Past exams are made available so that you can view and become familiar with the styles of question that you may face in your exam.
On this page you will be able to view past exams for paper exams
Important note: The materials on this page have not have been updated to reflect changes in legislation such as updates to the relevant Finance Act. They have also not been updated to reflect changes to the syllabus or to the exam structure and question types.
For this reason, past exams should be used in combination with mock exams from our approved content providers that align with the legislation appearing in your upcoming exam and with our Specimen exams which will always illustrate the most up to date format of the exams.
The best time to use past exams is after you have studied the full syllabus and are ready for some revision question practice. Past exams are an important part of your revision strategy but, as noted above, the specimen exam is also a key resource.
It provides you with a clear picture of how the exams will be assessed and how the exam is structured - as well as the likely style and range of questions that you could see in the real exam.
You should also use past exams in combination with Examining Team guidance, including Examiners' Reports and Guidance Articles.
In addition, updated versions of the questions and solutions, adapted to reflect the new exam structure can be obtained by purchasing a revision question and answer bank from ACCA's Approved Content Providers.
A combined sample of constructed response questions will be published twice a year. Note that objective test questions are not published.
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A full exam is published after any change to exam format. As a new exam format was introduced in September 2016 with the introduction of CBEs, the CBE and paper exams were published in full for this session.
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Multiple versions are available for the Taxation (TX) exam. Please select the version applicable to you from the drop-down menu