Full Name: Muhammad Athar Jamal
Country of Residence: Pakistan
Occupation: Deputy Director- Audit & Investigations
Organisation: Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP)
CIMA Entry Route: Strategic case study
CIMA Level/Award achieved so far: CIMA Exam complete
1: How does it feel to pass your CIMA exams?
It is an awesome feeling! I feel privileged and immense pleasure achieving this milestone.
2: What was your chosen study method? Why did this work best for you?
I attempted as many mock exams as I could, familiarizing myself with the various question models. It helped build my confidence for the actual exams, I was able to manage exam pressure and respond logically with the preparation I had made.
3: What did you find the biggest challenge and how did you overcome this?
My biggest challenge was time management, I tackled this by creating a revision study plan.
4: How did you balance studying with work and your personal life?
It was really challenging balancing study, work and a personal life. I created a plan to manage my time and create a fair balance.
5: If you could give one key piece of advice to another student scheduling their exam tomorrow, what would it be?
Be positive! Go in with a clear mind and justify your time spent on answers with the marks allocated. Good luck!