September 10, 2019 at 5:09 pm #2697810
Took BEC yesterday and it was heavy on calculations on my mcqs but a lot of them I was able to manage. The conceptual mcqs were what tripped me up a lot. Many of them were not very straight forward and Becker did not do a great job with IT. At worst I'd say I got 40 mcq right. The sims are what ruined me. 1 sim I got 2 out of 5 boxes, another 4or5 out of 6, and another I think I got completely right. I had to move on and guess on the last one which was by far the longest sim. It had 6or8 exhibits so I'm hoping that is the pre-test. Written communication is what it is. I added buzzwords, intro,body,conclusion. Hopefully got full credit for those. What are my chances???September 10, 2019 at 6:45 pm #2698062runincpaParticipant
Definitely have a chance. I felt like my test was similar to yours and I got an 82. I had a hecka long sim and just guessed on a couple of them so i could finish in time.September 11, 2019 at 7:26 am #2698725Painted_JeansParticipant
I'm in the same boat. I felt awful after the test. Took it 9/9.. failed miserably the first time hoping it was easy so I didnt put in the time. Second time around I studied much harder, still feel like i failed. Never had so much headache with other three.
9/18 cant come soon enough!!!September 11, 2019 at 11:32 am #2698830GetThisCPA94Participant
Same boat as you, probably a bit worse actually.
Spent too much time on the multiple choice. I feel like there's no way I got more than 5 wrong on the second testlet and no more than 7 on the first testlet, but we'll see. The SIMs absolutely crushed me. They will literally make or break me, I had 2 Sims where I only filled out maybe 4 or 5 boxes in total correctly (or knowledgeably, at the least) and did Ok on the other two…I'm hoping one of the harder sims was a pretest question
Im pretty sure I completely bombed the WC. I'm a pretty good writer in general, even went as far to start my own writing company, but I only had maybe 15 or so mins for the WCs and on my last one, was only able to get maybe 5 words in, total, including the greeting and conclusion.
I have low hopes. My only saving grace would be that the MC difficult questions brings my weighted average up and the SIMs and WC I bombed were the pretest.
What's weird is I felt the most confident about this test compared to AUD and REG, and ended up passing both, but not so sure I'll pass this one.September 11, 2019 at 2:05 pm #2699343
@GetThisCPA94 Definitely sounds like you did better than me on mcq. Hopefully we all pull through. I've learned to accept that you either know it or you don't for the most part on the mcq. Max 45-50min per mcq testlet.September 11, 2019 at 2:57 pm #2699529GetThisCPA94Participant
@Tiramisu That's actually some pretty good advice regarding the MC. Hopefully I only use it for FAR and not BEC again hahaSeptember 11, 2019 at 3:38 pm #2699664TheeAccountantParticipant
The writing is such easy points you need to manage your time so you have at least 10-15 minutes for each one. I felt terrible about BEC when I left out of Prometric. In fact half way through the exam I thought, “why am I doing this?” and momentarily daydreamed about getting up and walking out LOL I would say it was the most difficult for time management, more difficult than managing time on FAR. I thought I might have failed it but I got a 92 on it haha you probably did fine. BEC has the highest pass rate so the odds are in your favor 😁September 11, 2019 at 5:59 pm #2700153sayParticipant
Yo my test was a MF!! I spent an hour and 10 on the first booklet alone. There were a lot of calcs but they were not easy, they were multi step, time consuming AF questions. I studied and covered COSO, Econ, Fin Mgmt, Ops Mgmt, and IT I just ran out of study time for so I glanced through it. It is what it is, but my exam algorithim picked up on my weakness and the second booklet had so many IT questions and the WC were all IT related. F******* Barely anything on economics, waste of all that study time I spent really soaking that stuff in. The questions I had in the second booklet were harder. IT component and then there were some tricky financial mgmt. questions. One of them had to have been a pretest questions b/c I couldn't tell if it was a hedging/derivative question or the ops management contribution margin related. It was gangster. I'm venting at this point. I am not hoping for anything at this point. Im glad that I find out in 9 days the score so I can plan quickly should I happen to fail.September 11, 2019 at 8:41 pm #2700576
@TheeAccountant how much of your sims do you think you got right?September 12, 2019 at 7:02 am #2701401NiniParticipant
I think I messed up MCQs. they were so hard and i flagged at least 8 or 9 on both testlets. My Sims were SO SO SIMPLE (two on SWOT analysis, one on Cost Variances and one on the DM, DL, Fixed OVH cost thing). I guess it was due to my poor performance on MCQs they gave me easy Sims. I couldn't believe how bad i did on MCQs. My mind is so messed up right now.September 12, 2019 at 7:43 am #2701440IcaritoParticipant
@Nini my SIMS were quite simple as well (variance, KPI, advantages/disadvantages, ratio analysis compared to industry standards), but I don't feel like I did that bad on MCQ. As time passes since my 9/7 exam, I think I might be downplaying the fact I may have messed up testlet 1 and my test didn't see so hard after that. Hopefully even if I did bad on T1, I turned it around after that. We'll see in a week…at this point I feel like I either got a 90 or a 70September 12, 2019 at 8:48 am #2701605bigstakkParticipant
There really is no point in wasting a bunch of energy trying to figure out if you passed. It’s done and all you can do is just wait for your score and go from there. Speculating about how it could’ve gone won’t change anything. Good luck.September 12, 2019 at 9:00 am #2701623sayParticipant
I had the same sims as you. I agree with the one who posted above. It is time to let it go. I know how it is to go back and forth on it. I even went back to my book to see how many I got wrong. Human nature. Good luck.September 12, 2019 at 9:23 am #2701671AnthonyParticipant
You have a 58.93% chance of passing this.September 13, 2019 at 2:48 pm #2704500
Thanks all for the encouragement.September 15, 2019 at 1:25 pm #2706966AmandaParticipant
I felt exactly like you. I wasn't confident really on any of the sims, I got caught up spending way too much time on my first MQC and had tons of calculations. I knew one WC very thoroughly because it related to my past career, and I knew another decently well … but the third one I had NO idea about and just rambled (with an intro, body, and conclusion but it was definitely not technically correct). I was convinced I failed – worse than I felt after FAR … but I got a 91, so you can too!September 15, 2019 at 2:48 pm #2707011TheeAccountantParticipant
@mcniff1012 I was unsure if I got any of the SIMs right on BEC lol I think I was somewhat confident about like one or maybe two of them. I remember there was one that I was like, “I hope this is the pretest question”. I'm good at writing, so I wasn't worried about the writing portion but everything else I was not very confident about.September 16, 2019 at 1:59 pm #2708358Painted_JeansParticipant
@TiremisuMcNuggets I 100% agree with you on the luck. Some people are naturally better at some things and worse at others too. Audit seemed easier to me than FAR, REG was weird, I got thru the test with an hr left, I was so freaked out, totally forgot I could use research for sims till the last testlet. I felt okaish at first, then i thought i messed it up and cried for couple days. Got 76, barely making 😀September 16, 2019 at 3:24 pm #2708499CPAGuruParticipant
If this boost your confident, my clock ran out way before I could finish the last 2 WC. I had spent too much time on the first 2 testlets and didn't pay attention to the clock. I had 4 minutes remaining on the clock for the last 2 WC. Only had enough time to jot down key words for the 2nd WC and just basically wrote random stuff on the 3rd WC. I totally thought I failed, but pass with a 92. Don't worry too much about it, you will be fine!September 16, 2019 at 3:50 pm #2708547
@CPAGuru how did you feel on your mcq's and sims?September 16, 2019 at 5:00 pm #2708667CPAGuruParticipant
My first testlet was medium-hard. Second testlet I couldn't really tell if it was hard or medium, because it seems fairly similar in difficulty to the first. The Sims were straight forward and happened to know the material. The WC topic was fairly easy. I could be wrong, but the one WC where I wrote random stuff on it could be a pre-test because I couldn't recall seeing it in my review book.September 16, 2019 at 9:30 pm #2709012Loving01Participant
I took BEC on 9/10 and I’m 99.99999% I failed. After reading this thread I now have hope, Thank you guys!July 25, 2020 at 8:19 am #3058182ShannonGuest
I just took BEC yesterday and made big mistake. I finished the 3rd testlet with 30 mins to spare and the entire time I thought I was on the 4th testlet. I rushed to finish the 4th testlet and had only 5 minutes left for the WC. I wrote something down for the first WC and just a sentence for my second WC and then my time ran out so I could not complete my third WC. I hope I passed 🙁July 26, 2020 at 8:43 am #3058839monikerncParticipant
Shannon, you will know soon enough. Good luck!