Enter for the CTA Examinations

The next session will be held on 7 and 8 November 2017. The deadline to enter is the last day of August.


Please note that if you sat in the May 2017 session, you will not be able to enter for the November session until the day after you receive your result (Thursday 20 July 2017).

The above link is also for ACA CTA Joint Programme students entering for the Taxation of Major Corporates, CTA and/or ADIT paper(s).

Tax Pathway students please enter here

You can only enter for the forthcoming exam session and must be a registered student.


£150 per CTA paper for the May and November 2017 examinations.

Exam Entry Deadlines

May: Last day of February.
If you are entering into your final written paper(s) then you will need to have completed both Computer Based Examinations by the last day of February for entry into the May session. This would not include the late entry period.

November: Last day of August.
If you are entering into your final written paper(s) then you will need to have completed both Computer Based Examinations by the last day of August for entry into the November session. This would not include the late entry period.

Credits: You must apply for any credits before the closing date for your final written paper(s).

Available Examination Centres

  • Belfast
  • Birmingham
  • Edinburgh
  • Exeter
  • Guernsey
  • Isle of Man
  • Jersey
  • Leeds
  • London
  • Manchester
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Newport
  • Reading
  • Southampton

If you wish to sit in the Scottish Islands please contact the Education Team as arrangements may be possible. Please note that arrangements cannot be made for you to sit the examination outside the UK.

The Institute does strive to provide the best possible exam conditions for its students. However, the Institute cannot take responsibility for circumstances or events outside its control which occur at exam venues during the period of the exams, for example external noise, climate conditions, industrial action affecting travel etc.


  Day 1 Day 2
Morning (10:00am - 1:15pm) Advisory:
Taxation of Owner Managed Businesses; OR
VAT on UK Domestic Transactions, IPT & SDLT; OR
Inheritance Tax, Trusts & Estates; OR
Human Capital Taxes
Application and Interaction
Afternoon (2.30pm - 5.45pm) Advisory:
Taxation of Individuals; OR
VAT on Cross-Border Transactions & Customs Duties; OR
Advanced Corporation Tax
Awareness (2:30pm - 5:30pm)


For more key dates and deadlines, click here.