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You can attempt up to a maximum of four papers per examination cycle. There are two examination cycles per year: 1 February to 31 July and 1 August to 30 January.
Papers must be taken in line with the following module order. You can attempt the papers within each module in any order. However, as the syllabus has been developed to progress educationally in the order presented, ACCA recommends that papers within a module are taken in order.
Knowledge (F1-F3) - available by computer-based exams (CBE) or paper-based format
Skills (F4-F9) - available by paper-based format
Essentials (P1-P3) - available by paper-based format
Options (P4-P7) - available by paper-based format
For example, you can take F3 before F1 and F2, but you must complete all three exams before taking F4.
If your status allows you to enter for papers across modules, please remember that you must complete the papers in order and enter for outstanding papers in your current module if you wish to enter to sit papers in the next module.
For example, you may have already passed papers F1 and F2. You can enter for papers F3 and F4 at the same time, but you would not be allowed to only enter for F4.