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CPA Exam Pass Rates [Updated for Shocking Q4 2018 Results!]

The CPA Exam pass rates, which average about 50%, are one of the most intriguing aspects of the CPA certification process. The AICPA releases the pass rate for each exam section once a quarter. These percentages reveal how well candidates who sat for the CPA Exam during the previous exam testing window performed. Historically, the […]

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CPA Exam in Middle East: Pass Rates, Eligibility and Rules

US CPA exam centers are currently available in 4 countries in the Middle East. This convenience allow citizens as well as those in adjacent countries to take the exam without incurring additional time, stress and cost to travel to the US exam sites. We go through the candidates profile, pass rates, eligibility and what to […]

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US CPA in China: Exam Performance + Pass Rate Trend

In 2013, there were 1,007 applicants applied directly from China. As the CPA title gradually gains reputation in the country, the increase of Chinese applicants was impressive with a 3-year growth rate of 207%. (This post will be updated with 2015 data once from NASBA is available) US CPA in China: Growth Rate and Pass […]

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US CPA in Saudi Arabia: Exam Performance + Pass Rate Trend

This post is one of the series of CPA exam statistics I gather from the NASBA report. We cover the second country in the Middle East — Saudi Arabia today. Statistics of Aspiring CPA in Saudi Arabia There were 306 candidates applied directly from Saudi Arabia in 2013. Among them, 60% were first time takers. […]

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CPA India: Pass Rate + Performance of Indian AICPA Candidates

There has always been numerous requests on statistics related to CPA India: be it the pass rates, number of candidates, number of retakers, trends and so on. I’ve finally got hold of the 2013 data from NASBA, and will be able to get the latest 2015 version shortly. Basic CPA India Statistics Number and Profile […]

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US CPA in Egypt: Exam Performance + Pass Rate Trend

We continue the analysis of candidate and pass rate trends by country. Today, we cover Egypt using the 2013 candidate data from NASBA. This page will be updated as soon as the 2015 data is available. Profile of an Aspiring US CPA in Egypt There were 298 candidates applied directly from Egypt, the country with […]

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US CPA in Canada: Exam Performance + Pass Rate Trend

This is the third post of my statistics series on pass rates and trends of CPA candidates from different countries and regions. Today I’ll cover aspiring US CPA in Canada based on the 2013 data from NASBA. *** If you are interested in the Canadian CPA exam (instead of the AICPA exam in the US), […]

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US CPA in Dubai: Exam Performance + Pass Rate Trend

Ever since the US CPA exam is available in Middle East, the number of CPA candidates in the region has increased greatly. This article focuses on aspiring CPA in Dubai and UAE, their pass rates, and how they have been performing. The following analysis is based on 2013 data from NASBA. I will update with […]

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CPA Exam in Japan: Pass Rate Trend and How to Apply

Did you know that Japan has the largest number of CPA exam candidates after the US? Let’s take a look at the typical profile of a Japanese candidate, the overall pass rate and how to apply for the exam. The following analysis is based on the 2013 data from NASBA. I’ll provide an update once […]

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