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On The Test
The AUD section of the CPA exam will be broken down in the following ways:
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%
The purpose of this section is the test the student’s knowledge in planning the engagement, internal controls, obtaining and documenting information, reviewing engagements and evaluating information and preparing communications. Many students like to think of the AUD as being a kind of extension to the FAR because they have some overlapping material. However, they are two completely different tests and it is recommended that you give the AUD just as much attention as you do to all of the other sections.
Like the other sections, the AUD will include multiple-choice style questions as well as simulations. These questions are designed to test a student’s ability to apply their knowledge rather than just memorize facts, which is why well-rounded AUD test prep is crucial.
The AUD will be divided into 5 testlets (shown below). You will have 4 hours to complete the exam, plus an optional 15-minute break after the third testlet. You do not have to take the full 4 hours, but each testlet will not be individually timed so it is up to the student to manage their time in order to answer every question. Keep in mind that each testlet much be completed before you move on to the next, as you can not reopen any testlets you have submitted.
The 5 testlets that make up the CPA AUD section are:
- 36 Multiple-Choice Questions
- 36 Multiple-Choice Questions
- 2 Task-Based Simulations
- 3 Task-Based Simulations
- 3 Task-Based Simulations
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More Info & Resources
How many hours should I spend studying for the AUD?
It is usually recommended that a student spend 100-200 hours studying with a minimum of 1 hour per day. The exact amount of study time will depend on the student.
How is the CPA scored?
Click Here for the AICPA official scoring guide.
What if I fail the AUD?
You can retake the AUD with no penalty to your overall score, but you will have to pay for another testing fee.
Is the AUD similar to the FAR?
While there is some overlap between the two tests, they are both separate enough that you should plan separate test prep schedules for each. They both have different goals when it comes to assessing a student’s knowledge and skills, so you should be preparing for each differently.
How should I be preparing for the AUD?
Mneumonics will be a valuable tool in helping you remember all of the information you need for this test. However, you need to make sure that you are not just blindly memorizing facts without understanding how to use the information. The AUD is designed to test your ability to apply the material, so make sure you understand how each part fits into the bigger picture.
What order should I take the CPA sections in?
This will depend on personal taste. Some students like to take their easiest section first to help calm any test anxiety. However, since you only have 18 months to finish taking all of the sections, some experts recommend taking the most difficult one first in case you don’t pass the first time.
Can I take multiple sections in the same testing window?
Yes, although you cannot retake a section in the same testing window.
How do I sign up for the AUD?
Click Here to be taken to the AICPA page to check testing windows and be directed to a page where you can sign up for your test online.
How much does it cost to sign up?
This will vary from state to state, but the range is generally between $50-$200.
What can I expect on the CPA exam?
For more information on content and recent changes, check out the AICPA official CPA Exam Blueprints for 2021.