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As a follow up to Wednesdays blog News From NASBA, today we feature a few statistics NASBA provided regarding the administration of the '2011 CPA Exam.'
At this point in 2011, fewer candidates are taking the CPA Exam compared to 2010. In 2010, 213,000 unique candidates took at least one section of the exam. In total, 374,000 individual sections (parts) of the exam were taken in 2010. Thats an average of about 1.8 exam sections per candidate.
In the first two quarters of 2011, 96,000 unique candidates took at least one section of the exam. In total, 170,000 individual sections (parts) of the exam were taken in Q1-Q2 of 2011. Thats an average of 1.8 per candidate, which is on par with 2010.
2010 saw 53,000 new unique candidates take their first section(s) of the CPA Exam. These candidates accounted for 127,000 of the 374,000 individual sections (parts) of the exam taken in the year.
Q1-Q2 2011 saw 26,000 new unique candidates take their first section(s) of the CPA Exam. These candidates accounted for 62,000 of the 170,000 individual sections (parts) of the exam taken in the first half of the year.
Although in recent years the volume of exams taken has only been increasing, it was expected that we would see a slight decline in 2011 due to the recent structural changes and content additions that were implemented to the exam at the beginning of 2011. Its expected that volume will fully recover by the end of 2012, if not by the end of this year depending on the demand in Q4.
Meanwhile, international administration of the exam kicked off at the beginning of this month. In the first week of international testing, 1,165 unique candidates took 2,060 individual sections (parts) of the exam.
-Craig Cuthbert, CPA