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The CISI welcomes all feedback on any aspect of our customer service and products. To enable us to deal with your feedback appropriately and in a timely manner, we have a number of online forms you can complete. All feedback will be acknowledged within 48 hours. Alternatively you may contact us directly.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Why were there extra questions in my exam?
It is important to us that the questions you get in your exam are fair – neither too difficult nor too easy, and free from ambiguity. To help us achieve this, we may include additional ‘trial’ questions in exams to ensure that new questions meet our strict standards by testing them under exam conditions. Trial questions do not count towards your final score, and you do get extra time to answer them. The live questions you answer in your exam will have all been through this process of trialling.

When you answer the trial questions in your exam, you are helping future candidates to experience the same fairness in their exam and we thank you for your help.
Why are the questions in the learning material easier than the exam?
The questions used in your study material are for learning and revision purposes. While they are based on the syllabus, they do not necessarily replicate actual examination standard questions. They are, however, designed to test whether you have gained the knowledge or understanding relevant to particular sections of the learning material. Our workbooks are authored and reviewed by actual financial services practitioners who ensure the content is accurate and aligned to the syllabus.
Are sample papers on the website ‘exam standard’?
Yes, our sample papers are constructed from questions that have been through the same quality assurance process as ‘live’ questions and are at the same level. Many of the sample questions have been used in past live papers, thereby giving you an opportunity to experience a fair and accurate trial before you sit the exam for real. Sample papers are updated with each version of the exam.
Can I have my exam re-marked?
Multiple-choice papers are assessed automatically by computer as soon as you submit your exam. As the nature of the paper means that there is only one correct answer, we are unfortunately unable to remark multiple-choice papers.

For our written (narrative) exams, we rely on the academic judgment of our qualified examiners to mark scripts fully and fairly, so it is not in our policy to re-mark written exam scripts. We do, however, offer a marks analysis to candidates who have not passed one of our written exams, which is designed to show the areas of strength and weakness within their exam performance to help with future studies. Marks analyses are available through our Customer Support Team (customersupport@cisi.org | +44 20 7645 0777).
Can I have a past multiple-choice paper?
We construct our multiple-choice exam papers from a random selection of questions from a question bank. As a result, we are unable to issue past papers because this would effectively place the question bank in the public domain and thereby invalidate the qualification. Revision Express is an online study tool we have designed to help you revise elements of your exam syllabus through exercises and questions. You can find out more about Revision Express here or contact our Customer Support Team (customersupport@cisi.org | +44 20 7645 0777).
Can I have my script back after I have received my result?
We are unable to return scripts back to candidates once a written (narrative) exam paper has been submitted at the end of an exam. We do, however, offer a marks analysis to candidates who have not passed one of our written exams, which is designed to show the areas of strength and weakness within their exam performance to help with future studies. Marks analyses are available through our Customer Support Team (customersupport@cisi.org | +44 20 7645 0777).
I want to appeal against my result. How do I do this?
Candidates who have not passed a written (narrative) exam can order a marks analysis, which is designed to show the areas of strength and weakness within their exam performance to help with future studies. Marks analyses are available through our Customer Support Team (customersupport@cisi.org | +44 20 7645 0777). If candidates are still unhappy with the grade they have received, they can appeal against their result on the grounds set out in our Narrative Exams Policy 4.6.
Can I rely on the workbook alone?
The examination will be based on the content of the syllabus. The workbooks are designed to support your learning, although you may also find it helpful to read the financial press. At levels 3 to 5 you are expected to be able to apply principles outlined in the workbook to situations which are not explicitly stated in the material. The answer to a question could draw on information from more than one area of the workbook.

At level 6 and 7, while the official workbook is essential reading, you are expected to read around the subject, and this reading is not prescribed, although for some subjects, there are suggestions at the end of the syllabus. Questions will be set on the whole syllabus, and topical issues may be tested, so candidates are expected to be aware of developments in the relevant area of financial services.

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