computer based exams versus paper based

sharonjsharonj Well-KnownRegistered Posts: 166
Hi

Has anyone had any experience of taking computer based exams instead of the paper based ones that are taken twice a year?

Im due to take the FRA and ECR in December but am wondering whether to take the computer based ones instead. I understand that you get a provisional pass/fail at the time of taking them so you have an idea how you've done and you only have to wait a week for the results instead of 8-10 weeks. My only worry is that if part of my revision involves using the previous exam papers to practice the exam, how would I revise for the computer based exam if I am only using paper based previous exams to practice.

Any advice or comments would be greatly appreciated, confused from Bexley.
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  • heartsandstarsheartsandstars Feels At Home Registered Posts: 76
    http://www.aat.org.uk/content/item18267/

    Hi, There should be some practice CBE's at this link.
  • sharonjsharonj Well-Known Registered Posts: 166
    http://www.aat.org.uk/content/item18267/

    Hi, There should be some practice CBE's at this link.
    Great, thanks
  • taskeytaskey Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,800
    dont know if i like that, as i like to scribble down. i think it will be better as you wont have to wait for results, as you get a provisional result that day

    Tracy
  • mark130273mark130273 Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 4,234
    i know ive heard that they are bringing this into effect. wish they had that when started because i reckon i could of taken the exams earlier and done the whole thing in 2 years !!
  • sharonjsharonj Well-Known Registered Posts: 166
    I just tried it out on the link given, doing the IAC that I've just taken this June. I actually found it easier than I thought. I wonder if they give you scrap paper as I think I would need it, especially for correction of entries. If they give you that I think I will go for the computer based exam next time.
  • CJCCJC Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,657
    OK, so I'm really sad but I think I might actually do one of these when I've got an hour or so spare.
  • mark130273mark130273 Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 4,234
    and how do you reckon you would do then CJC?
  • heartsandstarsheartsandstars Feels At Home Registered Posts: 76
    I think in the blurb on the page it says that you can use rough paper for any workings on the exams.
  • katsutlieffkatsutlieff Trusted Regular Registered Posts: 459
    Well I'm not doing too well I can't even get off the first page :blushing: how do I open it
  • CJCCJC Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,657
    I think anything more than PLB and I'd be struggling, I don't do much accountancy these days apart from the bits and pieces I use in running my business.
  • CJCCJC Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,657
    Well I'm not doing too well I can't even get off the first page :blushing: how do I open it
    I had that problem, it didn't fit on my laptop screen properly hiding the navigation buttons down at the bottom. Try running your browser in full screen mode.
  • mark130273mark130273 Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 4,234
    CJC wrote: »
    I think anything more than PLB and I'd be struggling, I don't do much accountancy these days apart from the bits and pieces I use in running my business.[/QUOTE

    and i hope its not that easy and multi choise answers ?
  • sharonjsharonj Well-Known Registered Posts: 166
    mark130273 wrote: »
    CJC wrote: »
    I think anything more than PLB and I'd be struggling, I don't do much accountancy these days apart from the bits and pieces I use in running my business.[/QUOTE

    and i hope its not that easy and multi choise answers ?
    it's literally exactly the same as the paper based one. I did the whole exam in about 1 hr 15 mins, I found it quite quick and easy to use and at the end it said I had passed. Woo hoo!
  • katsutlieffkatsutlieff Trusted Regular Registered Posts: 459
    Thanks CJC, had to move from the desktop to the laptop as destktop wouldn't let me reduce the window. Off to attempt FRA
  • mark130273mark130273 Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 4,234
    sharonj wrote: »
    mark130273 wrote: »
    it's literally exactly the same as the paper based one. I did the whole exam in about 1 hr 15 mins, I found it quite quick and easy to use and at the end it said I had passed. Woo hoo!

    well sounds like its a lot easier than drawing up the "t" accounts and mapping the p&l and bs ?
  • Sonny_LSonny_L Well-Known Registered Posts: 201
    Do you start talking to yourself once you spend a certain amount of time on here?

    What's after Seasoned Pro? At 3000? "Hairy Palm"?
  • A-VicA-Vic Expertise Guaranteed Registered Posts: 6,970
    Sonny_L wrote: »
    Do you start talking to yourself once you spend a certain amount of time on here?

    What's after Seasoned Pro? At 3000? "Hairy Palm"?

    lol "old tart" in his case :lol:
  • mark130273mark130273 Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 4,234
    dont know........but im sure me and a-vic will find out sometime ?
  • A-VicA-Vic Expertise Guaranteed Registered Posts: 6,970
    mark130273 wrote: »
    dont know........but im sure me and a-vic will find out sometime ?

    Well mark am off friday till 8th september so you get till then to catch up :001_smile:
  • mark130273mark130273 Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 4,234
    :001_tt2:would i really wanna catch up with such a brilliant thread posting spambot like you ?:tongue_smilie::laugh::thumbup1::thumbup:
  • flowerflower Well-Known Registered Posts: 160
    Does anyone know if you have to get 100% on CBE. How do they set pass mark if you are told result straight away. I have had a look and some of it seems easier than the paper version on first impressions.
  • mark130273mark130273 Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 4,234
    i shouldnt think the pass rate is going to be much different from the papers because if it was a lot higher then surely moer people wouold just take the paper exams...
  • flowerflower Well-Known Registered Posts: 160
    I have opened your link to access the practice CBEs but where on the actual site do you find the info on them.
  • mark130273mark130273 Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 4,234
    well i dont think you should be able to take as many as you want....every 15minutes.....im sure even if you didnt know much at all that eventually you would pass by pure guess work?
  • AK002AK002 Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 2,492
    Agree mark!
  • mark130273mark130273 Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 4,234
    AK002 wrote: »
    Agree mark!

    is that how your got though ???:001_tt2:
  • AK002AK002 Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 2,492
    LOL no.
  • mark130273mark130273 Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 4,234
    AK002 wrote: »
    LOL no.

    oh so you managed to actually learn your subject then !!!!:glare:
  • AK002AK002 Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 2,492
    Yup!

    I've forgotten it all now tho!
  • mark130273mark130273 Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 4,234
    AK002 wrote: »
    Yup!

    I've forgotten it all now tho!

    well thats life all over ........get though and forget !!!!
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