FAR Retake Advice

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  • #2966051 Reply
    Holly
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    I took FAR for the second time and got a 68. This is my last exam and I have one more chance before my first credit expires so I am looking for any tips and advice on how I need to restudy. I got a 55 the first time and spent about a month of restudying which comprised of rewatching some (not all) Becker lectures and doing Ninja MCQ's. Should I start all over or just continue hammering MCQ's?

    Any advice would be much appreciated!

    REG - PASSED (5/31/20)

    BEC - PASSED (8/31/20)

    AUD - PASSED (8/31/21)

    FAR - NINJA IN TRAINING

    #2966093 Reply
    rafavazquezresto
    Participant

    I just took my exam 3/9 for the 2nd time and got 70, 1st time was 55. Since the material is fresh I would start hammering MCQ, re-reading notes and make sure I understand the subjects of the SIMS I failed (Cash to accrual),(F/S Consolidation) and (Standalone Unit).

    I guess it all depends on when you took the exam and how comfortable you feel with the material.

    Best of luck!

    #2966099 Reply
    animalwithin
    Participant

    FAR will come down to your weakest sections. You can try to rely on luck and hope the exam you get will have more of the sections you're good at but that's a gamble. Hammer away at the topics and chapters that are your weakest.

    #2966123 Reply
    AndreAAndreA
    Participant

    Work on your weak areas, know well gov. accounting, be honest with yourself and don't skip anything.

    FAR - 73, 78 (WileyCPAexcel 3,000+ MCQs, 50 SIMs)
    AUD - 73, 81 (WileyCPAexcel 3,000+ MCQs, 40 SIMs)
    BEC - 71, 71, 74 My life is a fucking joke.
    REG - 84 (WileyCPAexcel 2,000 MCQs, 15 SIMs)

    "Of course it’s hard. It’s supposed to be hard. If it was easy, everyone would do it.

    #2967050 Reply
    Maverick
    Participant

    I'd personally want to make sure I could dominate chapters 1-4 and chapters 8-10 in Becker. Obviously, you can't skip anything though. I would spend every moment reading and doing MCQs. If you can't do the MCQs then skip them and reread and try them again once you have mastered the content. Too many people just memorize them.

    AUD - 87
    BEC - 78
    FAR - 83
    REG - 88
    #2967059 Reply
    Maverick
    Participant

    Make sure you are comfortable navigating the AL. It is the easiest free points on the exam and it is very likely that you will get one.

    AUD - 87
    BEC - 78
    FAR - 83
    REG - 88
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