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Are you looking for a career in accountancy, business and finance? You can take a range of computer based ACCA exams with us.

Computer-based exams (CBEs) are available for FA1, MA1, FA2, MA2, FMA, FFA and FAB (Foundations in Accountancy) and F1, F2, F3 and F4 (ACCA Qualification). 

General information about ACCA computer-based exams

Introduction to ACCA computer-based exams

Computer-based exams (CBEs) are available for the first seven papers within the Foundations in Accountancy suite of awards (FA1, MA1, FA2, MA2, FMA, FFA and FAB) and the Knowledge level of the ACCA Qualification (F1, F2, F3 and F4).

Sitting CBEs provides the following benefits:

  • Flexibility: You are not restricted to fix-timed paper-based examination sessions, as you can sit CBEs at any time of year. CBEs also offer flexibility for re-sits which you can take at any time. There is no restriction on the number of times you can re-sit the CBE exams 
  • Instant results: Your result is displayed on the computer screen at the end of the exam. 
  • Quick upload of result: Your results are uploaded by the centre right after the exam and will be transferred to your ACCA account within 72 hours.

CBE format:

  • Two-hours long
  • 50 questions
  • Mark given as a percentage 
  • Pass mark of 50%

CBE question types:

  • Questions are all worth one to two marks each 
  • Multiple choice: choose one answer from a list of options 
  • Multiple response: select more than one response from the options provided (usually you select two responses)
  • Multiple response matching: respond to a number of related statements by selecting the appropriate response for each statement 
  • Number entry: key in a numerical response to a question 

FA1 and MA1 contain two-mark multiple choice questions only. 

FA2, MA2, FAB, FMA, FFA and F1-F4 contain multiple choice, multiple response, and multiple response matching questions. 

News:

From 2014, multi-task questions will be included in F1-F4 , FAB, FMA and FFA papers. These questions contain a series of scenario-based tasks.

On the test day

Please refer to the Candidate test day flow chart for more information.

ACCA CBE demonstration

You are advised to try the online computer based exams (CBE) demonstration ahead of your exam. Please read through these instructions before attempting the demonstration:

  • When you have answered a question you must click the ‘SUBMIT’ button for your answer to be recorded
  • Unlike the live exam, you will see the marks you are awarded for each question as you go through the exam 
  • Numerical answers should be submitted without commas and using the full stop as a decimal point e.g.10530.25 
  • Move to the next question by clicking the ‘NEXT’ button in the left hand column 
  • Move to the previous question by clicking the ‘BACK’ button in the left hand column 
  • You may jump to another question by using the drop down list in the left hand column and clicking ‘GO TO’
  • Unanswered questions are highlighted with an asterisk in the drop down list in the left hand column
  • You can change your answers at any time during the exam by clicking the ‘CLEAR’ button
  • You can have unlimited attempts at each question within the overall time limit of the exam 
  • The time remaining for you to complete the exam is shown in the left hand column
  • You may quit at any time by clicking the ‘EXIT’ button in the left hand column but you cannot then return to the exam. You will then be presented with your final mark
  • The exam will end automatically at the end of the allotted time and you will be presented with your final mark.

The demonstration system is based on the live computer based exam system to allow you to familiarise yourself with the software. There are a few additional features in system used for the actual exam; however these will be explained in the hand-outs given to you before the exam starts.

Test dates

Beijing:

2018 exam date: every Tuesday and Wednesday(except for 20 Feb, 21 Feb, 6 Mar, 7 Mar, 1 May, 5 June, 6 June, 4 Sep, 5 Sep, 2 Oct, 3 Oct, 4 Dec, 5 Dec, 25 Dec)

Morning sessions start at 10:00, afternoon sessions start at 14:00.

  • On-Demand CBE is available, please book the test in advance. 

Shanghai:

2018 exam dates:  11 Jan, 18 Jan, 8 Feb, 8 Mar,15 Mar,  ( test dates for April and onwards will be updated later)

Morning session starts at 10:00, afternoon session starts at 14:00.

  • On-Demand CBE is available, please book the test in advance. 

Suzhou:

2018 exam dates: 9 Jan, 6 Feb, 13 Mar, 10 Apr, 8 May, 12 Jun, 10 Jul, 14 Aug, 11 Sep, 9 Oct, 13 Nov, 11 Dec

All sessions start at 14:30.

  • Suzhou is currently unable to schedule on-demand test session, your understanding is appreciated.

Guangzhou:

2018 exam dates: 18 Jan,19 Jan, 8 Feb, 9 Feb,15 Mar, 16 Mar, 12 Apr, 13 Apr, 10 May, 11 May, 14 Jun, 15 Jun, 12 Jul, 13 Jul, 9 Aug, 10 Aug, 13 Sep, 14 Sep, 11 Oct, 12 Oct, 8 Nov, 9 Nov, 13 Dec, 14 Dec 

All sessions start at 14:00, please refer to your exam confirmation letter.

Shenzhen:

2018 exam dates:  18 Jan, 8 Feb, 15 Mar, 12 Apr, 10 May, 14 Jun, 12 Jul, 9 Aug, 13 Sep, 11 Oct, 8 Nov, 13 Dec

All sessions start at 14:30.

Shenzhen is currently unable to schedule on-demand test session, your understanding is appreciated.

Chongqing:

Every Thursday afternoon(except for public holidays)

All sessions start at 14:30.

  • On Demand CBE is available, please book the test in advance.

Chengdu:

2018 exam date: 17 Jan, 21 Mar, 18 Apr, 16 May, 20 Jun

All sessions start at 14:30.

  • Chengdu is currently unable to schedule on-demand test session, your understanding is appreciated.

Xi`an

Currently the test dates are flexiable(except for public holidays and weekends), students should contact us at least 4 weeks in advance.

Test fee and terms of payment

Test Fee

With effect from 1 April 2017( For individual)

  • F1, F2, F3, FAB, FFA, FMA:  RMB 860 per subject
  • FA1, MA1, FA2, MA2:            RMB 720 per subject   
  • F4:                                          RMB 1110 per subject 

 

With effect from 1 April 2017( For group registration)

  • F1, F2, F3, FAB, FFA, FMA:

1-2 candidates or subjects: RMB 860 per candidate or per subject

3-9 candidates or subjects: RMB 800 per candidate or per subject

>=10 candidates:                RMB 740 per candidate or per subject

  • F4:

1-2 candidates or subjects: RMB 1110 per candidate or per subject

3-9 candidates or subjects: RMB 1050 per candidate or per subject

>=10 candidates:                 RMB 980 per candidate or per subject

 

*Note: All the above fees are VAT included.

Terms of payment

All the above fees can be paid by candidates in RMB through the British Council Exams Online System. All fees must be paid no later than five working days before the test date.

REFUND AND CANCELLATION

  • Candidates may cancel bookings five working days prior to the exam and receive a  50% of the local test fee refund. A written cancellation application is required. 
  • For cancellations within five working days prior to the examination or for absence, there will be no test fee refund. 
  • Sufficient evidence or explanation must be given at least five working days before test for cancellation. This evidence can be either in Chinese or English. Evidence can be a medical report or accident report etc, which should be issued by an authorised body. The report should include both the signature of the doctor/professional and stamp of the institution, and indicate that the situation stops the candidate from taking the exam on the scheduled date.

Make an application

Application procedure

1. Contact us: Please contact us about your exam application at least two weeks prior to your desired exam date. Please note that our opening hours are 9.00-17.00, Monday to Friday. The British Council China will close on the public holidays.

2. Create an account: Please register an account, and the system will send you a verification email for account activation. You can apply for an exam once your account has been activated.

3. Apply for an exam: Log in to your account and choose the Location where you will sit the exam, Exam Type as Professional Exams and the corresponding ACCA CBE.

4. Check exam details: The exam details will be uploaded into the account within two working days after the application has been verified successfully. You can check your exam details by clicking 'Registration Record' tab.

5. Make payment: You can pay the exam fees by clicking PAY in Registration Record within two working days after the application status has been changed to Application successful, usually ten days before the exam day. Please be advised that the payment function will be invalid within five days before your first exam day.

6. Print the confirmation letter: The system will remind you to print the confirmation letter once payment is confirmed. You can check exam in your confirmation letter.

Candidates who require special arrangements are advised to register at least one week before registration deadlines.

Statement of results

Candidates will receive the provisional result after the exam is finished.