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US Certified Public Accountant Exam

CPA Certified Public Accountant is considered gold standard in the fields of accounting and finance. Spread across just 4 exams, CPA’s curriculum uses some of the most advanced testing techniques to test aspirants all over the world if they’re worthy of the designation CPA. The CPA designation is earned through education and relevant experience and license. A Certified Public Accountant plays a vital role in financial plans and transactions. CPA’s are globally recognized as premier accountants and are hired across industries throughout the world

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Career opportunities after CPA

Public Accounting

Corporate Accounting


Financial Accounting and Reporting

Auditing and Assurance


Management Accounting

Financial Analysis

Treasury/ Cash Management

Financial Forensics

Business Valuation

Personal Financial Planning

Information Technology Consulting

Litigation services

VGLD provides placement assistance to all its CPA enrolled candidates

CPA Exam Pattern

Each of the exam sections (FAR, AUD, REG, BEC) comprises of five smaller sections which are called testlets. Each of the testlets tests different items types in order to test the knowledge and skills of the candidates. There are three different types of exam items that will appear within the specific test lets in each section

1) Multiple choice questions (MCQs):
These will be presented in the first two testlets of each exam section
2) Task Based Simulations (TBS):
These are in the form of case studies. There would be 3 TBS testlets in AUD, FAR and REG exam sections and 2 TBS testlets in the BEC section
3) Written Communications Tasks:
These appear only in the BEC section and would be in the form of a memo/ letter.

CPA Testing window in India

The AICPA , NASBA and Prometric launched CPA exams in India to help the CPA aspirants to achieve their CPA goals in the COVID-19 scenario. The exams are administered at eight Prometric test centers.

- New Delhi | - Bangalore | - Calcutta | - Mumbai | - Ahmedabad | - Hyderabad | - Chennai | - Trivandrum | - View More

CPA Fees in India

  • Auditing and Attestation (AUD): $224
  • Business Environment and Concepts (BEC): $224
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR): $224
  • Regulation (REG): $224

International Testing Fee- $1426
Evaluation Fee- $225
Overall, the cost of pursuing CPA in India would be INR 3,00,000 approximately.

Course Content

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Financial Accounting & Reporting (FAR)

Content Weightage
Conceptual Framework, Standard-Setting and Financial Reporting 25- 35%
Select Financial Statement Accounts 30- 40%
Select Transactions 20- 30%
State and Local Governments 5- 15%
Duration of the exam: 4 hours
Question pattern

66 multiple choice questions (50% weightage) & 8 short task-based simulations (50% weightage)

Auditing & Attestation (AUD)

Content Weightage
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%
Duration of the exam: 4 hours
Question pattern

72 multiple choice questions (50% weightage) & 8 short task-based simulations (50% weightage)

Regulation (REG)

Content Weightage
Ethics, Professional Responsibilities and Federal Tax Procedures 10- 20%
Business Law 10- 20%
Federal Taxation of Property Transactions 12- 22%
Federal Taxation of Individuals 15- 25%
Federal Taxation of Entities 28- 38%
Duration of the exam: 4 hours
Question pattern

76 multiple choice questions (50% weightage) & 8 short task-based simulations (50% weightage)

Business Environment and Concepts (BEC)

Content Weightage
Corporate Governance 17- 27%
Economic Concepts and Analysis 17- 27%
Financial Management 11- 21%
Information Technology 15- 25%
Operations Management 15- 25%
Duration of the exam: 4 hours
Question pattern

62 multiple choice questions (50% weightage) & 4 short task-based simulations (35% weightage), written communication (15% weightage)

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Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is an USA-based accounting designation awarded to candidates who pass the CPA examinations, have relevant experience and meet other state requirements (varies at a state level). It is equivalent to a Chartered Accountant (CA) in India.

No, a candidate can appear for CPA examinations in India as well by scheduling with partner firms like VGLD who have authorized relationships with US-based institutions.

Currently, CPA exam centers are located in seven cities across India – Gurgaon, Ahemdabad, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai and Trivandrum.

CPA examinations are administered by the AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants). AICPA is the world’s largest accounting body. CPA license is, however, issued by the 55 state boards in USA that are a part of the NASBA. Each board has a different eligibility criteria that a candidate needs to fulfil.

Please contact VGLD team for more details on state-level requirements.

Eligibility criteria for CPA varies across the 55 states registered under NASBA. Below are the common requirements –

  • Bachelor’s degree in any stream of Commerce, Accounting, Finance, Science or Arts
  • Candidate needs 120 CPE credits to take CPA examinations and 150 CPE credits to get a CPA license

Candidates from across educational streams including students who have done engineering courses are eligible for a CPA license as long as they have 120 CPE credits to appear for CPA examinations.

Each paper is for a period of four hours with 50% MCQ-based questions and 35-50% simulation and written-type questions.

Due to the covid-19 pandemic, CPA exams in India will be held only for the months of June and September’2020. We are hopeful that the CPA exam testing in India will continue in the near future and that the testing period will be further extended. You will be updated with respect to any further developments in this regard.

No, there is no negative marking in CPA..

No, there are no exemptions offered to Indian CA’s as currently there is no MoU between ICAI & AICPA to recognize each other’s members.

Yes, candidates across all levels of CA course are eligible to appear for CPA examinations.

CPA course is spread across only 4 papers which can be completed within only one year. Meanwhile, a CA course has 20 papers and takes around 4.5 years to complete.

CPA exam fee is USD 950; international testing fee (to appear for CPA in India) is USD 1510; foreign academic credentials evaluation fee is USD 225. These are all payable to US boards for various processes.

VGLD separately charge each student a sum of INR 99,000 + GST to for exam preparations.

VGLD fees includes original and authorised Becker Study Material for 24 months; weekend classes; guidance on evaluation, examination ; CPA License assistance and Job Placement Assistance.

Yes, option for loan and EMI with leading banks are available at VGLD. Please contact VGLD team for more details.

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