I have only taken AUD, which I reviewed with Becker. From my experience, I would break down the MCQs like this:
1) 50-70% of the questions should be very easy questions to answer if you have gone through the Becker MCQs multiple times and understand them. Many of them are ALMOST word-for-word. These are definitely your 'bank' questions.
2) 20-35% of the questions are relitively hard, but you know Becker had covered the material somewhere and you can likely narrow your answer down to one or two answers. You might also be able to straight out come up with the correct answer if you take some time to analyze the question and understand what it's asking.
3) 5-10% of the questions come from out of nowhere and are not covered in Becker. Many of these I thought HAD to be pre-test/non-graded questions because they were so bizarre (it's one thing for Becker not to cover it, however, it's a whole different situation when the question(s) don't really relate to auditing).
- Overall I would say that Becker sufficiently prepared me to take the auditing exam. More specifically, it prepared me for the MCQs, the sims I don't think ANY review course can really prepare you for.
At any rate, I at least feel good knowing that if I failed AUD it wasn't because I didn't have the materials I needed to pass (I just needed to study more!).
AUD - 85
FAR - 78 (lol@ FAR Sims)
REG - 85
BEC - August