How to prepare for the 2018 CPA exam

With the exam just around the corner, here are some things you should know before taking the exam.


It is compulsory for the candidates to take the CPA examination.

The exam itself is conducted in a two-hour format.

If you have not completed the exam, you must retake it.

It will take place at the beginning of March.


The CPA Central Board exam will be conducted by the end of March 2019.


You need to have completed at least one year of study to pass the exam in 2019.


The 2019 exam is the first exam to be given out at the CTA.

The next exam is scheduled to be held in December 2020.


If your first-year CPA was a 3.5-year degree, you can get a certificate for a CPA 3.0 or a CTA 2.0.

If the CFA exam was given out a year earlier, you will need to pass an examination with a 2.5.


Candidates must pass a score of 100 out of 100 points on the first day of the exam to get a pass.

If they pass the test, they are given a Certificate of Proficiency.

The score of 80 or better is required to get the certificate.


There are two different versions of the CCA exam.

The first version has a four-hour exam format and is compulsory.

Candids must pass this version by the first week of April.


The second version has an 8-hour (one hour on the third day) exam format, which is compulsory and gives a score cap of 90.

Candidies need to score 70 or better in the 8-hours exam to qualify for the second version.


If a candidate passes the CAA, they have passed the exam and will be able to apply for the CPM exam in 2020.

The other CPA exams are available on the CSA website.


Candides must be registered in the CMA and meet a minimum of 15 years experience to pass.

The Candidate Service Centre of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Science (MECSS) has more information.