Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What are the entry requirements to start ACCA?

A. At least 3 GCSE’s and 2 A Levels are required to enroll in ACCA Knowledge Level. Check minimum entry requirements on ACCA website.

Candidate with a bachelor’s or a master’s degree may claim exceptions from ACCA exams. Visit ACCA’s exemption page For more details, please get in touch with Admissions department.

Q. What is the total time span required to complete the ACCA qualifications?

A. The qualification can be obtained between three to four years depending on exemptions in subjects. Applicants must take a module of Ethics and Professional Skills besides 13 modules of the ACCA program.

Q. What is the total number of subjects to be studied under ACCA?

A. The total number of subjects to be studied under ACCA is 13, which is divided under four levels.

  • 1. Knowledge Level
  • 2. Skills level
  • 3. Strategic Level
  • 4. Optional level

Each level has the following papers:

Knowledge level
F1 – Accountant in Business
F2 – Management Accounting
F3 – Financial Accounting

Skills Level
F4 – Corporate and Business Law
F5 – Performance Management
F6 – Taxation
F7 – Financial Reporting
F8 – Audit and Assurance
F9 – Financial Management

Strategic level
(SBR) Strategic Business Reporting
(SBL) Strategic Business Leader

Optional Level (Choose any two from four)
P4 – Advanced Financial Management
P5 – Advanced Performance Management
P6 – Advanced Taxation
P7 – Advanced Audit and Assurance

Q. What are Entry requirements for Foundation Diploma?

A. Entry requirement:
• No formal qualification is required as foundation level is open for all
• Age: 14 years & above
• Good English-speaking skills

The qualification can be completed within one year minimum. The foundation Diploma consists of seven computer-based assessment papers. Foundation Diploma is equivalent to intermediate in Pakistan (candidate must pass 3 additional papers from Board of Intermediate).
The applicants must appear in and pass the following papers to complete the Foundation in Accounting (FIA) program:
FA1 Recording Financial Transactions
MA1 Management Information
FA2 Maintaining Financial Records
MA2 Managing Costs and Finances
FAB Accountant in Business
FMA Management Accounting
FFA Financial Accounting
The completion of foundation level leads to ACCA program where the applicant is exempted from the Knowledge based level which is the first level of ACCA program.

For any further information please visit the ACCA website.