CII exam pass rates - advanced diploma, diploma, regulated diploma

The CII have recently published their exam pass rates for 2017 and we have added them to our existing table below so that you can see the most recent years as well.

The rates are calculated based on the number of candidates who passed during the year divided by the number who sat the exam.

The regulated diploma average pass rate across R01 to R06 was up 2.98% to 63.78% from 60.80% in 2016. There were improvements in the pass rates for all exams except for R03. The highest pass mark was R05 at 78.26% and the lowest was R03 at 48.71%.

The advanced diploma average pass rate across the AF subjects was 50.99%. There were falls in the AF2, AF4 and AF5 pass rates and increases in the AF1 and AF3 pass rates. The highest pass mark was AF5 at 64.60% and the lowest was AF7 at 43.74%.

Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning: AF1 to AF5 and AF7

Exam 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
AF1 49.1% 45.02% 57.55% 53.36% 55.50% 57.28% 60.97% 59%
AF2 48.28% 53.52% 52.27% 50.54% 42.25% 49.32% 48.25% 41%
AF3 51.26% 37.25% 31.47% 40.92% 45.94% 51.93% 44.83% 40%
AF4 48.96% 63.37% 63.88% 62.58% 65.65% 62.93% 60.65% 66%
AF5 64.60% 66.88% 61.75% 65.71% 61.05% 66.55% 55.82% 49%
AF7 43.74% N/A

Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning: R01 to R06

Exam 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
R01 64.46% 57.01% 58.71% 59.41% 59.07% 61.56% 62.85%
R02 62.79% 57.92% 54.00% 55.99% 54.70% 53.09% 59.27%
R03 48.71% 50.46% 50.90% 54.55% 50.78% 51.56% 57.77%
R04 55.04% 54.07% 49.53% 54.09% 58.03% 60.85% 58.28%
R05 78.26% 72.11% 67.09% 68.73% 74.38% 80.27% 78.68%
R06 73.4% 73.23% 71.27% 67.56% 68.27% 71.74% 65.19%

Diploma in Financial Planning: R07, R08, J02, J03, J05, J07, J10, J1, J12

Exam 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
R07 74.26% 79.80% 81.86% N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
R08 83.32% 83.75% 92.51% N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
J02 50.95% 58.37% 57.92% 58.15% 57.35% 59.64% 58.71% 60%
J03 50.00% 50.94% 62.34% 54.81% 56.30% 51.30% 39.88% 42%
J05 69.33% 63.51% 57.49% 58.68% 58.13% 64.51% 60.56% 55%
J07 40.51% 52.10% 51.86% 40.17% 50.23% 53.07% 45.02% 44%
J10 86.24% 85.12% 83.79% 81.06% 76.60% 75.25% N/A N/A
J11 46.94% 51.20% 55.61% 56.19% 66.53% 58.93% N/A N/A
J12 73.98% 75.81% 67.74% 72.89% 77.87% N/A N/A N/A

Source: CII website.

The statistics covering the results during the 2018 year are expected to be released by the CII in February or March 2019.

The message from these rates are clear, in order to pass you need to be well prepared.

Our training directory is available here to help you prepare.