2017 CPA Exam Changes: What You Need to Know

If you are keeping a track on the coming CPA exam, then you would have probably heard the news that there will be couple of changes for the year 2017. So the main question arises, why such changes? What effects they may have on the aspiring CPAs? Here’s what you need to know.

The first and the most critical change that is made in the pattern of the exam is the inclusion of higher-order cognitive skills. This means that it will test the analytical ability, critical thinking, and problem solving of the candidate related to that knowledge. As these are the key areas in which the students are judged, these changes will be implemented, taking effect from April 1st 2017.

Changes By Section: However, not the entire structure of the exam is changed and some of the things have been carried over. So you will still be having:

  1. Financial Accounting and Reporting - FAR
  2. Auditing and Attestation – AUD
  3. Business Environment and Concepts – BEC
  4. Regulation – REG Apart from these four areas, the exam will be seeing a change in the pattern of the total time that has been increased to four hours from the previous three for Regulation and Business. There is also a break built to the each section of the exam and that will not be counted in the overall four hours. Also, the total number of multiple choice questions will be reduced and more task bases simulation will be introduced.

Multiple Choice Questions: Here is the difference between the current exam patterns vs. the changes that has been made for the 2017 exam.
Current Exam: FAR (90), AUD (90), REG (72), BEC (72)
2017 Exam: FAR (60-65), AUD (70-75), REG (70-75), BEC (60-65)
Similarly, in the task based simulations of the exams, following changes have been made. Current Exam: FAR (7), AUD (7), REG (6), BEC (0)
2017 Exam: FAR (8-9), AUD (8-9), REG (8-9), BEC (4-5).

The changes made for the written communication section is as follows: Current Exam: BEC (3) 2017 Exam: BEC (3)
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