Remote on-demand CBE FAQs

The number of students enrolling for ACCA is increasing and the number doesn’t seem to stop anytime sooner. As the world’s leading accountancy qualification for aspiring financial professionals, ACCA is a dream for many. Due to the covid-19 crisis, ACCA has started remote session exams ( remote on demand CBE) partnering with ProctorU: a secure and live online proctoring application.

With this technology, students from remote locations and places where center based exams is not available can attend the exams and enroll for ACCA. You might be wondering how do I book the exams and also might have many queries about the examination process. So, in this informative blog we have tried to answer frequently asked questions about the remote session CBEs.

Who can take remote session CBEs?

ACCA remote session CBEs are taken online and monitored remotely by a live invigilator. With the advancement in technology, it is not necessary for you to rush to the exam hall in order to attend an exam.

Keeping this in record, students residing from the locations where center-based exams are not available can take ACCA remote invigilation test. The basic prerequisite to be eligible for the ACCA remote session CBE is a computer that meets the technical requirements, a stable internet connection and your will power to take the exam.

Remote on-demand CBEs are almost like center-based on-demand CBEs in terms of software, syllabus and the duration. The only difference is there is physical presence in center-based on demand CBEs while remote-on demand CBEs are taken virtually with a live invigilator.

How do I book a remote session CBE?

Firstly, you must make sure that remote session CBEs are available in your location. Once you are sure about that you can book your exam via Exam Planner which can be accessed through my ACCA or

Once you login to Exam Planner, you will be provided an interface to fill up details about the exam session you are entering, the exam you want to book, and other information regarding the exam you are attending.

Once you are done with this, you will be asked to make a payment. After the payment is successfully made, your exam entry confirmation will be shown on the screen and a confirmation email will be send to you shortly.

What are the fees for remote session exams?

The fee-structure for center-based exams and remote-session exams are similar.

The fee for ACCA exams is around Rs.8500 for applied knowledge subjects like AB, MA, FA. For applied skills like PM, TX, FR, AA, FM is 9500. This is the initial ACCA fee structure for remote session CBEs and the payment is direct bank transfer are cards which you can find on the official website of ACCA.

What is the timing of remote session CBEs?

Remote session CBEs are scheduled in such a way that it is accessible for students from all the nooks and corners of the world. Also there are 4 different timeframes for students to appear in the examination. You will be able to select the timeslot with respect to the location you are residing from.

Timeslots windows are denoted by F1, F2, F3, F4 options during the booking process in Exam Planner. The timing for these timeslots is as follows:

F1 = 2:00 to 5:45 BST (1:00 to 4:45 GMT)

F2 = 6:00 to 10:15 BST (5:00 to 9:15 GMT)

F3 = 10:30 to 14:45 BST (9:30 to 13:45 GMT)

F4 =15:00 to 18:15 BST (14:00 to 17:15 GMT)

What do I do if sudden technical issues occur during examination?

If your computer system meets the minimum requirement for the remote session CBE, then it is less likely for any technical glitch to occur. But if any mishaps happen during the process ProctorU will help you in troubleshooting the problems.

ProctorU is an application that provides live and automated online proctoring solution for educational institutions. In case ProctorU fails to resolve the issue and you are unable to take your exam you will be refunded under exceptional circumstances. As mentioned by ACCA the following are the rules:

  • If the cancellation of your exam was caused by your carelessness i.e., not checking the system requirement before the commencement of the exam, then no refund will be granted.
  • If the cancellation of your exam was caused by power outage, load-shedding and internet issues, the candidate is allowed to reschedule the exam for next date free of charge but no refund is granted.

I hope you get to know some detailed information about the ACCA remote session exams. You can simply message us for further information regarding the ACCA exams and our team will be there to assist you 24/7.

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