Here are 5 of the common CISA exam questions I got from first-time candidates.
1. What is the exam format?
This is a one-part exam with
200 150 multiple choice questions*. You will have 4 hours to complete the test.
The exam is offered in several languages, including Chinese (simplified and traditional), English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish and Turkish.
Traditional Chinese, German, Hebrew and Italian are offered in June exams only.
* The number of exam questions is reduced from 200 to 150 starting from the new CISA exam.
2. How is the exam graded and what is the passing score?
The exam is positively graded, and passing score is 450 in the range of 200 to 800. For more details on the scoring system, please refer to this page.
3. Where are the testing centers?
There are more than 200 centers around the world for the June and December exams, and selected sites in major cities are open also in September. Please check out this list from ISACA website for details.
4. What do I need to bring to the testing center?
You must bring the admission ticket and a valid identification.
The admission ticket is sent to you via email, approximately 2-3 weeks prior to the exam date.
For the identification, it must be an government-issued ID with the candidates’ full name and photo. The name must match the one shown on the admission ticket.
Also, since this is a pencil-and-paper exam, bring several HB pencils and an eraser, as you will not be able to borrow them at the exam site.
Please note that scratch paper, dictionary, calculator and mobile devices are not permitted in the testing room. There is a storage area for safe keeping of your belongings.
Lastly, candidates must arrive 30 minutes before the test begins.
5. Any good test taking strategy?
You should record the answers directly on the answer sheet. There is no additional time for you to transfer the answers from the test booklet to the answer sheet. Here are more CISA exam pre tips.
Here is our other frequently asked questions for your reference.
Best of luck to your exam!