CAT: Dec 2007 Exam Tips (BPP)

CAT Exam Tips
December 2007

Paper 1 Exam Tips

Because the exam is entirely multiple choice it is easier for the examiner to cover the whole syllabus of 1 in any one sitting. The following topics are however key topics and we would expect them to appear somewhere on the paper.

  • Understanding and accounting for various business transactions, eg sales, purchases, expenses, trade and settlement discounts
  • Transaction documentation: invoices, credit notes, statements etc
  • Basic VAT
  • Cash handling (eg petty cash, recording in the cash book)
  • Posting to the general ledger (debits and credits)
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Sales/purchase ledger reconciliations
  • Capital v revenue expenditure

Paper 2 Exam Tips

The ACCA don’t issue complete past exams so it is difficult to try to predict what will come up. The exam is entirely multiple choice it is easier for the examiner to cover the whole syllabus of 1 in any one sitting. This means that you will need to cover the whole syllabus and make sure that you have a good breadth of knowledge, covering the main areas i.e.

  • Using computer systems safely and effectively
  • Security, confidentiality and legal issues
  • Management information
  • Income and expenditure and comparisons
  • Decision making

Paper 3 Exam Tips

  • Sales ledger reconciliation/suspense accounts
  • Accounting standards and principles
  • Sole trader accounts
  • Trial balance adjustments/errors in accounts

Paper 4 Exam Tips

  • Cost classification and behaviour/nature and purpose of management information
  • Elements of cost with marginal/absorption costing
  • Process/job costing
  • Decision making

Paper 5 Exam Tips

  • Business and accounting environment
  • Internal controls and MIS
  • Motivation, leadership/teams
  • Personal planning and communication
  • Health and Safety at work, and security

Paper 6 Exam Tips

  • Preparation of financial statements for a limited company/non-current assets
  • Conceptual and regulatory framework/notes to the accounts
  • Consolidated balance sheet/ratios
  • Cash flow statement

Paper 7 Exam Tips

  • Principles of cost accounting/collecting and analysing cost information
  • Variance analysis
  • Forecasting/time series
  • Decision making scenario/cost management/performance indicators

Paper 8 Exam Tips

  • Regulatory framework/third parties
  • Audit of balance sheet items/testing
  • Accounting systems/control cycles
  • Audit completion – analytical review/report qualifications

Paper 9 Exam Tips

  • Income tax computation, investment & income tax payments for self-employed
  • Income from employment, NICs
  • Corporation Tax calculation of losses and CGT shares computation, with reliefs/CT administration
  • VAT administration and registration, tax points

Paper 10 Exam Tips

  • Capital investment appraisal techniques – discounting and non-discounting
  • Debtors management – credit information and terms
  • Cash and liquidity budgeting/management, cash cycle
  • Sources of finance, short to long term/capital markets/gearing and EPS

67 Responses to “CAT: Dec 2007 Exam Tips (BPP)”

  1. hassaan mirza Says:

    thanks πŸ™‚

  2. rattle snake Says:

    can you please post the FTC exam tips of CAT too, waiting desperatly. thanks !

  3. drew Says:

    can you send tips for CAT paper6 to paper9.can i trust you

  4. faiza Says:

    Please I need from u to send to me tips for P5

  5. jo25 Says:

    what are the question that i need to focus for T9 malaysia

  6. Edgar Says:


  7. sue Says:

    May you please post CAT:Dec exam tips for FTC in paper 4,5, and 6.Waiting desparately!

  8. BILAL Says:

    thanks man ! but dude can u also mail me ftc tips for cat t5 t6 and t7…

  9. jocelene Says:

    can u send to me more detail information the paper 5 & 9 for me….. please… help…

  10. raingirl Says:

    can u send me more information about the paper 7,9,and 10 ……urgent …thx

  11. Ay_26 Says:

    May you send more information about Paper 1 and Paper 3?
    Thanks! πŸ™‚

  12. juanita Says:

    Pls post the ftc tips for cat papers 7&9.Thanks for the bpp tips.Looking forward to your mail.

  13. Noh Says:

    May you pls help with t1 & t2 previous year question papers apart from 2004. PLS!!! PLS!!!!

  14. Kumutha.k Says:

    thank u for the tips….can i knw weather these tips can be follow by every CAT student in every country? plz email me the answer…thank you….


    hi…… friends here bpp has given you a complete package to secure your future in terms of not to fail in any of ACCA papers becauz………a complete guideline is here

  16. schaheed Says:

    thank you..

  17. hassaan mirza Says:

    paper 6 turned out to be very correct, but these ‘tips’ made only 1 topic in p7

  18. Umar Riaz Says:

    p5 guess was 80% accurate…. well done guys do send me some more guess for june 08 sittings…

  19. ali Says:

    i need exam tips for T6 to T10(CAT paper based exams) sitting the exam on june 2008.need help desperatley..waiing for ur reply

  20. u1m2 Says:

    where are cat tips for june 2008

  21. farhat Says:

    i need exam tips for june 2008-P3 …plz update your web site

  22. desperatestudent Says:

    Plz i need tips for cat paper 9 (uk)

    Desperate need help

  23. aliex Says:

    plzzzzzzzzzzzzz give exxam tip for t5 june 2008

  24. Pachalo Mhango Says:

    I need june 2008 cat exam tips

  25. REWATHI Says:

    i need june 2008 cat exam tipz

  26. Shabbir Says:

    i need june 2008 cat exam tipz plz hurry……

  27. khawar Says:

    please send me a exams tip june 2008 t9 t10 t7
    thank u

  28. maz Says:

    hi is it possible to send me tios for cat5 2008 and i was wondering if you know what is most likely to come up.thanks mate

  29. Sajjad Says:

    man it will seem quite strange but i think u can help me where to study ACCA and specially tell me about studying in India

  30. Harry Says:

    thanx πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  31. waleed amjad Says:

    plz send me MCQS for P1, p2 ,P3 ,P4

  32. SIKANDER ALI Says:

    Would you please send me MCQS of (T1andT2) of past papers.

  33. mareea Says:

    can u plzzzzzzzzzz mail me cat exam tips on my yahoo adress. both t7 and t10 of bpp and ftc

    i will be greatful to u!

  34. kelly kong Says:

    i also wan cat t5 2008 dec de exam tips oh..pls send to me..10s..urgent..whatever bpp or ftc..

  35. raj Says:

    can u send me the tips of paper 1to 3 plz thanx

  36. raj Says:

    and paper 4 plz

  37. suzan Says:

    i want plz cat paper4 exam

  38. mukhtar Says:

    plz send me cat paper 1 to 4 examination mcqs by mail

  39. lucky Says:

    please send me revision questions for AAT diploma pathway, unit 15.


  40. alice Says:

    pls sent me information about t1 & t2 pls!!! thanks πŸ˜€

  41. Ali Iqbal Says:

    please i need easy written notes for purchase and sales cycle in T5.waiting desparately for ur reply.

  42. jane Says:

    plzzz sent me all details about cat

  43. jane Says:

    please sent me all details about cat

  44. amber Says:

    i need the mcq’s of T1 and T2

  45. sema wilberforce Says:

    i want to knw more about t1,t2,t3and t4

  46. chitalu Says:

    If you could please send me paper 4 exam past paper with answers via my email. I would appreciate
    thank you

  47. sajan khadka Says:

    can u please provide me the files of t5 subjects in the pdf format or other formats so that i can download it and read it freely.

  48. Fatmata B. Lansana Says:

    Can you please send me past papers for Dec. 08 & June 09 for T1 so that i can study

  49. ieda Says:

    could u send me past year paper for des 2008 for T1,T2,T3 N T4…. please…. i need urgent….TQ

  50. suja Says:

    i want some information of CAT paper(t1 & t2)…SUJA

  51. rocky Says:

    can i please get cat pass papers for t1-t2 form 2004 to 2009 please what ever you have please send it to my email address

  52. Fahad masood Says:

    i want some information of CAT paper t1 and t2…
    and which book is best for these papers??
    what ever you have please send it to my email address

  53. ch.naeem abbas gujrat Says:

    very thanks
    send me tips of t7 t9 detail

  54. Haisam Says:

    @ all

    please give me some tips to pass paper t5..plzzzzz i will be very thankful to u……

    attempt june 2010

  55. siddique akbar Says:

    hello can u plzzzzz send me previous 5 years paper of 2,3,4and 6

  56. Sir_aatif Says:

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  57. zahid aman Says:

    i nees some inportant material of t5 t7 t9 and t10

  58. zahid aman Says:

    i need some important material of t5,,t7,,,t9,,and t 10 paper

  59. hira Says:

    thnx alot can u plz give me the latest tips of paper 5 7 9 10 for december 2010 for course cat

  60. hira Says:

    give me the tips as quickly as possible

  61. Lee Says:

    Hi, can you share with me your guess topics that will most chances in this coming exam -dec 2010 for cat paper6

    Thanks alot

  62. yafix Says:

    hi can u sent me past examination paper-1-2 pls….

  63. Patrick Muhimbise Says:

    Patrick Muhimbise are my names, i was once a student from Uganda under Client ID:0929465 taking up CAT.
    I would like to re-regestor under the same.
    Please advise me.

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