F8 ACCA Exam Tips June 2016 by BPP
12 multiple choice questions of which eight are worth 2 marks each and four are worth 1 mark each. The MCQs will largely be knowledge based and will balance out the questions in Section B to make sure that all aspects of the syllabus are examined.
Q1 – Q4: Four 10 mark questions. These will test single topic areas of the syllabus and so will either test syllabus area A, B, C, D or E. The questions will be broken down into sub requirements and may also be based on a short scenario.
Areas expected to be tested in questions 1 to 4 include ethical threats and safeguards, corporate governance and internal audit, audit planning, materiality, audit procedures (especially substantive procedures), audit finalisation and audit reports.
Q5 & Q6: Two 20 mark questions which will be broken down into sub requirements and be scenario based. The majority of marks in each question will test syllabus areas B, C and/or D.
Areas expected to be tested in questions 5 and 6 include audit risk, internal control and audit procedures (both substantive procedures and tests of controls).
F8 has the following syllabus areas:
A Audit framework and regulation
B Planning and risk assessment
C Internal control
D Audit evidence
E Review and reporting