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State Board Report

October 2014

The Middle Eastern testing centers for the Uniform CPA Examination are open to all qualified citizens and permanent residents of India as of October 1, 2014. This includes Prometric’s test centers in Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates. Candidates from India represent the sixth largest group of non-U.S. candidates who have been taking the Uniform CPA Examination in the U.S. Qualifications for
the Examination and the Examination itself remain the same for these candidates as for U.S. CPA candidates. All must meet the education and experience requirements mandated by the Boards of Accountancy.

According to the NASBA 2013 Uniform CPA Examination Candidate Performance research, the average pass rate for candidates from India was 41.5 percent. In 2013 there were 428 candidates from India, which represented an increase of 7.8 percent over the previous year. In 2013, there were 8,739 candidates from 97 countries other than the U.S. who sat for 23,423 sections of the Uniform CPA Examination.

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