The ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is a globally respected accounting body.
The ACCA is an excellent certification if you're looking to pursue a career in accounting. This blog post will outline the key exam, entry and results in dates for the ACCA qualification. So, whether you're just starting your accounting journey or nearing the end of your studies, read on for all the information you need!
On this page
- ACCA Exam dates
- Skill level exams
- Professional level exams
- DIPIFR exams
- ACCA exam results date
- Critical exam entry registration dates
- Can I postpone my ACCA exam booking
- Centre or home based exams. Which is better?
Main ACCA Exam dates
ACCA exams are conducted four times a year. The exams are held at authorized exam centres worldwide on fixed dates.
All exams are Computer based (CBE).
The exam dates for March 2023, June 2023, September 2023 and December 2023 exam sessions are as per the tables below.
ACCA Exam timetable 2023-2024
Applied Skill level
|Subject||Sep 2023||Dec 2023||March 24||Jun 24|
|PM F5||Sep 6||Dec 6||Mar 6||Jun 5|
|TX F6||Sep 5||Dec 5||Mar 5||Jun 4|
|FR F7||Sep 7||Dec 7||Mar 7||Jun 6|
|AA F8||Sep 4||Dec 4||Mar 4||Jun 3|
|FM F9||Sep 8||Dec 8||Mar 8||Jun 7|
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Strategic professional level 2023-2024
|Sep 2023||Dec 2023||March 2024||June 2024|
|Sep 7||Dec 7||Mar 8||Jun 6|
|Sep 5||Dec 5||Mar 5||Jun 4|
|Sep 5||Dec 5||Mar 5||Jun 4|
|Sep 4||Dec 4||Mar 4||Jun 3|
|Sep 8||Dec 8||Mar 8||Jun 7|
|Sep 6||Dec 6||Mar 6||Jun 5|
The BT, MA, FA and LW exams are on demand CBE only. Students need to schedule their exams from their MyACCA login.
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Diploma in IFRS exam dates
The ACCA Diploma in IFRS Exams are held over two days. Students can choose either of the dates. The exam dates for December 2023 & June 2024 are as follows:
DIPIFR December 2023 exams will be held on December 7 and December 8
DIPIFR June 24 exams will be held on Jun 6 and Jun 7
ACCA Exam registration dates
All deadlines are 2359hrs UK time on the listed date.
|Sep 2023||December 2023|
|Exam entry opening||May 9, 2023||August 7, 2023|
|ACCA Standard entry deadline dates||July 31, 2023||October 30, 2023|
|Late Exam entry deadline||August 7, 2023||November 6, 2023|
Can I Postpone my Acca exam booking?
Prior to the ACCA standard entry deadline - You can certainly postpone your ACCA exam booking. You need to log in to your Myacca and cancel your exam booking. The exam fees paid will be credited back to your MyACCA, which you can use for future exams.
Post-Standard entry deadline: Exam bookings cannot be cancelled. However, if you are unable to sit the exam due to illness or another student’s conduct, you may request a review by the Examining Board. The Examining Board will consider each case on its own merits and decide whether or not to allow a resit or refund. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org with proof of illness.
Centre based exams or home based exams
The decision of whether to take the home or centre based exams for ACCA should be based on the individual's preference and work/personal schedule.
The home-based exams offer more flexibility as they can be taken at any time and location that is convenient for the candidate. However, the centre-based exams are offered at specific times and locations, so candidates may need to travel in order to attend.
Read our detailed blog on whether to choose home based or centre based exams. We do detail all the pros and cons.
How to download the ACCA exam docket?
After retrieving your unique ACCA registration number and email address from myacca, you can download your acca exam docket. Log in to myacca now and follow the steps below:
1) Click on "download exam docket" on the right-hand panel
2) Enter your ACCA registration number and email address and hit submit
3) Your exam docket will be downloaded as a PDF file. You can also print it out if you wish.
ACCA exam dockets are available three weeks before the exam dates. Read our blog on ACCA rules and regulations on exam dates to know further.
When are the ACCA exam results date
The ACCA Exam results are published at 00:00 hours UK time on the following dates.
June 2023 results will be released on July 17, 2023
September 2023 results will be released on October 16, 2023
December 2023 results will be released on January 15, 2024
March 2024 results will be released on April 15, 2024
June 2024 results will be released on July 15, 2024
The results will be available to be viewed via Myacca login. You can also opt-in to view the results via sms or email by changing the communication preferences in your Myacca.
Eduyush publishes the ACCA pass rates with analysis of the past few years. You can read up our blog on pass rates to look at subject and year wise patterns.
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The ACCA exam time in India is typically around 1:30 PM local time for centre based exams. In some cities, exams can also be offered at 9:30 AM
For remote exams, there are multiple slots during the day at 15 minute intervals.
There are four exam sessions per year for the ACCA qualification: September, December, March, and June.
Candidates have the opportunity to sit exams in any of these sessions.
Students must go to their myACCA login and book the exams directly.
As all exams are Computer based, students will be redirected to the Pearson exam booking window, where they will need to select their centre or remote times.
Exam dockets are sent via email and also available for download on your MyACCA login three weeks prior to the exam dates.
The ACCA exams are typically multiple choice or objective test questions, although some exams may also include written case study questions. The exams are usually held in a computer-based format, although paper-based exams may be available in some locations.
Yes, you can change the exam session or location after you have registered, but no changes can be done after the exam booking deadline date
If you miss an exam, you will need to re-register and pay the exam fees again. ACCA marks you as absent.
You will also need to wait until the next exam session to sit for the exam.
Yes, you can request a refund if you decide not to take the exam and have cancelled the exam booking prior to the exam deadline.
The refund will be credited to your ACCA account which you can use for your next exams.
If you need a refund back to your credit card, you will have to contact ACCA team.
The syllabus of ACCA does not materially change every year.
All amendments are done basis the September to June exam cycle.
As an example, in order to keep up with the latest changes in the accounting industry and business world, the syllabus is reviewed and updated on a regular basis. So although there may not be any major changes each year, there will likely be some minor amendments made.
It is best to review the latest syllabus on ACCA site prior to starting your studies.