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    I feel like the CPA exam should not be as hard as it is. I have taken several exams multiple times and keep getting the same grades. 70, 72, 70, 74, etc. I do not think I have ever taken a test where after multiple attempts there is not an improved result. The hours and hours people put into this test should be enough to pass. I am not a fan of studying for weeks on end and finally getting to the test to be stumped by questions I have never seen before.

    Just here to vent. Now back to studying!



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    Becoming a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) can be a challenging and demanding process. The CPA exam is known for being difficult, and it requires a significant amount of time, effort, and dedication to study for and pass.

    In addition to passing the CPA exam, becoming a CPA also requires meeting education and experience requirements, as well as staying up-to-date on changing laws and regulations in the field. This can be a challenging and ongoing process, but it can also be very rewarding for those who are committed to the profession.

    If you are finding it difficult to study for the CPA exam, there are several things you can do to help make the process easier. First, consider working with a tutor or joining a study group to help you stay on track and stay motivated. Second, make a study schedule and stick to it, setting aside dedicated time each day to study for the exam. Finally, take care of yourself by getting enough sleep, eating well, and exercising regularly to help keep your mind and body sharp.

    Overall, becoming a CPA is not easy, but with hard work and determination, you can succeed. and you will get a job in the top CPA firms.


    Lots of people claim that CPA exam is the hardest professional exam of all. Harder than medical and the bar.
    It was extremely hard for me. I still can't believe that I passed the exam. I mean, fk it was a nightmare journey. I do not want do it again.


    It is challenging but not impossible. You have to study to make 100 on every exam, not just pass, you have to set a goal of no retakes, and you have to study to learn not memorize. Racing through from test to retake to retake is a losing strategy that is often attempted but leads to lost credits because it won't work for 4 passes in 18 months. It is a process that requires discipline and maturity to succeed. Positive self-talk matters. You can do this. Good luck!🍀


    I agree with monikernc. Be careful about memorizing answers, i've got caught in that before and it won't help you when you're given a question on that topic but is structured differently. You have to go through all the MCQs and have a full understanding of why the answer is correct and why the other three are incorrect.

    You're going to need to go through all the MCQs multiple times. On the third time around, flag the questions that you're still not understanding so you're essentially filtering down the pool of questions to only the ones you're having trouble with. take notes on these, and then take more notes if you keep getting them wrong.

    This is what worked for me. If I can pass this exam, anyone can!

    AUD - 81
    BEC - 89
    FAR - 83
    REG - 88
    successfully roundhouse kicked the cpa exam
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