Question: How soon will I know my score on the exam?
Answer: Scores will be shown on screen at the end of the examination, and the candidate will receive a printed score report before leaving the test site.
Scaled scores are determined by calculating the number of questions answered correctly from the total number of questions in the examination and converting to a scale that ranges from 40 to 130. The IRS has set the scaled passing score at 105 (approximately 70%), which corresponds to a minimum level of knowledge deemed acceptable by those persons who will be practicing before the IRS.
For a passing exam, the score report will only show a passing designation. It will not show a score. For a failing exam, the score report will show a scaled score between 40 and 104. In addition, diagnostic information detailing the section(s) in which the candidate needs improvement is provided. This information will assist the candidate with future exam preparation.