In 2014, ACCA will be introducing an improved student experience for all exams available by CBE. At the same time, for the ACCA qualification F1-F3 and the Foundations in Accountancy equivalent exams (FAB, FMA and FFA) the exam structure will change. New question types, known as multi-task questions (MTQs) will be included as a section within each of these exams. MTQs contain a series of tasks which relate to one or more scenarios. We are targeting the second half of February 2014 for these updates. Please check back regularly for updates on the confirmed launch date.
We have developed showcases to provide you with an overview of the new exams and their functionality.
Foundations in Accountancy Introductory Certificate
Foundations in Accountancy Intermediate Certificate
Foundations in Accountancy Diploma
ACCA F1 – F3
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ACCA provides specimen exams to give you an insight into the question types and syllabus coverage in the actual exams. Our CBE specimen also shows you how computer based exams work.
Try out the online Computer Based Exams (CBE) Specimen (link in the Related Links list). As we have provided specimen exams in both the current and new formats, please ensure that you select the correct specimen exam relevant to the date you will be sitting your live exam.
For the current format specimen exams, please refer to the PDF below (in related documents) for student instructions. For new format exams, the system displays instructions before the exam starts and these are also accessible via a Help button throughout the exam.
Improving your Performance
Once you have completed a CBE specimen exam you may find it helpful to refer to the equivalent paper-based specimen exam. This contains similar questions to the CBE exam, with questions being accompanied by a rationale for each correct answer.
In addition, you should refer to the Examiner's Reports as these include guidance on answering questions that students found difficult. These resources can be found within the relevant qualification section on this website.
General guidance on answering questions in CBEs can be found in past editions of Student Accountant magazine. These articles can be found in the Related Links to the left of this page, along with the Student Accountant archive link.
Please revisit the information on this website page and have another look at the specimen exams closer to the date that you are due to take your exam. This will help you to ensure that you have seen the most up to date information when preparing for your actual exam.