Audit CPA Exam

Updated:December 10, 2018
Bryce Welker, CPA

Audit CPA Exam Overview

The AUD section of the CPA Exam is 4 hours long, testing for Auditing and Attestation through a variety of auditing processes and techniques. For 2017, the number of multiple choice questions is being greatly reduced from 90 to 72 while also being weighted less at 50% as opposed to the previous 60% weighting.


Evaluating Audit Findings, Communications, and Reporting
  • 16% to 20% of the exam
  • Analytical procedures and preparing formal reports and communications
Performing Audit Procedures and Evaluating Evidence
  • 16% to 20% of the exam
  • Responses to risk, obtaining evidence and documents as a basis for forming an audit opinion
Understanding the Entity and Its Environment
  • 16% to 20% of the exam
  • Materiality, risk assesment discussions, consideration of fraud, documenting and performing risk assessment procedures, internal controls
Professional Responsibilities
  • 16% to 20% of the exam
Engagement Acceptance and Understanding the Assignment
  • 12% to 16%
  • Nature and scope of engagement, client acceptance procedures, predecessor auditor communications, planning the audit process
 Accounting and Review Services Engagements
  • 12% to 16% of the test
  • Planning the engagement, obtaining document evidence to forma basis for conclusion, preparing communications and reports


The best way to supplement your Audit exam studies, and ensure you don’t fail, is to do a ton of practice questions.  To get access to over 1,000 multiple choice questions and answers covering all topics on on the AUD exam, check out the Crush AUD Test Bank!


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Check out the AICPA webpage to learn more about the material covered in all 4 parts of the CPA exam.