CBE platform support

Strategic Professional CBEs are being introduced in selected locations from March 2020. Resources on this page will allow you to become familiar with the exam environment and get the best out of the new CBE Practice Platform.

Practice platform

The CBE Practice Platform is a free on-demand resource where you can practice using the live exam format, layout and functionality. The platform contains ACCA specimen and past exam content and you have the ability to self-mark your answers within the platform using marking guides and sample answers. It also allows you to track your performance giving you confidence that you are exam ready.

Getting started with the CBE Practice Platform


Getting familiar with the CBE platform

The guidance documents below give you tips on how to navigate through the exam and the videos provide examples of how to use the platform features to plan and construct your answers.

Using the copy and paste function

Using the highlight and strikethrough function

Please note there are currently two or three temporary, minor differences between the Practice Platform and the live exam software. These are nothing to worry about, and there is an extra instruction screen in the exams contained within the Practice Platform which explains what these differences are. We’ve also summarised them in a PDF.

Guidance documents