I took FAR last Saturday and I'm confused. The first testlet seemed way too easy. I moved on to the second and third and I was overwhelmed by the increase in difficulty. I started losing thought and started to focus on how much time I had left. By the end of the third testlet, I had a hour to complete two simulations + written communications. I wrote my two WC as fast as I can and kind of guessed on the Sims. I remember the Auditing Sims being very difficult and walked out feeling very discouraged, but passed with a 78. Instead of putting time into the first simulation, I just worried about getting everything done. Is it better to guess or just finish what you can with an effort? My WC were very short (One paragraph but to point) and my simulations answers just covered the basics without checking the mathematical accuracy. I'm very worried, but feel like I have a chance. Did anybody experience this? Now I'm torn between buying a new section of study material or just waiting to find out if I passed.
I don't know why they give you 4.5 hours for Auditing and only 4 for FAR. I'm glad AICPA is changing this next year. I took my time for Auditing and passed, but that is not an option for FAR. Now, I wish I could do it all over again. I put too much time studying in the more overcomplicated areas that were barely touched in the exam.