You know there are 4 parts to this exam, but what else is important to know? Below, weve broken down each section of the CPA Exam and provided some expert tips so you know how to prepare and what to expect. This is our inside scoop on the CPA Exam.
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Our recommendation? Definitely dont try to study this with another part; its the longest section of our course and the most material! Just think: this part includes all your Intermediate Accounting 1 and 2, and not to mention Government/Non-Profit, which your campus may not even offer as an elective! Most importantly, what Intermediate Accounting professor gets through the entire book? They skip chapters and youre relieved because they arent on your professors exams, but that doesnt mean the CPA Exam is going to skip that chapter as well. FAR takes a lot of study time, so just be prepared. We tell our students to get this section done first and out of the way because it tends to be the most intimidating. Sometimes, timing can be an issue while taking the exam- so watch out! Once youre done with FAR, you need to decide what section to take next. It helps to think about what youre gearing towards: Audit or Tax? Go for the topic you have the most passion for.