Enter for the CTA Examinations

CTA students enter here.

Tax Pathway students enter here.

Please note that if you sat in the May session, you will not be able to enter for the November session until the day after you receive your result (Wednesday 18 July 2018).

The last day to enter is 31 August 2018.

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


£155 per CTA paper for the May and November 2018 examinations.

Council may, at its absolute discretion, accept an application for late examination entry (for one month only after the closing date - see deadlines below) on payment of an additional fee, currently £100.

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
Taxation of Major Corporates
Awareness (2:30pm - 5:30pm)


For more key dates and deadlines, click here.