November 27, 2017 at 12:51 pm #1669648beauxmartin25Participant
This is my first post on the forum. I am hoping to become more active as I move on to my other parts of the exam. I have been a long time reader, but haven't had much to post on.
I took my exam on November 20th and I am feeling pretty good about it. My first testlet was very fair with a good mix of topics tested. I flagged a few, but overall felt pretty confident on that set of MCQ. It was about 60% conceptual and 40% computational. My second testlet definitely felt harder, but it was mainly just the subject matter. It was largely COSO/IT and I literally had no computational questions. I would assume this was a more difficult set of MCQ?? I still didn't feel like anything was out of left field though. It was mainly just the typical second guessing type of questions that come from COSO and IT – AKA it made my brain hurt.
The TBSs were animals. 2 of them were pretty straight forward, but the other 2 were painful. It was nothing like I had seen on the AICPA website. The calculations were very involved. One thing they asked me to calculate I was promised up, down, left and right from Wiley we would never be tested on. Wiley definitely did not prepare me for this. Each TBS had some objective answers on a drop down screen that could save you some points, but overall I would say the level of difficulty was much harder than I was expecting. I think I was able to work my way through a lot of it, but it was still a shock. I would say I probably did about as well on the TBSs as anyone who was prepared, but it could go either way.
The WC were all subjects I would have expected to be tested on. Left myself 45 minutes and was able to successfully construct a 4-5 paragraph answer for all 3. I answered them in the order I felt more comfortable with the question. That approach really helped me sort my thoughts.
Overall I feel like I passed, which is probably the kiss of death, but I definitely felt like the test was fair minus the TBSs from hell. I feel like I did enough to pass. I took BEC around this time last year and scored a 63 with minimal studying. I felt so much better walking out this time than I did last time. I am hoping to see that 75+ next month.
I studied with Wiley and used the Ninja Sniper as a supplemental source. The Ninja MCQ were definitely the difference. I felt much more prepared after 2 weeks of pounding MCQ than I did before. I would recommend them to anyone. I will be purchasing the Sniper for the next 3 sections. Just figured I would share my experience for anyone interested. Moving on to REG this week.
Feel free to pick my brains if you have any last minute questions this window.November 27, 2017 at 1:27 pm #1669685
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