Notes to results
Please note these details differ slightly depending on whether you have taken an examination online or on paper.
- Results are available in the Bookings and Results section of your MyCII page
- For paper based exams these will be available from 08.00 on the date of the release of results
- For online exams these will be available on the fifth working day following your exam
- For security and Data Protection purposes results will not be issued by post, phone, fax or email
Coursework and dissertations
You will be notified by email when your result is available to view in the Bookings and Results section of your MyCII page. Follow the link in the email and log in to view your result. For security and Data Protection purposes results will not be issued by phone, fax or email.
The nominal pass marks for each unit are shown in the table below. Please note, all pass marks vary from examination to examination to take account of the relative difficulty of examinations presented to candidates, ensuring that the pass standard remains constant. All candidates who reach the required standard for the appropriate exam will pass. The CII does not operate a policy of setting a quota of candidates who will be passed.
|Unit||Nominal pass mark|
|Diploma and Advanced Diploma written examination units||55% (except AF7 60%)|
|Diploma multiple choice examination units||65%|
|Certificate and Award multiple choice examination units||70%|
You do not have to pass all the questions to achieve an overall pass grade, you simply have to gain enough marks in total to reach the pass mark.
For an explanation of your result notification, please see the appropriate PDF below. Please note, for written financial planning exams the explanation is provided on the result notification itself.
|Multiple choice examination units (PDFs)|
|Understanding your multiple choice exam result notification|
|Diploma in Insurance (PDFs)|
|P61, P62, P63, P64|
|Advanced Diploma in Insurance – explaining your assignment or dissertation result notification (PDF)|
Financial Services (except AF8) – explaining your coursework assignment result notification (PDF)
|The coursework element of mixed assessment (Diploma in Insurance): The feedback is the mark you achieved on each question within the assignment.|
Original content and referencing – the originality of your assignment and use of referencing can affect the marks awarded:
Please see the respective coursework or dissertation guidelines and instructions document(s) and this short video now for details on how to reference.
Record of achievement (ROA)
A ROA will be issued for every unit passed. These will be sent directly to your ‘MyCII’ account within 4 working days of your online exam being taken, For written exams the ROA will be available on the day of the results release schedule date. You will receive email confirmation that the ROA’s are now available in your ‘MyCII’ account. Please ensure your email address is up to date.
Completion of a qualification
For paper based exams:
If you have completed a qualification, the completion certificate will be sent directly to you within 28 days of the release of the results. The application forms to apply for the appropriate designation will accompany your result notification.
For online exams:
If you have completed a qualification, the application forms to apply for the appropriate designation will accompany the completion certificate which will be sent directly to you within 15 working days of the release of your confirmed result.
Replacement ROAs / certificates
All ROA’s from January 2017 are recorded on your ‘MyCII’ account.
Replacement ROAs prior to Jan 2017 / certificates
These can be supplied and will include wording that shows they are a replacement. Please contact Customer Service for full details.
For written examinations
The CII has a very strict system to check that all the pages of your exam answer book are accounted for, properly marked and the marks totalled correctly.
Examiners are selected for their relevant and up to date knowledge and experience and have been specifically trained to mark exam papers in accordance with carefully laid down criteria.
If you are worried that your handwriting might not be legible, please note that our examiners are very experienced in deciphering handwriting and are keen to ensure that you are given full credit for all the valid points you have made.
The CII adheres to a positive marking policy to ensure that candidates are treated fairly. Full marks are given if a candidate has provided a complete answer according to the marking scheme. Full credit is also given for alternative answers that are equally valid but not given in the marking scheme.
Marks are not withheld for bad spelling or untidy handwriting. If a candidate has attempted more than the required number of optional questions and has not indicated clearly which answers should be disregarded, all the answers are marked and the best marks are awarded.
For questions involving numerical calculations, the bulk of the marks are awarded for the correct method being used; only a minority of the marks being awarded for the final answer.
Quality assurance processes are in place to ensure that marking is accurate and consistent and that exam standards are maintained over time.
Answer books cannot be returned to you under any circumstances.
For multiple choice examinations
A standard format multiple choice question consists of a problem followed by four options or answers (labelled A, B, C and D) from which the candidate must choose the correct or best response. Each question contains only one correct response. One mark is awarded for each correct response identified. No mark is awarded if the candidate chooses an incorrect response, chooses more than one response or fails to choose any response. No marks are deducted for an incorrect response.
A multiple response format question consists of a problem, followed by between four to six options. For each question more than one option is correct. Candidates must select all the correct options to gain the mark.
Online examinations are automatically marked by computer. The pass mark is pre-set.
Quality assurance processes with inbuilt checks are in place to ensure that marking is accurate and that exam standards are maintained over time. Where delivered on paper, all multiple choice answer forms are marked by optical mark reader, whose programme includes a number of checks to eliminate the possibility of misreading.
Answer forms cannot be returned to you under any circumstances.