The AICPA has released the Q2 2017 CPA Exam Pass Rates. Additional insights from the AICPA: Candidates’ reactions to the recent changes to the Exam were quite positive with no significant operational issues to report. The percentage of candidates entering the pipeline and passing all 4 sections [annually] is the best indicator of candidate and Exam performance. The ’17Q2 Exam is a new exam with a new passing standard. Comparisons to past years and past quarters are of limited value due to the changes in the Exam. We do not know if ’17Q2 candidate performance is representative of future performance. Candidates’ performance on the Exam may improve over time as candidates become more familiar with the structure and content of a new exam. The Board of Examiners regularly monitors pass rates. Some thoughts… After tracking CPA Exam Score Releases and Pass Rates since 2009, I’ve seen a lot of changes
With the Q2 2017 Score Release in the books, the July, August, and September 2017 CPA Exam Score Release is up next. Get all of the latest CPA Exam Score Release news for Q3 2017 in the CPA Exam Forum.
Amanda says: Do you have any insight on the new format of the FAR CPA Exam SIMs? Three different sections rather than just one? I am worried about not knowing the entire picture of the SIMs and spending too much time on the first one or two sets only to get to the last set and run out of time. Have you heard any details on the type of questions that will be in each section? For example a research-based question would only be in the final section? I have not heard anything about that from the AICPA. The AICPA has said publicly that research questions are in play. So you could very well get a research question. Whether or not you get it in the first SIM or the last SIM, I don’t know. I don’t think it impacts how you budget your time. And so you have two