December 11, 2018 at 8:49 am #2109072sheskierkParticipant
I do not understand how BEC has the highest pass rates compared to the other exams. I walked into the exam feeling prepared and my exam was nothing what I studied for. I did not feel comfortable with a lot of the multiple choice questions. I feel really upset today as it was my last section that I needed to pass and I really do not know if I passed or not. I did walk out of FAR thinking I failed and ended up with a 76, so with these tests you never know how you did until you get the score back. I really just want to be done with this whole process because it is so stressful. Praying for a 75 so I can be done with this whole process. Has anyone else walked out thinking they failed and ended up passing? Need some motivation please.
FAR – 76
AUD – 77
REG – 85
BEC – TBD 12/19December 11, 2018 at 9:10 am #2109141WillParticipant
Same for me. Multiple choice questions were not at all what I expected. TBS and Written were no surprises. MCQs were not nice. Good luck.December 11, 2018 at 9:13 am #2109147ihopeipassedParticipant
I took BEC in Q3 and walked out of there thinking I studied for the wrong test and I was confident that I failed. The MCQ were ridiculous, but I thought the SIMS and WC were way better. When scores came out, I got an 85. I am sure you will be fine – this just goes to show you that you can't trust your gut feeling after the exam!December 11, 2018 at 10:07 am #2109306AlexParticipant
Same!!!! I took it yesterday and I felt SO prepared. Had done over 2500 MCQs.
The MCQs were SO hard and nothing like I studied. I was devastated. Thank god for the writing portion, hope that pulls us through!
I think the curve is pretty heavy on BEC, thankfully.December 11, 2018 at 11:00 am #2109447felixsphoneParticipant
I think it's very common to feel that way. As long as you were sound in your test-taking skills, eliminating answers and rationalizing your decision, I think you will have done better than you think. You're under a lot of stress and it can cloud your judgment. REG was brutal for me yesterday. But it felt just like the other 3 exams, my scores are a little far from comfort but that is the nature of the pretested questions, they are slightly above normal comprehension. Look at the AICPA released questions and compare the differences in moderate/difficult questions. It's very easy to overthink a question just by a change of 3 or 4 key words. Take sometime for yourself and try not to make it worse than it seems – try.December 11, 2018 at 3:56 pm #2110110YouCanDoItParticipant
What review course did you guys use? I have heard Becker doesn't prep well for BEC ?December 11, 2018 at 4:00 pm #2110140MattParticipantDecember 11, 2018 at 5:44 pm #2110275December 11, 2018 at 6:37 pm #2110305YouCanDoItParticipant
AUD- Becker, Q1, Had failed
After failing AUD, I decided to give Ninja a chance.
REG- Becker(not much) + Ninja + IRS taxmap, Q2 Passed
FAR- Ninja + youtube videos of Farhat's Accounting Lectures, Q3 Passed
AUD- Ninja + youtube videos of Amanda Loves to Audit (once in a while), Q4, results pending
Hopefully BEC in Q1- with Ninja.
So I rely on Ninja a lot, because its the most economical option for me (after spending $ on Becker). However, it comes down how we all learn best. My strategy is do MCQs topic by topic to make the material stick and using other resources like Youtube.December 11, 2018 at 6:49 pm #2110311rajParticipant
I took BEC in Q3 and I felt the same way as you. Exam took me 4 hours and out of all 4, I felt worst coming out of BEC. But, I ended up getting a much better score than I expected. So, you never know with these exams.
** I used Becker and Ninja for review.**December 11, 2018 at 8:12 pm #2110503MSimParticipant
2/4 of my exams I thought I did well. Like, I thought I would get 90's did well. But, my score was only 80s. The 3rd one, I knew I was either going to squeak by with a 75 flat or fail it. And I failed that one…
I don't know how people can come out thinking they HELLA FAILED an exam and end up getting up in the 90s…like…WTF. Is everyone wearing a lucky rabbit's foot or something?
Anyway, I took BEC in Q4 too, and I am 99.9% sure I failed that because I thought I had a chance to pass AUDIT and I failed it with a 73. So, there is NO WAY I am passing BEC. Unless someone gives me a rabbit's foot and/or tell the secret for this mysterious “I failed, but end up getting a 90…” phenomenon.
But, seriously though, I've seen it all over this site. So, you might be one of the lucky ones 🙂 Just try to keep yourself busy with other stuff for a week…and then worry/celebrate.December 11, 2018 at 9:29 pm #2110743LolaParticipant
I took BEC Monday and I feel so nervous. I really hoped I passed I want to move on to the next exam… Those multiple choice were so hard. Way more IT and COSO than I expected. At first I thought the second booklet was easier but after about the third question in my head started spinning. I thought I was taking a different test than what I prepared for UGHDecember 12, 2018 at 12:01 am #2110953lku2322Participant
I felt the same way about BEC. It was definitely not as easy as people made it sound. I was expecting to fail when I left the exam, but ended getting an 87 (very shocked). So stay motivated and good luck!December 12, 2018 at 1:03 am #2110971RaulBParticipant
@Felixsphone- Let me ask you a question. What if a person is a bad test taker and yet ends up passing? Do you think that he or she probably did well on the Sims then? It's pretty scary to read of many stories that so many questions are asked in left field and get great scores. I do agree with you that if someone is a good test taker, then the person can eliminate some of the answers and maybe they guess well on the right option. This CPA thing is strange. It's rare that someone comes out of it thinking that they for sure passed. It's more horror stories. I take more consolation when people feel that they did Okay, but do feel happy when people passed even if they think they didn't. It's just a curious question to know how someone can think that they did so bad and didn't really. Like me for instance, I haven't been the best test taker out there. I'll be starting this process next year, so it's going to be interesting what happens. It does suck how upsetting this BEC Q4 experience has been for people. Have to hope for the best.December 12, 2018 at 4:47 pm #2111952BKemery199Participant
I failed BEC in Q2 with a 73. I just sat for the exam again on December 10th and I honestly thought it was the wrong exam at first. I felt like I knew nothing or just studied the wrong book. This is my last part so I am really hoping to get a passing score on the 19th but after that test I don't have high hopes. I am glad I wasn't the only one who struggled and I hope we all actually passed it!December 18, 2018 at 5:27 pm #2119116LolaParticipant
I passed I guess it was not as bad as I thoughtDecember 18, 2018 at 6:35 pm #2119230WillParticipant
Good job! I’m in CA and we get our scores late because the state needs that extra $50 to be the middle-man. I felt exactly the as you so I hope I get a similar result. Either way, good for you!December 18, 2018 at 6:44 pm #2119251NG30Participant
You're not alone. I use Becker to study, and MCQs for FAR and AUD represents what I've studied for to a certain degree. BEC MCQ, however, was NOTHING compare to what the review prepared us for. Just hoping a 75.May 15, 2019 at 5:19 pm #2404539natParticipantJanuary 18, 2020 at 12:38 pm #2892066AshleySageParticipant
I feel the same way! I've passed all the others. Now I'm waiting for my BEC score…. How did you end up doing on BEC?January 18, 2020 at 2:06 pm #2892165thunderlipsParticipant
i took bec waiting on score in feb!
Feel really upset with BEC Q4 EXPERIENCE
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