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The structure and format of F5-F9 exams (F6 UK only) are changing from September 2016. If you are preparing to take F5 Performance Management, in either the paper or CBE format, you should familiarise yourself with the exam style.

New versions of the F5 specimen exams can be found below. These will help you understand how the exam will be assessed, structured and the likely style and range of questions that could be asked.

Computer-based exam (CBE) specimens

Paper-based exam specimens


F5 computer-based exam (CBE) specimens

Before using the CBE specimen exams, you should look at the following:


Access the F5 CBE specimen exams

F5 full specimen exam
F5 extra constructed response questions
Constructed response workspace

To ensure the exams display and function as intended, please check that:

  • pop-up blockers are disabled before you begin
  • your screen resolution is set to 1280 x 1024
  • your screen is in Full Screen mode.

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F5 paper-based exam specimens

F5 specimen exam applicable from September 2016 (PDF, 371KB)


All specimen exam questions and solutions are the copyright of ACCA and can only be used for classroom and student use in preparation for their ACCA exams. They cannot be published in any form (paper or soft copy), or sold for profit in any way, without first gaining the express permission of ACCA. Nor can they be used as examinations, in whole or in part, by other institutions or awarding bodies.


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Last updated: 5 Jul 2017