College of Commerce & Science

Institute of Management Sciences

ACCA

Examination Structure

Exam Format (F1, F2, F3)

    Each examination:
  • is of two hours duration
  • is out of 100 marks
  • has a pass mark of 50%
  • contains 2 sections:
  • section A contains objective test questions (OTs)
  • section B contains multi-task questions (MTQs)

Exam Format (F4)

The syllabus is assessed by a two-hour examination
The examination consists of:

    Section A
  • 25 x 2 mark objective test question 50%
  • 20 x 1 mark objective questions 20%
  • Section B
  • 5 x 6 mark multi-task questions 30%
  • All questions are compulsory

Exam Format (F4 - F9)

Subject Current Exam Format Trialled Specimen From December 2014 ∗
F4 10 × 10 mark MTQ ∗∗
style written questions
35 × 2 mark MCQs ∗∗∗
5 × 6 mark MTQs
20 × 1 mark MCQs
25 × 2 mark MCQs
5 × 6 mark MTQs
F5 5 × 20 mark written questions 20 × 2 mark MCQs
5 × 10-15 mark written questions
20 × 2 mark MCQs
5 × 10-15 mark written questions
F6 5 × 15-30 mark written questions
(1 × 30, 1 × 25, 3 × 15)
Being trialled Dec 2013 TBC post trialling analysis
F7 5 × 10-25 mark written questions
(3 × 25, 1 × 15, 1 × 10)
20 × 2 mark MCQs
3 × 15-30 mark written questions
20 × 2 mark MCQs
3 × 15-30 mark written questions
F8 5 × 10-30 mark written questions
(1 × 30, 1 × 10, 3 × 20)
10 × 2 mark MCQs
6 × 10-20 mark written questions
8 × 2 mark MCQs
4 × 1 mark MCQs
6 × 10-20 mark written questions
F9 4 × 25 mark written questions 20 × 2 mark MCQs
5 × 10-15 mark written questions
20 × 2 mark MCQs
5 × 10-15 mark written questions
  •  ∗ F6 exam format is not changing until June 2015 hence being trialled in December 2013
  • ∗∗ MTQs are multiple task questions and contain a series of tasks for the student to complete which relate to one or more scenarios. Students are required to prepare brief answers to the requirements
  • ∗∗∗ MCQs are multiple choice questions where the student is required to select the correct option from a list of options. MCQs are one of a number of objective test questions. Objective test questions can be automatically marked and hence are capable of discrete responses

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