Practice tests information

Practice is the key to exam success. At CIPFA we give our students a unique opportunity to hone your exam skills by using our LIVE exam system with practice tests of exam standard questions.

With your help and feedback we are making improvements to the delivery of our practice tests.

Unlimited attempts

Allunmarked tests will now have unlimited attempts to allow you as much practice as you wish. Marked tests will continue to have one attempt each.

Availability until exam day

Practice tests will now be available up until the day of the exam allowing maximum time to practice. Please note: support for practice tests will be limited during the exam periods.

Feedback reports

Reports are being improved to include more detailed feedback to make it easier for you to track answers.

Test timings

We are removing time constraints on smaller practice tests so you can take your time during the test. We will retain the timed conditions for full exam practice (specimen and mock exams) to practice within exam conditions.

Following the delivery of CIPFA's first online examinations, we have analysed all student and employer feedback and presented findings in thereview of CIPFA online examinations for June 2016.

Practice test overview

Exam sessions

Syllabus tests

Specimen tests

Marked* progress test

Marked* MOCK exam

March

NONE

x2 tests with unlimited attempts

NONE

x3 tests with 1 attempt each**

June

Untimed tests with unlimited attempts

x2 tests with unlimited attempts

x1 test with 1 attempt

x1 test with 1 attempt

September

NONE

x2 tests with unlimited attempts

NONE

x3 tests with 1 attempt each**

December

Untimed tests with unlimited attempts

x2 tests with unlimited attempts

x1 test with 1 attempt

x1 test with 1 attempt

*CETC and Kaplan students get marked tests included in the price of the course (please do not purchase these separately).

**Only available as part of resit revision packages via CETC or Kaplan.