Expansion Of U.S. CPA Exam Testing Now To India

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is the highest accounting qualification in the US. The CPA credential is a symbol of trust and professionalism in the world of business.

Receiving your CPA certification distinguishes you from other business professionals – the benefits are increased trust, opportunity, and financial reward.

In order to become a CPA, the first step is to pass the Uniform CPA Examination and the second step is to subsequently licensed, by the Board of Accountancy in one of the 55 U.S. jurisdictions.

Dear Candidate,

In the wake of the Pandemic, when the future seems more uncertain now then perhaps ever, we at Concorde Academics believe that there is always a silver lining in the sky.

These are times when we have to adapt, upscale our skills and yet stay safe.

The AICPA has announced that the CPA (USA) exams are going to be conducted in India!

To enable Indian students to avail of this opportunity, Concorde-Gleim CPA has put together an online live virtual class program and bundled it with a never before Gleim CPA offer for just Rs. 110,000 *

What's more, our experienced team at Concorde Academics will assist you with all the complex formalities in your CPA journey.

These will include the CPA Evaluation and Exam registration processes, Visa processes (if required), and the CPA Licensing procedures and job placements once you are a qualified US CPA.

The virtual classroom sessions will be conducted 4 times a week and covers up to 175 hours of interactive training, by faculties who are qualified CAs and CPAs.

To aid you in this journey is the Gleim CPA study kit which includes:

1. The largest test Bank of 10,000 + MCQ’s

2. Printed text books

3. Printed flash cards

4. Task based simulations 1300 +

5. Exam Rehearsals

6. Personal Coaching

7. The Gleim SmartAdapt® System which is designed to help candidates focus more heavily on their weak areas, while making sure they do not forget their strengths.

Concorde Academics promises you a phenomenal academic experience which will enrich your knowledge and empower you to sail thru your CPA(US) exam effortlessly and be the stepping stone to success in your career!!

Do Take Advantage And Register Today!

The state Boards of Accountancy are regulatory agencies that are responsible for administering the uniform CPA examination, licensing of certified public accountants (CPAs) and CPA firms, regulating the public accounting practice, continuing professional education, and peer review.

The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) takes on the role of a central clearinghouse where all jurisdictions submit information on eligible candidates and from which all jurisdictions receive advisory scores and other examination data.

For the Uniform CPA Examination, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) determines the content of the examination, prepares the examination questions, determines the method of scoring, prepares advisory scores and conducts statistical analyses of examination results.

Auditing & Attestation (AUD)

Duration: 4 Hours
Format: 50% MCQs: 3 MCQ testlets of 30 questions each. • 50% Task-Based Simulations: 1 testlet with 7 TBSs.
Content Specification Outline: This section covers knowledge of auditing procedures, generally accepted auditing standards and other standards related to attest engagements, and the skills needed to apply that knowledge in those engagements.

Business Environment and Concepts (BEC)

Duration: 4 Hours
Format: 50% MCQs: 3 MCQ testlets of 24 questions each. • 35% Written Communication: 1 testlet with 15% written communication tasks.
Content Specification Outline: This section covers knowledge of general business environment and business concepts that candidates need to know in order to understand the underlying business reasons for, and accounting implications of, business transactions, and the skills needed to apply that knowledge.

Financial Accounting & Reporting (FAR)

Duration: 4 Hours
Format: 50% MCQs: 3 MCQ testlets of 30 questions each. • 50% Task-Based Simulations: 1 testlet with 7 TBSs.
Content Specification Outline: This section covers knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles for business enterprises, not-for-profit organizations, and governmental entities, and the skills needed to apply that knowledge.

Regulation (REG)

Duration: 4 Hours
Format: 50% MCQs: 3 MCQ testlets of 24 questions each. • 50% Task-Based Simulations: 1 testlet with 6 TBSs.
Content Specification Outline: This section covers knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles for business enterprises, not-for-profit organizations, and governmental entities, and the skills needed to apply that knowledge.

The Uniform CPA Examination is administered in Prometric test centers in the U.S. and designated international locations, whether or not the test center is located within the borders of the jurisdiction where you are seeking your initial license.

Citizens and long-term residents of the countries in which the examination is administered may sit for the examination in international locations. Effective October 2014, Indian citizens can take the exam in UAE. However, candidates taking the exam in international locations have to pay additional fee of approx. $1,300 in addition to regular examination fee of $955.

NASBA will now administer the U.S. CPA Exam in India at eight Prometric test centers (Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, New Delhi and Trivandrum).

Indian candidates may now schedule to take any U.S. CPA Exam section during the months of September and December 2020.

Candidates testing at any international testing center must pay an examination administration fee before scheduling with Prometric. To do so, please log into your NASBA CPA Candidate Account portal and select "International Administration." The international administration process for the India region is now available.

The Uniform CPA examination is offered in the first two months of each calendar quarter. The examination is not given during the third month of each calendar quarter (i.e., March, June, September, and December) to allow for systems and databank maintenance.

Indian candidates may now schedule to take any U.S. CPA Exam section during the months of June and September 2020 at any of the eight Prometric centers in India.

The candidate can take any or all sections of the examination during any testing window and in any order. However, the candidate cannot take the same section more than once during any one testing window.

Our dedicated support staff is with you all the way right from registration with us until you successfully pass the exam and get certified. Our professors monitor your studies throughout and provide valuable suggestions to take corrective actions to make your studies easier and smooth.

After the Examination, candidate responses are forwarded to the AICPA for scoring. When advisory scores become available, the AICPA sends them to NASBA which in turn forwards it to Boards of Accountancy for approval and subsequent release to candidates.

Once you pass a section(s) of the examination, you are allowed a maximum of 18 months to pass all remaining sections in order to retain credit on the passed section(s). If you do not pass all four sections within that 18-month period, you will lose credit for the first section of the exam you passed. A new 18-month period will commence with a start date of the second section that was passed.

Scores for the Uniform CPA Exam will be released by NASBA to State Boards of Accountancy based upon the target score release date timeline listed in the table below.
Day in Testing Window: Day 1 - 20
Target Release Date Timeline: 11 business days following day 20 of the testing window

Day in Testing Window: Day 21 - 45
Target Release Date Timeline: 6 business days following day 45 of the testing window

Day in Testing Window: Day 46 - Close of Window
Target Release Date Timeline: 6 business days following the close of the testing window

Day in Testing Window: After Close of Window
Target Release Date Timeline: 6 business days after receiving all scoring data for the testing window

For further information on CPA, please visit www.nasba.org