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Corporate Reporting

The Corporate Reporting exam will enable you to apply technical knowledge, analytical techniques, and professional skills to resolve compliance and business issues that arise in the context of the preparation and evaluation of corporate reports and from providing audit services. The exam is 3.5 hours long with a pass mark of 50%. It contains three questions and is available to sit in July and November. The exam is open book and will permit you to take any written or printed material into the exam.

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Exam guidance

We are here to support you throughout your ACA journey to ensure you have everything you need for your upcoming exam, from exam resources to free and confidential wellbeing support from CABA. Ensure you are fully prepared by reading our exam guidance prior to your exam.

Advance information

The advance information for the Corporate Reporting exam will be available eight weeks prior to the exam. The advance information comprises a document and an 11 month data set. You will be able to access the advance information on this page. To confirm the dates when the advance information will be available please visit ACA dates and deadlines. 

We have developed an advance information walkthrough guide to help you prepare for the introduction of advance information.

Please note only students registered for the relevant exam will be able to access the advance information 11 month data set.

You can also add the advanced information to your ICAEW Bookshelf by visiting the ebookshop and selecting the relevant edition. The digital version will not be added automatically, you must visit the ebookshop for it to be available on your bookshelf.

Get the Advance Information on your ICAEW Bookshelf

The link to the 11 month dataset for the advance information is within the advance information document.

Exam preparation


The syllabus presents the learning outcomes for each exam and should be read with the relevant technical knowledge grids and, where applicable, the skills development grids.

Data analytics software

If you are sitting the Corporate Reporting exam, we have a range of resources to support you with the data analytics software within the exam. Visit icaew.com/corporatereportingDAS for all the resources, including guidance from the examiners on using the software within your exam.

Practice software

It's important that you get to know the exam software and its various functions before you take an exam. To help, we have created an online only practice exam software.

Visit icaew.com/examsoftware to access the question banks and mocks in the practice exam software.

Corporate Reporting Question Bank Supplement

Corporate Reporting is based on IFRS Accounting Standards, and so we have produced this supplement to support transition from UK GAAP.

Exams and marks plans

Use past exams in addition to the blank practice software where you can practise answering questions. The marks plans will help you check your answers.

Some past exams are used within our learning materials, they are updated to be in line with the examinable syllabus. The majority will appear in the published question banks, and some may be used in mock exams.

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