ACCA F2 Management Accounting Computer Based Exam
ACCA F2 Management Accounting Computer Based Exam :This article highlights the benefits of ACCA’s computer-based exams (CBEs), how we have improved the CBE experience, and how best to approach a CBE.
ACCA F2 Management Accounting Computer Based Exam
ACCA F2 Management Accounting Computer Based Exam : ACCA launched CBEs in 1998 and over the years has gradually increased the number of exams available by this method of assessment. The exams currently available as a CBE are:
ACCA F2 Management Accounting Computer Based Exam : FOUNDATIONS IN ACCOUNTANCY
- Paper FA1, Recording Financial Transactions
- Paper MA1, Management Information
- Paper FA2, Maintaining Financial Records
- Paper MA2, Managing Costs and Finance
- Paper FAB, Accountant in Business
- Paper FMA, Management Accounting
- Paper FFA, Financial Accounting
ACCA F2 Management Accounting Computer Based Exam : ACCA QUALIFICATION
- Paper F1, Accountant in Business
- Paper F2, Management Accounting
- Paper F3, Financial Accounting
- Paper F4 (ENG) and (GLO), Corporate and Business Law
Students who take their exams by CBE report high levels of satisfaction. You too can benefit from the following advantages of CBEs:
ACCA F2 Management Accounting Computer Based Exam : FLEXIBILITY
CBEs are available on-demand, meaning that you can take them at any point throughout the year. Students tell us they love the flexibility of not being restricted to a fixed exam schedule. While we hope that you will pass first time, a key advantage of CBE is that you can take your resit much sooner while the subject knowledge is fresh in your mind.
ACCA F2 Management Accounting Computer Based Exam : INSTANT RESULTS
Instant results are provided, so if you sit a CBE you will know immediately if you have passed so you don’t have to spend the next few weeks waiting.
ACCA F2 Management Accounting Computer Based Exam : CONVENIENCE
We are constantly updating our CBE centre network, recruiting more centres to make it more convenient for you to take our exams. All CBE centres are approved by ACCA to ensure they all meet our high standards before we add them to our network. To find the latest list of centres in your area in the related documents area at the bottom of the page.
In addition to growing our centre network, we have also been looking at how we can make the CBE experience more intuitive, leaving you to focus on your exam, rather than the software itself. ACCA’s new CBE platform was launched in late February 2014 so please be sure to familiarise yourself with the new CBE experience by looking at our showcases and specimen exams before you take your live exam. You can also find further detail on some of the improvements to the CBE experience outlined later in this article.
ACCA F2 Management Accounting Computer Based Exam :DEVELOPING CBES
A very rigorous approach is taken when developing ACCA exams, whether for CBE or the traditional paper-based format. All questions for CBEs are written by experienced writers and reviewed several times before they make it to a live exam. By having such rigorous systems in place we can ensure we maintain the same standards for paper-based exams and CBE.
The key difference between CBE and paper-based exams is that all live CBE exams have different questions as they are automatically constructed from a question bank. It means two people sitting the exam at the same time will get a different version of the exam. It also means if someone sits a CBE on a Tuesday, they will get a different version of the exam if they resit the same subject later that week. There are systems in place to ensure that all exams are equivalent but having different question sets means we can ensure our rigorous standards are met while offering exams on demand.
ACCA F2 Management Accounting Computer Based Exam : ENHANCING THE CBE EXPERIENCE
We are making some enhancements to our CBEs to make use of a more user-friendly interface, helping you to progress through your exam more efficiently.
Some of the features added to improve the exam experience include:
ACCA F2 Management Accounting Computer Based Exam : QUESTION HEADER
The following information is displayed at the top of the screen at all times during the exam:
- Question number
- Total marks available for question
- Time remaining
- Exam progress bar and details button
Use this information to help you manage your time during the exam and to track your progress. The exam progress bar will automatically update as you complete the exam. You can also access an overview of your progress at a question level on the Exam Progress Details panel, to see which questions have been fully completed and which questions remain incomplete.
ACCA F2 Management Accounting Computer Based Exam : Onscreen help and references
There is a ‘Help’ button located at the bottom left of the screen at all times during the exam. When selected, the exam instructions will be displayed again, providing you onscreen access to information on answering questions, navigating the exam and making use of the exam features during your exam.
Additionally, for Paper F2/FMA, a ‘References’ button will also be available during the exam, allowing you onscreen access to all relevant formulae and maths tables required for this exam.
The integration of all relevant instructions and references within the CBE software means you automatically have all resources you need in order to sit your exam.
ACCA F2 Management Accounting Computer Based Exam : Navigation and question flagging
As you progress through the exam your answers will be automatically saved. If you select to navigate away from a question which has been partially completed then a message will be displayed to confirm that the question is incomplete. You can choose to stay on the question to review your answer(s), or can continue to the next question. If there is an issue with any answer you have provided for an incomplete question, such as less than the required number of answer options being selected, then additional information will be displayed on the question in red text, providing guidance on how to resolve the issue.
If you wish to revisit or review a question at a later point during the exam, you can select the ‘Flag’ button to set a reminder to return to the question. The ‘Flag’ button is displayed below every question. The Exam Progress Details panel also reflects which questions you have flagged.