The AICPA has announced Q1 2018 pass rates for the CPA Exam. Compared to Q1 2017 pass rates, every section, except for the FAR Exam, saw a pass rate increase average of 5.24% year-over-year.  The FAR Exam pass rate went down by 1.5% year-over-year.

It’s important to note that the pass rates on the CPA Exam are indicative of student preparedness. According to the AICPA, factors that affect CPA Exam pass rates are based on,  “…student preparedness – what review course they studied with, what materials they used and how much support they received.”

Check back each quarter to see how CPA Candidates are performing on each section of the CPA Exam.

2018 National CPA Exam Pass Rates by Section

  Q1 2017 Q1 2018 % Increase/Decrease
AUD 43.47% 49.27% 5.80%
BEC 50.39% 56.43% 6.04%
FAR 43.14% 41.59% -1.55%
REG 46.10% 49.99% 3.89%