How you felt walking out of FAR

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  • #2252310 Reply

    I just took FAR and felt as though the sims came out from left field; anyone feel not confident at all and still pass???

    #2252361 Reply

    Yep, and I have read countless threads where people felt the same.

    I left 1 sim completely blank because I had no clue what they were even asking, and completely guessed on another SIM.

    AUD - 92
    BEC - 84
    FAR - 77
    REG - 90
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    #2252367 Reply

    man im in the same boat as u. i took it 2/23. get my score friday. first mcq testlet had paragraph long questions, difficult too in my opinion. 2nd testlet was easier even though it should only stay at same difficulty or get harder. sims i feel good about 3, partial credit on 2. banking on a FAILLL

    FAR - 76

    AUD - 89

    BEC - 84

    REG - 86

    #2252388 Reply
    Jimmy Dugan

    I didn't feel great about it and nobody ever does. Just let the chips fall where they may. You probably did better than you think.

    AUD - 95
    BEC - 87
    FAR - 84
    REG - 90
    You're killing me Smalls


    #2252394 Reply

    It's very hard to have any idea how you did in my opinion. FAR was my first section and I walked out thinking I may have failed and ended up with a 92. I walked out of BEC feeling worse than FAR and thinking there was a decent chance I didn't pass and got a 95.

    FAR - 11/05/18 - 92

    BEC - 12/04/18 - 95

    AUD - 2/27/19 - 96

    REG - 4/17/19 - 93

    I’m done!!


    #2252490 Reply

    Completely normal to worry you will fail.
    You'll spend the next few days or weeks thinking over every question and SIM you can remember second guessing yourself.
    All part of the process. I never felt 100% confident on any of my exams and would not have been surprised if I failed any of them.

    Memento Mori - Kingston NY CPA & EA (SUNY Albany 2002)

    FAR-93 11/9/17 (10wks, 250 hrs, Roger 1800+ MCQs, Gleim TB 600+MCQs, SIMs)
    AUD-88 12/7/17 (3 wks, 85 hrs, Roger 1000 MCQs no SIMs hail mary)
    REG-96 1/18/18 (6 wks, 110 hrs, 1400 MCQs, no SIMs)
    BEC-91 2/16/18 (4wks, 90 hrs, 1240 MCQs)

    #2252535 Reply

    @sam I felt exactly the same! It was such bouncer that AICPA threw uat us. I really think they also read all the threads here on this forum 😛

    AUD - 75
    BEC - 79
    FAR - 81
    REG - 84
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    #2252574 Reply

    Left two entire SIMs blank and guessed a bit on a third. No way I could pass – got a 77 (close, but I'll take it).

    Four months and out!

    Wiley for FAR/BEC.  Wiley + Ninja for REG/AUD

    FAR - 77 (2/2018)

    BEC - 79 (3/2018)

    REG - 78 (5/2018)

    AUD - 86 (6/2018)

    #2252628 Reply

    How did you guys feel about multiple choice? I thought mine got easier because they got way more conceptual; but I don’t know if that means it stayed the same

    #2252784 Reply

    I've thought I definitely failed every exam except for AUD. Usually I feel like i got at best 70% correct on MCQs and then like half of the 60% of the SIMS correct at best.

    FAR-81 August 2018
    REG-81 November 2018
    AUD-83 January 2019
    BEC-91 March 2019
    #2253675 Reply

    Hi ,

    I am doing wiley CPA for FAR . If I complete all the MCQ section and tasked based questions WHat is the possibility that I am going to pass the exam ??

    Are we going to get similar questions in real exam ??

    #2254356 Reply

    Tinni you can complete all the MCQ's and TBS and still fail. I used Wiley and they are great in the FAR and AUD areas. If you understand the material in Wiley CPA you have a great chance of succeeding.

    AUD - 82
    BEC - 77
    FAR - 79
    REG - 76
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    #2256000 Reply

    During the first set of questions I thought to myself, “Did I study for the right section?” At the end I was 100% sure I failed. 86.

    AUD - 81
    BEC - 84
    FAR - 86
    REG - 82
    Ethics - 78, 88, 94

    Do.  Or not do. There is no try.

    #2256579 Reply

    Took it in early February and walked out feeling devastated. Honestly thought there was no way I came even close to passing.

    Got home and immediately googled “how I felt after taking FAR” and found this site with countless threads on the topic. Alternated between feeling like a failure to having glimmers of hope for ten days… painful, but as others have said, part of the process.

    Got an 85. 1 down 3 to go…

    AUD - 86
    BEC - 96
    FAR - 85
    REG - 78
    Better late than never!
    #2256960 Reply

    I have studied thousands of MCQs and hundreds of simulations for the last six weeks and I’d be more than lucky if I get a 75 on the FAR test that I encountered today. The MC was very heavily weighted towards just one topic (probably close to 20 to 25 questions) and the majority of those questions were in far greater detail than what was covered by the review material. It was so heavyily weighted on one topic to the point of being a very unbalanced exam in my opinion. Quite a bit of the remainder of the MC wasn’t very representative of the review material either so who knows. The sims might be my saving grace although they were no picnic either. Six out of eight were fill in the blank type questions but at least I felt like I could do most of them. I almost wanted to just leave after the MCQs but I did stick it through.

    “Get to the chopper.”

    79 FAR-5/2019

    76 AUD-6/2019

    81 REG-8/2019

    78 BEC-2/2020

    #2257617 Reply

    I must be in the minority cause I felt great walking out of FAR and I ended up with an 88, which isn't great but is pretty good. I honestly thought I was going to get a score in the 90's.

    AUD: 54 (10/31/15); 83 (12/02/17)
    BEC: 70 (01/31/16); 90 (07/02/17)
    FAR: 73 (10/03/15); 88 (02/17/18)
    REG: 83 (06/09/18)
    AICPA Ethics: 91 (06/28/18)
    Licensed: 08/16/18

    Let us not become weary in doing good,

    #2257863 Reply

    I knew I failed. The question was how bad? I thought 30-40. The SIMS were super difficult! I did fail with a 63. I’m going to retake it in June.

    AUD - 76
    BEC - 76
    FAR - 81
    REG - 81

    AUD: 76 (March 2019)

    FAR: 63 (January 2019), 81 (May 2019)

    REG: 81 (September 2019)

    BEC: 76 (December 2019)

    Goal: Pass all Sections by Dec 2019 COMPLETE!

    #2257926 Reply

    When I took FAR a few years ago, i was studying the section for almost 7 months.

    The SIMS were so BRUTAL that after walking out of the testing room, i felt like an Idiot.

    You had that feeling like FAR was mocking you. “You really want to be an accountant? Seriously? have you thought about Marketing instead Bro?”

    Yeah, that's what it was like.

    AUD - 90
    BEC - 78
    FAR - 84
    REG - 87
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    #2258346 Reply

    Hungry and feeling like I did no studying for 8 weeks.

    AUD - 79
    BEC - 80
    FAR - 80
    REG - 81
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    #2259714 Reply

    I took FAR this Friday and felt terrible walking out of the testing center. Granted, I knew it would be difficult seeing as I was cramming all the information in to take it before the blackout window.

    I plan to continue to study FAR during the blackout and retake it in mid April (I need to pass REG before I lose BEC on 5/31).

    Any suggestions on how to study for a retake? I had to skip all the sims just to get through the material in time to take the exam. I know I'd benefit from a thorough review and sim exposure but is there any other areas where I should focus on while going through the material a second time?

    #2259897 Reply
    2019 is my year

    I took FAR in January, and felt it felt impossible. It was very heavily weighted towards one topic to the point that I had three sims that were almost the exact same. I wasn't confident on my research question, and I had only one sim that I felt like I got 100% correct. I couldn't really tell if my MCQs got harder or not. I ended up with a 79. Almost the same story with REG and ended up with an 85 on that. You never know until you get your scores. I felt good about BEC when I took. I just took AUD and felt good about that exam too, which kind of worries me. Only with the CPA will you ever feel like a test was easy and think it's a bad thing.

    AUD - 91
    BEC - 93
    FAR - 79
    REG - 85
    Done for good!  Adios!!!
    #2260194 Reply

    This thread is making me feel like maybe I have a chance of having passed after all!

    I walked out of FAR on Saturday feeling like absolute garbage. The MCQs seemed really uneven (so heavily weighted toward my worst topic) and the SIMs were just a disaster (left two nearly blank, totally ran out of time). Definitely the worst I've felt about a section!

    AUD - 81
    BEC - 83
    FAR - NINJA in Training
    REG - 74
    50% done
    #2260398 Reply

    I felt terrible after FAR, even if I finished all the sims (albeit with literally 15 seconds to spare). I was actually making plans to retake the test, but I think having REG scheduled 4 weeks after FAR helped get my mind off dwelling on it too much. I ended up with an 89.

    AUD - 79
    BEC - 88
    FAR - 89
    REG - 80
    Manager, Big 4 Corporate Finance, CPA (WA)
    #2263041 Reply

    Hi Nate,
    How did you make a big improve from first and second test? Did you study any other materials beside the NINJA?


    #2263818 Reply


    Nope, used the exact same material actually, just took it way more serious. First time around, I scheduled all 4 at once and way too close to each other and I didn't give myself near enough time to study. I spent 3 weeks studying for FAR, about a week studying for AUD, and about 5 days studying for BEC. It was a miracle I got as close as I did on BEC. Then, after life settled down, I decided to take the tests again. I only used Roger again, nothing else, and I just studied, studied, and studied more. I gave myself about a month for BEC and two months for the other three, and I only applied for one exam at a time and scheduled it as close as I could to the end of the testing period so I'd get my score back quickly and would know if I could move on to the next exam or go back and re-study. I studied about 3 hours every weeknight, 10 hours on Saturdays, and 5 hours on Sundays. Like I said, I just studied, studied, and studied some more, and I only used Roger and it worked great for me.

    AUD: 54 (10/31/15); 83 (12/02/17)
    BEC: 70 (01/31/16); 90 (07/02/17)
    FAR: 73 (10/03/15); 88 (02/17/18)
    REG: 83 (06/09/18)
    AICPA Ethics: 91 (06/28/18)
    Licensed: 08/16/18

    Let us not become weary in doing good,

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