Exams and e-Assessment
All you need to know about studying, enrolling for and sitting your online exams. Please read each section carefully and download documentation relevant to you.
If you require more information or have a query, please contact our Assessment team:
October 2021 timetable
|Financial Accounting||19 October||9.30am - 2pm|
|Business Management||21 October||9.30am - 12.30pm|
|Taxation (ROI)||26 October||9.30am - 2pm|
|Business Law (ROI)||28 October||9.30am - 12.30pm|
|Advanced Financial Accounting||18 October||9.30am - 2pm|
|Advanced Taxation (ROI)||20 October||9.30am - 2pm|
|Management Accounting||27 October||9.30am - 2pm|
|Integrated Accounting Systems (ROI)||29 October||9.30am - 2pm|
A PDF of the October 2021 exam timetable can be viewed here.
The Accounting Technicians Ireland exams take place online via an e-assessment platform. Students are required to type their answers and will need a computer with a keyboard, camera, microphone and internet connection to sit exams.
For October 2021 exam candidates, please familiarise yourself with the following documents:
Exam sample papers
Exam rules and regulations
Please make sure to read our Rules and Regulations carefully in advance of sitting your exams.
- Equal Opportunities Policy
- Maladministration and Malpractice Policy
Exam results and verification
Exam results are published on your TouchPoint portal following ratification of results and awards by the relevant meeting of the ATI Assessment Board. Please note that the results of the August 2021 exams will be available in mid-September. Following the publication of results on your TouchPoint portal, a copy of your results will be provided to the college you are attending.
Candidates can apply for a verification of examination scripts in any module. This is a clerical check of an examination to confirm that all questions and marks have been correctly totalled and recorded.
If you wish to apply for a verification, please complete the form below and read the instructions carefully. The completed form must be completed and emailed to email@example.com within 5 working days of the publication of the exam results in TouchPoint. Please be advised that there is a €50 fee for this.
If you are unsatisfied with the outcome of a verification, you may request a Full Review within 5 working days of receiving the outcome of the verification. Please be advised that there is a €100 fee for this. Please read Section 8 of our Rules and Regulations for more information.
Tax reference material
Please find your tax reference material. This will be provided to you within the e-Assessment platform. You are permitted to print your own copy for use in advance of sitting your exam.
For Year 2 students sitting Integrated Accounting Systems in August, the IAS datasets will be available to download in ‘My Learning Resources’ in your TouchPoint account. You will be notified as to when the datasets will be available. Please ensure to select the dataset relevant to your exam. Instructions on how to download the dataset and save it to your desktop are outlined below.
Re-sits for exam candidates
If you are a September intake student and are required to re-sit an exam from the June session, you can take the exam in August. Following this, the next opportunity to sit your exams will be June 2022. August exam bookings are now closed.
If you are a January intake student and are required to re-sit an exam from the August session, you can take the exam in October. Following this, the next opportunity to sit your exams will be August 2022. The closing date for booking October exams is the 1st of October.
If you did not book your exams during registration, you can book your exams via your TouchPoint portal. The exam fee is €75 / £65 per exam.
Reasonable accommodation is available for students sitting their examinations. To apply for a reasonable accommodation, please complete the application form below.
The date to apply for reasonable accommodation for the June exams has now passed. To apply for reasonable accommodation for the August exams, please complete the application and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Reasonable accommodation application form
- Reasonable accommodation consent form
Application for extenuating circumstances
Candidates may make representations regarding extenuating circumstances affecting their performance e.g. medical condition, or other personal circumstances. Please ensure to notify us within 5 working days of the exam taking place by emailing email@example.com
If you are absent from an exam due to an extenuating circumstance, you will be allowed to re-sit the exam at the next session at no charge. Please note that we require supporting documentation for all applications and that requests for reasonable accommodation are treated in strict confidence
You may request a transcript of your results at any stage by completing the request form below and emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Transcripts are often requested as official documentation if you wish to gain exemptions for further studies.
Please note, the administrative fee for a transcript is €7/£6 for one year and €14/£12 for two years and there is a two-week waiting period for transcript requests to be processed. The transcript will state: the year you sat your exams; the modules you sat; your award
Find out more about our exams
When do exams take place?
There are two examination cycles which are the culmination of our September and January intake academic years.
For students starting classes in September, exams take place the following June with re-sits available in August. For January intake students, your first exam session is the following August, with re-sits available in October.
What is the exam format?
All our exams take place online via an e-assessment platform. Students are required to type their exam answers and a computer with a keypad, microphone, camera and internet connection is needed.
How can I book my exams?
If you did not book your exams at registration, you can book your exams in the online shop in your TouchPoint portal. There is a fee of €75 / £65 per exam. Please ensure to check the booking deadline for each exam session in advance.
How can I prepare for my exams?
You can complete a range of short multiple-choice questions and full exam-style questions on MyRevision which is accessed via your TouchPoint. You will also be able to work through past exam papers and sample papers here.