Before we start to understand the time duration it takes to complete an ACCA qualification, let us try to examine its structure in detail.
ACCA Structure and Plan: To Become ACCA you must
- Pass exams in 13 ACCA papers in 3 levels
- Complete an Ethics module, and,
- Gain 3 years of relevant work experience. (before, during, or after participation the ACCA Course)
Thus, if you register after 12th standard you will have to appear for only 13 papers in 3 years along with B Com. Most of the content of ACCA papers (9 out of 13 papers) are usually covered in your B. Com syllabus, making it easy to clear your ACCA. Following is the syllabus:
|Fundamental Level||Professional Level|
|A. Knowledge Module||A. Essentials|
|1. Accountant in Business||1. Strategic Business Leader|
|2. Management Accounting||2. Strategic Business Reporting|
|3. Financial Accounting|
|B. Skills Module||B. Optional (any 2 / 4)|
|4. Corporate & Business Law||4. Advanced Financial Management|
|5. Performance Management||5. Advanced Performance Management|
|6. Taxation||6. Advanced Taxation|
|7. Financial Reporting||7. Advanced Audit & Assurance|
|8. Audit & Assurance|
|9. Financial Management|
ACCA Exam Flexibility:
- The first 4 papers AB, MA, FA, LW are computer-based objective exams, on-demand and can be taken throughout the year.
- From the fifth paper onwards, there are 4 exam windows each year in March, June, September, and December. Exams consist of a mixture of multiple-choice objective and subjective questions.