DSCG in France: everything you need to pass the Superior Diploma of Accounting and Management exam

To be a holder of the DCG, a title or a diploma accepted in exemption of the DCG, or a Master 2 or an engineering diploma. This is the condition to be able to sit for the Diplôme supérieur de comptabilité et de gestion (DSCG) exam. You can register for the exam between April and August with the rectorates and the SIEC (Service inter-académique des examens et concours). The exams take place in the second half of October and the results are made public in December. The studies take place in specialized schools, generally in alternating years. Discover our advice for passing this exam.

How to obtain the DSCG and in how many years?

The IGEFI’s DSCG exam is similar to the DCG exam (bac +3). The diploma is the culmination of the efforts made over two years of study. The marks obtained in the tests taken each year are added together and compensate for each other. The overall average is set at at least 10/20 for all the tests, with no eliminatory mark (less than 6/20).

Marks equal to or higher than 10/20 are definitively acquired and this for an indefinite period. As with the DCG, for marks equal to or higher than 6/20 and lower than 10/20 obtained in the DSCG, the candidate can ask to have them carried over to the following sessions, as well as ask to retake the exam, if he or she wishes. Although the foreign language test is optional, you have everything to gain by taking it, as the points obtained are only taken into account if they are higher than 10/20.

Get organized

The DSCG exams are demanding and therefore require flawless organization. To keep your head above water and stay focused, don’t hesitate to set up a revision schedule. This will allow you to balance your efforts and adapt to your needs. If you are behind in the program, prioritize the tests that give you the most points.

Be methodical

To prepare properly for the DSCG, don’t beat around the bush. The only method that has proven to be effective is to practice regularly. Indeed, as you practice, you will end up acquiring techniques that will allow you to progress more quickly and to be ready for the D-day. For best results, try to set up real-life conditions, using real exam subjects and respecting a time limit.

Form a group

In addition to the corrected annals, you can organize yourself in a revision group, with two or three friends whose seriousness and teamwork you appreciate. This approach is more motivating and will allow you to master the courses.

Indeed, teamwork will allow each member of the group to test their knowledge through a selection of questions in quiz mode. For the written exercises, you can correct each other and explain the points that are problematic.

Monitor the news

The fields of management and accounting are in full evolution. This is why it is so important for DSCG candidates to keep abreast of current events in order to be aware of changes in legislation. To do this, regularly read the specialized press and consult well-known sites on management, accounting, economics, management, law, etc. Légifrance and the Autorité des normes comptables are references in this area.

Follow the major debates and try to understand the current issues, as well as the measures taken by the government. You are also expected to read the books that deal with these different topics.