PDSY and AVSY pass rates ‘still low’ for AAT sitters

The latest AAT pass rates show the Advanced and Professional Diploma Synoptic assessments now have the lowest pass rates, at 54.6% and 59.8% respectively.

However, the newly complied worldwide pass rates show a slight improvement in the Introduction to Business and Company Law pass rate. It was 57.8% last time out, but has risen to 61.9% this time around. FSLC also jumped from 65% to 67.9%.

One professional assessment that still seems to be a particularly big challenge for sitters is Management Accounting: Decision and Control, where the pass rate was 62.8%. Both examiners and tutors will also have to keep an eye on External Auditing – the pass rate here has dropped from 72.5% to 68.6%.

Despite the ups and downs of individual assessment pass rates the overall CBA rates remain the same. The Professional pass rate is 68.4%, at Advanced it is 74.9%, and for Foundation the rates are 84.6%.

When it comes to distinctions, these are still hard to get for those completing the Professional Diploma in Accounting. Just 3% of PQs who passed the diploma were also awarded a distinction.

You can check out the pass rates in the latest PQ magazine: https://issuu.com/pqpublishing/docs/pq_feb22_combined.