Seeded questions to be scrapped

Unmarked seeded content will no longer be included in the Applied Skills session CBE exams, the ACCA has announced.

It says as part of its ongoing exam development the unseeded questions have been taken out of the June 2019 exams.

ACCA explained: “We’re integrating additional quality assurance production processes and systems for these exams, which means we’ll be able to continue to offer the same level of exam scheduling flexibility, fairness and results reliability, all without the need to include unmarked seeded questions.”

That means, as of June 2019, the exam duration for Applied Skills session CBEs will change from three hours 20 minutes (plus 10 minutes instruction time) to three hours (plus 10 minutes instruction time).

ACCA went on to say that not only does this make the exam duration more efficient, it also gives students comfort that all their work will contribute to their final mark.