support@edupristine.com1800 200 5835Request a Call
Call Me

CPA AUD pass rate analysis

About CPA

The AUD section of CPA, deals with knowledge of ethics and independence, auditing procedures and standards related to attest engagements, and the skills needed to apply that knowledge. AUD section is considered as the toughest section of CPA.

AUD Pass rate analysis:

The cumulative pass rate of AUD was on rise, since 2006 and despite sluggish growth in later years the pass rate in 2010, hit a pass percentage of 49.80%.

CPA AUD Pass Rate

The scenario changed from 2011, in 2011 there was a steep decline in passrate to 45.62% and the numbers since then have been wavering. The pass rate for 2013 was 45.87%.

Here, have a look at the data:

Year 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Avg. Pass rate
First Quarter 40.59% 44.44% 44.66% 47.61% 46.86% 43.88% 44.90% 45.19% 44.77%
Second Quarter 43.52% 48.35% 53.09% 51.79% 50.77% 47.95% 47.81% 48.08% 48.92%
Third Quarter 46.70% 51.26% 51.04% 51.52% 49.40% 47.06% 50.08% 46.56% 49.20%
Fourth Quarter 44.27% 45.48% 47.00% 47.99% 44.89% 43.18% 44.15% 42.95% 44.99%
Cumulative 44.01% 47.57% 49.10% 49.79% 47.80% 45.62% 46.89% 45.87% 47.08%

The pass rate trend in 2nd and 3rd is similar and 1st and 4th quarters have similar pass rate trends. The average pass rate in these parts is also similar. We don’t know if this pattern in CPA AUD pass rate is due to the difference in the preparation level of candidates or if AICPA has some seasonal tuning, but clearly, you would do better to write your AUD exam in either the second or the third quarter.


Global Association of Risk Professionals, Inc. (GARP®) does not endorse, promote, review or warrant the accuracy of the products or services offered by EduPristine for FRM® related information, nor does it endorse any pass rates claimed by the provider. Further, GARP® is not responsible for any fees or costs paid by the user to EduPristine nor is GARP® responsible for any fees or costs of any person or entity providing any services to EduPristine Study Program. FRM®, GARP® and Global Association of Risk Professionals®, are trademarks owned by the Global Association of Risk Professionals, Inc

CFA Institute does not endorse, promote, or warrant the accuracy or quality of the products or services offered by EduPristine. CFA Institute, CFA®, Claritas® and Chartered Financial Analyst® are trademarks owned by CFA Institute.

Utmost care has been taken to ensure that there is no copyright violation or infringement in any of our content. Still, in case you feel that there is any copyright violation of any kind please send a mail to and we will rectify it.

Popular Blogs: Whatsapp Revenue Model | CFA vs CPA | CMA vs CPA | ACCA vs CPA | CFA vs FRM

DM_course_detail.php Post ID = 63879