Key Dates and Deadlines

We run two exam sessions a year in May and November. You can see the key dates and deadlines for each of these sessions below.

Student Calendar

Download the CTA Student Calendar for 2019 here

November 2019 Exam Session

Student Registration

If you have not previously registered with the ATT or CIOT, then you would need to be registered as a student by Sunday 30 June 2019. If you have previously held a registration with the ATT or CIOT and have re-registered or transferred, the student registration deadline would not apply. 

Exam Entry

You can see the deadlines for exam entry below. 

Standard Exam Entry Opening Date
Monday 17 June 2019

Standard Exam Entry Closing Date
Tuesday 3 September 2019

Late Exam Entry Opening Date
Wednesday 4 September 2019

Late Exam Entry Closing Date
Monday 30 September 2019


All of our written exams are booked online through the link below. You can see the deadlines for exam entry below. 

Exam Focus and Skills Days

The Exam Focus and Skills Days will be taking place throughout September.

Amending your exam entry

You are able to cancel and defer your exam booking once submitted. The full policy can be seen through the button below.

Deferral
If you have entered during the normal exam entry period, you have until Saturday 14 September 2019 to request a deferral. 

If you have entered during the late exam entry period, you have until Monday 14 October 2019 to request a deferral.

Refund
You can request a refund of your exam entry up to fourteen days after your booking. A £15 administration fee will be charged per paper refunded.

Extra Time and Alternative Arrangements

You have until Monday 30 September 2019 to request extra time or alternative arrangements.

Candidate Information

Candidate information, confirming the address of your exam centre and your candidate number, will be emailed to you approximately two to three weeks before the exam dates.

For those taking Application and Professional Skills, the pre-seen information will be sent out on Wednesday 23 October 2019.

Exam Dates

The CTA examinations are held over two days.

Tuesday 5 November - AM

Exam

Time

Advanced Technical: Taxation of Owner-Managed Businesses

10:00 - 13:15
Advanced Technical: Domestic Indirect Taxation 10:00 - 13:15
Advanced Technical: Inheritance Tax, Trusts & Estates 10:00 - 13:15
Advanced Technical: Human Capital Taxes 10:00 - 13:15

Tuesday 5 November - PM

Exam

Time

Advanced Technical: Taxation of Individuals

14:30 - 17:45
Advanced Technical: Cross-Border Indirect Taxation 14:30 - 17:45
Advanced Technical: Taxation of Major Corporates 14:30 - 17:45

Wednesday 6 November - AM

Exam

Time

Application and Professional Skills

10:00 - 13:15

Wednesday 6 November - PM

Exam

Time

Awareness

14:30 - 17:30

Special Considerations

You can request special considerations for the May 2019 exams up to Wednesday 20 November 2019.  

Exam Results

The exam results will be made available on Wednesday 22 January 2020. The pass lists, showing those who were successful in the session, will be posted on the website on the same day.

Post Result Services

You can request a recheck of your script, if you meet the criteria, or a marks breakdown following the exam session. The deadine to request a recheck is Thursday 20 February 2020.

May 2020 Exam Session

Student Registration

If you have not previously registered with the ATT or CIOT, then you would need to be registered as a student by Tuesday 31 December 2019. If you have previously held a registration with the ATT or CIOT and have re-registered or transferred, the student registration deadline would not apply. 

Exam Entry

You can see the deadlines for exam entry below. 

Standard Exam Entry Opening Date
Thursday 19 December 2019

Standard Exam Entry Closing Date
Saturday 29 February 2020

Late Exam Entry Opening Date
Sunday 1 March 2020

Late Exam Entry Closing Date
Tuesday 31 March 2020


All of our written exams are booked online through the link below. You can see the deadlines for exam entry below. 

Exam Focus and Skills Days

The Exam Focus and Skills Days will be taking place throughout March.

Amending your exam entry

You are able to cancel and defer your exam booking once submitted. The full policy can be seen through the button below.

Deferral
If you have entered during the normal exam entry period, you have until Saturday 14 March 2020 to request a deferral. 

If you have entered during the late exam entry period, you have until Tuesday 14 April 2020 to request a deferral.

Refund
You can request a refund of your exam entry up to fourteen days after your booking. A £15 administration fee will be charged per paper refunded.

Extra Time and Alternative Arrangements

You have until Tuesday 31 March 2020 to request extra time or alternative arrangements.

Candidate Information

Candidate information, confirming the address of your exam centre and your candidate number, will be emailed to you approximately two to three weeks before the exam dates.

For those taking Application and Professional Skills, the pre-seen information will be sent out on Thursday 23 April 2020.

Exam Dates

The CTA examinations are held over two days.

Wednesday 6 May - AM

Exam

Time

Advanced Technical: Taxation of Owner-Managed Businesses

10:00 - 13:15
Advanced Technical: Domestic Indirect Taxation 10:00 - 13:15
Advanced Technical: Inheritance Tax, Trusts & Estates 10:00 - 13:15
Advanced Technical: Human Capital Taxes 10:00 - 13:15

Wednesday 6 May - PM

Exam

Time

Advanced Technical: Taxation of Individuals

14:30 - 17:45
Advanced Technical: Cross-Border Indirect Taxation 14:30 - 17:45
Advanced Technical: Taxation of Major Corporates 14:30 - 17:45

Thursday 7 May - AM

Exam

Time

Application and Professional Skills

10:00 - 13:15

Thursday 7 May - PM

Exam

Time

Awareness

14:30 - 17:30

Special Considerations

You can request special considerations for the May 2020 exams up to Thursday 21 May 2020.

Exam Results

The exam results will be made available on Wednesday 22 July 2020. The pass lists, showing those who were successful in the session, will be posted on the website on the same day.

Post Result Services

You can request a recheck of your script, if you meet the criteria, or a marks breakdown following the exam session. The deadine to request a recheck is Thursday 20 August 2020.