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This CPA Prep Tip concerns CPA scores. CPA exam scores are reported on a scale that runs from 0 to 99. A total score of 75 is required to pass each section. The total score is not a percent correct score. Rather, it is a combination of scores from the multiple-choice, simulation, and written communication...
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Registration Open for International Candidates As international demand for U.S. CPA licensure continues to grow, more international testing locations are needed. The AICPA, NASBA, and Prometric recently announced that administration of the Uniform CPA examination will be offered in Brazil starting in February 2012. The U.S. CPA exam is being offered internationally for the first...
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Prepare for the CPA Exam: What to do for exam day Prometric exam sites vary in how they are operated. Talk to someone who took an exam at the site you plan to use. Ask him/her for information about the site and for any suggestions (s)he might have. Additionally, make sure you know where the...
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In 2008 the test center check-in process for CPA candidates changed to include biometric identification requirements. This security measure is part of Prometric’s Identity Management System, a state-of-the art approach to identity verification. The Check-In Process Candidates are: required to present their Notices to Schedule (NTS) as well as primary and secondary forms of identification;...
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The AICPA uses IRT (Item Response Theory) for the objective portion of the examination. IRT is a well-established psychometric approach to scoring used by licensing and certification examinations that administer many different test forms. IRT scoring ensures that scores and pass or fail decisions based on scores from different examination forms are comparable. Based on...
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The multiple-choice questions within each test section are administered to candidates in three groups (called “testlets”). Each testlet contains “operational” and “pretest” questions. The operational questions are the ones used to generate the candidates’ scores. Pretest questions are not scored; instead, candidates’ responses to these questions are used to evaluate whether they should appear on...
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CPA Examination candidates may now reach NASBA at the following new toll-free telephone number: 1-866-MYNASBA (1-866-696-2722). Before the examination, candidates should use this number if they are applying through their boards of accountancy and have questions about the Notice to Schedule (NTS) or payment coupon. (Candidates who are applying through CPA Examination Services should continue...
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Candidates who run short on time do not have a chance to click “Done” to indicate that they have completed the last testlet. Some worry that their responses were not captured by the system. Fortunately candidate responses during the CPA exam are automatically saved every 30 seconds. This is to ensure that no information is...
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The AICPA now provides free access to the professional literature used in the Simulation questions. CPA candidates can get a free six-month subscription to a literature package, which includes AICPA Professional Standards, FASB Current Text, and FASB Original Pronouncements. Only candidates who have received their NTS (Notice to Schedule) will receive free access to this...
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CPA candidates receive full credit on research questions for presenting the correct answer only. If candidates present fewer paragraphs than required, only partial credit will be given. The same is true for presenting more paragraphs than required. Thus, you maximize your score by copying and pasting only the paragraphs that meet the requirements.
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