November 22, 2016 at 1:25 pm #1323991acctonehunnitParticipant
Actual 96November 23, 2016 at 10:15 am #1324963Iceman6Participant
BEC (2nd try)
MCQ – 2300ish
AVG – 75
Trend – 85
Actual – 77 (was on bubble)November 27, 2016 at 10:17 am #1327712Soon2beCPAParticipant
Question Attempts – 2876
Total Time – 95:41
Average – 67%
Trending – 86%
Actual – 73% 🙁
Guess it's back to the drawing board!November 28, 2016 at 11:14 am #1328618November 28, 2016 at 2:25 pm #1328814hopefulCPAsomedayParticipant
Trending Score: 59.4%
Average Score: 65%
Actual Score: 85November 29, 2016 at 6:32 am #1329500laxman06Participant
What do you think happened @Frederick? Trending was high. Did you just remember answer and not concept?November 29, 2016 at 10:35 am #1329659FrederickParticipant
@Laxman06 Honestly I have no idea. I used CPAExcel the first 2 times through and I scored a 56 and a 61 accordingly. This 3rd time I used all of Jeff's materials (the notes, audio, NINJA MCQ and notes and scored a 69. I worked about 2300 questions and was trending in the 86-87% score range. Don't know if I should try a different software or what. Totally lost. I know I kind of ran out of time on the Written portion with only 26 minutes for the 3 sims and initially I drew a blank and couldn't get my thoughts to paper and I ended up just frantically typing just to have something filled in. Maybe that's what got me. I hate BEC and I hate the fact that you can't do the written section first. I dunno – just overall very discouraged and don't know what to do next.
RickNovember 29, 2016 at 11:41 am #1329704tmoParticipantNovember 29, 2016 at 11:45 pm #1330389CarliParticipantDecember 2, 2016 at 1:19 pm #1369004DaalkomParticipantDecember 7, 2016 at 10:08 pm #1373465DaryaParticipant
Trending: 79 / Average: 75
Additional Comments: First time taking any exam. Total study time: 81 hrs (27 hrs in MCQ land: 1353 question attempts/ questions not seen 518).
Trending: 71 / Average: 69
Additional Comments: Total study time: 103 hrs (40 hrs in MCQ land: 1134 question attempts/ questions not seen 600).December 8, 2016 at 7:07 am #1373768
Total Time: 65 hours
Actual Score: 79
24 point increase over last time thanks to Jeff and Gleim.December 8, 2016 at 7:50 am #1373817RE2PECTParticipant
Actually can't believe I even scored that high. I literally put 0's for all my sims and didn't find the research.
@AScott89- Congrats on the score! That's a major improvement. Did you use the whole course for Gleim or just the test bank? I purchased the tb just for the sims because I knew I was going to fail after I took it.December 8, 2016 at 8:13 am #1373849qfolmarParticipant
I'm done…Thank you, Jesus!!!!
Trending: 100%/ Average: 86%
Additional Comments: Total study time: 203 hrs; 4,480 question attempts/questions not seen 0December 8, 2016 at 9:32 am #1373939December 8, 2016 at 12:06 pm #1373844December 8, 2016 at 12:06 pm #1373835
@Re2pect I did the whole Gleim course and also used my Yaeger course I still had access to along with Ninja Test Bank and Plus. The Yaeger wasn't nearly as helpful as Gleim and Ninja though. Yaeger's longer videos were hard to pay attention to but Gleim and Plus' shorter videos were much easier to watch. Also I feel like Gleim was harder than the actual exam so when I got a 77 on the Gleim practice exam I said ‘I can do this' and I was right!December 8, 2016 at 12:10 pm #1374194jules_cpaParticipant
Respect, you must have nailed the MCQ!
Actual 74 🙁
Retake on 1/17.December 8, 2016 at 6:25 pm #1374642kikee_07ParticipantDecember 8, 2016 at 6:38 pm #1374647hopefulCPAsomedayParticipant
Total question attempted: 493December 8, 2016 at 8:14 pm #1374713RE2PECTParticipant
@AScott89- Gleim's mcq's are way harder than the actual exam. I'm struggling just to get a 65 on most of them. I've only tried a couple sections of sims, but I'm liking them so far. They feel exactly like the exam and are much harder than other review courses.
@jules_cpa- My score report said I was stronger on mcq's overall and stronger on all the tax topics and comparable on ethics and blaw. As long as I keep practicing sims I'm confident I'll be able to pass next time. Getting a 74 is brutal, but I'm sure you'll get the next one!December 8, 2016 at 9:32 pm #1374767CPA8675309Participant
Total question attempts: 635
Actual score: 85
I used CPAExcel's review course and switched to Ninja MCQs for the last few weeks or so. In the few days before the test, I was having problems in a few areas (global economics and IT mostly), so I began focusing almost exclusively in areas I was weakest in. I copied and pasted the data from Ninja's detailed progress report into Excel and highlighted sections where I was below 70% and would do 20 questions at a time focusing on only one or two subsections at a time. I am studying for FAR now and I think I'm going to do something similar near the end to gradually bring all areas up to a respectable level. So maybe start with areas below 65-70%, as scores increase, focus on areas below 75-80%, and then on and on. Of course, switch gears here and there and include questions from all areas to keep everything fresh.December 9, 2016 at 12:34 am #1374872AnonymousInactiveDecember 16, 2016 at 1:45 am #1392768AlexParticipant
Question Attempts – 4340
Average – 75%
Trending – 95%
Actual – 84
Additional Comments:Used only Ninja (book/notes/audio/mcq) ~85% of studying was with mcq. Did one read through of book and a couple read through of the notes. Listened to audio on my commute. Took notes on mcqs only (trouble questions and key concepts).December 16, 2016 at 2:55 am #1392891shanfield2011Participant
Trending Score: 90.83
Actual Score: 92
Just do all the MCQs n hit the review phase, do as many as Simulations if possible, and review missed and trouble questions from time to time, one should be able to get there.
Average Score Average Trending Score Total Time Average Time
71% 90.83% 148:21 0:03:26mperez102204ParticipantDecember 16, 2016 at 3:46 am #1392960mitchvolsParticipant
Time: 69 hours
I have used Ninja for all four, and this is the only time that I have had my actual higher than my trending, or within ten points of my trending score for that matter (I didn't use Ninja on my third Audit try).
But somehow I am done, never thought this day would come. Jeff, thanks for the MCQ!
By the way, that FAR curve must be real. I would have been pleasantly surprised with a 65, was expecting 50s. For the other three, my actual scores were in line with what I thought I would have scored, FAR was the exception!!
Signing out of ninjacpareview.com for the last time ever! Unreal feeling. Will still be here on a71 tho, you guys are awesome! And trust me, if I can pass this brutal exam, you definitely can!!December 16, 2016 at 4:50 am #1392981MarwanRefaatParticipantDecember 16, 2016 at 6:48 am #1393020jomarie237ParticipantDecember 16, 2016 at 7:58 am #1393092industryCPAParticipant
Just passed REG!!
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