Took FAR this afternoon:
First Testlet- pretty easy. There were 2-3 I was pretty iffy on, but I felt very good about most of the questions.
Second Testlet - Murder. Bloody murder. I knew about 3 of the first 10 questions, which set me into a bit of a panic. The next 20 weren't so bad, but I'd say I got anywhere between 20-23 right probably. Some of this stuff was not even touched in Becker. Very frustrating.
Third Testlet- much easier than the second, but not as easy as the first. Sometimes I wonder if they have easy, medium, hard and "let's just mess with these people" testlet difficulties.
Sims were pretty brutal as well. I felt great about 2, OK about 4, and had the old WTF moment on one. I couldn't find my research question for the life of me until I had 2 minutes to go in the test (going to church on Sunday to thank the big guy for that one). I agree with cland, I don't think Becker's simulations even come close to the real test's in terms of difficulty. I feel like I at least gave myself a chance to pass, which is all you can hope for with these tests, I guess.
Question for everyone: On my sims, sometimes I would click the wrong account name/too many accounts when doing journal entries and not end up having to use all of the account names, so a journal entry would end up looking like this:
DR: Cash 10,000
CR: Common Stock 4,000
CR: APIC - C/S 6,000
DR: Accounts Payable
(For those worried about disclosure, this was nothing that was on my test- just an example). I wouldn't need the Accounts Payable entry, but I accidentally clicked on it and couldn't figure out how to get rid of the "Accounts Payable." Nothing wouldn't be in the numeric boxes though. Will I be counted off for this? And for future reference, is there a way you can delete accounts you don't use if you accidentally put them in?
REG - 92 (2/20/12)
FAR - 89 (4/25/12)
BEC - 96 (5/24/12)
AUD - 98 (7/13/12)