March 10, 2017 at 9:58 am #1510438886Participant
Took the test yesterday, I guessed at least 10 MCQs on the test, all the 3 testlets were moderate/difficult, I didn't know what I was writing in the 3 WC but I was writing…
Based on your successful experience, So I still have a chance of passing in my case?March 10, 2017 at 10:08 am #1510444AnonymousInactive
I could not tell how I did whatsoever, and passed. Best not to scrutinize it now.March 10, 2017 at 10:24 am #1510452LJGIbbsParticipant
I took BEC yesterday too. No idea how I did. I agree on the writing part…. I have no idea if any of it was right, but I just wrote whatever to try and make sound good and in a good format.March 10, 2017 at 10:40 am #1510456hatestudyingforeverParticipant
I passed with a 79. Honestly was shocked I did that well. My 1st testlet was decent, 2nd was a bit harder, flagged my guesses on 3rd and had guessed on 10-12 Qs. I did crush the 3 WCs though. I allotted a full 45 mins for them with 15 mins each and I had full, well organized responses (lol I thought). But then again it's only 15% of your score soo… I'd say don't lose hope. But more importantly, don't dwell on the past. This is a marathon, not a sprint and your focus needs to stay on the part you're currently studying for now.March 10, 2017 at 11:02 am #1510485AnonymousInactive
Bec used to be the most failed exam before they added the writing portion. The writing porting only helps doesn't hurt.
Yes you have a good chance if you only guessed 10 questions out of 72.March 10, 2017 at 12:06 pm #1510572RockLobsterParticipant
You absolutely have a good chance of passing. I knew walking out that I got around 6 questions wrong (after checking my notes), guessed on 3 or 4 questions, and I scored weaker on two sections (economic concepts and IT) on my score report and comparable overall on multiple choice. The writing portion seems like free points, I totally blew the answer to the second problem and still scored stronger on that part of the exam. I think there's a good chance that you passed.March 10, 2017 at 12:11 pm #1510576NeedsA75Participant
I passed with an 86 and walked out feeling good. I honestly thought the exam was the easiest one I've taken but I also was familiar with the WC topics and the MC seemed fairly straight forward.
Everyone struggles with different things though. I absolutely think you have a good chance of passing. Those 10 that you guessed on could have have 7 pretest questions mixed in for all you know..March 10, 2017 at 12:14 pm #1510582imsotiffanyyParticipant
I absolutely had no idea what BS I had pulled out of my *** for the WC but when I was finished, I just thought, does this even make sense? NOPE, but do I have a better answer to these? NOPE. Okay I guess I'm done.
I walked out of BEC feeling like **** because compared to REG and FAR Sims, at least I don't need to remember everything to actually get the answer, but with BEC, I had to remember and form a coherent response.
We all don't exactly know how the exam is graded because there was no way in **** that I got 75% correct on all the exams I have took and passed. Just remember that all said is done and just pray (I'm not religious, but still) that everything would be all right.
You can look at a glass and say that is half empty, but rather, it would be best to say its half full.March 10, 2017 at 3:34 pm #1510800okcpa2015Participant
Absolutely! BEC was my last exam. Walked out thinking I had failed it… scored an 88.March 10, 2017 at 4:18 pm #1510854mckan514wParticipant
hang in there! When I walked out of my BEC retake I wanted to punch somebody I was so upset. My questions all seemed ludicrous- my third testlett was so simple if felt like they were asking me to add 1+1, and I had ZERO clue on my writing topics, like seriously zero- one I didn't even understand what they wanted me to write on and the other two were on esoteric FAR subject matter. I was BEYOND shocked when I got my passing score- I didn't think there was any way possible I had passed… especially compared to the first time I took it and i walked out thinking “I NAILED THAT”- and failed…. you never know. So yes you have a shot…March 10, 2017 at 4:47 pm #1510905AnonymousInactive
Lol, CPA exam grading is weird. I took my BEC yesterday and it made me depressed. So different from my study material and so tricky – not straight forward. Hope I will be lucky as you guys.December 20, 2017 at 10:56 pm #1683979job895Participant
I just passed BEC with a 79. My first testlet was difficult and took me awhile. But I was lucky and was graced with a pretty easy 2nd testlet and not so difficult SIMS. My writing was mostly guesswork but if you use the right buzzwords and proofread your work, you should be good.
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