Why do I choose Saraf Academy?
The faculty has an experience of 25 years teaching renowned National and Global courses in the domain of Finance, Accounting and Business and has the reputation of being Progression Kings for ensuring the highest pass percentage in global courses such as CIMA, ACCA, CMA USA and Dip IFRS, having produced 3 global rankers and more than 50 National rankers.
Expand the methodology of mock papers? How does Sir keep track of student progress?
We keep students on track with 15-20 mock papers, spread over the course duration. They are initially untimed to gauge students' grasp on concepts and later they are times, just like an actual exam paper. We then do a gap analysis between student competencies against expected CIMA competency matrix and give extremely vital feedback to the student.
What benefits do I get when I pay for a paper?
The first assurance we give students is lifetime support until they clear the full qualification, including post exam support on Practical Experience and Ethics Letters and Job Assistance/References with full time direct access to Faculty, office hours access to technology team and study material (see below)
What do you mean by live interactive classes??
Live interactive classes means that students can see the faculty online and talk to them on the Q & A panel. Simultaneously there is a chat box where they can interact with other students who are logged in. If Sir asks a question, the student can type his/her response on the Q & A box. This is the most effective way of absorbing new and challenging concepts.
We charge fees only one time till you clear the paper. All subsequent attempts are free for you with full support in case you are unable to give or clear the respective exam in the registered term
Expand on Study Material
Each paper has our own summarized notes, 15-20 Mock Papers, Institute Soft copy text and exam kits.
What is pass guarantee??
Pass guarantee is a type of insurance granted to all our students. It means that you have full access to our study materials, online and offline support until you pass the exam.
If I relocate/ go abroad, how do I access your classes???
Even if you relocate, as long as you have a PC/ Laptop with Windows and Internet connection, all recorded videos are available on our custom software player and all recent classes and live videos are available on our WIZIQ live platform. 95% of our students are outside Kolkata and all our classes are held as online live interactive sessions.
Expand on Faculty Access and Technical Support.
Across the world, top learning partners give 20-30 hour videos for each subject, providing a mere overview of the syllabus at fees which is at par with us. We believe in teaching in-depth concepts to the students, assisting them to pass in the first attempt. In addition, Sir is ready to clear any doubts via phone, email and WhatsApp in addition to motivating them and boosting their confidence.
Who pays the registration fees, exemption fees and examination fees?
Registration fees are paid by us to the institute, enabling students to get the discount from bulk registration code. Exemption and Exam fees are usually paid by the students directly to the Institute, unless they don't have a credit card. In that case, a fee is payable to our director. Deadline for exam registration is 2 months before the start of the exam window.
What is CIMA and where is this degree issued from?
CIMA is the acronym for Chartered Institute of Management Accountants United Kingdom (CIMA-UK), a global Management Accounting body founded in 1919, members coming from 200 countries and there are more than 300,000 CIMA Members globally.
Why should a person do CIMA?
CIMA is a combo of CA and MBA with the in-depth business knowledge of MBA and broad Financial Accounting Coverage undertaken by a CA. It tests Enterprise, Performance and Finance and has 3 case studies. The syllabi is developed in consultation with the employer partners in Fortune 2000 companies and helps job seekers as well as entrepreneurs.
What are the different Entry Levels with CIMA?
CIMA is extremely flexible in allowing multiple student members in multiple levels.
- 10+2 (XI / XII standards) - Need to appear for all 16 papers in total starting from Cert BA Level.
- Undergraduates (B.COM / BBA) - They need to give 11 papers where as other (except B.Com/BBA) pursuing candidates need to appear for all 16 papers
- Graduates (ALL) - They need to give 12 papers (Operational, Management & Strategic Level)
- CA Inter Qualified - Need to appear for 10 papers ( exempted from CBA Level + E1+F1)
- CA Member / CMA(USA) / MBA / M.Com / ICWA Qualified - They need to appear for 5 papers ( MCS & Strategic Level Papers)
- CMA(INDIA) Member - Need to appear only for 1 paper i.e. Strategic Case Study paper(exemption 15 papers)
What is the duration of the course?
This is a dynamic question. Candidates are advised to take up one paper at a time and utilize 365 day flexibility to appear for the papers. So a candidate in general can complete the course in 2.5 years in case one is appearing for all 16 papers.
Do we need articleship?
No, but one needs to show relevant work experience after completion of the course for 3 years to get ACMA membership & CGMA certification(jointly issued by AICPA(US) & CIMA(UK)).
What is the pass percentage with CIMA?
For CIMA Institute it is around 30-40% on global basis. Our CIMA pass percentage is around 70-80%. We have many global rank holders. This means, International Course Candidates have better motivation and optimism as compared to our National peers.