Frequency period of the exams!!!!!!! Pleaseee!!!!

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    marykats
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    Hello everyone,
    I recently decided I want to get into accountancy and start undertaking the ACCA exams and had an online research to find out about how everything works. I downloaded the notes I found at operntuition.com for the F1 paper and so far I find it quite easy (i’ve already finished economics, maybe that’s why) so I was thinking about starting with self study and see how it goes. I know that the exams are on December 2012 but what about after that? could anyone let me know what the frequency period of the exams is? And am I right that the courses/preparation for each of the papers is 3 months? How many papers would you recommend for someone with a part-time or full-time job to be taking per trimester?
    I might be assuming inaccurate things so far, please let me know as much as possible! thank you for your consideration


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    every 6 months, but first 3 you can do computer based, so i would book 2 exams each sitting from june 13, if you are working. and do the 3 computer based exams, 1 each month, i.e. november 15th, dec 15th january 15th.


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    f1 you could prob do in 2 weeks


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    @whitedog said:
    every 6 months, but first 3 you can do computer based, so i would book 2 exams each sitting from june 13, if you are working. and do the 3 computer based exams, 1 each month, i.e. november 15th, dec 15th january 15th.

    Thank you for your reply dear whitedog. But I am afraid I did not really get it. First I should say that checking on the acca’s website it is possible that I qualify for excemption from f1, f2, f3 but I still need them to confirm that. Anyway, what exactly do you meen by “doing one each month i.e. november 15th, dec 15th, jan 15th” Could I attend exams other than the ones taking place on December and June??? Or do you mean study for each of them in a period of a month??..Sorry if I did not understand you..I am really new into all this and do not know enough yet!
    I would appreciate any information!
    Thank you!


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    Hi marykats,

    F1, F2 & F3 are computer based and can be done monthly. If you are exempted from these you pay an exemption fee and dont need to sit them.
    All the others Im afraid are paper based and only take place in June and December each year.
    The maximum you can sit each session (June or Dec) is 4 papers, however you cannot progress to the ‘P’ papers until you have passed most of the ‘F’ papers (ACCA will advise when you are eligible).
    If you are working and studying part-time at home (like I am) I personally would recommend 2 exams in June and 1 in December. It is very hard work, but it is based on what you think you can cope with, and you must be very disciplined.

    Hope this helps.

    Best of luck :-)

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