June 24, 2020 at 9:53 pm #3034470aldoParticipant
This is my first time posting, so any comments would be greatly appreciated.
I took REG 1.5 months before and ended up with a 93, so I was confident that BEC would be easier based on passing rates, but I found it to be way harder. Did the exam yesterday and even though I was very prepared for any type of computational question, the exam was 80% conceptual focusing a lot in COSO and IT. I literally saw some IT questions which I had never seen in Becker and could do nothing but just guess on one of the alternatives. I also believe that Becker does not prepare you very well for COSO too.
However, I think i might have gotten about 10-18 mcq wrong. Sims were super long too and required thinking outside the box but I think I did well and might have gotten some nice partial credits. Left 1 hour in the end for the written portion and wrote as many buzz words as possible. For one of then though, I did not know enough, so I focused more on the structure of the memo and buzz words, but I'm pretty sure I did not write a good technical answer. I was wondering, how is the “curve” on BEC compared to the rest of the exams ? Any good chance I might have passed ? I would feel very dissapointed to fail only due to IT and COSOJune 24, 2020 at 10:28 pm #3034500monikerncParticipant
You got it, BEC is a nightmare! A mile wide and an inch deep. I hope you passed because having to study for a retake is not the way to spend your summer. I studied the longest for that exam and scored the lowest. COSO and IT were present but not dominant on my exam – I passed first try with NINJA and many, many weeks of study. Fingers crossed! Good luck!June 24, 2020 at 10:29 pm #3034503limousine ridin’, jet flyin’ son of a gunParticipant
I feel you man. I passed FAR and REG first try, took me 3 times to pass BEC. It's an underrated exam and sometimes it's luck on what you get. Becker along with other courses I hear are very hit or miss with IT and I agree. Hopefully the unfamiliar IT questions are pre-test (remember there are 12 that don't count which is a lot). If you got partial credit on the sims and you think you got some good buzz words and formatting in for your essays, you definitely got a chance. Depending on how the long the wait is, I would just move onto the next part!June 24, 2020 at 11:06 pm #3034542DieselParticipant
You think you only got 10-18 MCQ wrong? Then you did amazing! No really, I have a feeling you passed based off what you told us. The key part is that you didn't give up and you left plenty of time for the written portion.
BEC was my first exam. Halfway through I thought I was certainly failing. I wanted to give up. I kept going and hoped to get partial credit on the sims, much like you did. I got a 91 and thought… “How on earth did I get a score like that?” But thinking back on it I think I did well on the exam.
I really think a large component of these exams is to test your perseverance. Not to give up. Every time I drive to the exam, I think about “Okay….. dad was in Vietnam. This is nothing compared to that. You can do this.” I remind myself over and over during the exam NOT to give up. These exams are so tough.
Hang in there. I hope you receive a great score.