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The ACCA Qualification sets the highest standards for accountancy all over the world. ACCA students and members are finance professionals with outstanding technical skills, an ethical approach – and the ability to become a valued strategic partner in the organisations you choose to work for. This is why the ACCA Qualification is sought after and valued by employers and regulators around the world. So it stands to reason that our exams are rigorous, that our pass mark is 50%.

You do need basic proficiency in Maths and English to complete the ACCA Qualification. To help you achieve the path to success, we'll provide you with lots of guidance, resources and support to help you achieve your ACCA Qualification. This includes self-assessment modules to test your ability and BPP language support for those who needs it.

Exams are a large part of gaining your qualification, but they needn't cause you sleepless nights.

We'll provide you with all the information you need to survive exam time, from timetables to examiner tips - in fact we'll do pretty much everything except provide the answers!

Exams to suit you

ACCA study is flexible; with four exam sessions to choose from each year and our on-demand computer-based exams available anytime*, you can progress through the qualification at your own pace and enter for exams at a time that suits you**.  You can also take advantage of the cheapest exam fees by booking two exam sessions at once.

In some markets you can also take our F5-F9 session CBEs; an intuitive computer-based format that aligns you with the modern workplace. Find out more about session CBEs

You also have the option to select papers based on international accounting and auditing standards and, in certain countries, variant papers based on local law and tax.

You may be exempt from certain exams, depending on what other qualifications you have gained. Find out if you could be entitled to claim any exemptions

*On-demand computer-based exams are currently only available for certain papers. Learn more about computer-based exams

**Flexible study is subject to certain rules and time limitations at Professional level. Find out more about our flexibility at the Professional level

Plan ahead - when to enter for exams

We run four exam sessions a year - in March, June, September and December - and you can save money by entering before the early exam entry deadlines.

For information on exam entry deadlines and other key dates for upcoming exam sessions, visit the important dates page

Watch our video for more information on when to sit exams and how our Exam Planner can help you plan your studies.

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Last updated: 5 Jul 2017