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FAR CPA Exam Section: 2019 Ultimate Guide to Financial Accounting and Reporting

You must pass 4 CPA Exam sections to earn the CPA certification. And, one of them will be Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR). In order to pass the CPA FAR exam, you’ll need to know all the details about the content, pass rates, questions, format, difficulty, structure, timing, and more. Therefore, you can get all […]

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CPA Exam Score Release Dates [Updated for 2019]

Along with the day you sit for the exam, the other most important day in your CPA journey is CPA Exam score release day. On score release day, you learn the results of all your hard work. You also get a sense for how much longer the journey will last. But when is score release […]

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REG CPA Exam Section: 2019 Ultimate Guide to Regulation [New Tax Law Info!]

Regulation, or REG, is one of the 4 CPA Exam sections you must pass in order to earn the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification. To prepare to pass the CPA REG exam, you must know all about the content, pass rates, questions, format, difficulty, structure, timing, and more. Thankfully, you can get all that information […]

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CPA Exam FAQ: 50 Best Questions and Answers from Readers

Here are answers to readers’ most common CPA Exam FAQ. If you have a question that you cannot find an answer to, drop a note on my Facebook page and I’ll do my best to respond as soon as I can. CPA Exam FAQ I Collected Since January 2010 General Questions on Accountancy and CPA 5 […]

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CPA Exam DRS Simulation: What Exactly is It?

The CPA Exam DRS Simulation (Document Review Simulation) was launched in July 2016. Here is a good summary of DRS from various CPA review course providers: For Your Further Reading All you need to know on Decoument Review Simulation (Roger CPA Review) Introduction to DRS (Gleim CPA Review)

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CPA Exam Authoritative Literature: Free Access and Tips

There are two question types in the CPA exam: multiple choices and task-based simulations. Within the simulation questions, you are asked to do an online search of professional literature databases to answer questions. How do you do it? Can you get some practice before the actual exam? CPA Exam Authoritative Literature: Free Access and Tips […]

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How to Understand the CPA Exam Grading System (Is It Curved)?

Candidates are intrigued by how the CPA Exam grading is done. Here is my understanding of the CPA exam scoring mechanism: Here is the text version for those who prefer to read: A Score of 75 Doesn’t Mean 75% Correct First of all, you should know that the score you get is not equal to […]

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CPA Simulation: How Is TBS Grading Done? How to Master Sims?

Is the CPA Simulation looking like Rocket Science to you? What exactly are they? Let’s take a look at what they are and their importance in the CPA exam. CPA Simulation: What’s That? Simulations are essentially “condensed case studies” for examiners to evaluate your knowledge in a specific area. This is how the AICPA describes […]

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How Many Hours do You Need to Study for CPA Exam?

This is one of the most frequently asked questions. Studying time largely depends on how discipline you are, and whether you have commitments (e.g. full time job, family, health) other than the CPA exam. Rough Estimate: 330-440 Hours As a general rule, you’ll need 80-150 hours to study for each session of the exams, assuming […]

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10 Stupid Mistakes at Prometric CPA Exam (that can Totally be Avoided)

The following is the top 10 list from Penny Vernon, who runs Candidate Care in NASBA for more than 10 years. She is the person to go to if a candidate has issues at the prometric center. It’s not good to ever need to talk to her, but her advice is very invaluable to exam candidates. […]

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