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With all states included, what’s the harder exam, CPA or BAR?

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CPA has a higher fail rate.

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There are a lot of people who took both and say the CPA is a lot harder

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Bar is all the topics all at once, CPA is 4 separate exams over up to18 months, that fact alone makes me feel like the bar is “harder”

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I feel like that makes the CPA harder? More exams + more in depth info cause it’s focused I think it’s all subjective tbh

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Lololol, the bar is harder

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The BAR is hard due to the way the exam is taken, but the CPA is hard due to the volume of material. So I guess it depends on the test taker. I personally think the CPA is harder but I’m obvi biased.

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BAR is probably technically “harder”, but you go to law school to pass the BAR... can’t be an attorney unless you pass, so people are probably better prepared for it than the CPA on average.

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Good grief, people. I've taken both and the CPA is more difficult, but they are both impressive. Some of you are like children!

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I wonder if the CPA is perceived harder / has a higher fail rate because it’s underestimated by test takers, especially first time test takers. Like maybe people that are about to take the bar figure it’ll be insanely hard since they’ve essentially prepared 3 years for it and therefore prepare themselves well, whereas I personally didn’t have the same expectation of the CPA and therefore felt underprepared in my first few tries. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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CA bar exam pass rates for students from ABA approved law schools are higher than for the cpa exam. Unaccredited or lower level accreditation law school grads skew the numbers. Def not saying the cpa exam is harder, just that pwc1 is being a typical lawyer w/ the numbers part 😄

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The bar is more subjective. The cpa is black and white in most cases

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CPA is harder. Bar is just applying laws u memorized to different situations

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CFA

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