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as per acca policy calculator should be
“A noiseless, cordless pocket calculator which may be programmable but which must
not have a printout or graphic/word display facility in any language”
last time my invigilator said calculator with sin cos function is not allowed. mine one is CASIO fx 82 MS. before that in all my ACCA exams i have been using the same but only last time my invigilator didn’t allow.
please guide which one is allowed for FM examination..as with CBE built in calculator is difficult to use.
I believe your invigilator was wrong. The point of not allowing calculators which display text is that on some programmable calculators you can type all 26 letters and can make notes and store them – thus it’s possible to cheat by typing notes into your calculator and referring to them in the exam. Simply being able to display mathematical functions like sin and cos does not break this rule.
Personally I use the Casio FX-83 GT Plus which is very similar and I’ve never had a problem, although I don’t remember an invigilator ever looking at my calculator in detail. I think your invigilator was trying to follow the rules but unfortunately ended up being overzealous.
Only thing I can suggest is to contact ACCA and complain you were not allowed to use a calculator which doesn’t break the rules, and hope they can correct the invigilators so that they don’t confiscate your calculator again. I agree having a proper calculator is much easier and quicker than the on screen one.