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Tips for Passing Your Exam to Become a CPA



Tips for Passing Your Exam to Become a CPA

Becoming a CPA is a financially sound career move. Most people can use a CPA at some point to help them with their taxes. A business CPA is crucial to a business getting the most number of write-offs that will help the business keep as much of its profit as possible. The most important part of becoming a CPA is passing the exam that gets you there. Here are some tips that will help take the worry out of whether you will pass your exam or not.


Studying for the exam to become an accountant is a task not taken lightly. You will have had college and other classes to even qualify to take a CPA exam. Is that enough? No. You really need to think far in advance of taking the exam and plan accordingly. You should have a gradual study plan over the course of 12 months to be the most successful. Know yourself. Maybe you need two years. Do whatever it takes to give yourself the right amount of time to learn all the information you need to pass the exam for the state you want to be a CPA in.

The Right Study Tools

A class that is specifically geared to help you pass the exam for becoming a CPA in your state is important. Ask other people who have taken the exam for their best advice as to what helped them the most with what is on the exam. A couple of books and a class or two beyond your required classes to take the exam is ideal. You can never have enough information to help you pass. The more leg work you do before the exam, the better CPA you will be, and the more likely you will get a passing score.  You want to know as much as you can.

Be Aware of What’s Coming

You also want to be aware of your own life. What do you foresee going on in the year that you will be studying for the exam? Although no one is a psychic, you can always be aware of any emotional situations that might come up that might throw you off your intended study plan. Knowing that you are studying can also force you to make better decisions. It may be better to stay away from too much partying. Eating healthy foods and drinking lots of water every day, along with your typical studying treats will help. Getting regular exercise to keep your body and mind sharp for the exam is ideal for important situations in life.

So you decided you want to become a CPA. Congratulations! Be prepared for your exam with all the right stuff. Find the best books for your state exam, ask people from your state who have taken it for their best study tools, and give yourself a good 8 to 12 months of studying so you are sick of studying yet prepared to pass. If you put in the studying time for the exam to become a certified accountant with the right information, you should pass with flying colors!

Mudassar Hassan brings 8 years of experience in helping grass roots, mid-sized organizations and large institutions strengthen their management and resource generating capacities and effectively plan for the future. He is also a mentor and professional advisor to artists working in all disciplines. He is also the gold medalist from Abbottabad University of Science and Technology in the Bachelors of Sciences of Computer Science and recently Graduated from the University of Bolton with Masters in International Management.