The ATC examination is held twice yearly in June and December. The examination is divided into two levels each containing five papers, thus making a total of ten papers.
The examination serves two main purposes. Firstly, the ATC certificate provides a person with comprehensive and widely recognised qualification which enables the holder to perform functions in an accounting, auditing, business or public office. Secondly, it provides the holder with an opportunity for further progression in the professional ladder and other specialised accountancy fields.
The examination is rigorous and standards are high and therefore a candidate is advised to devote approximately the equivalent of eighteen months of full time study for each level.
A student should programme the studies in such a way that makes it possible to take and pass the two levels in a duration of between three and four years since the date of registration as a student of KASNEB. In this way, a candidate will be able to set aside two years as a margin of safety in case of unforeseen circumstances in the preparation for the examination.
The following are the papers contained in each level of the ATC examination: