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2014 CPA Exam Pass Rates Released; Q4 Takes a Plunge

  The AICPA has released the Q4 2014 CPA Exam Pass Rates. The Q4 Pass Rates are bad relative to the rest of 2014. AUD 2014 Q1: 47.35% Q2: 48.97% Q3: 47.41% Q4: 42.06% BEC 2014 Q1: 53.28% Q2: 58.20% Q3: 57.90% Q4: 51.95% FAR 2014 Q1: 44.06% Q2: 47.72% Q3: 51.14% Q4: 45.96% REG 2014 Q1: 49.17% Q2: 51.69% Q3: 52.21% Q4: 44.49% However, Q4 is basically a push compared to previous years. AUD Q4 2014: 42.06 Q4 2013: 42.95 Q4 2012: 44.15 BEC Q4 2014: 51.95 Q4 2013: 54.44 Q4 2012: 50.57 FAR Q4 2014: 45.96 Q4 2013: 45.28 Q4 2012: 45.53 REG Q4 2014: 44.49 Q4 2013: 46.61 Q4 2012: 46.02

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CPA Exam Pass Rates for Q3 2014 Released; BEC Pass Rate 22% Higher than AUD

The AICPA has released the 2014 CPA Exam Pass Rates for Q3. AUD 2014 Pass Rates Q3: 47.41% Q2: 48.97% Q1: 47.35% Q3 2014: 47.41% Q3 2013: 46.71% Q3 2012: 50.06% BEC 2014 Pass Rates Q3: 57.90% Q2: 58.20 Q1: 53.28% Q3 2014: 57.90% Q3 2013: 58.54% Q3 2012: 57.71% FAR 2014 Pass Rates Q3: 51.14% Q2: 47.720% Q1: 44.06% Q3 2014: 51.14% Q3 2013: 51.23% Q3 2012: 53.91% REG 2014 Pass Rates Q3: 52.21% Q2: 51.69% Q1: 49.17% Q3 2014: 52.21% Q3 2013: 49.80% Q3 2012: 51.26% Takeaways 1. AUD has taken a hit since the 2013 Clarified Auditing Standards were introduced to the exam. 2. BEC is still strong – approaching 60%. Additional Information Check out the Pass Rate Discussion in the CPA Exam Forum. See CPA Exam Pass Rates from prior quarters.

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CPA Exam Pass Rates Highest Since 2010

The Q2 2014 CPA Exam Pass Rates have been released by the AICPA. Historically, Q2 is better than Q1, with Q3 bringing the highest pass rates of the year. Collectively, the Q2 2014 Pass Rates are the highest since 2010. AUD Q2 2014 Pass Rate: 48.97% Q2 2013: 48.08% Q2 2012: 47.81% Q2 2011: 47.95% Q2 2010: 50.75% BEC Q2 2014 Pass Rate: 58.20% Q2 2013: 55.95% Q2 2012: 53.17% Q2 2011: 46.48% Q2 2010: 48.86% FAR Q2 2014 Pass Rate: 47.72% Q2 2013: 49.09% Q2 2012: 46.49% Q2 2011: 44.27% Q2 2010: 48.37% REG Q2 2014 Pass Rate: 51.69% Q2 2013: 49.72% Q2 2012: 49.62% Q2 2011: 45.01% Q2 2010: 52.07%

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CPA Exam Pass Rates 2014 (Q1) Released; Looking (Mostly) Good

The CPA Exam Pass Rates for the January/February 2014 Testing Window have been released by the AICPA. AUD Q1 2014: 47.35% AUD Q1 2013: 45.19% AUD Q1 2012: 44.9% AUD: 5% Increase vs. 2013 BEC Q1 2014: 53.28% BEC Q1 2013: 53.47% BEC Q1 2012: 48.63% BEC: Negligible Decrease vs. 2013 FAR Q1 2014: 44.06% FAR Q1 2013: 47.16% FAR Q1 2012: 43.84% FAR: 6.5% Decrease vs. 2013 REG Q1 2014: 49.17% REG Q1 2013: 47.57% REG Q1 2012: 45.00% REG: 3% Increase Analysis: FAR dropping so much is puzzling. Thankfully, the transition to the Clarified Auditing Standards (introduced July 2013 and fully implemented January 2014) didn’t give candidates any problems. It must have been the Clarity Project Video . 🙂

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