As we adopt more modern and digital methods of assessment, we’ll update this page with all the information and resources you’ll need
The launch of our new exam system will no longer take place in April 2024. We have taken the decision to delay the introduction of the new exam system until it is ready to support our exams and our candidates.
All exams will be delivered on our existing exam platform, in their current format, in April 2024, including CB1 and CB2 which were due to launch in their objective based assessment format.
We would like to thank everyone who tested our business finance and business economics objective based assessments (OBAs). Your feedback and exam results have been used to refine the design and assure the quality of this new form of assessment.
Due to the decision to delay the introduction of the new exam system, our April 2024 exams will remain in the current format and will be delivered on our current exam platform.
We are publishing a range of resources over the coming months to support you and enable you to familiarise yourself with the new exam system.
Familiarisation exams allow you to experience our new exam system before your exam. Familiarisation exams will give you an opportunity to navigate around the new exam system and to practice using the system tools and functionality.
We have published 3 familiarisation exams to support you:
To support you sitting this style of exam, we also have:
You will need equipment that meets the new exam system technical requirements.
Completing a technical readiness check will tell you whether your equipment and software meet the technical requirements of our new exam system.
To complete a technical readiness check, visit our new exam system technical requirements web page.
Thank you to all volunteers who helped test our new online exam system on 31 October and 2 November 2023. Testing ensures we are delivering the robust, forward-looking service that you have said is important to you. We will use these tests to identify any system issues and ensure we fix them before we launch the new exam system.
We have taken the decision to delay the introduction of the new exam system until it is ready to support our exams and our candidates.
Recent system testing identified concerns about the performance of some of the system integrity and security measures.
We will continue to develop the system until we are confident of delivering a high standard online exam experience, that maintains our exams’ integrity.
We will share further updates on our new online exam system launch in early 2024.
You can find answers to your questions about the new system on our FAQs page. We will regularly update the FAQs based on your feedback and inform you on key developments by email and your student and Associate newsletter. To find out more, read the exam developments FAQs.
Due to the decision to delay the introduction of the new exam system, our April 2024 CB1 and CB2 exams will be assessed in the current format.
To find out more about OBA style exams, you can explore our:
We will regularly update the FAQs based on your feedback and inform you of key developments by email and your student and Associate newsletter.