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Level 1 Manual Book keeping Mock Exam Papers
Mon 14 Oct 2013 07:25 AM

4 posts
Hi everyone,

I've got the Kaplan study pack which I have been following (started back in 2011!! I'm so bad!) and have completed the 2 mock papers included with it but wanted to have another go at some more before sitting the actual exam.
Does anyone have any old papers and answer pages that they could send me please?
if so please send through to

I was tempted to buy the ICB online one for £10 but didn't want to spend £10 if it is going to be the same as the Kaplan ones I've done already - does anyone know if they are or not??

Sun 03 Nov 2013 02:45 PM
Associate CB.Cert

39 posts
Hi, Gemma,

My first post on here, only joined as a student yesterday.
You may have already done something about this but...

I've been using the Kaplan Study Text and their Revision Kit too for self study, but paid for the ICB online mock exam last week as I'd read that it gives the questions and answers in the same format as the exam, which is not the same as doing the written ones with Kaplan's books. In my opinion it was well worth doing as it's been a very long time since I last sat an exam (certainly no computers used back then!), and it gave me a feel of what to expect as well as removing any concerns over the format, timescale, etc. 

I've literally just sat my Level 1 exam, and passed with distinction (although I made one stupid little mistake, which is too embarassing to go into Embarassed )

If you haven't already sat the exam, then good luck with it. One thing I did find was that some of the questions were not showing fully which obviously raised a problem, but I found that by going back to a question already answered then re-selecting the 'missing' question it would appear fully. This may just have been a glitch on my PC though, I'm not sure.

Good luck with the studying,
Sun 03 Nov 2013 07:29 PM
Associate CB.Cert PM.Dip

52 posts
Hi Gemma,

I have sent you the L1 mock exam I have. As ade says the online mock is the same style as the real one, good luck with the real one when you take it

Hi Ade,

Congratulations on your result, its so easy to make silly mistakes isn't, they have cost me a few points bas well!

Sun 03 Nov 2013 08:28 PM

4 posts
Hi All
Thanks for your comments and support.  I have now taken my level one and passed with a distinction.  All the comments were a great help
Now onto level 2!
thanks again
Mon 04 Nov 2013 09:51 AM
Associate CB.Cert

39 posts
Congratulations Gemma, I take it your in the same situation as me and studying without a training provider. Level 2 manual doesn't look too bad so far does it?

Thanks Chris, yes it was a stupid little mistake because I misinterpretted the question which then cost me 3 points, wasn't happy at all, especially as I'd been through the answers twice after completing before submitting them. Never mind, still passed and very happy with that.
Hope you don't mind me asking but what level are you up to now?


Tue 05 Nov 2013 06:45 AM

4 posts
Hi Yes I bought the Kaplan study pack a couple of years ago.  It takes a lot of discipline not having a teacher. Have hiven myself a couple of weeks break but will pick up the book for level 2 soon.  
Tue 05 Nov 2013 09:59 AM
Associate CB.Cert

39 posts
Hi Gemma,
I know what you mean about the discipline bit, I try to get in two sessions a day when there's no-one else at home, one studying and one carrying out the activities which seems to work for me. I didn't get started until the middle of September then took a break of nearly 3 weeks before picking it up again last week and finding I'd only got 2 questions to do in the revision kit!

I couldn't afford the fees charged by the course providers, so have had to go it alone, but luckily my sister has been a bookkeeper to an accountant for years so I can turn to her if I get really stuck with anything.

If you haven't purchased your Level 2 books yet then shop around online as the cheapest I could find them was from a well known online mail order company (Level 2 Manual Study Text and Revision Kit, Level 2 Computerised Study Text for £36 incl del), not a massive saving but every £ counts.

Do you have 'Mastering Book-Keeping' by Dr Peter Marshall? If you don't it might be worth having, £11.55 inc del online, it looks a bit daunting when you get it and the text isn't the largest (must get my eyes tested Frown) but it also has mock papers in the back for ICB Levels 1, 2, & 3 as well as IAB, OCR, AQA, AND AAT. Just a thought. 

Good luck,

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