ACCA Exam Dates & Deadlines for 2021

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Planning and preparation are key when it comes to your ACCA exams. Therefore, it’s crucial that you know the exam timetable and important deadlines so you can work backwards. 

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March 2020 Exam Deadlines -

It is important to note that only the Applied Skills and Strategic Professional exams (limited variants) will be available during the March and September exam sessions.

All exam variants of these exams will be available during the June and December exam sessions, excluding Corporate and Business Law (LW) variants which are available to be taken as on-demand CBEs. Please visit ACCA CBE Information for more on what exams are available on-demand CBEs


ACCA March Exam Deadlines

Early exam entry opening date - 4th Aug 2020

Early exam entry deadline date - 16th Nov 2020

Standard exam entry deadline - 1st Feb 2021

Late exam entry deadline - 8th Feb 2021

ACCA March 2021 Exams Take Place: 1st - 5th 

Monday, March 1st

  • AA (Audit and Assurance)
  • AAA (Advanced Audit and Assurance)

Tuesday, March 2nd

  • TX-UK (Taxation)
  • ATX (Advanced Taxation)
  • SBL (Strategic Business Leader)

Wednesday, March 3rd

  • PM (Performance Management)
  • APM (Advanced Performance Management)

Thursday, March 4th

  • FR (Financial Reporting)
  • SBR (Strategic Business Reporting)

Friday, March 5th

  • FM (Financial Management)
  • AFM (Advanced Financial Management)
  • LW (Corporate and Business Law) 

Exam results

March 2021 exam results will be announced on April 12th 2021.

ACCA June Exam Deadlines

Early exam entry opening date - 10th Nov 2020

Early exam entry deadline date - 15th Feb 2021

Standard exam entry deadline - 26th April 2021

Late exam entry deadline - 3rd May 2021

ACCA June 2021 Exams Take Place: 7th - 11th 

Monday, June 7th

  • AA (Audit and Assurance)
  • AAA (Advanced Audit and Assurance)

Tuesday, June 8th

  • TX-UK (Taxation)
  • ATX (Advanced Taxation) HKG, UK, ZAF
  • SBL (Strategic Business Leader)

Wednesday, June 9th

  • PM (Performance Management)
  • APM (Advanced Performance Management)
  • ATX (Advanced Taxation) CYP, IRL, MLA, MYS, SGP

Thursday, June 10th

  • FR (Financial Reporting)
  • SBR (Strategic Business Reporting)

Friday, June 11th

  • FM (Financial Management)
  • AFM (Advanced Financial Management)
  • LW (Corporate and Business Law) 

Exam results

June 2021 exam results will be announced on July 19th 2021.

Bookmark these dates to to ensure you’re always prepared for your ACCA exams!

Due to ongoing uncertainty with COVID-19, please keep an eye on the ACCA Exam information  page for updates & changes regarding exam centres that may apply to you.


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