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Foundations in Accountancy Diploma - Exam Format and Question Types Showcase

Showcase for OT and MTQ Question Types
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Transcript of Foundations in Accountancy Diploma - Exam Format and Question Types Showcase

Purpose of this Showcase...
To outline the exam format
Diploma in Accounting and Business
The Diploma in Accounting and Business
The Foundations in Accountancy Diploma in Accounting and Business consists of 3 exams:
To provide you with knowledge of:
Exam Format
Each Computer Based Exam (CBE):
is of 2 hours duration
Question Types
Multiple Response Matching
Multiple Response
Number Entry
Multiple Choice
Question Types
Question Types
Question Types
Question Types
Computer Based Exams (CBEs)

Exam Format and Question Types Showcase

What types of question are in the exams?
We hope that you found this information useful
Diploma In Accounting and Business

has a pass mark of 50%
is out of 100 marks
contains 2 sections:
Exams FAB, FMA and FFA
Objective Test questions (OTs)
Single short automatically marked questions
The types of question contained in the exams are:
FMA - Management Accounting
FAB - Accountant in Business
The Diploma in Accounting and Business exams contain 2 types of question:
Multiple Choice
Multiple Choice
Multiple Response
You are required to choose one answer from a list of options by clicking on the appropriate radio button
You are required to select more than one response from the options provided by clicking the appropriate tick boxes
You are required to select a response to a number of related statements by clicking on the radio button which corresponds to the appropriate response for each statement
You are required to key in a numerical response to the question
Multiple Response Matching
How to Answer?
How to Answer?
Number Entry
How to Answer?
Enter a numerical value in the answer box
The only permitted characters for numerical answers are:
No other characters, including commas, are accepted
You can change your answer by adding permitted characters and overtyping or deleting one or more highlighted characters
One minus symbol at the front of the figure if the answer is negative (for example: -10234.35)
One full stop as a decimal point if required
Numbers
zero marks if the question is unattempted
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How each question type is answered
How each question type is displayed
The types of question you will be presented with in the exam
FFA - Financial Accounting
Section A contains objective test questions (OTs)
Section B contains multi-task questions (MTQs)
Exam Format
FAB - Accountant In Business
Section A
Section B
Contains 46 OT questions (76 marks in total):
30 questions worth 2 marks
Contains 6 MTQs:
each question worth 4 marks (24 marks in total)
All questions within each section are compulsory.
Exam Format
FMA - Management Accounting
Section A
Section B
Contains 35 OT questions
Each question worth 2 marks (70 marks in total)
Contains 3 MTQs
Each question worth 10 marks (30 marks in total)
All questions within each section are compulsory.
Exam Format
FFA - Financial Accounting
Section A
Section B
Contains 35 OT questions
Each question worth 2 marks (70 marks in total)
Contains 2 MTQs
Each question worth 15 marks (30 marks in total)
All questions within each section are compulsory.
Multi Task questions (MTQs)
A series of tasks for the student to complete which relate to one or more scenarios
Gapfill
You are required to enter answers into blank answer areas
Hotspot
You are required to choose one or more answers by clicking on the appropriate hotspot area/areas on an image
OTs are within Section A of the exam
MTQs are within Section B of the exam
OT
MTQ
Question Types
How to Answer?
Gapfill (MTQ only)
Question Types
How to Answer?
Hotspot (MTQ only)
One answer is required
More than one answer is required
Select one or more hotspot areas from the hotspot choices provided
The number of hotspot areas you are required to select is stated in the question
This is the maximum number of hotspot areas you are permitted to select
The hotspot areas selected will be highlighted
You can deselect a chosen hotspot at any time to clear it
If you have selected the maximum number of hotspots, you can deselect a chosen hotspot to select an alternative answer
You must select the number of hotspots stated in the question in order for the question to be marked
Click on a hotspot area to select an answer from the hotspot choices provided
full marks if the correct hotspot area is selected
You can only select one hotspot area
The selected hotspot area will be highlighted
If you want to choose a different answer click on an alternative hotspot area
In Section A - OT
In Section B - MTQ
Click on a radio button to select an answer for each row
Only one answer can be selected per row
If you want to choose a different answer for a row click on an alternative radio button
You will be awarded marks for the correct answers you have chosen even if you have only partially attempted the question
full marks if all of the correct hotspot areas are selected
zero marks if all of the selected hotspot areas are incorrect
marks for each row correctly answered
zero marks if the question is not answered
You will be awarded:
Click on a radio button to select an answer from the choices provided
You can only select one answer from the choices provided
If you want to change your answer, click on your new choice and the original choice will be removed automatically
You will be awarded:
zero marks if an incorrect answer is selected
full marks if the correct answer is selected
zero marks if the question is not answered
You will be awarded:
full marks if the correct answer is entered
zero marks if the incorrect answer is entered
You will be awarded
zero marks if the incorrect hotspot area is selected
You will be awarded
Click on a radio button to select an answer for each row
Only one answer can be selected per row
If you want to choose a different answer for a row click on an alternative radio button
You must choose an answer for each row in order for the question to be marked
zero marks if the question is unattempted
You will be awarded:
full marks if the correct answer is selected for each row
zero marks if you do not select an answer for every row
Enter an answer into each of the blank answer areas
The blank answer areas can be:
Gapfill can appear in Section B as the only part in a question or be included within a multi part MTQ
Drop Down List
Number Entry
Enter a numerical answer within the available space
Select one answer from a list of choices within a drop down list
zero marks if the incorrect answer is selected/entered
You will be awarded for each gap as follows:
zero marks if the gap is unattempted
full marks for the gap if the correct answer is selected/entered
Foundations in Accountancy

Foundations in Professionalism
Foundations in Accountancy Diploma Candidates must also complete the Foundations in Professionalism (FiP) before they can receive any award
16 questions worth 1 mark
Exam Structure
full marks if the correct answer is selected for each row
marks for each correct hotspot area selected if the required number of hotspots are selected but not all are correct
In Section B - MTQ
How to Answer?
In Section A - OT
Select one or more answers from the choices provided
The number of answers you are required to select is stated in the question. This is the maximum number you are permitted to select.
You can deselect a chosen answer at any time to clear it.
You must select the required number of answers stated in the question in order for the question to be marked
You will be awarded
If you have chosen the required number of answers and deselect an answer this will allow you to select another answer
zero marks if the question is unattempted
zero marks if any incorrect answers are selected
full marks if the required number of answers are selected and all are correct
zero marks if the required number of answers are not selected
Answer question as per Section A
You will be awarded
zero marks if the question is unattempted
marks for each correct answer selected if the required number of answers have been selected but not all answers are correct
full marks if the required number of answers are selected and all are correct
Question marking within Section B includes partial marking
zero marks if the required number of answers are not selected
zero marks if any of the selected answers are incorrect
zero marks if the part is not answered
MTQ Layout
An MTQ may contain:
A single part
Multiple parts containing any of the following:
Gapfill only
Multiple Choice
Multiple Response
Multiple Response Matching
Number Entry
Gapfill
Hotspot
zero marks if the part is not answered
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