One of the biggest anxieties for CPA Exam candidates is knowing whether or not they’re ready to sit for and pass the CPA Exam. Traditional wisdom centers around a specific number of hours studied as an indicator of whether or not candidates will pass. However, not everyone learns at the same rate or in the same ways, and using a subjective measurement is the wrong way to go about determining whether you’re ready to sit and pass.

The CPA Exam is the river you need to cross to get to a more fulfilling career; why leave your passing up to chance? It may take you longer or shorter before you’re truly ready, so how can you get a better idea of what your CPA Exam score will be, and if you’ll wind up passing the CPA Exam? That’s where Surgent’s ReadySCORE™ can help.


Know your score before you sit

Surgent knows this is one of the biggest questions CPA Exam candidates have, and they’re ready to answer it for you. Surgent developed study materials with adaptive learning in mind. A.S.A.P.® Technology is a combination of various tools specifically tailored to help you pass the CPA Exam. Integrated within this technology is ReadySCORE, the only tool of its kind in the industry, which gives candidates insight into not only whether they would pass or fail, but the CPA Exam score they would actually get if they sat for the CPA Exam at any given time.

ReadySCORE indicates how well you’re doing in each content area and on each question type (whether it’s multiple choice, task-based sim or written communication questions), as well as how a candidate is doing overall. As time goes on, a candidate’s ReadySCORE adjusts based on the content areas they have studied and how well they have done in each area. According to user behavior research, students who achieve a ReadySCORE of 75 or more pass the CPA Exam 88% of the time.

Not only will ReadySCORE let you know if you’re likely to pass, but Surgent’s analysis has shown that a student’s combined ReadySCORE at the time of the exam is, on average, within 4% of their actual CPA Exam score. ReadySCORE objectively identifies when you’re ready to sit for the exam, and doesn’t leave your passing score up to chance.


A rundown of your study performance

ReadySCORE helps drive Surgent’s A.S.A.P. Technology, and determines how study sessions are carried out. Individualized study sessions are created based on your performance, and weaker areas are brought into focus to help you maximize your studying efficiency.

Surgent’s A.S.A.P. Technology also has a Diagnostic Report, which is another great tool to discover CPA Exam readiness. After a candidate finishes the Assessment Phase of Surgent’s A.S.A.P. Technology, they will have access to their Diagnostic Report, which shows their best and worst areas of performance and adjusts as their exam date gets closer.

The Diagnostic Report also shows how a candidate’s ReadySCORE compares to other candidates who have passed the CPA Exam, and the estimated time required before they are ready to pass the exam. Candidates can compare their score to those who have already passed, and keep an eye on whether or not they’ll be ready on their actual exam date.

ReadySCORE and A.S.A.P. Technology truly take the guesswork out of passing the CPA Exam, and provide each candidate an individualized and accurate measurement of how exam-ready they are.


ReadySCORE vs. CPA Exam score

The CPA Exam isn’t graded on an easy scale. Questions are weighted on the actual exam and different categories have a higher percentage of questions. Surgent has taken into account this arduous scoring system, and has made sure ReadySCORE is reflective of actual CPA Exam scoring. It accurately indicates how well you’ll do on the exam by considering the varying nature of questions on the exam and the differences in question scoring. Your ReadySCORE percentage is a very close correlation to how you’ll actually do on the exam.


Surgent can take the anxiety and guesswork out of studying for the CPA Exam. Becoming a CPA will put you in an elite class of professionals, and knowing you’re objectively ready to sit for each section will help you save time and stress as you make your way through the CPA Exam.


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Megan Bierwirth graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and passed the CPA Exam within six months of graduation. She worked in both public accounting and industry while becoming a CPA and now runs a virtual bookkeeping company focused on preventive, integrative and complementary medicine professionals.