January 10, 2017 at 1:13 am #1429034
On the BEC exam my time was over and I didn't SUBMIT my Writing Communication part. Is this still count or not?
I had 40 minutes and I did write all 3 written communication exercises(not sure right or wrong) and almost finished but I did not(forgot to) click “SUBMIT” before the time was over.
So, I want to understand whether the computer counted this part of the exam or not, because I got 68.
I have 2 different answers from my instructor and pro metric center: 1.if you did not press “submit,” the written communication exercise would not have been graded or 2.computer is saving the information every 10 seconds and the section will be graded regardless if you press the “submit” or not .
Which answer is correct? Who had the same experience?January 10, 2017 at 8:34 am #1434137Char143Participant
I don't know the answer to your question specifically but one time my computer at prometric froze up, and I freaked out because I was on SIMS and I was terrified I would have to start over. The lady at prometric rebooted the computer and I cried because watching her reboot it scared the hell out of me, BUT she was right when she said it would be open up exactly where I left off. To the last number I put.. So it is true it saves continuously, but I don't know how submission works with all that.January 10, 2017 at 8:44 am #1434147Ginja_CPAParticipant
From all I understand, it automatically submits the test if you run out of time and don't. I never had this experience, but have known many who have, and still passed.January 10, 2017 at 9:10 am #1434155
This happened to me yesterday with BEC as well. Pretty much the exact scenario. Now I'm worried as hell. Does anyone know for sure? I need every point I can get.January 10, 2017 at 11:25 am #1434273SallyCPAParticipant
Same thing happened to me with BEC the other day. Can anyone confirm this? It would make sense that it would just save what you had….January 10, 2017 at 11:35 am #1434321Jeff Elliott, CPAKeymaster
I've asked the AICPA for clarification…January 10, 2017 at 11:52 am #1434431
I've emailed AICPA and NASBA as well. Waiting for their answer. I'll keep you postedJanuary 10, 2017 at 12:19 pm #1434548Mike JParticipant
That is exactly what happened to me on BEC and FAR.
I took the time all the way down to the last second.
For BEC, I only knew exactly how to answer two out of the three essays. For the last one, I setup the 3-paragraph rubric–this is what I'm going to tell you (stem rephrase), this is what I'm telling you (possibly to expand into 2 or 3 paragraphs depending on what jogs my memory as I type), this is what I told you (XYZ can be very complicated. Please contact me if you have any questions). I then kept typing stuff that came to me into the second part until time ran out.
For FAR, I felt like I Aced MCQ but two SIMs kicked my ass. The new one and something else. I probably spent too much time on the former and thus didn't have enough time to fully diagnose and solve the latter. I finished the new one with about 5 minutes remaining. Then, I put as many numbers into the blanks for the latter until time ran out.
Based on my experience, they very much take whatever is entered as is.January 10, 2017 at 1:07 pm #1434608
I am answering to my question!
I got email from NASBA.
They checked my examination file an confirm that all of my answers in all four testlets were captured, saved and successfully transmitted to the AICPA for scoring. It does not matter if you do not hit the Submit Button as everything is automatically saved.January 10, 2017 at 1:42 pm #1434636
This is great news. You should have asked them for your grade while you were at it, haha.January 10, 2017 at 8:06 pm #1435022
Unfortunately I already know my score. I did't pass 🙁January 10, 2017 at 8:36 pm #1435043
Don't worry. I've failed these exams more than I'd like to admit. Keep chugging along. One day we'll get our lives back.January 10, 2017 at 8:53 pm #1435055
Thank you! I hope you will pass!!! As we are in the same boat.January 10, 2017 at 10:52 pm #1435142ThomasHallbergParticipant
How do you know your score?January 10, 2017 at 11:11 pm #1435160
I took a test on Dec 10, 2016. Scores already releasedJanuary 11, 2017 at 10:12 am #1435316Jeff Elliott, CPAKeymaster
I heard back from the AICPA examinations team:
“Jeff, you are correct the information is saved without fear of losing it in the written portion.”January 11, 2017 at 12:02 pm #1435427
Thank you Jeff!November 13, 2019 at 9:03 pm #2794758bigstakkParticipant
Reviving this since I just took BEC. Computer froze up and wouldn’t submit in the final seconds. The authoritative literature tool popped up and computer froze. By the time prometric rebooted them computer it said it was already completed and submitted but now I’m worried it didn’t go through. To confirm -whatever I had written as of the final time allotment is what will get transmitted? I was done so I’m not worried about the few seconds lost.November 14, 2019 at 8:46 am #2795154aaronmoParticipant
When I took REG, the computer crashed on me 4 times. Not kidding…four freaking times. The first 2 were during MC, and it shook me up, but I was able to move forward without too much issue. The second two were during SIMs, and it really derailed me; I couldn't remember basic stuff and had to do almost yoga breathing to cool out and come back to earth. I remember one of the crashes was on a pretty complex partnership basis/distribution issue, and I just couldn't remember stuff that I knew COLD walking in. The proctor also claimed I wouldn't lose time, but I did. It cost me around 10 minutes directly from the clock and another 10 just to calm down. If not more.
I had really over prepared for REG, which is what saved me…but I should have done better than I did.
If the crash thing happens to you, talk to the proctor…get names, numbers, and a report on what happened. There's a process to submit these issues to NASBA. I went through the process and they sent me an email stating they'd get back to me. They never did. I got my pass and didn't worry about it.November 14, 2019 at 11:24 am #2795406ReckedParticipant
Nothing really new to add here.
Time ran out on me on my FAR exam. I went to hit submit at the last second, but then I decided to just see what would happen if time ran out.
Computer was a little glitchy as well so it took some time but eventually said time expired.
My guess is it all posts to the local prometric server, or potentially its all cloud based at this point, so it's constantly saving updates.
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