Kimberly is a NINJA CPA blogger.
I was waiting for the clock to strike 12:00am to check my AUD exam score just like I am pretty sure a lot of other exam takers were.
In the back of my mind, I was hopeful for a passing score. Still, I have been burned by the shock of failure so many times and know that it is an equal opportunity employer.
One can never get too cocky or arrogant when it comes to the CPA exam. You can believe you passed, when in fact you didn’t and vice versa. While always remaining positive, I still have to brace myself for the outcome and that’s exactly what I did.
With the help of NINJA, I knew without a doubt that I conquered the multiple choice questions on the exam. However, the task-based simulations through me for a loop. They always do.
After visiting the AICPA website and reviewing the scoring process, I became aware that it is impossible to pass AUD by doing well on multiple choice questions alone. Honestly, I was worried.
I boldly checked my score to get it over with as quickly as I could. I failed with a score of 70, performing strongly on most MCQ sections and weaker on the Simulations.
In that moment, I felt nothing. I suspect I have become numb to failure; it has happened more frequently than I care to admit. I put my iPad down beside my bed and went to sleep convinced that I would give up entirely.
I have been sitting for the CPA exam since 2009. It had been a road paved with a few triumphs and an abundance of failures. I am beyond weary as a result of trying to conquer this giant. For whatever reason, I cannot make my brain think like a CPA and it breaks my heart every time I think about it.
At any rate, I’m left with a BEC passing score that is due to expire at the end of August 2017 and no idea of what to do next.
I suppose it is possible that I may change my mind, but right now I am unsure about my next move.