CMA Exam Essay Questions – Everything You Should Know

CMA exam essay questions

When you think of the CMA exam essay questions, do you stress out?

For many candidates, this is the case. It sure was for me. 

The mere thought of it has your heart pumping a little faster, sweat forming on your brow and a pit in your stomach start to grow.

And why? Because it feels like such a daunting unknown.

My goal with this episode of The CMA Show is to help ease the stress of the CMA exam essay questions by talking about what you can expect on exam day, how you’ll be scored and everything else you should know about the essay questions.

You’ll walk away with actionable strategies to gain the most points possible during this section of the exam.

Ready to get more familiar with the essay section? Click the play button at the top of the page, download this in iTunes or listen on Stitcher.

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Here’s What You’ll Learn About CMA Exam Essay Questions:

  • How to take part in my free test prep book giveaway
  • The two areas this exam is designed to test your knowledge
  • Setting realistic expectations for exam day
  • How to score the most points for your essay questions
  • Some rock solid essay prep tips you need to try
  • The strategy you cannot succeed without
  • 12 of my best essay hacks


  • CMA Test Prep Book — Listen in to find out how to get your copy FREE
  • — The most comprehensive online resource for CMA candidates
  • — The best online, Instructor-led CMA review course

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14 Comments on “CMA Exam Essay Questions – Everything You Should Know”

  1. Dear mr: nathan

    What the waight of essay questions is it .25 of total score of it is have an equal to MCQ .50 ?

    Your respectful
    Abdalla Altayeb

  2. Hi Nathan,
    I just wanted to know that the eligibility to reach essay questions in exams is to score 50% of 375 (mcq) or 50% of total score of 500.

    Thanks & Regards
    Suyash Madkaikar

    1. Hi Suyash,

      You would need to answer 50 MCQs correctly to reach the essay section of the exam.


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  9. Dear Sir,
    I want the CMA Part 2 book as well which is prepared by Mr.Nathan. Is there a way that I can get the Part 2.

    Kindly assist me.

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