ICMAB Entry Criteria

The Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Bangladesh (ICMAB) opens the door of studying prestigious cost and management accounting courses for HSC passed students for the first time from JULY-DECEMBER 2015 session. Now, the institute has widened the scope to cater the needs of the society in line with the international professional accounting organizations (PAOs). Such opportunity will help the institute to produce highly qualified and skilled professional accountants in a more focused way. Thus the institute has offered three different entry routes based on the previous academic achievements.

  1. Intermediate Entry Route (IER) – Applicable to HSC or Equivalent passed candidates.
  2. Graduate Entry Route (GER) – Applicable to Graduated Candidates
  3. Professional Entry Route (PER) – Applicable to Candidates with Other Professional Designations

Specific minimum entry requirements are mentioned in following sections:

A.  Intermediate Entry Route

Any student who has finished Higher Secondary School Certificate (H.S.C.) or ‘A’ Level or Equivalent Examinations are eligible to enter into prestigious Cost and Management Accountancy program as offered by the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Bangladesh through this route. The minimum entry criteria under IER are set as below:

  1. With S.S.C or H.S.C. or Equivalent Examinations
    Under GPA System:
    Minimum total GPA 6.50 is required in SSC and HSC or equivalent Examinations with at least GPA 3.00 in each exam.

    Under Division System:
    Minimum total 5 Points is required for Division system.
    First Division = 3 Points
    Second Division = 2 Points
    Third Division = 1 Points
  2. With ‘O’ & ‘A’ Levels
    O’ Level:
    Minimum 30 points in 5 subjects (excluding mother language)

    ‘A’ Level:
    Minimum 12 points in 2 subjects

    Points Computation Legend:
    Grade ‘A’    :10 Points
    Grade ‘B’    : 6   Points
    Grade ‘C’    : 4   Points

    No point will be considered for Grades less than ‘C’

        3O’ Level and H.S.C. or Equivalent Examinations
            ‘O’ Level:
             Minimum 30 points at 5 subjects (points to be computed as mention in b above)
            H.S.C. or Equivalent Examinations:
             Minimum GPA is 3.00

     4. S.S.C or equivalent Examination and ‘A’ Level

  For S.S.C or equivalent Examination:
   Minimum GPA 3.00 is required
  For ‘A’ Level:
 Minimum 12* points are required in 2 subjects

 * Follow the point computation legends specified under ‘O’ and ‘A’ Levels requirements

B. Graduates Entry Route

This route is applicable to any aspiring graduated candidate who opts to attain the prestigious CMA designation. Graduates or Post- graduates in any discipline having minimum 06 (six) points from any recognized Board/Public University/ National University/ Private University/ Institute (as approved by University Grants Commission of Bangladesh).

Points will be determined as under:

Level                Grade/ Division  Points
‘O’ Level*
(Follow the point computation legends in ‘b’ above)
Grade Point 24 or above. 3
  Grade Point 20 to less than 24. 2
SSC and HSC  GPA 3.5 or above/ First Division 3
  GPA 2.5 to less than 3.5/ Second Division 2
  GPA less than 2.5/Third Division 1
Graduation and Post Graduation CGPA 3 or above (out of 4) & CGPA 4 or above (out of 5) / First Class 3
  CGPA 2 to less than 3 (out of 4) & CGPA 3 to less than 4 (out of 5)/ Second Class 2
  CGPA less than 2 (out of 4) & CGPA less than 3 (out of 5) / Third Class 1

Professional Entry Route

This entry route is applicable to the candidates having other professional designations from such Professional Accounting Organizations (PAOs) with whom ICMAB has entered into mutual recognition of degrees from time to time.