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Reviewed and Updated January 15, 2012
CPA Review For Free has gained a lot of popularity among CPA exam candidates because, just like the name says, it is free. The site offers 2,200 multiple choice questions (MCQs) for free once you register. They can offer this service at no charge because they show you ads and offer you premium content you can buy if you choose.
The premium content they offer consists of “essential content,” “points to pass ™,” and PDF downloads of the MCQs.
Essential Content – This is an online subscription to additional study materials. It includes slides written in outline format, a study guide, and 10 simulations. The Essential Content costs $15 per part for 1 month of access ($60 for all 4 parts), $30 per part for 3 months of access ($120 for all 4 parts), or $39 per part for the ability to print the materials ($156 for all 4 parts).
Points To Pass™ – This is online access to “algorithmically generated questions.” The facts of the question change each time it is presented to you so you can test yourself over the same general question unlimited times with different facts and answers each time. This eliminates memorizing the questions and answers since they change each time. FAR is the only section this is available for and the cost is $30 for 1 month and $90 for 3 months.
PDF Downloads – This option allows you to print all of the MCQs and answers so that you can have printed copies to take with you for times when you do not have access to the internet. The cost is $30 per part or $100 for all 4 parts.
1. Free – You can’t beat the price.
1. Difficulty – The questions are hard. Most CPA exam candidates say the CPA Review For Free questions are much harder than those from other review courses.
2. Not A Full Review – It is important to note, that despite the name, CPA Review For Free is not a full review course. It consists of MCQs only. Even if you purchase the supplemental material, you are not getting videos, so it is really not comparable to other review courses.
The Bottom Line
CPA Reveiw For Free is definitely worth signing up for if you would like supplemental MCQs from a source other than your primary review course. Keep in mind that the MCQs are typically harder than what you see in other courses and what you are likely to see on the CPA exam. Do not let lower scores on the free questions kill your confidence. Rather, understand that the MCQs are supplements to help you learn the material in a different way. Unless you feel that you understand the material very well, I would not use CPA Review For Free as your primary study aid.