CPA Exam Testing Expanded to India

By Meagan Boonie

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It’s no surprise that the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown CPA Exam preparation for a loop. Testing center closures have forced many candidates to adjust their CPA Exam study schedules, seek NTS extensions from state boards, and, in some cases, ask for extensions to their 18-month testing window.

Fortunately, NASBA, AICPA, and Prometric have been rolling out a series of measures to ease the burden on candidates. Their latest update is in response to travel restrictions, which have prohibited some candidates from getting to their testing center. In an email sent on Thursday morning, it was announced that CPA Exam candidates would be able to sit for their exams in India in the upcoming months.


Who is eligible to sit for the CPA Exam in India?

Candidates must have citizenship or long-term residency in any of the following countries:

  • India
  • Bhutan
  • Bangladesh
  • Myanmar
  • Maldives
  • Nepal
  • Sri Lanka
  • USA


When and where, exactly, can candidates take the CPA Exam in India?

The CPA Exam will be available during the months of June 2020 and September 2020. It will be administered at Prometric test centers in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, New Delhi and Trivandrum


How do I register for the CPA Exam in India?

Candidates shoudl log into their NASBA CPA Candidate Account portal and select “International Administration.” Note that exam fees must be paid before scheduling with Prometric.


Candidates who have already scheduled their exams and wish to switch to and India testing center location should email iexam@nasba.org with the following information:

  • Name
  • Jurisdiction
  • Jurisdiction ID
  • Exam Section
  • Exam Section ID
  • Current International Testing Country
  • New International Testing Country


How should I prepare for the CPA Exam in India?

Simple — by choosing a high-quality CPA Review course that gets you exam ready efficiently. Surgent’s award-winning software, A.S.A.P. Technology, has been praised by both industry experts and candidates alike for doing just that.
While Surgent does not ship textbooks or flashcards internationally, Essentials Pass, a software-only course, is available to international candidates, including those in India.