CBE exam technique

Good exam technique alongside good technical knowledge is key to exam success. But what is good exam technique and how do you improve these skills? 


Exam technique includes effective time management to ensure you attempt all question requirements. It includes being able to identify the issues within a requirement that require consideration and for which marks will be available, including those issues that may be hidden within the scenario. It includes how to plan effectively, how to structure your answer and how to convert your plans into final answers.


The resources below will help you identify the elements of good exam technique in SBR and how to ensure you are well prepared on your exam day.

Video: Tutor review of the March 2020 SBR exam (CBE)

In this video, expert tutor Tom Clendon from Kaplan Financial reviews the March 2020 SBR  exam, focusing on his key exam technique tips. View in alternative player


If you’d like to practice the SBR March 2020 CBE, you can download the graphical representation and use a blank workspace in the ACCA Practice Platform to complete your answers. 

    SBR – a review of the March 2020 exam (CBE)

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September 2018 question debrief videos
Watch the following videos to hear an expert tutor debriefing a series of questions from the September 2018 SBR exam: