How to Pass the CPA Exam

FAR, AUD, REG, BEC – Surgent has the plan you need to pass:

 

Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR)

Study and practice problems for 95 hours. If you can set aside 20 hours a week of studying, you should schedule your exam five to six weeks from the day you begin your preparation.

How do you find 20 hours a week? Study during your commute, study during lunch, study an hour or two per night, and set aside time on the weekends. We know this is a rigorous schedule, but this is what it takes to pass.

 


 

Audit and Attestation (AUD)

Study and practice problems for 95 hours. If you study for FAR first, AUD will be easier. If you can set aside 20 hours a week of studying, you should schedule your exam five to six weeks from the day you begin your preparation.

 


 

Regulation (REG)

Study and practice problems for 95 hours. If you can set aside 20 hours a week of studying, you should schedule your exam five to six weeks from the day you begin your preparation.

 


 

Business Environment and Concepts (BEC)

Study and practice problems for 95 hours. Many candidates report BEC is the easiest section. The national pass rate is above 55%, the highest of all four sections. Be careful with this information. You still need to study! If you can set aside 20 hours a week of studying, you should schedule your exam five to six weeks from the day you begin your preparation.

Take time off between the sections, at least two weeks. Also, during your 20-hour marathons, schedule some fun into your plan. If you do not find a balance, you will burn out. If you find that you are having a lot of fun during your CPA Exam preparation, you are likely not studying enough!