The first quarter of 2017 is in the books.  This is the last set of numbers for the current exam.  Q2 will be the first with the revised exam.  Data from AICPA.  

Salient Points

  • For the most part the percentage differences aren’t that great but the negative trend continues.
  • FAR continues its downward spiral.  It’s percentage is the smallest of the four again.  It’s the only section whose percentage has decreased every year and this continues with Q1 of 2017.
  • Every section suffered versus 2016 as a whole.
  • BEC had the biggest decrease versus 2016 with 5%.  Interesting given that the data shows it is the easiest of the sections in the past several years.

It will definitely be interesting to compare Q2’s numbers with Q1 given the exam changes.  Will the scores go up or down?

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