ICB Exams to move online in 2021

ICB decided to move their exams online in 2021. This was due to the global pandemic. Students now have the option to write the exams online or in person.

ICB has decided to move their exams online in 2021. This does not mean that the ICB exams are only offered online. Students can still complete their regular paper-based exams. Students are given these (2) two options:

  1. Online exams
  2. Paper-based exams

Online Exams

These exams were created due to the global pandemic. ICB was looking for alternative ways to keep their students safe. Online exams allow students to complete the exam from anywhere in the world. Students who choose this option need to keep in mind that they should have a stable internet connection to use Chrome.

These exams are (3) three hours long and setting up takes 30 minutes. Online exams are completed between 01:00 pm to 04:30 pm.

How Do ICB Online Exams Work?

ICB online exams work as follows:

Paper-Based Exams

The exams allow students to write the exam at a physical location. The exam rules are extremely strict, especially when it comes to time. Students are not allowed to be later than 30 minutes. Students who choose this option should make sure that they have the correct location as well as proof of registration.

These exams are (3) three hours long and setting up takes 30 minutes. Paper-based exams are completed between 09:00 pm to 12:30 pm.

How Do ICB Paper-Based Exams Work?

Paper-based exams work as follows: 

How Can I Book ICB Exam?

You can book your ICB exam on the ICB Student Portal or ICB MACCI platform. You must make sure that you are registered for the correct ICB Programmes and that you are registered for the correct exam. This is important for both online and paper-based exams.

Make sure you book your ICB exam before the registration closes. If you miss all the opportunities to write the final exam, you have to apply for your PoE again.

How Do I Postpone My ICB Exam?

You can postpone your ICB exam for the next sitting only once. You have to give a valid reason as to why you cannot write the final ICB exam. 

How Do I Register With ICB MACCI?

You can register with ICB MACCI by going onto your ICB Student Portal and registering for the final exam. You will automatically be registered with ICB MACCI and ICB will send you the login details. You will keep your login details for every ICB final exam. Here are the reasons why some students cannot log into ICB MACCI:

  1. They forgot what their passwords were
  2. They forgot what their usernames were
  3. They have not received an email from ICB

They Forgot What Their Passwords Were

If you have forgotten your password, you can click on the “lost password” tab and this will allow you to change your password.

They Forgot What Their Usernames Were

If you have forgotten your ICB MACCI username, you should go back to the email that ICB sent to you the first time you registered with ICB.

They Have Not Received An Email From ICB

If you have not received an email from ICB, then your payment has not been processed yet.


If you have a new email address, and you are not using the email address you once used when you registered for ICB, then you need to contact ICB directly and update your information on the ICB Student Portal and ICB MACCI platform.

Benefits Of Studying At Matric College

Studying at Matric College means that you will be studying through distance learning. This type of education allows students to learn from any location in the world. Below are some benefits to why you should study at Matric College:

  • Work and study. Your studies will not interfere with your work. Everything is done online.
  • Become a student when you are ready. You can register at Matric College any time of the year.
  • Get textbooks sent to your door. You will get the necessary textbooks for your studies from us, and it will be included in the course fees.


Can I Study Directly Through ICB?

No, you cannot study directly through ICB. They only administer the assignments, tests and final exams. If you want to study an ICB Course, you should apply at Matric College. Contact one of our Course Experts.


Christa Algera: Executive Course Expert

WhatsApp Number: 067 979 8751

Email Address: [email protected]

Lindiwe Molekoa: Course Expert

WhatsApp Number: 


Email Address: [email protected]

Tebogo Setsetse: Course Expert

WhatsApp Number: 0786402271

Email Address: [email protected]

Delmarie Lessing-Venter: Course Expert

WhatsApp Number: 060 697 6369

Email Address: [email protected]

Grace Makume: Course Expert 

Email Address: [email protected]

WhatsApp Number: 0604880895

Tatum Jansen: Course Expert

WhatsApp: 0795445215

Email Address: [email protected]

Kagiso Thobejane: Course Expert

Email Address: [email protected] 

WhatsApp Number: 0733957381

Charles Mnisi: Student Recruitment: Team Leader

Email Address: [email protected]

WhatsApp Number: 067 035 5349

How Do You Pass An ICB Course?

You can pass an ICB Course by completing your PoE as well as your final exam. Here are how the ICB Courses are assessed:

How ICB Courses Are Assessed

Keep in mind that you also need to be:

  • Dedicated
  • Submit assignments on time
  • Complete all the tests
  • Learn from your mistakes

What Is The ICB Pass Rate?

The ICB pass rate is determined by your PoE and final exam. Here is a table explaining the process:

Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3
  • Assignment 1
  • Open-book test 1
  • Assignment 2
  • Open-book test 2
  • Assignment 3
  • Final exam
You must get 50% or more for your assignments and open-book tests to qualify for the final exam. You must get 50% or more for your last assignment and final exam, but your total mark should be 60%

Is ICB A Recognised Qualification?

Yes, ICB is a recognised qualification. Here is a list of the professional bodies in South Africa:

  • ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK)
  • CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK)
  • IAB (International Association of Bookkeepers, UK)
  • IAAP (International Association of Accounting Professionals, UK)

Which Courses Does ICB Offer?

Here is a table with all the ICB Courses offered at Matric College:

Author: Jesmé Africa
Editor: Razeen Dollie
Date: June 7, 2022