Business and Technology (BT/FBT) essentials on one page

What is Business and Technology (BT) about?
BT is concerned with ensuring that businesses operate efficiently, effectively and ethically.


Business and Technology is a gateway paper which covers many topics but on a relatively shallow level. It is important not to drill down too deeply in any given topic, so you can spread your time on individual topics evenly.

Flowchart illustrating the purpose and type of business organisation, who are the stakeholders and how the business interacts with the external environment

Steps to success

  • If possible, study with an approved learning partner or with ACCA-X
  • Use ACCA Study Hub or Approved Learning Content
  • Study the whole syllabus
  • Practice exam standard questions, to time, including the specimen exam and practice tests
  • Ensure you are competent working in the computer-based exam (CBE) environment
  • Attempt at least two full exams under exam conditions, debrief your answers, then focus your study on weaker areas
  • Book your CBE exam in advance at one of the on-demand CBE centres.

Key resources

Our On-demand CBE hub has lots of useful resources, including:

  • Articles and podcasts
  • ACCA-X
  • Specimen exams and debrief videos
  • Practice tests
  • Information on booking exams

Additional resources

Tackling the exam

Section A (76 marks)

  • 46 objective test (OT) questions, each worth one or two marks
  • There will be 16 one-mark and 30 two-mark questions.

Tips for answering OT questions

  • Read the question carefully
  • Think before answering, don’t rush!
  • If not sure, eliminate other answers to help find the correct answer
  • Answer all questions even if unsure of the answer.

Section B (24 marks)

There will be six multi-task questions (MTQ) in part B of the paper, each worth four marks. There are six syllabus areas and there will be one MTQ on each of them. Each MTQ will be specific to a syllabus area, with no crossover between the six generic parts of the syllabus.

Tips for answering multi-task questions

  • Read and ensure you understand the scenario
  • Read the questions carefully
  • Think before answering, don’t rush!
  • Answer all questions even if unsure of the answer.