibility to reschedule the appointment for a different date in the same testing window.
if you cancel 72 hours prior to your scheduled appointment, you can reschedule it to another date within the same testing window. Prometric will charge you a fee if you cancel your exam within 30 days of the scheduled appointment date.
If you cancel your appointment with Prometric in less than 72 hours of your appointment, you will forfeit your exam fees with ICMA, and you will need to purchase a new registration. 
  • Refund Policy

The CMA entrance fee is not refundable. But, the examination fee is refundable within 30 days from the date you purchased the exam and if no appointment has been set with Prometric. A processing fee will be subtracted from the refund.

  • Remote Proctoring
• You are expected to reach the exam centre 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time to go through the Prometric security check-in process.
• Have valid forms of identification ready.
• Have an approved calculator. (optional)
• Have scratch paper and pencil. (optional)


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