ACCA introduced an improved student experience for all CBEs in February 2014.
We have developed specimen and showcases to provide you with an overview of the new exams, including the new F4 English and Global CBEs, and their functionality.
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).
The system displays instructions before the exam starts and these are also accessible via a Help button throughout the exam.
Foundations in Accountancy Introductory Certificate
Foundations in Accountancy Intermediate Certificate
Foundations in Accountancy Diploma
ACCA F1 – F3
ACCA F4 English and Global
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Note on currency in F4 GLO:
Due to the nature of the new style of questions, for some questions it is not appropriate to use $ as they are based on English company law where the correct answer is £. To prevent any confusion over this, $ and £ are interchangeable in all F4 GLO questions. There will be a note on the CBE instructions screen informing candidates of this.
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.