Online exams (2022)

The exams in 2022 will be held in the same way as they were in 2021. You will use a purpose-built exam application, Exam4, on your laptop or desktop computer.

You can sit the exams at a location of your choice, such as your home or office, but you must sit alone. The Online exams will again be Open book, this means you may refer to any books, study manuals, pre-prepared notes and online resources during the exams.  

Even if you have sat using Exam4 before, you must watch the updated videos and read the guidance.  There will be some changes to Exam4 that you need to be aware of.

ATT Exams in 2023

These will remain open book and sat in candidates’ appropriate choice of location, remotely monitored via candidate’s webcams.

How will I get the link to download Exam4?

The link to download Exam4 will be emailed to candidates around four weeks before the first exam.  Make sure to regularly check the ATT Exam Noticeboard for more information regarding the exams.

You have to download Exam4 ahead of each exam session.  Exam4 has a specific version for each set of exams in May and November each year.  Even if you sat exams in 2021 and/or May 2022, you will need to download the new version for the November 2022 exams.  Note - every session there may be changes to Exam4, so you must watch the guidance videos ahead of every exam.

Equip yourself with all the information you need to confidently sit your exam by reviewing all the information below, including watching the guidance videos.  


Online Exam Regulations

You must read, and comply with, the Online Exam Regulations:

Online Exam Regulations


Exam4 IT Specification

You must have a device that is suitable to use Exam4 - review the Exam4 IT specification below and practice well in advance of your exam day, using the exact set up and same device that you will be using on the day of your real exam.  

Exam4 IT specification


How to use Exam4 - Guidance Videos

You must watch all the guidance videos before the day of your exam. 

Click below to watch the videos and read the associated guidance on using Exam4.  

Using Exam4 - Guidance videos


Exam Day Guide

Click below to access the Exam Day guide.

Exam Day Guide


What else should I look at to familiarise myself with Exam4?

You must download, install and practice the full end-to-end process using Exam4 before your exam day to ensure you are familiar with how the app works.  You must practice using the same device as you will use on the day of your exam.

See the guidance below to support you during the Online exams:

You should also review the Online Exam FAQs.  Click below:

Online Exam FAQs


Common errors candidates make when sitting the Online Exams

The key to sitting your Online Exam successfully is having practiced multiple times using Exam4 before the day of your real exam.  You will be able to practice the end-to-end process by using the "ATT Viewable Question" from the Course list in Exam4.  You can use this as many times as you wish to practice typing, using Tables, submitting a dummy exam and so forth.  

We have outlined some of the common mistakes candidates make in the Online Exam FAQs.


About Exam4 

Exam4 is used by a number of leading universities and institutions across Europe and North America.

Used by thousands of students since we introduced it for the ADIT qualification in 2014, it has a proven track record for reliability and student satisfaction: ADIT and ACA CTA Joint Programme students who have used it say their experience has been very positive. 


More information for the 2022 Online Exams

Please note that the exams will be:

  • Open book - this means you may refer to any books, study manuals, pre-prepared notes and online resources during the exams.  
  • 3 hours and 30 minutes in length, which is consistent with the exam time that was granted for the 2021 exams
  • Monitored via the candidate's webcam