Understanding Part II Exam Results  
Welcome! We would like to firstly congratulate you on completing the Part II exam, whether you  
received a pass or fail, this is an achievement. The Part II 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  
results 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 II exam or as preparation for  
the Part III exam.  
Exam Questions are divided into 4 sections:  
Human Rights  
Foundational Skills  
Workplace Environment  
Business Integrity  
Three of the sections include multiple categories, and these are noted within your exam report.  
There are a total of 44 questions on the Part II exam. You will receive the same number of  
questions, however, there are multiple scenarios and the number of questions per section relates to  
the scenario. Each person with that scenario will have the same number of questions per section.  
On page 1 of the exam report there are 4 circles which provides guidance as to how you went within  
that section. Please note the total number of possible points may vary depending on the number of  
short answer questions as they are worth more points than a True/False or Multiple-Choice  
question. Each question worth more than 1 point will have this indicated at the end of the question  
(2, 3 or 5 points).  
APSCA’s overall score for Part II is calculated by identifying the maximum number of points that can  
be achieved on this exam and how many points were obtained by you, the Auditor. This is then  
noted on the report as a %.  
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 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 will be deducted for each incorrect response for that question.  
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For short answer questions, the point value reflects how many elements are required in the answer.  
If only one element of the answer is correct you will receive 1 point out of the maximum number of  
points for that question. Questions are either 2, 3 or 5 points as indicated at the end of the question.  
If two elements are correct you will receive 2 points, we do not deduct points for incorrect answers  
on short answer questions.  
Example:  
Your exam has a total of 60 possible points. If you get your first multiple-choice question correct,  
you have 60 points (100%). If your next multiple-choice question is incorrect, you will have a score of  
58.75 out of a possible 60 (which is the loss of 1 point for the incorrect answer plus the loss of 0.25).  
If your next question is a short answer question worth 5 points, you write two correct responses,  
therefore gaining 2 points, your score is now 55.75 points of a possible 60. Your % is currently 93%.  
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:  
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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:  
Additional Feedback  
For Part II exams where you do not achieve the required pass mark of 75% or higher, we provide  
Additional Feedbackwhich is based specifically on short answers only. We encourage you to use  
this feedback to guide your study, working with your Member Firm’s training team as part of your  
preparation for your next exam.  
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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.  
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