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Breaking Down the CIA Exam

The CIA exam, administered by the Institute of Internal Auditing, evaluates your knowledge of 14 essential auditing domains. Multiple-choice questions on all 3 parts of the CIA exam assess your attention to detail, your reading comprehension skills, and your ability to apply the IIA’s practical and ethical standards to real-world scenarios that commonly impact businesses. 

The parts that make up the CIA exam include: 

  • CIA Part 1: Essentials of Internal Auditing 
  • CIA Part 2: Practice of Internal Auditing 
  • CIA Part 3: Business Knowledge for Internal Auditing 

To earn a passing score, you must demonstrate strong understanding of areas like the foundations of internal auditing, risk management, and fraud.

How Do CIA Exam Multiple-Choice Questions Work? 

When tackling these questions, be sure to read the initial query and all available answer choices carefully. It may surprise you to learn that many CIA instructors describe this exam as a sophisticated reading comprehension test.

The IIA incorporates MCQs questions that: 

  • Have a single, identifiable and straightforward answer.
  • Use tricky phrases like “Select the statement that is not…” 
  • Include long, multi-paragraph scenarios detailing a specific issue or case. 

To succeed on the CIA exam, you must refine your time-management skills while maintaining accuracy when selecting answers. 

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Challenge and Prepare Yourself for CIA Exam Success

We’re here to help you earn a passing score on Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 of the CIA exam. UWorld CIA Review practice questions are designed to meet or exceed the real exam difficulty, so your exam day feels like practice.

Multiple-Choice Questions That Make a Difference

Your UWorld multiple-choice QBank and mock exam questions use the language, structure, and scenario types most commonly found on Parts 1, 2, and 3 of the CIA exam. 

Our CIA content team has a combined 50+ years of experience specializing in internal auditing, so you know you are practicing with material reflecting what you will experience on exam day and on the job.
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Tutor and Timed Modes for Additional Support

Successful exam preparation requires active learning. When you create a practice exam using your QBank in Tutor Mode, you see all answer explanations after completing each question to make sure you: 

  1. Fully understand what was asked.
  2. Avoid related mistakes on future questions.

Timed Mode imposes time constraints similar to what you would experience on exam day, enhancing your endurance, your time-management skills, and your ability to apply core CIA exam principles under pressure. 

Study Tip: Once you have built a solid foundation of exam knowledge using Tutor Mode, use Timed Mode to increase your mental stamina.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 of the CIA exam are made up of multiple-choice questions.
No. Before a question is approved for scored exam usage, it undergoes field testing to make sure it accurately and equitably assesses candidate knowledge. This means there will be a small number of questions on your exam that will not count toward your final score.

The IIA announced in January 2024 that a new version of the complete CIA Exam Syllabus aligned with the 2024 International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) will be published in May 2024. The CIA exam will be updated to reflect the new IPPF and revised Global Internal Auditing Standards no earlier than May 2025. 

This means you have plenty of time to pass your CIA exam parts before the new exam takes effect.

While some CIA exam questions may be reused, the most important point is that concepts featured on the exam remain largely consistent year to year barring IPPF and IIA Global Internal Auditing Standards updates. All UWorld CIA Review (formerly Wiley CIA Exam Review) questions reflect the current CIA Exam Syllabi, so you’ll always be studying the content the IIA expects candidates to know. 

The UWorld Accounting team is already working on updates for the new 2025 exam to ensure you prepare with the material you need.
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