CXC CSEC exam guide: Principles of Accounts (POA)


CXC CSEC exam guide: Principles of Accounts (POA)

Based on the CXC CSEC Principles of Accounts (POA) syllabus

 

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Organization of the CXC CSEC Principles of Accounts (POA) exam:

In-school exam candidates: The general proficiency exam consists of two (2) papers and a School Based Assessment (SBA) project.

 

Private exam candidates: The general proficiency exam consists of three (3) exam papers.

Paper
Exam time
Question type
Exam marks
Exam percent
paper 1
1hr
30 mins

Multiple choice
(60 questions)

60 marks
30%
Paper 2
3 hours

A problem-solving paper divided into two sections.

Section 1 – Three compulsory questions drawn from Sections 2 to 9. Each question in section 1 is worth 20 marks.

 

Section 2 – Four questions of which the candidate must attempt two. The questions may test any of the objectives in the syllabus. Each question in section 2 is worth 20 marks.

 

The total marks for the 5 questions in paper 2 is 100 marks.

100 marks
50%

SBA

 

A School-Based Assessment (SBA) component composing an individual report on a group or (SBA) individual project

 

40 marks
20%
1 hr 30 mins

Alternative to the SBA (for private candidates): a third exam paper consisting of 10-15 compulsory short answer questions based on a case study.

Case study questions are based on sections 2-6 of the syllabus.

40 marks
20%
   
Total
200 marks
100%

 

The syllabus for the Principles of Accounts exam is divided into fourteen (14) sections.

The sections are listed below. Click on the links below to see the objectives and content of each section.

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Sections

1. Introduction to Principles of Accounts
 

2. The Classified Balance Sheet
 

3. Books of Original Entry
 

4. Ledgers and the Trial Balance
 

5. The Preparation and analysis of Financial Statements of the Sole-Trader
 

6. End of Period Adjustments
 

7. Control Systems
 

8. Incomplete records
 

9. Accounting for Partnership
 

10. Accounting for Corporations (Limited Liability Companies)
 

11. Accounting for Co-operative Societies  
 

12. Accounting for Non-Trading (Non-profit) Organizations
 

13. Manufacturing Accounts
 

14. Payroll Accounting
 

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