What is a passing grade for an exam? A passing grade is 70% unless specified otherwise. Exams are taken in your Portal and are automatically graded. The participant’s name, grade, and date of the exam will be recorded. Related to exam grade Related articles How soon will I have access to course materials? How many times can I re-take an exam? When will my certificate be available? What is your refund policy? How can I contact CPA Self-Study?