Understanding Part I Exam Results  
Welcome! We would like to congratulate you on completing the Part I exam, whether you received a  
pass or fail, this is an achievement. The Part I exam is the first of a 3-part exam process, and Auditors  
must achieve 75% + in each exam to pass and gain their CSCA credential. We created this result  
guide to help you read and understand your exam report and to identify areas of improvement,  
either in preparation for your next attempt of the Part I exam or as preparation for the Part II exam.  
Exam Questions are divided into 4 sections:  
Business Integrity  
Foundational Skills  
Human Rights  
Workplace Environment  
Three of the sections include multiple categories, and these are noted within your exam report.  
There are a total of 100 questions on the Part I exam and each exam paper receives the same  
number of questions per section. The questions will be different for each exam as they are randomly  
assigned from a pool of questions.  
On page 1 of the exam report there are 4 circles which provide guidance as to how you went within  
that section. Please note the individual sections do NOT include the same number of questions. For  
example, one section may have a set number of 20 questions, whilst another will have 30. The  
number of questions for each section does not change between exams, only the questions being  
asked will change.  
For multiple choice & true/false questions, each correct answer will earn 1 point. However, if an  
answer is incorrect or no answer is given, not only are no points awarded for that question, but a  
score of 0.25 will be deducted from the total points already received.  
For questions which require 2 or 3 answers, 0.25 points are deducted for each incorrect response for  
that question.  
Example:  
When you commence your exam you start with 100 points. If you get your first question correct,  
you will still have a score of 100. If your next answer is incorrect, you will have a score of 98.75 out  
of a possible 100 (which is the loss of 1 point for the incorrect answer plus the loss of 0.25).  
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Top 5 Areas of Opportunity & Strength  
Top 5 areas of opportunity are the categories you scored the lowest on and where you have the  
greatest opportunity for improvement. You should ensure you focus much of your study on these  
areas to prepare for your next exam.  
Top 5 areas of strength are the areas that you scored the highest on.  
Example:  
Average of all Exam Test Takers  
Included in the exam report, for your benefit, is an outline of the areas of opportunity and strength  
of other auditors who have taken the exam. These are updated monthly.  
Example:  
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Competency Framework Sections and Categories  
This table shows the 4 sections noted on page 1 and the categories which are part of each section.  
These are in the APSCA Competency Framework. Use this document as a guide for your study.  
Contact your Member Firm to start the process of booking your next exam once you have  
completed your study.  
Document Name:  
Version & Date:  
Replaces:  
APSCA Understanding Part I Results-T-043  
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Author/Owner: Exam Team  
Authorized by: CEO\President  
Date Printed: 7 July 2022  
This document is no longer version controlled once printed.  
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