February 11, 2020 at 3:10 pm #2927322
I studied for 2 months and a half for BEC minimum 5 hours daily every single day. I went through the text book several times, watched every video, went through all the MCQ in wiley and I am actually pissed at how hard they made that test was.
There was no mercy on the MCQs. It destroyed my time. That is my main complaint. I got 90s on the practice exams on wiley in this area btw. The sims were okay one of them I left blank no amount of studying would have made me get it right. The WC's are what they are hopefully I got points for them.
I passed FAR and AUD thus far and without a doubt BEC was the hardest exam of the three. Definitely failed.
Bottom line is that I studied very very hard for ths exam and feel defeated by it.I feel like my time was waisted studying with wiley. Going to use ninja mcq and another test bank till next time bt wow that test was hard.February 11, 2020 at 3:53 pm #2927394Club74Participant
From what you've indicated, I think you passed. I failed BEC the first time with a 74 and felt I had prepared way more for that than when I took and passed AUD with a 78 on the first attempt. BEC is tough. During the retake, I had about 10 minutes total for 3 essays and probably had the lowest point you can get for essays without leaving it blank. I drafted about 2-3 sentences per essay. I passed with a 79. You're not going to feel comfortable walking out of these exams. I just passed REG and I literally felt like I missed all of the SIMS. Didn't even feel all that great about MCQs. I only knew that I got the authoritative literature correct. The SIMS destroyed me and I felt like I should just walk out of the exam room cause there was no way I was going to pass if I completely bombed 40-50% of the exam. I ended up with a 79. There's more wiggle room in these exams than you think.February 11, 2020 at 4:00 pm #2927403thunderlipsParticipant
too late. took in 1q failed in 1q. hopefully 2q has better resultsFebruary 11, 2020 at 4:21 pm #2927460turo9992000Participant
It's like that every quarter BEC is weird sometimes it matches what you studied and sometimes it doesn't.February 11, 2020 at 4:56 pm #2927541AndreAParticipant
I'm going to take BEC in 4 weeks and I use Wiley. I hope you passed, good luck! “Better to have tried and failed than to have never tried at all”February 11, 2020 at 6:21 pm #2927640MOParticipant
I'm taking it the 24th. This report is concerning since I used Willey. Which topics need to be stressed?February 11, 2020 at 7:07 pm #2927724Lindsey_p87Participant
Just wanted to point out – just because you got more conceptual questions in your second testlet doesn't mean you did badly on the first testlet. That happened to me with FAR and REG both, and I ended up passing. REG especially – I was CONVINCED that the 2nd testlet got easier. It's my highest score of the 4. So don't count yourself out.February 11, 2020 at 7:48 pm #2927769
very true. Good luck to you!February 12, 2020 at 6:43 am #2928279CPAHOPEParticipant
Ive already taken BEC 6 times, its definitely an underestimated exam. Ive noticed the trend. If the MCQ questions arent so difficult, sims come out very difficult. If MCQs are difficult, sims arent as difficult. The bottom line is every quarter is hell if not prepared adequatelyFebruary 13, 2020 at 12:52 am #2929425bigstakkParticipant
BEC is a weird exam. You probably passed if you did well on the MCQs. I spent more time on BEC than any other exam since I didn’t want to not pass with it being my final exam section. I will say 2.5mo is over kill. I recommend GLEIM if you need to retake the exam. I used it and passed all 4 parts on first try. GLEIM was definitely much harder than the actual exam for BEC (and REG) and I felt prepared when I went through the questions. Keep your chin up and Good luck!February 14, 2020 at 11:49 am #2931084SwanParticipant
I took BEC last Saturday for the 4th time and it never gets easier. I spent 4 weeks studying, doing mcqs and sims. I felt really prepared but walked out in tears.. You can never predict your score on these exams. I took REG in 2.5 hours, half asleep, and still passed. In my mind, I was going to fail and wanted to just get it over with, so I didn’t overthink the questions and did what I could. So don’t worry too much, enjoy your little time off from studying and good luck to everyone!February 14, 2020 at 12:24 pm #2931135
how would you rank this quarters exam to your other attempts? This was my first attempt and im curious if I just sat in a tough quarter or this section is going to be my major battle.February 23, 2020 at 12:09 pm #2942634Mujahid_ Abu DahdaParticipant
BEC was brutal for me yesterday. I should have listened to your advice but hell no! I had already scheduled the test and was determined to take it. I was scoring between 85 to 95% with my review test but that did not show up yesterday. I hardly got an answer correct (at least in my thoughts) and was literally struggling to move to the next question. The SIMS were brutal to me and could not figure out how they could bring a two page risk question in the SIMS. With the time remaining ,there was no way I could figure the correct risk responses without leaving the WC out. I had about 45 mins to do the WC questions. Hopefully I get some points there to cover up for the MCQ and SIMS that i did poorly.
Overall, I didn't feel like my 2.5 months of study really helped. I would have sat to the test without reading that much!! I pray that I pass.Success to all of us that sat this qtr!
I join all those that said BEC was hard. It really hard when taking the test although the study might seem easy, comparable to other tests.
Can the WC really make a difference in your score to pass BEC? It seems thats the only area I'M really confident about. Best of luck to us all!!February 23, 2020 at 12:24 pm #2942673AndreAParticipant
If you answered everything, you have a good chance to pass. 2 weeks before my exam… Should I study well COSO, IT and cost accounting?February 23, 2020 at 8:17 pm #2943123TNTTNParticipant
To me BEC is definitely harder than FAR & REG which I passed both on the 1st try. I dont know if it is because I've been demotivated to study or the material is actually hard. When I listen to Becker lectures, they seem easy and common sense at first, but once I do the MCQs, it's a totally different story. The questions are just tricky. Ugh!!! Anyway, I have a question. Do we have to memorize all of the ratios or they're provided during the exam like how when you do Becker SIMS. There's an “analytics definitions” for you to check the ratio formulas.February 23, 2020 at 10:28 pm #2943264
In the middle of testlet number 2 I was thinking about getting up and walking out, thats how bad I thought I did. If I passed, It will be the most shocking revelation of my life. I guess there is a chance only because the last sim I had plus the WCs I think I got right but legit that is the only thing on the test I thought I did well. Im guessing I did 45-50% on the MC and one simulation I picked random answers. Hopefully I get my score tommorow , Ill post my gradeFebruary 23, 2020 at 10:32 pm #2943267
In my opinion, you should. Do you need to? probably not. I dont remember anything I study, I am against remembering anything. I understand every formula thats in my head. It takes time and its very slow but youll get it. For example, the CAPM formula I can fully explain its components and I understand wh it is the way it isFebruary 23, 2020 at 10:33 pm #2943270
If your exam is like mine I would say dont even try to study COSO because the questions were all application none were logic and definitionalFebruary 23, 2020 at 11:45 pm #2943324IcaritoParticipant
Don’t have to memorize them all but be familiar with the ones regarding capital and the ones with turnover and days.February 24, 2020 at 9:01 am #2943516MikeyParticipant
That's how I felt about FAR, but managed to pass by a couple points. Not a single question on leases, not a single question on bonds, it was totally weird.February 24, 2020 at 2:40 pm #2944002DieselParticipant
Take a really deep breath. I felt the same exact way on BEC–during the break I felt so embarrassed that I wanted to walk out to my truck and leave! During the exams I tell myself, “Keep going. Dad fought in a war. This is just an exam. I can do this.” I ended up getting a great score on BEC. Meanwhile, on audit–which I thought for sure I got a 99 on!–I got a lower score than BEC. What on earth!
So keep your chin up. It sounds like you studied hard, and I hope you are pleasantly surprised when you see your score! Remember that some questions are pretest questions (that don't count) and may falsely make you feel terrible. Hoping for the best for all of you.February 24, 2020 at 8:12 pm #2944386
WOWWWWWWWWWW 84… how???? Dont know dont careFebruary 25, 2020 at 9:42 pm #2946327Mujahid_ Abu DahdaParticipant
Congrats Michael. Hopefully we too can laugh and be surprised on the next score release, like you.
I am happy for you. If I dont pass, I have no option but to retake it in April second week.
Best of prayers for us all!February 26, 2020 at 6:32 am #2946564CPAHOPEParticipant
Thnx for the hope Michael and congrats! I bet you shouted out with joy. Hope i get a little surprise on the next score release date as well!February 27, 2020 at 8:30 am #2947701RobParticipant
Have some faith everyone. I took BEC in Q4 2019 and left feeling absolutely terrible. I got an 80 on AUD and a 94 on REG and I left BEC feeling WAYYYY worse than Audit. Then score release came and sat and stared at the score in disbelief. See score below. Have some faith that the time and effort you put into studying will pay off.
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