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Lowest CPA Exam Pass Rate in Over 5 Years: Passing Rates for 1st Quarter 2011


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UNIFORM CPA EXAMINATION PASSING RATES - Q1 2011
(With Lowest Score by Section by Year since 2006)

TAKEAWAYS: The Q1 2011 pass rates results are the lowest across all sections for any quarter in over 5 years.  Q1 and Q4 flip-flop a bit between low pass rates for AUD, REG and BEC, but Q1 has consistently been the low pass rate quarter for FAR.

AUD PASS RATES
43.88% (Q1 2011)
44.89% (Q4 2010)
47.61% (Q1 2009)
44.66% (Q1 2008)
44.44% (Q1 2007)
40.59% (Q1 2006) - lowest AUD pass rate, single Q/all years listed

BEC PASS RATES
42.32% (Q1 2011)
44.27% (Q4 2010)
45.65% (Q4 2009)
45.76% (Q4 2008)
43.84% (Q1 2007)
41.88% (Q1 2006) - lowest BEC pass rate, single Q/all years listed

FAR PASS RATES
42.43% (Q1 2011)
44.95% (Q1 2010)
45.54% (Q1 2009)
45.95% (Q1 2008)
43.65% (Q1 2007)
42.19% (Q1 2006) - lowest FAR pass rate, single Q/all years listed

REG PASS RATES
41.28% (Q1 2011)
47.29% (Q4 2010)
46.57% (Q4 2009)
45.66% (Q1 2008)
42.02% (Q1 2007)
39.26% (Q1 2006) - lowest REG pass rate, single Q/all years listed

Pass Rate Source: AICPA

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