Eligibility & Exemptions

The ACCA qualification is open to everyone, although your starting point will be different depending on your previous qualifications.


Professional Examination Route (PER)

For entry to ACCA’s professional qualificationyou should be at least 18 years of age and have qualified Senior School Certificate 10 + 2 (Pass in 5 subjects including English and Mathematics / Accounts, with 65% marks in English and Accounts or Math and minimum 50% in the others)

Mature Student Entry Route (MSER)

Above age 21, no academic qualifications required. Must pass teh equivalent of Papers F2, Management Accounting and F3. Financial Accounting within two years before further progression to the ACCA exams is permitted.

Graduate Entry Route

Relevant degree holders may be exempted up to all nine papers within the Fundamentals leveland register directly at the Professional level. Other degrees with some relevance may also qualify for exemptions

Access to ACCA via CAT qualification

No Academic qualifications required.


  • Up to nine exemptions are available from the fundamentals level of the ACCA Qualification.
  • No exemptions are available from the Professional level.

The number of exemptions you can claim will depend on how closely your previous qualification match the content of ACCA syllabus. For Example, if you have completed a relevant degree from an ACCA? accredited university, you may be eligible to claim exemption from up to all nine exams within the Fundamentals level.