Learning providers FAQs on on-demand computer-based exams (CBE)

How many CBEs are available within the ACCA and CAT Qualification and the FIA Suite of Awards?

All three knowledge module papers within the ACCA qualification are taken by on-demand CBE:

  • Accountant in Business (AB)
  • Management Accounting (MA)
  • Financial Accounting (FA)

The following Applied Skills exams within the ACCA Qualification are available by on-demand CBE:

  • Corporate and Business Law (LW-ENG)
  • Corporate and Business Law (LW-GLO)

These papers each share a syllabus and exam format with the following papers in Foundations in  Accountancy:

  • Accountant in Business (AB) and FAB
  • Management Accounting (MA) and FMA
  • Financial Accounting (FA) and FFA

The first seven exams in the Foundations suite of awards and the CAT qualification are also available in on-demand CBE format.

For information about timetabled session CBEs which are available for some of our Applied Skills exams please visit our session CBE section.

For more information on the Foundation Level qualifications, please see the 'Related Links' section of this page.

How is it best to prepare for the ACCA Qualification Knowledge module exams?

Students should ensure that as part of their revision, they are familiar with the multiple choice style of questions as well as the wider range of objective question types, and multi task questions when taking a computer-based exam.

It is recommended that students sit the relevant CBE Specimen exam.

Are section weightings for computer-based exams the same as for paper-based exams?

Both computer-based and paper-based exams have the same weightings for different syllabus areas. Weightings for each area have been given to reflect their relative size and importance.