Students' FAQs on computer-based exams

How many CBEs are available within the ACCA and CAT qualification and the Foundations In Accountancy suite of awards?

All three Applied Knowledge exams 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 also taken on-demand CBE:

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

These exams each share a syllabus and exam format with the following exams 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 In Accountancy suite of awards and the CAT qualification are also taken by on-demand CBE format.

Applied Skills exams are also sat by session CBEs in the majority of location. For more information about timetabled session CBEs, please visit the session CBEs section of our website.

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

How can I learn more about the exam formats?

Visit the session CBE exam format page or the on-demand CBE exam format page to learn more. 

I am completing the ACCA qualification and wish to take computer-based exams. How does that affect any attempts at paper-based exams?

For full information visit our progression rules page.