Accountancy - board exam passing rates

Displaying the Certified Public Accountant Licensure Exam overall passing rates for each exam, as well as the accumulated passing rate by region.

Overall Passing Rates

Exam Date Passing Rate
(First Timers)
Passing Rate
(Overall)
May 2018 - 28%
October 2017 35% 30% passing rates by schools
September 2017 (abroad) 20% 22%
May 2017 34% 35%
October 2016 42% 36%
September 2016 (abroad) 9% 25%
May 2016 40% 42%
October 2015 45% 41%
September 2015 (abroad) 7% 20%
May 2015 30% 35%
October 2014 39% 37%
October 2014 (abroad) 6% 7%
July 2014 21% 19%
October 2013 46% 40%
October 2013 (abroad) 8% 24%
May 2013 30% 27%
October 2012 53% 47%
May 2012 39% 37%
December 2011 (abroad) 2% 13%
October 2011 52% 47%
May 2011 36% 40%
November 2010 (abroad) 13% 36%
October 2010 51% 48%
May 2010 - 39%
October 2009 - 41%
May 2009 - 28%
October 2008 - 36%
May 2008 - 27%
October 2007 - 37%
May 2007 - 30%
October 2006 - 24%
May 2005 - 23%


Passing Rates by Regions

Region Passing Rate (first timers only)
Region VII (Central Visayas) 55% 2,317 of 4,202
NCR (Metro Manila) 49% 13,601 of 27,539
Region XI (Davao) 49% 1,606 of 3,273
Region XII (Soccsksargen) 46% 1,003 of 2,142
CAR (Cordillera Administrative Region) 46% 1,564 of 3,349
ARMM (ARMM) 45% 274 of 601
Region V (Bicol Region) 43% 1,413 of 3,256
Region II (Cagayan Valley) 43% 1,482 of 3,442
Region X (Northern Mindanao) 42% 1,250 of 2,907
Region VI (Western Visayas) 40% 1,593 of 3,973
Region IV-B (Mimaropa) 39% 403 of 1,028
Region III (Central Luzon) 36% 3,223 of 8,910
Region VIII (Eastern Visayas) 34% 1,100 of 3,210
Region XIII (Caraga) 32% 197 of 611
Region IX (Zamboanga Peninsula) 32% 535 of 1,661
Region IV-A (Calabarzon) 29% 3,242 of 10,824
Region I (Ilocos Region) 27% 1,369 of 4,926
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