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.

In this section

Student Calendar

Alongside the key dates and deadlines below, you can download a copy of our student calendar here.

See information on the May 2020 exam session

November 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 30 June 2020. 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 15 June 2020

Standard Exam Entry Closing Date
Monday 31 August 2020

Late Exam Entry Opening Date
Tuesday 1 September 2020

Late Exam Entry Closing Date
Monday 30 September 2020

All of our written exams are booked online through the link 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.

If you have entered during the normal exam entry period, you have until Monday 14 September 2020 to request a deferral. 

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

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 2020 to request extra time or alternative arrangements for your exams.

Candidate Information

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

For those taking the Application and Professional Skills paper, the pre-seen information will be available from Wednesday 21 October 2020.

Exam Dates

The CTA examinations are held over two days.

Tuesday 3 November - AM



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 3 November - PM



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 4 November - AM



Application and Professional Skills

10:00 - 13:15

Wednesday 4 November - PM




14:30 - 17:30

Special Consideration

You can request special consideration for the November 2020 exams up to Wednesday 18 November 2020.  

Exam Results

The exam results will be made available on Wednesday 20 January 2021. The pass lists, showing those who were successful in the session, will be posted on the website on the same day.

Post Exam Result Processes

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 18 February 2021.