NINJA MCQ Trending vs Actual Scores

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    We lost this thread in the forum conversion, so I'm piecing it back together via this Google Doc – which is cool because of the stat analyis.

    Doc Link:

    Going forward, people can post their score info here and we will update it with each score release (once we have this doc updated from the past…there were over 1,000 posts).

    Beginning with Tonight's Score Release (everything else has been archived)

    Please post your…

    Trending Score:
    Actual Score:
    Additional Comments:

    Thanks Everyone!

    Jeff Elliott, CPA (KS)
    NINJA CPA Review

    Section: BEC
    Trending Score: 85
    Actual Score: 82


    Section: AUD
    Trending Score: 81
    Actual Score: 86
    Additional Comments: This was my second try at AUD. I took it the first time using only Becker and WITHOUT doing an overall review of the material. I literally finished reading and doing Becker MCQs for the last section of the AUD book the day before the exam because my NTS was about to run out. After I found out I failed with a 64, I purchased the NINJA MCQs and ONLY studied the NINJA MCQs. I did MCQs for about three weeks, and two days before the exam, drilled down on SIMs. I did not complete all of the Ninja MCQs (394 Questions Not Seen).

    REG: 80
    BEC: 84
    AUD: 64, 86
    FAR: 78

    Becker for REG and BEC
    Becker + Ninja MCQ for AUD and FAR


    Section: BEC
    Trending: 87
    Average : 82
    Actual: 71

    There really are just no words not sure I have it in me to study this section again…

    And they ask me why I drink

    BEC 71, 82
    AUD 75
    REG 75
    FAR 61, 69, 83


    Trending: 94%
    Actual: 86%

    I sincerely think the NINJA MCQs are what gave me the edge to pass BEC and REG on the first attempts. I wish I'd gotten on board earlier.


    Trending Score:90.6%
    Average Score: 82%
    Actual Score: 76%
    Additional Comments:3rd time taking FAR. Ninja MCQ attempts 5397. Used Ninja 10pt & Wiley Testbank. Answered every Ninja/Wiley Sim and used AL on exam. Finally done!


    Section: AUD
    Trending Score: 79%
    Actual Score: 87
    Additional Comments:
    Average Score: 73%
    Question Attempts: 2345
    Questions Not Seen: 267

    For AUD, I had taken it previously on 10/31/15, but it was a half-assed attempt (put all 4 sections on one NTS) and I got a 58. I have CPAexcel but didn't use it at all for Auditing, just did MCQs for ~40 hours of study time.

    BEC is my last section. Sitting on September 2nd. FAR expires 04/17.

    FAR- 74, 78 (10/2015)
    BEC- 73, 88 (09/02/2016)
    REG- 68, 88 (05/27/2016)
    AUD- 58, 87 (07/21/2016)
    Done and done!

    Section: AUD
    Trending Score: 93%
    Actual Score: 81
    Additional Comments: Average Score = 62% (Only used NINJA MCQ to study from scratch. Absolutely no other materials)
    Hours: 78
    Question Attempts: 2832
    Questions Not Seen: 0

    CRAM this exam!

    FAR - 59, 70, 81
    BEC - 80
    AUD - 81
    REG - 79


    Section: REG
    Trending Score: 75
    Actual Score: 83
    Additional Comments:
    Average Score: 70%
    Question Attempts: 1700
    Questions Not Seen: 822

    Mohammed Hussain

    Section: FAR
    Trending Score:69%
    Actual Score: 87%
    Additional Comments: Don't worry too much about your trending score–matters more what you were scoring leading up to the test. I was doing bad very early on, and that made it very hard to bring my score up. Also, don't get too caught up on the multiple choice. Just be glad that youre seeing it now instead of on the actual test.
    Used Yeager and Ninja MCQ


    Section: FAR
    Average Score: 64%
    Trending Score: 79.80%
    Actual Score: 77%
    Questions Attempted: 2376
    Questions Not Seen: 116
    Questions Not Answered Correctly: 584
    Total Time: 112 hours
    Average Time: 2 min. 49 sec.

    Additional Comments: My exam was on 8/1/16. I used nothing but Ninja MCQ (I had Ninja Notes, Audio, and the Book but I didn't really use them much). I started doing MCQ's on 6/26/16, averaging about 70/day (I was able to do more on the weekends, less on weeknights as I was working full time). I would take time after each question to make sure that I understood why the correct answer was correct and why the wrong answers were wrong. The explanations for most of the questions were very helpful. I also did about 20 SIMS, when I was about 10 days out from the exam. The SIMS weren't super useful because they aren't very similar to the ones on the exam (minus the research question) and there is no DRS SIM, but they did help me to confirm that I had a decent grasp on the material. On exam day, I felt like I knew a decent amount of questions, and I knew enough to make educated guesses on ones that I didn't know. I didn't feel good about any of the SIMS except for the research and DRS, but apparently I did well enough on them.


    Section: REG
    Trending: 91
    Average : 74
    Actual: 82
    Hours: 39
    Total question attempts: 1743
    Total questions not seen: 567

    AUD - NINJA in Training
    BEC - 78
    FAR - NINJA in Training
    REG - 82
    BEC: 78

    REG: 82

    AUD: February 20, 2017

    FAR: January 2, 2017


    Section: AUD
    Trending Score: 68
    Actual Score: 85
    Additional Comments: I used Becker for lectures and Ninja MCQ for practice on second trial. I didn't pass with Becker material first time, but passed on the second time using Ninja MCQ. I didn't get to Review phase in Ninja MCQ.


    Trending Score:84.17
    Actual Score:83

    Done!!!! Thank you so much Jeff I know Ninja MCQ was essential to my success in passing all 4 sections on the first attempt. Big believer.


    Trending Score:76%
    Average Score:71%
    Actual Score:72
    Total Attempts:917
    Q's not seen: 1005

    Becker & Ninja MCQ

    AUD - 83
    BEC - 83
    FAR - 85
    REG - 87


    trending 84%
    average 75%
    questions attempts 2,758

    actual 73%

    Onwards to BEC attempt #5… ūüôĀ

    BEC 60, 71, 71, 73, 81
    AUD 72, 81
    REG 60, 78
    FAR 71, 78

    Licensed CPA in Texas



    Trending 83
    Actual 66

    Based on the score disparities I'm seeing unlike before I think NASBA is making changes (without our knowledge) because of Jeff's success rate with candidates…..IMHO


    Section: REG

    Trending: 70

    Actual: 86

    Additional Comments:
    Average Score – 66
    Total Questions – 1509
    Questions Not Seen – 685
    This was a retake due to my first score of 76 expiring. The first time I used only Becker. For my retake I used my Becker book and Ninja MCQ.


    FAR Round 1

    Trending 58.6%
    Average 51%
    Question Attempts 1175

    Actual 74


    FAR Round 2

    Trending 64.4%
    Average 63%
    Question Attempts 1284

    Actual 80


    Section: Audit (2nd time)

    Trending score: 93%

    Actual score: 67%

    I completed all the questions, re-did all the questions I got wrong until I answered each question right, and completed all the SIM's and reviewed the SIMS I got wrong.

    This score is lower than my last exam I took in early June – scored 73%. I'm disappointed but not going to give up.

    AUD - NINJA in Training
    BEC - 77
    FAR - NINJA in Training
    REG - 77
    Double-entry Deviant

    FAR – 3rd attempt – but 1st attempt with NINJA MCQ
    Trending: 75.8%
    Average: 66%
    Actual: 78

    Friggin A – Jeff – I'm so happy you don't even know. But you do. Hi-ya.

    BEC - 74, 77 (Becker only)

    FAR - 72, 71, 78 (Becker+NINJA)

    REG - 69, 59, 69, 72, 76 (Becker+a private tutor+NINJA+Gleim free trial+seriously anything else I could review)

    AUD - 77 (Becker only)

    CA candidate


    Trending: 70%
    Average: 61%
    Actual: 75

    Spent a month of lecture, reading, watching youtube on some of the trouble topics, and made intense notes. Started hitting the MCQs during second month. This was the first time I used NINJA MCQs, so I just jumped right in. However, as others have suggested I should have went topic by topic until I saw all the questions. Seeing different variation of the same type of question helped drill things in my head (I'm doing this for REG now)

    I feel the NINJA MCQs prepared me for MCQs on the exam. The exam SIMS on the other hand are just…hmm, what's the word I'm looking for? I felt I did OK on the SIMS, yet that was weakness according to the report (the rest were strong with two comparable) – and that's probably why I just squeaked by (I'll take it nonetheless).

    Going through NINJA was painful (the careless mistakes, the gotchas, and the ‘wth are you asking me' moments and last but not least Governmental). However, I'm glad I went through that pain as I feel it helped me gain a bit more confidence and helped pick up some points where I don't think I would have gotten had I not used NINJA.


    Section: REG (8/9/16)
    Trending Score: 67%
    Average Score: 66%
    Questions Attempted: 421

    Actual Score: 81
    Additional Comments: I got done completing all Becker materials of REG before I moved on to the Ninja MCQs. As you can see by the questions attempted, I didn't have much time to do the Ninja MCQs. Although my average score and trending score are relatively low, I felt like I really knew the concepts and that carried over to the actual exam. Ninja MCQs are a really beneficial study aid to Becker and I highly recommend.

    Side Note: I'm taking Audit this coming week and would like to bump this thread as I'm curious of how others did on the actual exam compared to their Ninja MCQ results for Audit.

    REG - 81
    AUD - 74, 88
    BEC - 79
    FAR - Sept. '17

    First attempt BEC

    Trending Score: 74
    Average Score: 70
    Real Score: 87

    872 MCQs, all 40 SIMS attempted once.

    Additional comments: heavily advantaged as I have a finance background

    AUD - 93
    BEC - 87
    FAR - 77
    REG - 77
    Corporate finance leader

    First attempt REG

    Trending Score 73% (though I think this is artificially high)
    Average Score: 64%
    Actual: 70
    Question Count: 730 and a minority of the SIMS

    Additional Comments: Went in with less than 35 hours of prep, bombed the sims. Rematch 3 months later in a few days, hoping for a pass this time.

    AUD - 93
    BEC - 87
    FAR - 77
    REG - 77
    Corporate finance leader

    Good call @birdman93

    BEC –
    Trending 81
    Average 74
    Questions ~2770
    Actual… 89!

    We're on to REG, grand finale

    AUD - 88
    BEC - 89
    FAR - 89
    REG - 80
    I ate a bowl of nails for breakfast...

    without any milk


    Section: FAR
    Trending Score: 82
    Questions: 1576
    Actual Score: 84



    Trending: 83
    Average: 82
    Questions: 2861
    Questions not seen: 297
    Actual Score: 83

    AUD - 83
    BEC - 76
    FAR - 78
    REG - 82
    Licensed in Florida


    Actual Score = 80
    Trending = 78.67%
    Average = 76%
    Total Question Attempts = 795
    Total Time = 20:51

    ^^This was my 3rd attempt for REG. I reset the stats when I studied again so overall I did more MCQ but for this 3rd re-take I did the above. I didn't touch MCQ until after I got through the entire NINJA Book (Used 10 point combo for this re-take). The lowest trending average for any section was 74%.

    AUD - 78
    BEC - 77
    FAR - 77
    REG - 80
    "Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.  The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time."  Thomas A. Edison

    How bad do you want it?



    Trending: 91
    Average 75
    Questions not seen:0

    ACTUAL: 79

    BEC - 79
    FAR - 62,73,76
    AUD - 70, 88
    REG - 83
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