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About CPA

A certified Public Accountant (CPA) is the most honored, renowned profession and the highest qualification in the field of Accounting. The world's largest accounting body, American Institute of Certified Public Accountant (AICPA) administers the CPA examination.

Course Content

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Financial Accounting & Reporting (FAR)

Content Weightage
Conceptual Framework, Standard-Setting and Financial Reporting 25- 35%
Select Financial Statement Accounts 30- 40%
Select Transactions 20- 30%
State and Local Governments 5- 15%
Duration of the exam: 4 hours
Question pattern

66 multiple choice questions (50% weightage) & 8 short task-based simulations (50% weightage)

Auditing & Attestation (AUD)

Content Weightage
Ethics, Professional Responsibilities and General Principles 15- 25%
Assessing Risk and Developing a Planned Response 20- 30%
Performing Further Procedures and Obtaining Evidence 30- 40%
Forming Conclusions and Reporting 15- 25%
Duration of the exam: 4 hours
Question pattern

72 multiple choice questions (50% weightage) & 8 short task-based simulations (50% weightage)

Regulation (REG)

Content Weightage
Ethics, Professional Responsibilities and Federal Tax Procedures 10- 20%
Business Law 10- 20%
Federal Taxation of Property Transactions 12- 22%
Federal Taxation of Individuals 15- 25%
Federal Taxation of Entities 28- 38%
Duration of the exam: 4 hours
Question pattern

76 multiple choice questions (50% weightage) & 8 short task-based simulations (50% weightage)

Business Environment and Concepts (BEC)

Content Weightage
Corporate Governance 17- 27%
Economic Concepts and Analysis 17- 27%
Financial Management 11- 21%
Information Technology 15- 25%
Operations Management 15- 25%
Duration of the exam: 4 hours
Question pattern

62 multiple choice questions (50% weightage) & 4 short task-based simulations (35% weightage), written communication (15% weightage)

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This is a 4 part exam of 4 hour each which you need to pass to qualify for CPA exams. It is provided on behalf of the state boards and is managed by 3 partners:

  1. AICPA: It develops and scores the exam
  2. National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA): It manages the National Candidate Database
  3. Prometric: Delivers the test at its centers

Yes, the requirements are specific to the state board from where you choose to be licensed

You must pass all the exam sections within 18 months from passing the first exam.

The fee has 3 components:

  1. Application fee; which is state board specific
  2. Examination fee to be changed to $224.99 per section
  3. International testing fee $356 per section (subject to change)

The career opportunities are with US MNC, Big 4s, F & A companies in any of the following areas

  • Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Audit
  • Tax
  • Management Accounting
  • Financial Analysis
  • Treasury/ Cash Management

The First step is to apply for foreign credential evaluation for the jurisdiction you are eligible. Once you receive your evaluation report, you can submit your application for exams to NASBA. The VGLD support team will guide you with the entire process.

CPA exams have now been launched in India by AICPA , NASBA and Prometric only for the months of June, September and December 2020 .So, any candidate planning to take exams in India can schedule any section of the US CPA exams in India during these three months.

Due to the covid-19 pandemic, CPA exams in India will be held only for the months of June and September’2020. We are hopeful that the CPA exam testing in India will continue in the near future and that the testing period will be further extended. You will be updated with respect to any further developments in this regard.

You can administer the CPA Exam in India will be held at eight prometric test centers.

      - New Delhi

      - Bangalore

      - Calcutta

      - Mumbai

      - Ahmedabad

      - Hyderabad

      - Chennai

     - Trivandrum

Citizens or long term residents of India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Myanmar, Maldives, Sri Lanka and the U.S. can take the CPA exams in India.

Citizens or long term residents of India, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, U.S, UAE, Yemen can appear for exams in Bahrain, Lebanon, Kuwait, UAE.

All the eligible CPA exam candidates may test in England, Scotland, Ireland, Germany.


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