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Business Planning: Banking

The Business Planning: Banking exam covers financial and regulatory reporting for banks, combined with the risks and approaches to audit and assurance services to those banks. It is examined via a 2.5 exam, with a pass mark of 55%. The exam is available in June, September and December and you have a maximum of four attempts at this 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.

Exam preparation

Syllabus

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.

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.

Plan your study

Use the planner to plan ahead and keep organised throughout the year. Schedule in all the key dates and deadlines for your exams and record the days you plan to study.

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