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Computer-based exams (CBEs) are available for the Introductory and Intermediate levels of the Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) qualification and the Knowledge level of the ACCA Qualification F1, F2 and F3.
What types of questions appear on the CBE? Where and when can I take my CBE? Can I practice a CBE? Screen shot of CBE during exam

Sitting CBEs provides the following benefits:

•Flexibility – You are not restricted to June and December paper-based exam sessions as you can sit CBE at any time of year. CBE also offers flexibility for re-sits, which you can take at any time. There is no restriction on the number of times you can resit the exams by CBE.
•Instant result – Your result is displayed on the computer screen at the end of the exam.
•Results – Your results are uploaded by the licensed centre and will be transferred to your ACCA account within 72 hours.

CBEs take place at Alpha College 1 High Street, Edgware HA8 7TA. Students of Alpha College can book CBE exam by filling form which are available at reception or by contacting to ACCA tutor for booking and for further information. Those who are not students of Alpha College they can book ACCA CBE Exams via giving us a ring or come personally  at Alpha College.

What types of questions appear on the CBE?

There will be 50 randomly selected multiple choice or single number entry questions. The pass mark is 50%. The format of all CBEs available throughout 2011 is detailed below.

CBES Before December 2011

CAT – Introductory level (T1 & T2)
Each exam:
• is of two hours’ duration;
• contains 50 questions;
• is out of 100 marks;
• has a pass mark of 55%; and
• contains two-mark multiple choice questions only

CAT – Intermediate Level (T3 & T4)
Each exam:
• is of two hours’ duration;
• contains 50 questions;
• is out of 100 marks;
• has a pass mark of 50%; and
• contains the following question types: multiple choice questions, multiple response questions, multiple response matching questions, and number entry questions – all worth two marks

CAT/FIA Transitional Exams (TT5, TT6 & TT7)
Each exam:
• is of two hours duration;
• contains 50 questions (40 two-mark questions and 10 one-mark questions);
• is out of 90 marks
• has a pass mark of 50%; and
• contains the following question types: one and two mark multiple choice questions, one and two-mark multiple response questions, two-mark multiple response matching questions and two-mark number entry questions.
Note: the TT5, TT6 (INT) and TT7 transitional exams follow the same syllabus as the equivalent ACCA Qualification exams (F1, F3 (INT) and F2 respectively).

ACCA Qualification (F1-F3)
Each exam:
• is of two hours duration;
• contains 50 questions (40 two-mark questions and 10 one-mark questions);
• is out of 90 marks
• has a pass mark of 50%; and
• contains the following question types: one and two mark multiple choice questions, one and two-mark multiple response questions, two-mark multiple response matching questions and two-mark number entry questions.

Where and when can I take my CBE?

CBEs take place at Alpha College 1 High Street, Edgware HA8 7TA. You can book either morning session (11pm) or evening session (3pm) Booking is very easy.

• Give your details We will need to see proof of ID and ACCA Registration
• Pay the Fees for the exam. Appear in the test It is a very simple procedure. Please give us a call.
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the CBE Team by e-mailing at cbe@alphacol.org or you can call us at 0044 208 951 3404 CBEs are available all year round, subject to availability, and may be offered in the week, at the weekend or in the evening, giving you flexibility of choice. We recommend that you book your CBE well in advance, as places get booked up quite quickly.

Booking is very easy.
• Give your details (We will need to see proof of ID and ACCA Registration) Pay the Fees for the exam Appear in the test.
• CBE exams can be booked on weekdays as well as on weekends. (for booking please call us on 02089513404)

Taking/booking a CBE exam at Alpha College costs:-

• £90 if the exam is booked to be taken between normal hours of 10am -6pm on weekdays.
• £130 if the exam is booked to be taken after 6pm on weekdays. The latest start time for a CBE exam is 9pm.
• £150 for a CBE exam booked to be taken on the weekends. Please note All CBE exams must be booked 72 hours in advance.
Can I practice a CBE?
Alpha College believes that it is necessary to attempt the CBE demo on the ACCA website:
http://www.accaglobal.com/students/exams/cbes/demo
because answering questions on a computer screen is very different to answering a paper exam therefore practicing answering computer based questions is vital. As well as more question practice, you will become familiar with how to move around the actual CBE screens, giving you confidence and saving you time in the real exam.