Tuesday, May 23, 2006

CPA exam not harder than Bar exam..

I was avoiding studying and came across a surprising statistic; while Cal bar exam pass rates hover around 48% or so, the national CPA pass rate is about 30%. This leads to the erroneous conclusion, perhaps, by many observors, that the bar is easier. Upon investigation I found a survey of people who took both (which doesn't state WHICH bar exam, I don't think, a significant omission) and who concluded that there isn't a difference in relative difficulty. The main difference between the pass rates is probably the level of education required to take the test: CPA=undergrads....bar-exam=law school and undergrad.

The California Bar exam is notorious for being one of the toughest, for a few different reasons, one of them being that it is physically the most demanding, lasting for six hours a day for three days. It is probably graded harder than a lot of other bar exams, although the material, I have heard, isn't as tough as some other bar exams in other states. That's why you will probably still be reading my blog in Feb....

CPA exam harder than the bar?


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