structure

Effective April 1, 2017, the exam structure by section will be changed as follows:

 

Item

 

Section

Type

Weighting

Testlet

AUD72 MCQs

9 TBS

50%

50%

#1: 36 MCQs

#2: 36 MCQs

#3: 2 TBSs

#4: 4 TBSs

#5: 3 TBSs

BEC62 MCQs

5 TBSs

3 Written Responses

50%

35%

15%

#1: 31 MCQs

#2: 31 MCQs

#3: 2 TBSs

#4: 3 TBSs

#5: 3 Written Responses

FAR66 MCQs

9 TBSs

50%

50%

#1: 33 MCQs

#2: 33 MCQs

#3: 2 TBSs

#4: 4 TBSs

#5: 3 TBSs

REG76 MCQs

9 TBSs

50%

50%

#1: 38 MCQs

#2: 38 MCQs

#3: 2 TBSs

#4: 4 TBSs

#5: 3 TBSs

With the change in how the task-based simulation questions are distributed, candidates will no longer be able to view all of the task-based simulations to determine which ones to answer first—a strategy many candidates used in answering the task-based simulations. Candidates will need to be even more aware of their remaining time on the exam when they reach the task-based simulation questions. Additionally, don’t forget there will be an optional 15-minute break between Testlet #3 and Testlet #4.

Want more information about the 2017 CPA Exam stucture? Visit our 2017 CPA Exam Changes page, and download our infographic for a handy guide!

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