For non-multiple choice examinations, examination question
papers and test specifications are uploaded below at the time of
results release and remain until they are replaced after a further
two (or in the case of CF5, three) sittings.
On this page:
Certificate in Financial Planning
Diploma in Financial Planning
Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning
Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning
Diploma in Insurance
Advanced Diploma in Insurance
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why are only papers from the last two or three
A: For non-multiple choice examinations, all
examination papers and test specifications are made available after
each public examination sitting and remain until they are
replaced after a further two (or in the case of CF5, three)
sittings. This allows candidates who have taken an exam to
match the feedback they receive to questions in the paper and to
match those questions to the syllabus. This, in turn, allows
candidates to focus their studies for future examinations. In
addition, new candidates can gain a free example of the exam format
and recent exam questions.
The examination guides from the two most recent sittings are
available to purchase on the website. Examination guides include
examiners comments and key points for inclusion in your answers.
The content of the latest Examination guide is also included FREE
within the Revision Mate online study tool, provided with a study
text purchase. In addition older versions of Examination guides are
available for free to members on the Knowledge Services
Q: Why does CF5 have three papers available while other
units have two?
A: CF5 has more frequent sittings than other
Q: What is the test specification?
A: The test specification details the areas of
the syllabus that are tested by each question in the
Q: Why do some units have only one paper up while others
have 2 or 3?
A: Papers have been uploaded from April 2009
and will remain in accordance with the archive policy.
Q: Why do only some of the papers have matching test
A: The test specifications are being phased in,
starting with the Diploma in Financial Planning units from the July
2009 sitting. From the October 2009 session all the papers, for all
units other than Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning units, will
be uploaded with a corresponding test specification.