March2010 exam sitting:
According to the ICAEW stats for the Professional Stage (that’s 6 knowledge exams and 6 application exams) only slightly over 30% of candidates pass all 12 papers at the first attempt. That is an awful lot of re-takers?
I would imagine that for candidates with the Big 4 the percentage of trainees getting Prof Stage exams at first attempt must be a lot higher, surely?
Does anyone know?