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Which exams are available as on-demand CBEs?
  • ACCA Diploma in Financial and Management Accounting (RQF Level 2) (FA1 and MA1)
  • ACCA Diploma in Financial and Management Accounting (RQF Level 3) (FA2 and MA2)
  • ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business (RQF Level 4) (FAB, FMA and FFA)
  • (Accountant in Business (AB), Management Accounting (MA), Financial Accounting (FA), and Corporate and Business Law (LW-ENG) and (LW-GLO).
Main benefits

On-demand CBEs allow for flexibility in your studies as you can sit them at any time of the year. Also, your results are displayed immediately at the end of the exam and uploaded to your account within 72 hours.

FOUNDATIONS IN ACCOUNTANCY

Computer Based Examinations (CBEs) are available for the first seven papers (not the options papers) within the Foundations in Accountancy suite of awards. All students MUST be registered with ACCA prior to being entered for CBEs.

The following papers within the Foundations in Accountancy suite of awards are available by CBE:

  • FA1 Recording Financial Transactions
  • MA1 Management Information
  • FA2 Maintaining Financial Records
  • MA2 Managing Costs and Finance
  • FAB Accountant in Business
  • FFA Financial Accounting
  • FMA Management Accounting
ACCA QUALIFICATION

Students MUST be registered ACCA students prior to sitting the following papers by CBE.

  • AB Accountant in Business
  • MA Management Accounting
  • FA Financial Accounting
  • LW Corporate and Business Law (English)
  • LW Corporate and Business Law (Global)
EXAM CYCLES

You are eligible to sit a maximum of four papers in a three-month exam cycle, across a maximum of eight distinct exams over the course of a calendar year. These can be any combination of computer-based and paper-based exams.

The exam cycles are:

  • March session: 1 Jan - 31 March
  • June session: 1 April - 30 June
  • September session: 1 July - 30 September
  • December session: 1 Oct - 31 December

These sessions are in line with the exemption closing dates.

REGISTRATION DEADLINES

Students are not restricted to paper-based exam sessions as CBEs can be sat at any time of the year.

As soon as a student has received confirmation from ACCA that their application has been approved, they may make arrangements to sit CBEs.

Students should contact our licensed CBE centre Xyna International School.

CBE QUESTION TYPES

The types of questions contained in the exams are:

  • Multiple choice - where you are required to choose one answer from a list of options by clicking on the appropriate 'radio button'.
  • Multiple response - where you are required to select more than one response from the options provided by clicking the appropriate tick boxes.
  • Multiple response matching - where you are required to select a response to a number of related statements by clicking on the 'radio button' which corresponds to the appropriate response for each statement.
  • Number entry - where you are required to key in a numerical response to the question.

The Introductory and Intermediate Certificate in Financial & Management Accounting exams FA1, MA1, FA2 and MA2 exams will contain the Objective Test (OT) questions listed above – all two marks.

The Diploma in Accounting and Business (FAB, FMA & FFA) and ACCA Qualification exams will contain the OTs outlined above in Section A and Multi Task Questions (MTQs) in Section B. MTQs are a series of tasks to be completed which relate to one or more scenarios.

The following additional question types may also be present in MTQs:

  • Gapfill – where you are required to enter answers into blank answer areas.
  • Hotspot – where you are required to choose one or more answers by clicking on the appropriate hotspot area/areas on an image.
EXAM FORMAT
FOUNDATIONS IN ACCOUNTANCY
Introductory Certificate in Financial & Management Accounting (FA1 & MA1)
Each exam:
  • is of two hours' duration
  • contains 50 questions
  • is out of 100 marks
  • has a pass mark of 50 percent
  • contains two-mark objective test questions – multiple choice questions only
Intermediate Certificate in Financial & Management Accounting (FA2 & MA2)
Each exam:
  • is of two hours' duration
  • contains 50 questions
  • is out of 100 marks
  • has a pass mark of 50 percent
  • contains the following objective test questions (OTs) -all worth two marks:
    • multiple choice questions
    • multiple response questions
    • multiple response matching questions
    • number entry questions
Diploma in Accounting and Business (FAB, FMA & FFA)
Each exam:
  • is of two hours' duration
  • is out of 100 marks
  • has a pass mark of 50 percent
  • contains two sections:
    • section A contains objective test questions (OTs)
    • section B contains multi-task questions (MTQs)
ACCA QUALIFICATION
ACCA Qualification (AB, MA, FA)
Each exam:
  • is of two hours' duration
  • is out of 100 marks
  • has a pass mark of 50 percent
  • contains two sections:
    • section A contains objective test questions (OTs)
    • section B contains multi-task questions (MTQs)
ACCA Qualification (LW)
  • the exam is of two hours duration
  • is out of 100 marks
  • the examination consists of:
    • Section A
      • 25 x 2 mark objective test questions
      • 20 x 1 mark objective questions
    • Section B
      • 5 x 6 mark multi-task questions
  • all questions are compulsory

To allow you to become familiar with the question types above, and the operation of the CBE software, specimen exams are available for each paper on ACCA’s website.

How to book

Follow these simple steps to book your exam:

  • Apply online directly with our CBE centre.
  • Pay the applicable fee directly on our website using Credit Card, Debit Card, Interac or eTransfer.
  • You will receive the exam registration confirmation and e-receipt of the exam fee.
  • On exam day, your identity will be checked by the invigilator. Further validity and eligibility checks are carried out, and then the invigilator instructions will be read out.
  • On completion of the exam, your provisional result is displayed on screen. You will be provided a copy of your Result and the second copy of your result will be sent to ACCA directly. Your result will be updated on your myACCA records within 72 hours.
For more information or to book an exam, please contact admin: aman@xyna.ca