Practice tests

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.

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Types of practice test


Mock test - The mock test is a replica of the live exam.

Progress tests – Progress tests measure your knowledge against your taught sessions.

Syllabus tests – Syllabus tests are specific to the allocated syllabus area.

Specimen tests – Specimen tests cover a sample of questions from each area of your module’s syllabi.

Feedback


For marked progress and mock tests, students can access feedback through Calibrand. This can be found under Feedback and Results.

Practice test availability


Exam session

March

June

Syllabus tests N/A Untimed tests with unlimited attempts
Specimen tests x1 tests with unlimited attempts x1 tests with unlimited attempts
Marked progress tests* N/A x1 test with 1 attempt
Marked mock tests* x3 tests with 1 attempt each** x1 test with 1 attempt

*Students studying face-to-face or web classes will have marked tests included in the price of the course. Self-Study and Self-Study Plus will have access to unmarked tests.

September

December

N/A Untimed tests with unlimited
attempts
x1 tests with unlimited attempts x1 tests with
unlimited
attempts
N/A x1 test with
1 attempt
x3 tests with 1 attempt each** x1 test with
1 attempt


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

What practice tests are Financial Reporting for Academies students entitled to?


Financial Reporting for Academies students (FRA)

Financial Reporting for Academies students (FRA) will find that they have access to 1 mock exam in Calibrand.

What practice tests are International Public Financial Management students entitled to?


IPFM students can access practice tests for LIVE exams on Calibrand. Each course comes with the following tests:

Mock tests – The mock test is a replica of the live exam. You have one attempt at this test.

Progress tests – Progress tests measure your knowledge against your taught sessions. You have one attempt at this test.

Syllabus tests – Syllabus tests are specific to the allocated syllabus area. You have unlimited attempts in which to complete these tests.

Booked exams also come with a specimen test:

Specimen tests – Specimen tests cover a sample of questions from each area of your module’s syllabi. You have unlimited attempts in which to complete these tests.

What practice tests are Professional Qualification students entitled to?


PQ students can access practice tests for LIVE exams on Calibrand. Each course comes with the following tests:

Mock tests – The mock test is a replica of the live exam. You have one attempt at this test.

Progress tests – Progress tests measure your knowledge against your taught sessions. You have one attempt at this test.

Syllabus tests – Syllabus tests are specific to the allocated syllabus area. You have unlimited attempts in which to complete these tests.

Booked exams also come with a specimen test:

Specimen tests – Specimen tests cover a sample of questions from each area of your module’s syllabi. You have unlimited attempts in which to complete these tests.